Google cloud now becomes validator of Solana blockchain

The Solana blockchain is currently being validated by Google Cloud, a part of Google, which also said on Saturday that it will soon introduce capabilities to make it easier for node runners and developers to use Solana.

In response to the announcement, Solana (SOL) gained 12% and was trading at about $36.80 at the time of writing.

The Solana chain will get Google Cloud’s Blockchain Node Engine in 2023 in addition to hosting a Solana validator “to participate in and validate the network,” according to a discussion on Twitter. The provider’s “fully-managed node hosting solution,” called the Blockchain Node Engine, already works with the Ethereum blockchain.

At Solana’s Breakpoint conference in Lisbon, Google Web3 product manager Nalin Mittal stated, “We want to make it one-click to run a Solana node in a cost-effective fashion.”

Additionally, Google Cloud declared that it has begun indexing Solana data and uploading it to its BigQuery data warehouse, a move that “will simplify access to historical data for the Solana developer ecosystem.” According to Mittal, the function would debut in the first quarter of 2023.

According to Mittal, Google Cloud will offer up to $100,000 in Cloud Credits through its credits program to “chosen entrepreneurs in the Solana ecosystem.”

Anatoly Yakovenko, the founder of Solana, praised the “quite huge boost from Google” in integrating Solana with BigQuery on stage at Breakpoint.

Yakovenko mentioned improving SDKs to hasten the creation of applications and tackling the “unsolved difficulty” of storing seed phrases when asked how Google can help with “hard engineering problems.”

In order to partially recover the keys between the user and a service provider like Google that can authenticate your identity, he said, “there has been a lot of study done on successfully keeping secrets in a way that Google doesn’t even know the secrets.”

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