Google joins the fever of NFTs, blockchain games and decentralized applications. Through its cloud storage service, Google Cloud, it will help the scaling and development of the Flow blockchain, developed by the company Dapper Labs.
The agreement was made official this September 14 in a press release collected by the Forbes portal. It was confirmed by Dapper Labs CEO Roham Gharegozlou through his Twitter account. The executive welcomed Google to the Flow ecosystem .
It should be noted that the association, at least which the Forbes article confirms, is directly with Google Cloud , a division of computing services (cloud storage and server rental, among others) and not with all the services of the Google company. In this regard, it must be clarified that, within Google’s policies, it is established that the mining of cryptocurrencies within its platform is prohibited.
According to Jannet Kennedy, vice president of the North American division of Google Cloud, the objective of the commercial alliance is to help Dapper Labs to have a « rapid and sustainable growth. ”
The association, although it will have direct implications for network users, for example, new platforms that could be included within from Flow , will also offer great benefits to developers. Those in charge of writing the code of decentralized applications in Flow will have a direct integration between the network and Google Cloud services.
An important point to highlight is regarding the operation of the network. Flow is presented as a decentralized cryptocurrency network, and this association with the Google Cloud service, will not mean -at least, as expressed in the statement-, some type of centralization in the network .
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Dapper Labs, meanwhile, is a Canadian company that, in addition to having developed the Flow blockchain, has created platforms such as CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot . According to a report by The Informatión portal, Dapper Labs has a market valuation of more than 7.5 billion dollars.
As for Flow, it trades its native cryptocurrency in the position number 83 in the ranking of crypto assets, according to their market capitalization. Some exchanges, for example, OKEx, have it in their list of assets, as reported by CriptoNoticias last February, when it was added to the trading platform.