Google Cloud adds Casper Labs to growing portfolio of Web3 partnerships

Google Cloud stated on Tuesday that it’s going to associate with Casper Labs, the corporate that develops and maintains the Casper blockchain, which caters to massive firms and authorities establishments.

As a part of the partnership, Casper Labs will transfer a portion of its infrastructure over to Google Cloud’s servers in addition to present builders engaged on the Casper blockchain entry to the cloud supplier’s storage and internet hosting house.

“This collaboration simply actually helps be certain that we’re making issues simply actually actually accessible to individuals who need to use this know-how however can’t simply work out how,” Mrinal Manohar, cofounder and CEO of Casper Labs, informed Fortune.

The addition of Casper Labs, which launched Casper in March 2021, to its rising roster of blockchain partnerships is the newest in a collection of strikes by Google to extend its Web3 presence because it competes with Amazon Internet Companies, which can also be saying its personal partnerships with blockchain labs and foundations. Google Cloud’s tie-up with Casper Labs can also be probably an try to diversify its Web3 portfolio, as Casper markets its know-how to massive companies and authorities businesses.

Manohar speculated that Casper’s deal with bigger establishments, that are “actually sticky, long-term prospects,” is enticing to Google Cloud. A spokesperson for Google’s cloud computing arm declined to elaborate on why it selected Casper however pointed to an announcement from James Tromans, Web3 engineering director at Google Cloud, who stated that by its work with Casper Labs, Google Cloud “can present safe, dependable, and sustainable cloud infrastructure for builders.”

Versus different blockchains, Casper has a mixture of additions that make it engaging for giant organizations, stated Manohar. This consists of its use of present programming languages, not ones particularly developed for the blockchain, in addition to the flexibility for customers to combine non-public blockchains with its public chain. (This function is particularly vital, he stated, when coping with delicate info, like Social Safety ID numbers.) 

Whereas Manohar stated he wasn’t in a position to disclose all of Casper Labs’s prospects, he did level to his partnership with IPwe, a patents enterprise, for example.

Google Cloud’s collaboration with Casper Labs is its newest public step into the world of Web3. Within the first half of 2022, it introduced the creation of its digital belongings and Web3 groups. Within the fall of 2022, it unveiled one in all its first choices, a partnership with Coinbase to permit a few of Google Cloud’s prospects to pay for server house with cryptocurrency. It then launched the Blockchain Node Engine, a streamlined means for builders to entry and use blockchains on Google’s servers. 

Google Cloud’s Blockchain Node Engine at present helps solely Ethereum, and can assist Solana within the close to future, stated a spokesperson. On the identical time, the cloud computing big is partnering with different blockchains and blockchain builders, together with Aptos and BNB Chain, in a wide range of methods. Simply final week, earlier than saying the Casper Labs tie-up, Google Cloud stated it can associate with the Tezos Basis, which promotes the use and improvement of the Tezos blockchain.

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