Near Foundation has announced a new partnership between Google Cloud and Near Protocol to support Pagoda, Near’s Web3 startup platform. This collaboration will help developers build and scale their Web3 projects and dApps.
This partnership between Google Cloud and Near will allow Google to provide “technical support” by giving infrastructure to Pagoda, which is a provider of the Remote Procedure Call node. This way, grant recipients can be helped more easily.
Near Protocol is a decentralized application platform focusing on developers’ and users’ usability. It uses sharding technology to achieve scalability and, as a competitor to Ethereum, it is also smart-contract capable and a proof-of-stake blockchain.
Pagoda is a startup platform launched in February 2022 that provides Web3 developers building on Near with the full range of tools needed to construct, establish and maintain their Web3 projects or dApps on the blockchain.
In a statement, Google Cloud director of digital assets Carlos Arena said that by using Google’s infrastructure, Near developers will have an easy way to “build and scale.” He went on to say that the company plans to continue supporting “new products and services on blockchain-based platforms.”
In September, Google Cloud partnered with Binance’s smart contract blockchain platform, BNB Chain. This allows startups who are building products and services on the BNB Chain blockchain to also build their product on Google Cloud’s scalable, secure and open-source infrastructure.
The Google Cloud team launched a new digital assets division in January to support the growth of blockchain technology. The digital asset team focuses on helping Google Cloud‘s customers use blockchain platforms to create, store, and trade value.