Google Cloud has become a decentralized validator on Polygon’s Proof-of-Stake (PoS) network, joining over 100 validators to enhance the blockchain’s security. Google Cloud will utilize its reputation for security services to contribute to the network. Polygon will also benefit from the same infrastructure used by Gmail and YouTube, ensuring user confidence as the Ethereum layer 2 competition intensifies.

“The same infrastructure used to power YouTube and Gmail is now helping to secure the fast, low-cost, Ethereum-for-all Polygon protocol.”

Google Cloud Singapore’s official account confirmed this announcement with a tweet stating that Google Cloud is now serving as a validator on the Polygon PoS network, contributing to its security, governance, and decentralization alongside other validators. As a validator, Google Cloud will perform a governance role, operate nodes, and stake MATIC.

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This partnership is part of Google’s broader plans for the blockchain ecosystem, as the company has been forming key partnerships in recent months. In April, Google announced cloud services for Polygon’s zkEVM scaling solution, and support for app chains, and provided funding for a Polygon-backed startup. Google Cloud also offers node engines and one-click deployment of nodes.

“Google Cloud will help accelerate the adoption of core Polygon protocols with enterprise infrastructure and tools.”

Polygon is not the only blockchain platform benefiting from Google’s interest in distributed ledger technology (DLT), as the company has also partnered with Tezos, Solana, Ronin Network, and others. Recently, Google expanded its blockchain services on BigQuery by adding 11 new networks, offering developers faster access to public data across multiple chains for building decentralized applications (dApps) and creating smart contracts.

With increasing competition and upgrades in the market, including Ethereum’s Holesky testnet, Polygon has been striving to provide more services to enhance user adoption. Polygon 2.0 is a significant effort toward scalability and aims to support multiple chains for cross-chain transactions and liquidity without compromising network security and scalability.

“Polygon 2.0 is a network of ZK-powered L2 chains, unified via a novel cross-chain coordination protocol. For a user, the entire network will feel like using a single chain.”


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