Google Cloud announces blockchain node service starting with Ethereum

Quick Take

  • Google Cloud is launching a blockchain node-hosting engine. 

Blockchain nodes are getting more space in the cloud.

Google Cloud is opening up a blockchain node engine that will, the company says, streamline the process of setting up a brand new node, as well as the complications of hosting it on your own hardware. 

Google's first supported blockchain is Ethereum, per the post.  "Blockchain Node Engine is a fully managed service, which can mean you don’t have to worry about availability."

Such a service appeared to be in the offing when Google began assembling a web3-focused team earlier this year. At the time, it was reported that Google was eyeing the development of hosted services for blockchain developers. 


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