Search engine giant Google will not be refused a leadership position in powering the next generation of the world wide web, supercharged by blockchain. Today, Google Cloud announces it has joined forces with Dapper Labs, a Canadian startup best known as the developer of the $680m NBA Top Shot marketplace, to support and scale Dapper’s Flow blockchain.
Though Google doesn’t allow the actual process of mining cryptocurrency on its cloud services, according to vice president of Google Cloud North America, Janet Kennedy, developers will be able to choose which regions power their platforms, based on the energy consumption of that region. “It's really about helping them with rapid and sustainable growth,” says Kennedy. “Blockchain technology is becoming more and more mainstream. So companies like Dapper need scalable, secure infrastructure to grow their business, and even more importantly, support their networks.”