Near Protocol and Google Cloud support web startups3

It has been announced that the two companies have entered into an alliance, with the aim of supporting startups entering web3.

Google Cloud continues to take participation in news portals, since recently (as we have announced from NFTexpress on the respective note), also formalized a collaboration with BNB Chain and with the same objective as the alliance with Near: to empower startups that are involved in web3 and blockchain.

The NEAR Foundation announced a new partnership between Google Cloud and NEAR Protocol, providing infrastructure for NEAR’s web3 startup platform, which is called PAGODA.

On the part of Google Cloud, they have announced that they will provide technical support to all those who receive a NEAR grant, in order to enable the construction and scalability of their dApps and web projects3.

NEAR Protocol is a highly scalable blockchain project consisting of a decentralized application platform (dApps), whereby it uses its network of nodes to create a decentralized cloud infrastructure. One of the issues that makes it stand out is its ability to offer BaaS (Blockchain as a Service) capabilities.

To achieve the development of such infrastructure, NEAR performs the deployment of two blockchain layers: its Layer1 NEAR and its Layer2 AURORA. In this way, it can obtain high scalability and cross-chain interoperability with other networks, such as Ethereum.

NEAR also makes use of the ethereum virtual machine (EVM) even though it is one of the competitors of this blockchain, as it also allows the execution of smart contracts and uses a consensus protocol such as ETH 2.0, the so-called Proof of Stake (PoS).

Pagoda is a platform product of NEAR that allows those web 3.0 developers who choose to work their projects on its platform, a series of tools for the creation, launch and subsequent scalability for their projects or dApps. This platform for web3 startups allows developers to deploy their code as quickly and securely as possible. In addition, Pagoda helps developers to launch their dApps in an easier and more agile way through pre-audited templates and auto-generated contract user interfaces.

As announced on the NEAR official websiteNEAR Foundation’s current CEO Marieke Flament has stated that they are very excited to begin working with those who are considered pioneers of the Internet as we know it today. She said that this partnership marks a new chapter for them as they continue to offer the best possible support for the next generation of visionaries who choose to build on the NEAR Protocol.

Cristina Loustaunau, Web3 and blockchain educator at NEAR, remarked that the company stands out for being more developer-friendly, which is a great contribution when developing a dApp. In technical terms, NEAR is one of the best options for these web3 projects, as it offers excellent performance, low costs, and its services to deploy more human-readable smart contracts. Currently the NEAR Protocol ecosystem is hosting more than 850 projects.

On the other hand, Carlos Arena, who holds the position of director of digital assets, said that Google Cloud is committed to supporting new products and services based on blockchain, as well as providing developers of web3 projects, and in this case choose to work on the NEAR blockchain, an optimal means for the creation and scalability of their dApps.

If we analyze the Google Cloud official websitesite, we can find a section about the team dedicated to digital assets. In this section they express their support for blockchain technology by arguing that it is a great innovation and a very valuable creation for consumers and entrepreneurs around the world.

The article continues with a detailed list of services offered by Google Cloud for those web3 projects, such as:

– Dedicated Remote Procedure Call (RPC) nodes for developers, allowing the deployment of blockchain validators through 1 click,

– Participate in node validation and on-chain governance,

– Provide hosting for transaction histories on blockchain, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Theta, Hedera, Polygon, XRP and others.

Written by Luciano Garriga (TW:@luchogarriga) for NFT Express