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    Google Cloud is launching a blockchain node-hosting service that supports Ethereum

    Google is getting into the blockchain business by introducing a node-hosting service on Google Cloud that will work with Ethereum.

    Google is getting into the blockchain business by introducing a node-hosting service on Google Cloud that will work with Ethereum.


    In a blog post, the company announced a new service called the “Blockchain Node Engine,” allowing developers to use Google Cloud to deploy a new node.


    Blockchains rely on distributed networks of nodes, which are computers running software to verify transactions and store historical data. Nodes are crucial in decentralized, peer-to-peer networks and must be managed effectively.
    As it is “fully managed,” the Google Cloud Blockchain Node Engine will keep an eye on the nodes and deal with any problems that may arise on the developer’s behalf.


    Blockchain Node Engine will help with “the time it takes to launch a node, and the pain of keeping it up and running,” James Tromans, head of Google Cloud Platform’s Web3 product, tells NFT Today. “Blockchain Node Engine alleviates these issues and also gives developers full control over the deployment locations of their nodes.”


    According to Tromans, comparable services exist, but they are less generous with their benefits. He explained that “you can use a JSON-RPC service, but then you’re sharing nodes with many other customers and you don’t retain configurability,” he explained.


    The Google Cloud Blockchain Node Engine will initially support Ethereum, the most popular blockchain.
    According to Tromans, “Ethereum is an excellent starting point based on the size of the ecosystem,” but the company is aware that developers are innovating on multiple chains.

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