Google becomes the first Silicon Valley giant to clap hands with EOS blockchain, created by Block.one. EOS, the largest block producer, is already run by crypto exchanges Binance, Huobi, OKEX, and several other data centers created by the EOS community.
EOS blockchain uses a unique semi-decentralization feature, that is, a network of 21 block producers. If any of the 21 block producers fail to perform, EOS has a back-up block producer who can step in the show anytime.
With this partnership between Google and EOS, Google Cloud will come hand-in-hand with Block.one for its open-source community of developers to attract and build applications on EOS.
An official statement published by Google reads, “Google Cloud has partnered with Block.one and will become a block producer candidate to provide infrastructure in support of the EOS network built on the EOSIO blockchain protocol published by Block.one. Google Cloud’s highly provisioned, the low-latency global fiber-optic network provides stability, reliability, security, and extensive global infrastructure coverage for Block.one’s public blockchain efforts and development.”
Even Block.one also published a welcoming announcement to its EOS community, which reads, “Block.one is excited to report that Google Cloud, a global hyper-scale cloud and infrastructure provider, will join the EOS community and is taking steps to become an EOS network block producer. The EOS network is built on the EOSIO blockchain protocol published by Block.one.“
They added that attracting a block producer candidate of Google Cloud’s caliber marks a milestone for their network. With Google Cloud’s planned participation with them, it showcases the importance of blockchain to the future of business, government, and society.
Dan Larimer, CTO at Block.one says, “Google Cloud will continue to provide its highly provisioned, low-latency infrastructure to Block.one… Through secure oracles, inter-chain transaction reporting, key management, and high-integrity full-node validation, Google Cloud’s confidential computing infrastructure will enhance the security, scalability, and decentralization of blockchain technology.”
This move by both Google and EOS is of grave significance as China is taking steps to expand its cloud computing footprint globally through the Blockchain Services Network (BSN).