Google Cloud is reportedly in the process of forming a team focused on building services for developers who want to create blockchain applications and other Web3 tools.
According to an email from VP, GM and head of platform at Google Cloud, Amit Zavery seen by CNBCwants to make the search giant of Google Cloud Platform the first choice for developers working in this emerging field.
Although the world is just beginning to embrace Web3, Zavery noted that it is already a market with huge potential and that the company’s customers have been asking for more support for both Web3 and crypto-related technologies.
Based on a recent survey of 595 Stack Overflow developers, 85 percent of participants have yet to build applications or software that leverage a blockchain. However, with Google Cloud set up to make it easier for developers to build Web3 apps and services using its tools, that could soon change.
In an effort to gain an advantage over AWS, Microsoft Azure and even Alibaba Cloud in the ongoing cloud wars, Google is looking to offer backend services to developers interested in creating their own Web3 software.
In an interview with CNBCZavery said the company is not trying to be a part of the cryptocurrency wave directly, but instead wants to provide technologies for businesses to leverage so they can leverage the distributed nature of Web3 for themselves.
Zavery also told the news outlet that Google could come up with a system that other companies can use to make it easier for end users to explore and access blockchain data. At the same time, the company aims to simplify the process of building and running blockchain nodes to validate and record transactions.
While blockchain first gained popularity alongside the rise of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, blockchain applications are quickly becoming mainstream in industries such as financial services and retail, where a ledger could be the ideal solution for recording and storing transactions.
We’ll have to wait for Google Cloud to formally announce its new Web3 team, but just the fact that the company is working on creating services to help developers build Web3 applications should give the next version of the Internet a huge boost. can give.