Google Launches Cloud-based Ethereum Node

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  • Google has launched a blockchain node to support developers on the Ethereum blockchain
  • The node hosting service falls under the tech giant’s Google Cloud division
  • The service will allow developers to interact with data on decentralised platforms directly from the cloud

Technology heavyweight Google has launched a cloud-based blockchain node to ease the work of Web 3.0 developers on the Ethereum blockchain. The service, which is under the tech giant’s cloud division, allows developers to interact with data on a blockchain platform directly from the cloud. Google expects the node to save developers a lot of time previously consumed when manually activating a node. 

Outages and Attacks Aren’t Your Concern

Known as Blockchain Node Engine (BNE), the new service saves Web 3.0 developers the hassle of installing an Ethereum client and waiting for the node to sync with the network. Instead, developers only need to conduct simple tasks such as specifying the network they want to connect to, whether mainnet or testnet, and the physical location of the node. 

Google revealed that BNE is a fully managed service meaning that the tech giant will be responsible for maintaining it and addressing issues like downtimes and protecting it from attacks such as denial of service.

More Time to Innovate and Scale

Developers will also enjoy a cloud-based virtual private firewall that lets them decide who can access what on their node. Although Google only supports Ethereum at first, it plans to enable integration with other popular blockchains in the future.

Announcing the development, Google said that the hosting service is meant to help developers “focus their time on innovating and scaling their Web 3.0 applications.” 

The new service comes a few weeks after the tech giant joined hands with Near Protocol to support Near-based developers working in the Web 3.0 space. Google also has a similar working relationship with BNB Chain. BNE’s launch confirms Google’s intentional step towards occupying a central space when it comes to Web 3.0 infrastructure.