After Google Cloud announced that it will offer a product called “Blockchain Node Engine” and further noted that Ethereum will be the first blockchain to be supported, the company said that it is running the Solana validator on November 5, 2022. Google said that the cloud division is currently working on Solana so that can bring the company’s Node Blockchain Engine to the Solana chain.
Google Operates Block-Producing Solana Validator, Company’s Cloud Division Aims to Add Solana to Blockchain Powered Blockchain Node Engine by 2023
Google has moved on to other blockchains after that announce Blockchain Node Engine at the end of October. According to a tweet from Google Cloud’s official Twitter account, the company has launched the Solana validator. “Google Cloud is open to block production [Solana] validator to join and validate the network,” the company said tweeted. The company added:
Google Cloud is working on it [Solana] to bring the Blockchain Node Engine to the Solana chain next year, making it easy for anyone to start a dedicated Solana node in the cloud.
In addition to bringing Blockchain Node Engine support to Solana, Google Cloud will index Solana blockchains and bring that data to “Big Query” next year. The goal is to “make it easier for Solana’s developer ecosystem to access historical data.” Solana’s native token solana (SOL) rose in value on the announcement and SOL is up 7.8% higher against the US dollar this week.
However, not everyone is happy with Google’s mission to host Solana nodes in the cloud. “This is… Not good. More and more centralization. This is like the opposite point of crypto,” one person said criticized in the Google Cloud announcement thread on Twitter. other individuals agree with the person’s criticism and the answer: “Crypto was completely redacted in 2017. People are now celebrating centralized services and custodians because it makes the numbers go up.”
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