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Google partners with Dapper Labs to help scale the Flow blockchain
Google partners with Dapper Labs to help scale the Flow blockchain
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Google partners with Dapper Labs to help scale the Flow blockchain

By Stefania Stimolo - 15 Sep 2021

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Google has partnered with Dapper Labs to support, via Google Cloud, the Flow blockchain and help it scale.

Here is the tweet from Roham Gharegozlou, the CEO of the blockchain company.

“Amped to welcome Google to flow_blockchain. In <1 year since onFlow mainnet:

  • 2.2M unique wallets, less than half from @nbatopshot
  • 248 mainnet contracts (cf @flowverse_)
  • 18.5M blocks and 49.7M tx

Now with 3000+ new devs building, Google jumps onboard to help scale”.

According to reports, the collaboration between the search engine giant and Dapper Labs has been described as a leadership position to power the next-generation Web 3.0, powered by blockchain.

In this regard, Vice President of Google Cloud North America, Janet Kennedy, commented as follows:

“It’s really about helping them with rapid and sustainable growth. Blockchain technology is becoming more and more mainstream. So companies like Dapper need scalable, secure infrastructure to grow their business, and even more importantly, support their networks”.

Dapper Labs and Flow blockchain together with Google

Dapper Labs, the Canadian startup behind Flow blockchain, became famous for being the developer of the $680 million NBA Top Shot marketplace. Not only that, the Flow network already supports dozens of applications including some of the most popular NFT collections such as CryptoKitties.

This summer alone, there have been between 500,000 and one million transactions per week on the platform. As such, this is a reason for the Google Cloud infrastructure to step in as a network operator to support the scaling of the Flow blockchain.

Gharegozlou described Google’s support of the blockchain as follows:

“What you’re seeing on blockchain today is the iPhone moment where consumers are starting to understand what’s going on. There’s tons of opportunity to build everything from the Flappy Bird to the Angry Bird of Flow and just blockchain in general”.

Dapper Labs partnered with Filecoin to promote NFTs

Dapper Labs and Filecoin for the future of NFT and metaverses

At the end of August, Dapper Labs had also partnered with Filecoin to create greater decentralization and asset integrity.

In this sense, the Flow blockchain was designed for broad scalability without the use of sharding techniques, to preserve the full power of composability, and provide fast, low-cost transactions.

A good structure, now alongside Filecoin, that lends itself well to dApps that aim to hit the larger mainstream audience, starting with the entertainment world such as music, sports, gaming, art, fashion and more.

Not only that, in its statement, the goal of this partnership would also be to promote the future of NFTs and metaverse gaming. 

And speaking of the metaverse, in late August, John Hanke, CEO of Niantic and creator of Pokémon Go had shared his philosophical thoughts, saying that the “Metaverse is a dystopian nightmare”.  

 

Stefania Stimolo
Stefania Stimolo

Graduated in Marketing and Communication, Stefania is an explorer of innovative opportunities. She started out as a Sales Assistant for e-commerce, and in 2016 she began to develop a passion for the digital world, initially in the Network Marketing sector, where she discovered and became passionate about the ideals behind Bitcoin and Blockchain technology, which lead her to work as a copywriter and translator for ICO projects and blogs, and organize introductory courses.

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