Key points to remember
- Google Cloud and BNB Chain have partnered to provide developers with access to cloud computing services.
- The partnership will provide credits for access to Google Cloud, as well as technical support and mentoring.
- BNB Chain is home to around 1,300 blockchain applications that could take advantage of the offer.
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Google Cloud and Binance’s BNB Chain have teamed up to help startups access cloud computing services.
Google Cloud partners with Binance
Binance and Google are collaborating.
According to a press release published on September 14, BNB Chain and Google Cloud have formed a partnership to foster the development of Web3 and blockchain startups.
Specifically, the partnership will see Binance’s BNB chain provide a portion of its supported blockchain projects with paid access to the Google for Startups Cloud program.
This program offers two years of credit for Google’s cloud computing service. In addition to covering access fees, the partnership will also see Google Cloud provide mentorship and enhanced technical support to projects on BNB Chain.
Additionally, through Google Cloud, projects can access on-demand data encryption and analytics services.
Today’s announcement says projects on BNB Chain “can now rely on Google Cloud’s open, scalable, developer-friendly, secure, and durable cloud infrastructure.” Google Cloud aims to have its data centers run entirely on carbon-free power by 2030, hence the sustainability promise.
Google has already partnered with other blockchain projects, including HederaOntology, Theta network, EOS, Polygon, Dapper Laboratoriesand Bakkt. In many cases, Google Cloud served as the block producer, while the blockchain project in question relied on Google Cloud as the cloud service provider.
It looks like Google won’t serve BNB Chain as directly as it has served these other projects. However, today’s partnership could be significant if it succeeds in bringing a wide variety of other blockchain projects to Google Cloud.
BNB Chain is a blockchain that is a combination of two earlier Binance Chains that were merged in February. It supports various popular projects including decentralized exchange PancakeSwap and liquid staking platform Ankr.
It currently supports around 1,300 blockchain applications, including DeFi, gaming, metaverse, and NFT projects.
Disclosure: At the time of writing this article, the author of this article owned BTC, ETH, and other cryptocurrencies.