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Google collaborates with Digital Asset and BlockApps to bring blockchain on cloud

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Google is collaborating with two leading companies in blockchain realm (Digital Asset Holdings and BlockApps) to bring blockchain technology on Google Cloud.

Digital Asset is a leading provider of distributed ledger solutions, and the partnership will add its blockchain platform and developer tools to Google Cloud Platform.

Google Cloud already supports blockchain technologies, but the new deal with Digital Asset will allow developers to access a broad set of tools and services. These tools and services will help them to build, test, and deploy distributed ledger applications within Google Cloud.

“We’re partnering with Google Cloud to provide developers with a full stack solution so they can unleash the potential for web-paced innovation in blockchain,” said Blythe Masters, CEO of Digital Asset. “This will reduce the technical barriers to DLT application development by delivering our advanced distributed ledger platform and modelling language to Google Cloud.”

Google Cloud has also joined the private beta of Digital Asset’s developer program to provide technology partners, software vendors and financial organizations access to software development kit (SDK) for DAML. The DAML (Digital Asset Modeling Language) is a smart contract language for distributed ledger technology (DLT) to align processes across organizations.

“DLT has great potential to benefit customers not just in the financial services industry, but across many industries, and we’re excited to bring these developer tools to Google Cloud,” said Leonard Law, Head of Financial Services Platform at Google Cloud.

Talking about second partnership, BlockApps is a blockchain-as-a-service company that provides BlockApps Strato solution to enterprises. By teaming up with BlockApps, Google will make the Strato available on its cloud platform.

The BlockApps Strato is based on the Ethereum protocol and provides enterprise-grade API integration capabilities, and configurable consensus algorithms. It also enables enterprises to query and report on blockchain data using a traditional SQL database.

Strato will provide full integration with Google Cloud, and rapid deployment for both cloud and hybrid infrastructure. This solution is developer-friendly that enables developers to integrate it with existing enterprise systems.

“BlockApps is delighted to integrate our platform with GCP and support GCP customers, both existing and new, on their journey to build blockchain technology solutions.” says BlockApps CEO, Kieren James-Lubin.

Also read: VMware and Google preview a new plugin to unlock more hybrid cloud scenarios

The announcements about the partnerships were made ahead of the Google Cloud Next 2018 conference that kicked off in San Francisco today.

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