Near Foundation has announced a new partnership between Google Cloud and Near Protocol, providing infrastructure for Near’s Web3 startup platform, Pagoda.
According to an Oct. 4 announcement, this partnership will allow Google Cloud to provide “technical support” to Near grant recipients by providing infrastructure for Near’s Remote Procedure Call node provider to Pagoda.
Near Protocol is a decentralized application (DApp) platform that focuses on usability among developers and users. It utilizes sharding technology to achieve scalability and, as a competitor to Ethereum, is also smart-contract capable and a proof-of-stake blockchain.
Launched in February 2022, Pagoda is a startup platform that provides Web3 developers building on Near with a full-stack toolset to construct, launch and maintain their Web3 projects or DApps on the blockchain.
In a statement, Google Cloud director of digital assets Carlos Arena said his company's infrastructure will allow Near developers a means to “build and scale,” and said the company will continue to support “new products and services on blockchain-based platforms.”