Google Cloud has announced that its node hosting service, the Blockchain Node Engine, will be available for developers on the Polygon blockchain. 

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Fast facts

  • The  Blockchain Node Engine, previously limited to Ethereum and Solana, will allow developers to focus on building on Polygon without the need to configure or run their own nodes, Google Cloud said in a statement on Thursday during CoinDesk’s Consensus conference. 
  • Google Cloud will also provide startups backed by Polygon Ventures with benefits, including server hosting credits and access to its newly announced Web3 startup program.
  • Google Cloud, the cloud computing arm of internet giant Google, created its digital assets and Web3 engineering team last year. It has since established partnerships with a range of blockchains, including BNB Chain, Solana, Aptos, Tezos, Casper, and Celo.
  • Polygon’s Ethereum scaling technology is being used by global brands such as Starbucks and Mercedes-Benz.  
  • Polygon’s cryptocurrency, MATIC, rose 6.2% to US$1.02 in the 24 hours to 4:00 a.m. in Hong Kong. 

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