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Layer-1 blockchain platform Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) Flare has integrated its API portal into the Google Cloud Marketplace, adding a number of important blockchain APIs to the ecosystem.
Google Cloud Marketplace integration will provide high integrity of blockchain data from Flares nodes and Connected Chain nodes to a large pool of developers and users of the software products and services platform. This includes blockchain APIs for Algorand, BNB Smart Chain, Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Ethereum, Flare, Litecoin, Songbird, XRP and future supported blockchain APIs.
Blockchain APIs are advertised to free developers from having to run their own nodes for the respective blockchains they interact with. The provided data triggers applications that execute transactions and query the latest state of the blockchain by calling the data down the chain.
Flare emphasizes that blockchain APIs are valuable for building cross-chain applications that query various data sources, including major cryptocurrency exchanges and wallets that use its API portal.
Flare VP of Engineering Josh Edwards noted in a statement that providing blockchain APIs to platforms like the Google Cloud Marketplace will play a role in increasing Web3 participation:
“This makes it easier for developers to experiment with blockchain technology and its many use cases without being burdened by burdensome hardware costs and ongoing maintenance.”
Edwards also suggested that larger organizations and partners using the Google Cloud Marketplace could potentially experiment with secure and validated Web3 APIs.
EVM-based Tier 1 aims to extend the usefulness of blockchain technology by providing data from various chains and Web2 sources that can rise to over 100 chains forming the Flare oracle.
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The Flare integration comes just days after Polygon Labs and Google Cloud announced a multi-year cloud computing service provider partnership to accelerate the development of Ethereum scaling protocol tools and infrastructure.
The deal provides for the provision of the Google Cloud platform and developer tools for Polygon’s core protocols aimed at facilitating the development of Web3 products and decentralized applications (DApps) on Polygon.
The Google Cloud infrastructure can play an important role in advancing the development of Polygon’s zero-knowledge proofs given
Google Cloud’s partnership with the ecosystem is expected to drive Polygon’s zero-knowledge development. Polygon zkEVM zero-knowledge proof testing on Google Cloud is reported to have resulted in faster and cheaper transactions compared to existing infrastructure available.