Google Cloud Joins Polygon Labs as a Validator, Enhancing Polygon’s PoS Network Security
In a significant development for the world of blockchain technology, Polygon Labs announced on September 29 that it has welcomed Google Cloud into the decentralized group of validators powering its proof-of-stake (PoS) network. This move marks a major stride in Polygon’s ongoing mission to provide a secure, fast, and cost-effective Ethereum-for-all experience to its users.
The addition of Google Cloud to the Polygon PoS validator set signifies a pivotal moment for the network. Google Cloud, a formidable name in the tech industry, boasts the same robust infrastructure that supports platforms as renowned as YouTube and Gmail. This infrastructure will now be channeled to bolster the security and integrity of the Polygon protocol.
This month, @GoogleCloud became part of the decentralized validator set for Polygon PoS.
With 100+ validators securing the Polygon PoS…
— Polygon (Labs) (@0xPolygonLabs) September 29, 2023
With over 100 validators already ensuring the security of the Polygon PoS network, Google Cloud joins an impressive lineup of high-quality, trusted, and security-minded validators. This addition contributes an extra layer of assurance for Heimdall, Bor, and all users within the Polygon PoS ecosystem.
The Polygon ecosystem, characterized by its vast and diverse nature, warmly welcomes Google Cloud into its fold. The collaboration is a testament to the growing adoption and recognition of Polygon’s capabilities within the blockchain community.
For those interested in monitoring the performance and checkpoint signatures of all Polygon PoS validators, including Google Cloud, a user-friendly dashboard is available at https://staking.polygon.technology/validators/157. This dashboard provides real-time insights into the contributions and activities of these validators.
Interestingly, despite its prominent stature in the tech industry, Google Cloud has staked a relatively modest amount of 10,451 MATIC tokens, equivalent to approximately $5,484 at the time of this partnership. Thus far, it has earned 29.42 MATIC tokens, approximately $15. This fact highlights Google Cloud’s commitment to the Polygon PoS network and its willingness to contribute even without holding a substantial stake.
It is worth noting that the partnership between Polygon and Google Cloud, although significant, is not a unique endeavor for the tech giant. Google Cloud has previously entered into validator partnerships with various other blockchain networks, including Solana, Voltage, Ronin Network, Tezos, and Celo. This demonstrates Google Cloud’s interest in actively participating in the blockchain ecosystem and contributing to its growth and security.
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