Polygon Labs recently announcement that Google Cloud has joined its ranks as a validator of the Polygon Proof of Stake (PoS) network. This development not only marks a notable partnership, but also signifies the growing recognition of the Polygon protocol as a secure and efficient blockchain protocol.
Google Cloud as validator
Polygon’s post proudly proclaimed: “This month, @GoogleCloud is part of the set of decentralized validators for Polygon PoS.” This announcement is more than just a collaboration, as many in the blockchain ecosystem have noted.
It symbolizes the convergence of established technology giants and innovative blockchain platforms. Google Cloud, known for powering digital giants like YouTube and Gmail, is now bringing its formidable infrastructure to secure the fast and inexpensive Polygon protocol.
With over 100 validators already working diligently to secure the Polygon PoS network, Google Cloud finds itself in good company. These validators play a crucial role in maintaining network integrity, consensus, and security. Each validator is responsible for validating transactions, proposing new blocks and ensuring the proper functioning of the network.
The Google Cloud Singapore account verified on other validators”.
While many of Polygon’s validators remain unknown, Google Cloud joined Deutsche Telekom, one of Europe’s largest telecommunications companies, on the network.
Polygon’s Path to Scalability and Innovation
The year 2023 saw Polygon make bold strides towards scalability and innovation. Through a series of strategic moves and developments, Polygon has consolidated its position as a leading player in the blockchain space.
March of this year marked a pivotal moment for Polygon when it introduced the beta version of its zero-knowledge Ethereum virtual machine (zkEVM) to the public. This innovative technology promised to improve the scalability and efficiency of the Polygon network, attracting considerable attention within the blockchain community.
Another topic of recent interest in the Polygon community is the “Polygon 2.0” initiative. This initiative represents Polygon’s continued commitment to innovation and improvement. Recent reports have revealed that “Phase 0” of the Polygon 2.0 initiative introduced three crucial proposals for improvement of Polygon (PIP 17 to 19).