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Aptos and Google Cloud Unveil Partnership, Plan for Accelerator Program

Cointime Staff· 1 min read

Layer 1 blockchain startup Aptos said it has partnered with Google Cloud in a move that will see the search giant power some of its validator nodes, among other services.

Speaking at a panel at Token2049 in London, Aptos co-founder and CEO Mo Shaikh outlined the details of the tie-up alongside Simon Baksys, the go-to-market and business development lead for Google's web3 division.

"I think the first time a web2 and a web3 company has come together in such a meaningful way," Shaikh said.

Google Cloud will validate nodes and participate on the Aptos mainnet, Shaikh said. The Aptos blockchain will also be indexed and made available on Google Cloud's BigQuery service.

The partnership aims to encourage new talent, with Google and the Aptos Foundation set to launch an accelerator program as …(BY Kari McMahon)

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