Google has tapped a startup token project, Chainlink, as an official Cloud Partner and the relationship suggests a deep and detailed interest in blockchain technology by the Mountain View giant.
The partnership, described in a detail Google Cloud blog post, aims to place BigQuery data on the blockchain using a “Chainlink oracle smart contract.” BigQuery is Google’s data warehousing and business intelligence solution.
Founders Sergey Nazarov and Steve Ellis created SmartContract.com and Chainlink in order to create proper middleware between traditional data sources and blockchain-based systems. They are working with money movers SWIFT as well as database company Oracle.
“We realized that a reliable oracle mechanism is a gating issue for the creation of most of the…