Digital Asset to provide 'blockchain-as-a-service' via Google Cloud

Digital Asset to provide 'blockchain-as-a-service' via Google Cloud

Digital Asset is porting a suite of blockchain-based technology to Google Cloud, providing an on-demand environment for developers to build, test and deploy distributed ledger applications.

Founded in 2014 by former JPMorgan exec Blythe Masters, Digital Asset says the new agreement will provide Google Solution Architects with access to the SDK of its smart contract modeling language, DAML. The Platform-as-a-service application will be accessible through Google Cloud’s Orbitera application marketplace technologies, providing an end-to-end toolkit to build and deploy distributed applications.

“We’re partnering with Google Cloud to provide developers with a full stack solution so they can unleash the potential for web-paced innovation in blockchain,” says Digital Asset CEO Masters. “This will reduce the technical barriers to DLT application development by delivering our advanced distributed ledger platform and modeling language to Google Cloud.”

As part of the agreement, Google Cloud has also joined the private beta of Digital Asset’s developer program, which provides a select group of technology partners, software vendors and global financial institutions with access to the DAML SDK.

The announcement was made at the Google Cloud Next '18 event in San Francisco, which also saw HSBC CIO Darryl West wheeled out on stage to explain the bank's ongoing programme to deploy Google Cloud across its business, exporting reams of data and on-demand analytical capabilities to provide faster insight into customer needs and an improved understanding of financial crime patterns.

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