Digital Asset takes Google Cloud to blockchain
Google Cloud will use Digital Asset’s blockchain platform and developer tools for its own platform.
According to Digital Asset, developers now have access to a suite of tools and services to build, test and deploy distributed ledger technology (DLT) applications on-demand and without having to configure the underlying platform.
Blythe Masters, CEO of Digital Asset, says: “This will reduce the technical barriers to DLT application development.”
Google Cloud also joined the private beta of Digital Asset’s developer programme, which provides access to the software development kit (SDK) for DAML, the Digital Asset Modelling Language.
Solution architects across Google now have access to the DAML SDK Developer Preview to explore blockchain applications with their clients.
Digital Asset says DAML simplifies the task of writing smart contracts by treating agreements and the parties to them as native constructs and hiding ledger details from the developer, and contains guardrails to protect against delivering contracts that can produce unpredictable results.
In addition, Digital Asset has expanded its developer programme to include the DAML Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) on Google Cloud Platform.
In a separate development, and as reported yesterday (23 July), HSBC signed an agreement with Google Cloud to expand its use of the firm’s technology as it plans to improve its banking services.