Google Allows Ethereum App Dev to Integrate Data

Google announces that ethereum app builders using Google software will be able to integrate data from sources outside the blockchain through a partnership with Chainlink, a company that provides on ramps and off ramps for information necessary to run self-executing code called smart contracts.

In February, Google made public blockchain data for bitcoin, ethereum and six other cryptocurrencies available and easily searchable on its BigQuery data analytics platform, Allen Day, a senior developer advocate for Google Cloud, wrote that the applications of that project are “all using the crypto public datasets as an input to an off-chain business process.”

The integration with Chainlink, which offers a service called an oracle to integrate data like interest rates and price information, from traditional finance into on-chain smart contracts, will add another layer to these capabilities, allowing processes to be implemented directly on the blockchain.