Sky Mavis onboards Google Cloud to bolster Ronin’s security

This is part of Sky Mavis’ plan to boost security and increase Ronin’s validator node count following its attack in March.
September 13, 2022 - Tom Peters

Sky Mavis, the creator of the popular blockchain game Axie Infinity, has secured the services of Google cloud as an independent enterprise validator for Ronin and to continue building a rewarding gaming universe in a multi-year partnership deal.


Ronin is an Ethereum-linked sidechain made specifically for Axie Infinity that allows players to transfer assets between the Ethereum blockchain. It was the victim of a massive hack in March where the attackers made off with over US$600 million worth of tokens.


In the wake of the attack, Sky Mavis promised to enhance Ronin’s security and increase its validator node count, which was nine at the time, to twenty-one, with the long-term goal of having over 100.


Google Cloud joins Animoca Brands, DappRadar, Nansen, and others as the latest addition to Ronin’s validator node pool. By running and overseeing a validator node on the Ronin network, Google Cloud will contribute to its collective security and governance while monitoring validator uptimes.


'Validators have the important duty of ensuring that transactions on Ronin are processed correctly. They also serve as crucial ecosystem partners and supervisors,' said Aleksander Larsen, COO of Sky Mavis, in a statement.


Besides its contributions as a validator node, Google Cloud also provides other benefits to Sky Mavis and Ronin. For one, Google Cloud will enable the scalable distribution of community-built games and other experiences created through Sky Mavis’ partnerships with major game studios.


Google Cloud will also help deliver smooth and reliable experiences to Axie Infinity players on any device with its advanced load balancing and caching features. Being one of the cleanest cloud services in the industry, it will also help Sky Mavis reduce its environmental impact.


“We very much look forward to our next phase of collaboration with Google Cloud and Searce, especially with their clear commitment to our industry and desire to support us and the wider community with relevant capabilities for born-in-Web3 applications,” said Trung Nguyen, CEO of Sky Mavis.


Photo: Coinfomania


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