With the integration of its API Portal on Google Cloud Marketplace, Flare, a Layer 1 blockchain that provides developers with decentralized access to high-integrity data from other chains and the internet, has launched some of the first blockchain APIs accessible on the platform.
Developers may now use Google Cloud Marketplace to easily make blockchain transactions and obtain the most up-to-date information from Flare’s nodes and Connected Chain nodes, according to information shared with Finbold on May 3.
Algorand (ALGO), BNB Smart Chain, Bitcoin (BTC), Dogecoin, Ethereum (ETH), Flare, Litecoin (LTC), Songbird (SGB), and XRP blockchain APIs are now supported in Google Cloud’s built-in Cloud Marketplace. As more blockchain APIs are added to Flare’s API Portal, they will automatically be made available to Google Cloud users building applications on the platform.
Blockchain application programming interfaces allow programmers to build programs that transact on the blockchain and access on-chain data about the current state of the blockchain. Developers may avoid maintaining a separate node for each blockchain they want to interface with by using APIs.
Furthermore, this capability becomes invaluable when developing cross-chain applications that require access to multiple databases. The API Portal is used by major exchanges and wallets as a safety net in case of problems with their own systems.
Flare’s available APIs
Thanks to the Marketplace connection, Flare’s currently available APIs may be accessed with a single sign-in using a user’s existing Google Cloud account. A customer’s commitment to Google Cloud might include the cost of Flare APIs purchased via the Google Cloud Marketplace.
Josh Edwards, Flare’s VP of Engineering, stated:
“Greater availability of leading blockchain APIs on platforms such as Google Cloud Marketplace reduces the barriers to Web3 participation. It makes it easier for developers to experiment with blockchain technology and its many use cases without being burdened by onerous hardware costs and ongoing maintenance.
“It also opens up the possibility for larger organizations and partners to experiment with a safe, secure, and approved set of Web3 APIs. As a result, developer teams have the flexibility to create applications without any infrastructure headache and allows them to focus on creating and shipping great products.”
Lastly, it’s important to note that Flare’s EVM-based Layer 1 aims to increase the blockchain’s value by enabling decentralized access to high-integrity data from other chains and Web2 sources. Developers will get access to the top 100 blockchains after Google Cloud includes every blockchain linked by Flare’s data and interoperability architecture.