Developers working with the Google Cloud data warehouse known as Bigquery can now verify blockchain smart contracts and other business processes using Space and Time’s zero-knowledge (ZK)-proof protocol. The protocol is said to be useful for enterprises that are looking to connect their respective cloud data warehouse services to their smart contracts.
Cryptographically Confirming the Accuracy of Computed Results
According to James Tromans, Head of Web3 at Google Cloud, developers working with Bigquery, his firm’s data warehouse, can now verify blockchain smart contracts and other business processes using Space and Time’s zero-knowledge (ZK)-proof protocol. This combination enables developers using Bigquery to “cryptographically confirm” if computed results are accurate or if the data has not been tampered with.
Dubbed the proof of Structured Query Language (SQL), Space and Time’s ZK protocol is said to be especially useful for enterprises who are looking to connect their respective cloud data warehouse services to their smart contracts.
In addition, the capabilities of Time and Space’s ZK database will make it possible for developers and enterprises to build Large Language Models (LLMs) which are “trained on a verifiable dataset and data-driven smart contracts.”
Verifying Blockchain Smart Contracts
Meanwhile, in a statement issued on Nov. 2, Tromans spoke of his company’s desire to help Web3 developers create applications at scale. The Google Cloud Head of Web3 added:
“Now Bigquery customers will be able to access Space and Time’s ZK-proof protocol which can help verify blockchain smart contracts and other business processes that require verifiable compute against data.”
For his part, Nate Holiday, the CEO and co-founder of Space and Time, noted that enterprises already “demand verifiability throughout their stacks.” In the CEO’s opinion, such demand will only accelerate hence his company’s collaboration with Google Cloud which lays “the groundwork for the verify-everything future.”
As noted in the statement, Space and Time’s decentralized data warehouse is now available to deploy from the Google Cloud marketplace. The Web3 company’s collaboration with Google Cloud gives the former enhanced partner benefits “including development and go-to-market support.”
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