Google Cloud has expanded its public data sets on BigQuery, adding 11 more blockchains to its data analytics service. The newly added blockchains include Avalanche, Arbitrum, Cronos, Ethereum Goerli, Fantom, Near, Optimism, Polkadot, Polygon, Polygon Mumbai, and Tron. According to a blog post by Google, these blockchains are deemed “in-demand” and users can now retrieve information about asset flows, popular tokens, and user interactions with smart contracts.
Google stated that customers frequently inquire about the number of NFTs minted on specific chains and how transaction fees compare across chains. With access to more networks, individuals can answer these questions without the need to operate nodes or maintain an indexer, thanks to BigQuery’s data analytics capabilities.
Google began supporting Bitcoin and Ethereum on BigQuery in 2018. Now, with the upcoming introduction of ordinals (Bitcoin NFTs) to the network in January 2023, developers can query satoshis and/or ordinals from the Bitcoin dataset on BigQuery.
In addition to expanding blockchain datasets, Google is actively contributing to advancing blockchain technology. It was recently reported that Google Cloud has become an oracle operator for LayerZero, a cross-chain messaging protocol.
This move by Google demonstrates its commitment to the blockchain industry and its recognition of the growing demand for data analysis and insights within the sector. By expanding its public data sets on BigQuery, Google is enabling users to access valuable information about various blockchains, further promoting transparency and understanding in the space.