The development of the blockchain technology is a subject of interest to the companies all over the world. Nevertheless, such a tech giant as Google seems to stay rather conservative when it comes to the new technology.
The decision on a ban on all advertising on Google Adwords that is cryptocurrency-oriented did not come unnoticed in the crypto-sphere. However, in March 2018 they announced the creation of a line of blockchain-related technologies to work with its various online services, but the Google spokesman remained critical and said: “we have individuals in various teams exploring potential uses of blockchain but it’s way too early for us to speculate about any possible uses or plans”. The Google’s lack of trust in blockchain became one of the reasons the three ex-employees of the company created the community to bring together all the Googlers who are interested in the ambitious technology.
xGoogler Blockchain Alliance (GBA) is bringing together the current and former Google employees to create the community that may fulfill their ambitions in the relatively new sphere working together. The core team of the project consists of three ex-Googlers who are leaders of the Chinese blockchain community.
Hitters Xu is known for creating a next-generation public blockchain Nebulas. Daniel Wang got the widespread recognition as a founder of Loopring—a decentralized exchange and open protocol. Andy Tian is associated with Gifto —a decentralized universal gifting protocol and serial entrepreneur he founded.
All the three of the GBA core team got solid experience in one of the most influential companies in the world – Google. That fact explains the limitation set by the new community. Google has been thoroughly selecting the brightest minds for long years – and applying their skills and abilities to the blockchain sphere may lead to impressive results.
The ability to think outside of the box is not only characteristic for Googlers, it is also badly needed to create a blockchain breakthrough. Hitters Xu, one of the founders of the GBA community, said, “Googlers who are prominent influencers in ‘classic internet’ can play important role in blockchain space.”
His colleague Andy Tian completely supports Hitters Xu: “Google has always been in the forefront of new technologies worldwide, from Android to AI. As Googlers, we can bring our unique experiences to expand blockchain’s influence, to everyone, everywhere.”
The community is open for both current and former employees of the tech giant. Even though the GBA community has just been created, it is already presented in three locations: San Francisco Bay Area, Beijing and Shanghai.
Google has always been known for the outstanding talent hunt. Each member of the GBA core team has already proved to be a specialist in the blockchain sphere. Probably, they are not the only talented Google employees interested in blockchain. The combination of their efforts will definitely lead to a number of groundbreaking projects.