Lesson learned? Sky Mavis partners with Google Cloud to prevent another Ronin hack
While some are unable to recover from hacking incidents and have to throw in the towel, others are able to pick up the pieces, learn from their shortcomings, and start over.
In an announcement sent to Cointelegraph, Axie Infinity creators Sky Mavis said they have partnered with Google Cloud to strengthen the security of Ronin’s blockchain network and further its vision of building a rewarding gaming universe. .
Through this multi-year collaboration, Google Cloud will be an independent enterprise validator for Ronin in a pool of nodes with Animoca Brands, DappRadar, and Nansen. The company will take charge of monitoring the availability of the validators and will contribute to the collective security of the network.
According to Viet Anh Ho, co-founder and chief technology officer of Sky Mavis, one of the reasons for the collaboration is Google Cloud’s auto-scaling and automated application deployment capabilities. He explained that:
“These allow our engineers to innovate and delight users with interdependent and immersive experiences, all without disrupting active gameplay.”
Ruma Balasubramanian, an executive at Google Cloud, said they will work with Sky Mavis to accelerate its roadmap and grow the Ronin network with more secure infrastructure. Balasubramanian also praised the play-to-earn (P2E) concept that Axie Infinity has created and pointed out the other potential possibilities that could emerge from the collaboration.
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The collaboration with Google Cloud is part of Sky Mavis’ efforts to strengthen its security measures to prevent another incident like the Ronin hack. In March, the Ronin Network was hacked, suffering losses estimated at over $600 million. At the time of the hack, Sky Mavis had only nine validating nodes. At the moment, the company said it has 18 validator nodes and is working to increase the number to 21.