Google Web3 Lead Says Google Cloud Is a ‘Layer Zero’ for Crypto

Google has set its sights on becoming the backbone of Web3. While it might come as a surprise to Web3 natives, Richard Widmann—Google’s head of strategy, Web3, and cloud—sees the Web2 giant as ideologically aligned with many of crypto’s core values, including open-source development and decentralization. Prior to jumping headfirst into Google’s crypto initiatives, Widmann worked as legal counsel for the trillion-dollar tech company and also has a background in securities law. Google’s Web3 strategy, not everything can or should be as decentralized as possible.

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