Google Cloud enables ‘super apps’ for Nansen, Robinhood

Singapore-based blockchain data analytics platform Nansen has an extended multi-year collaboration with Google Cloud to empower Web3 investors to make informed decisions with real-time access to high-quality market intelligence. 

Also, Thailand-based Robinhood chose Google Cloud to be their new primary cloud provider as the food delivery and travel service platform embraces a One Google approach.

By running its platform on Google Cloud’s open, secure, scalable, and carbon-neutral infrastructure and data services, Nansen aims to accelerate the introduction of product lines that serve new audiences and establish itself as the definitive information “super app” for Web3.

To help users discover and assess investment opportunities on trending smart contract platforms and digital assets, Nansen is extending its database management capabilities to support 10 additional blockchains and deliver insight into fast-emerging sectors of the non-fungible-token (NFT) market.

As part of its roadmap toward becoming a transactions gateway for Web3, Nansen will use Google Cloud’s dedicated node deployment and hosting service to connect into selected Layer-1 blockchain protocols and leverage Google’s web and mobile application development platform to give investors an aggregated view of their portfolios across multiple Web3 native wallets like Coinbase, MetaMask, Rainbow, Trust Wallet, and imToken. 

This will then form the basis of investors communicating with each other and engaging in over-the-counter (OTC) trades within the Nansen platform.

To attract top talent from any part of the world, onboard the Ape Board team after the portfolio tracking company was recently acquired by Nansen, and allow its staff across 35 countries to safely connect, create and collaborate, Nansen adopted Google Workspace.

Having doubled the size of its team in the past year, Nansen is now enabling its engineers, developers, and data scientists to build innovative features that add value to the business, instead of spending an excessive amount of time managing complex IT infrastructure.

In Bangkok, Robinhood announced a multi-year strategic alliance with Google Cloud and MFEC to advance its mission of building a homegrown super app that delivers inclusive growth opportunities to small business owners, delivery riders, and diverse users in metro and non-metro areas. 

Robinhood, which adopts a zero-commissions stance to give small businesses and riders a larger share of earnings, was launched to alleviate the financial hardships faced by local food and beverage operators during the height of the pandemic and support the local tourism sector’s economic recovery. 

The three partners will join forces to strengthen Robinhood’s culture of innovation, modernise its IT infrastructure, elevate user experiences using data-driven intelligence, and co-create new digital services. 

“Together with Google Cloud and MFEC, we hope to build on the very warm response to our platform in the past 20 months and supercharge our expansion into tour, car rental, and flight bookings, and grocery and express parcel delivery services,” said Thana Thienachariya, chairman of the board at Robinhood. “This super app vision is an extension of our steadfast commitment toward assisting smaller players and revitalising the grassroots economy.” 

The strategic alliance will encompass five core pillars cultivating skilled talent and a culture of innovation; enhancing the quality of digital services; serving hyper-personalised user engagement; increasing income opportunities for riders; and making financial assistance easily accessible.