Lesson learned? Sky Mavis teams up with Google Cloud to avoid another Ronin hack

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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 go at it for another round. 

In an announcement sent to Cointelegraph, Axie Infinity creators Sky Mavis said that it had teamed up with Google Cloud to tighten the security of the Ronin blockchain network and pursue its vision of building a rewarding gaming universe. 

With the multi-year collaboration, Google Cloud will be an independent enterprise validator for Ronin in a node pool along with Animoca Brands, DappRadar and Nansen. The firm will take on monitoring validator uptimes and contribute to the collective security of the network. 

According to Viet Anh Ho, the co-founder and chief training officer of Sky Mavis, one of the reasons for the collaboration is Google Cloud’s autoscaling and automated application deployment capabilities. He explained that: 

“These free up our engineers to break new ground and delight users with interrelated and immersive experiences — all without disrupting active gameplay.”

Ruma Balasubramanian, an executive at Google Cloud, said that they will be working with Sky Mavis to accelerate its roadmap and grow the Ronin network with a more secure infrastructure. Balasubramanian also praised the play-to-earn (P2E) concept that Axie Infinity created and highlighted that theother potential possibilities that may emerge from the collaboration. 

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The collaboration with Google Cloud is part of Sky Mavis’ efforts to heighten its security measures to prevent another incident like the Ronin hack. Back in March, the Ronin network was breached, suffering losses estimated to be above $600 million. During the time of the hack, Sky Mavis only had nine validator nodes. At the moment, the firm said that it has 18 validator nodes and is working to increase the number to 21.