As an incubation hub
Alibaba Cloud, a subsidiary of the Alibaba Group, announced on the 22nd that it will launch a blockchain lab in Shibuya, Tokyo, to support Japanese game developers in the Web3 era. It will open in April in partnership with Skeleton Crew Studio, a game and VR content developer.
As an incubation hub for the Web3 era, the lab aims to be a place for game developers to gather and improve their skills in the latest blockchain technology.
Developers will have the opportunity to learn about the latest Web3 technology trends and knowledge through regular seminars, workshops and networking events. In addition, it is also possible to directly access the ecosystem of companies affiliated with Alibaba Cloud, and there are opportunities to conduct demonstration experiments in test environments on each ecosystem.
For the time being, access to the lab will be open to hackathon participants and select companies working on collaborative projects with Alibaba Cloud.
The major Web3 events that Alibaba Cloud will host this year are:
- Web3 specialized game hackathon “asobiHack_Tokyo”
- HAPathon 2023: Hackathon in 3 categories: Tech & Financial Infrastructure, Innovative Web3 Apps.Held in 4 cities: Singapore, Bangkok, Tokyo and Hong Kong
“asobiHack_Tokyo” is accepting entries until May. The total prize money is 3.5 million yen, and the winning team will be given a prize of 2 million yen and a joint marketing opportunity with Alibaba Cloud.
connection:Web3 Game Hackathon “asobiHack_Tokyo” Hosted by Alibaba Cloud Japan
HAPathon 2023 will be held in Tokyo on April 2nd. The winners of each category will present their projects at the 2023 Hong Kong Web3 Festival along with the winners from Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong.
connection:Notice of Web3 Hackathon Event “HAPathon Tokyo 2023” on April 2nd (Sun)
Launch of blockchain node service
Alibaba Cloud also plans to launch its blockchain node service in Japan later this year, and is currently piloting it for select users on an invitation-only basis.
Alibaba Cloud’s node hosting service has the ability to monitor nodes and automatically switch over in case of failure. again. Security-wise, the nodes are protected by cloud firewalls, allowing only authenticated users and devices to communicate with client endpoints.
In December 2022, for the Avalanche (AVAX) blockchain, for the first time, we announced the operation of public blockchain nodes and the provision of infrastructure for developers.
What is a node
A computer that runs a decentralized network such as Bitcoin or Ethereum.Continuous operation (consistency) of the network is maintained by multiple devices running software that verifies blocks and transaction data, and by distributing data and status.
connection:Alibaba Cloud Supports Avalanche (AVAX) Development Infrastructure
About Alibaba Cloud
Alibaba Cloud is a cloud service company under the Alibaba Group, which develops numerous blockchain-related businesses. According to Gartner, it is the largest IaaS (IT infrastructure provision service such as servers and networks) provider in Asia and the third largest in the world.
The company is also actively expanding its business in Japan, and has three data centers in Japan to support Japanese companies. It has many major companies such as Hitachi, Shiseido, and Nitori as service providers, and it can be said that it has earned a high level of trust as a cloud service provider.
Also, this month, the company released a report titled “Next-Generation Cloud Strategy in Asia”, which forecasts that the majority of Asian companies will increase cloud investment in 2023. Actively working on the development and provision of solutions in the Web3 area.
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