EOS blockchain, created by Block.One, utilizes a unique semi-decentralization feature – a network of 21 block producers. Unlike Bitcoin and many other networks which allow an unlimited number of nodes to mine and verify transactions, all 21 nodes on EOS must be elected by current EOS holders. There are also back-up block producers which can step in at at any given time, should any of the first 21 fail to perform.
The largest block producers today are run by crypto exchanges Binance, Huobi and OKEX, as well as other data centers created by EOS community.
Google is the first Silicon Valley giant to seek to become an EOS block producer. Through this new partnership, Google Cloud will