Origin Launches Decentralized Commerce on Google Cloud Marketplace

Matthew Liu
Aug 13, 2020 · 4 min read

We’re excited to announce that Origin has partnered with Google Cloud to bring our decentralized commerce platform to Google Cloud’s broad global network of developers and customers.

As part of the partnership, Origin has made its Dshop e-commerce platform available on the Google Cloud Marketplace. Merchants can deploy and create their own decentralized e-commerce store in minutes. In addition, publicly available product data from Origin’s merchant partners will now be available in Google BigQuery. Developers, data scientists, and other interested parties will be able to quickly analyze data that is generated on the Ethereum blockchain and IPFS via Origin’s network of partner Dshops.

Google Cloud Marketplace integration

Origin’s Dshop 1-click deployer is now available on Google Cloud Marketplace, allowing sophisticated developers, large-scale e-commerce merchants, and individual sellers alike to deploy their own decentralized stores within minutes.

As a Google Cloud Partner, Origin is committed to working closely with Google Cloud to market our decentralized store platform to a wide array of merchant partners while driving new customer growth and revenue for Google Cloud. We envision a future where thousands of Dshops across many different verticals (e-commerce, digital goods, rentals, other services) are powered by the Origin technology platform running on Google Cloud infrastructure. We look forward to working with the Google Cloud team to bring new technology integrations to the market in the near future.

Launch your Dshop on Google with one click

You can launch your own Dshop on Google Cloud in just a few minutes. Check out our guide on getting started. Once deployed, the tutorial video below will show you how to finish setting up your Dshop.

Google BigQuery integration

Origin Dshop data is now also publicly available in Google BigQuery. Because Origin is built on the Ethereum blockchain and IPFS, product listing data from merchants that have opted into publishing their data on-chain is public. The blockchain is the authoritative source of truth for all product data that is generated by these merchant partners. These merchant partners want their products to be easily discovered by customers and affiliates that help promote products and drive sales. However, the blockchain is difficult to index, making data analysis difficult and time consuming.

With today’s announcement, Origin’s Dshop data will be made available in Google BigQuery by using the Ethereum ETL library that Google Cloud participates in.

Origin data in Google BigQuery

Simplistically, the Google BigQuery integration is like bringing Google Search to blockchain data. This means that affiliates can easily discover products to promote, benefiting merchants with increased sales. Data scientists can perform analyses to understand what type of merchants and products are being powered by the blockchain. Developers can look at the data and build new, powerful third-party apps that utilize data from Origin’s shared public data layer.

Relevant datasets are at the origin-214503.marketplace.listings and origin-214503.dshop.products tables on Google BigQuery.

Origin and Google Cloud process flow

At Origin, we’re excited about generating interesting and useful data as we increase our install base of Dshops. We’re especially looking forward to seeing what our broader group of developers, affiliates, and other ecosystem participants builds on top of this open data.

Learn more about Dshop

Origin Dshops are decentralized stores that are fully customizable, censorship-resistant, and free to use. Developers and merchants that run Dshops have full control over their seller experience.

Dshops come equipped to accept cryptocurrency payments such as Ethereum (ETH) and ERC-20 tokens like Origin Tokens (OGN) in addition to traditional credit cards and PayPal, giving merchants and consumers flexible payment options. Origin’s decentralized stores also come with native integrations with select dropshipping service providers, making fulfillment of customer orders easy and painless.

Learn more about Origin

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