Ankr is now the leading Web3 RPC provider with 6 billion requests per day
Ankr, Binance’s main infrastructure partner, is now the main RPC provider (NYSE:) with a total of 15 supported blockchains – , Fantom, , NEAR, Celo, , Arbitrum, Polygon, BSC, IoTeX, Syscoin , Gnosis, Moonbeam, Harmony and Nervousness.
This is very important considering that the future of Web3 will likely involve multi-chain interoperability, where developers can use different blockchains for maximum effect.
Ankr for Web3 extension
Ankr offers lucrative opportunities for developers to build in Web3. They offer 15 RPCs and have an extremely competitive Premium plan allowing private RPC endpoints and unlimited requests. They currently process over 6 billion requests daily.
Ankr has also released a fast multi-channel scan tool (Ankr Scan) and an NFT polling tool. These types of apps are not available from other vendors – it’s a new industry and these innovations are unprecedented. Yet this kind of functionality is absolutely necessary for developers to build the future of Web3.
Ankr also caters to businesses. Large institutions like Binance and Polygon use Ankr for its infrastructure expertise. Ankr has some of the best engineers in Web3, who have prior experience with technology companies such as AWS, Google (NASDAQ:) and Oracle (NYSE:).
This engenders great trust with the infrastructure provider; they have talented professionals from many different industries working together to build a multi-channel future for Web3. A diverse workforce and strong industry relationships make it a trusted partner in many different ecosystems. Speaking on this expertise, Ankr CMBDO Greg Gopman said that:
“Many of the best Web2 engineers are now bringing their domain expertise to Web3. Ankr has been lucky enough to find some of the best software developers and network engineers from around the world. And everyone is really excited to be part of a new fun industry and solving new problems. By actively collaborating with leading technology companies and top talent, we are expanding our expertise and efficiency together.”
Ankr A leader in DeFi staking protocols
Ankr’s infrastructure allows stakers to access 7 channels. Currently, these chains are Ethereum, Polygon, Binance, Fantom, Avalanche, and Kusama. But the provider aims to bring DeFi to the masses with multiple innovations.
For example, Ankr offers unique DeFi solutions with liquid staking. This allows users to retain liquidity in staked assets so they can earn additional layers of rewards on other DeFi platforms. So users can stake their coins and get the rewards in the standard way and then get additional rewards through mechanics like lending and yield farming.
Ankr users receive liquid staking tokens (such as aMATICb and aETHb) on a 1:1 basis, making liquid staking possible for DeFi users.
Ankr multi-chain interoperability
Ankr proves to be the one stop shop for multiple aspects of Web3 development. Although not yet fully decentralized, it is moving in that direction, at a time when Infura and Alchemy (alternative node providers) have struggled. Developers have been reluctant to use a centralized infrastructure, but there has traditionally been little choice in this regard.
Ankr is unique in that it provides a large number of channels, aiming to provide an environment where developers can work across multiple channels, not just one. This could lead to an entirely new paradigm in terms of Web3 development. Different strings can be operated for different purposes. According to an Ankr blog:
“In the midst of warring crypto factions, Ankr occupies a unique place in the Web 3.0 movement. Our goal is to serve many projects and blockchains with development, staking, and earning solutions. And our end goal is to satisfy the needs of all end users and multiply the capabilities of open source blockchains.
These chains are accessible through Ankr RPC endpoints. For developers, setting up a node for each blockchain is a daunting and time-consuming task. Ankr offers one-click node deployment to streamline development.
Decentralized Providers, a Prerequisite for Web3 Growth
There are few serious competitors in the same league as Ankr. Infura and Alchemy rely heavily on AWS for data storage, defeating the purpose of Web3. These also offer little RPC. Infura, for example, is really specific to Ethereum development, and projects that focus on a single ecosystem may struggle to compete as the larger ecosystem grows further.
Ankr, on the other hand, offers products and services at a pace that is hard to keep up with. They are creating new markets and staying busy integrating as many projects and blockchains as possible. A major point with Ankr is that they grow as the channels they support grow.
If the future of Web3 rests on the principles of collaboration and interoperability, then Ankr is the only infrastructure provider that seems capable of truly facilitating these ideals. Ankr is a very big name in Web3 and will get bigger, but without the threat of centralization common in other industries.
It simply allows projects and users to grow, without taking anything away from them. Other RPCs will certainly follow in the near future.