Ankr, a leading Web3 infrastructure provider, is excited to announce it has become a Remote Procedure Call (RPC) provider to Optimism, a blazing fast and low-cost layer two scaling solution for the Ethereum blockchain.
An RPC allows various applications to interact with the blockchain easily. The Ankr Protocol serves 200 billion RPC requests monthly across 50 blockchain networks. As per the announcement, Ankr is now an RPC provider to 17 blockchains including BNB Chain, Solana, Ethereum, and Avalanche. Ankr delivers high-performance RPC node infrastructure to handle any request load, significantly expanding Optimism’s public RPC resources.
Through this partnership, Ankr provides the Optimism network with geo-distributed and decentralized Optimism RPC composed of many independent blockchain nodes running worldwide for low latency and reliable connections. Ankr will reportedly incentivize independent and enterprise Optimism node operators to add their nodes to the load balancers in return for ANKR tokens, the native token on the platform.
Launched in 2021, Ankr was created to provide the most powerful multi-chin toolkit to access blockchain infrastructure, integrate DeFi solutions and earn yields. Ankr helps blockchain companies run their blockchain faster, allowing them to offer users a better Web3 experience. The protocol serves an average of 6 billion daily blockchain requests across more than 50 networks.
Commenting on the partnership, Matthew Slipper, Head of Engineering at OP Labs, stated:
“Apps and integrations choose to build in the Optimism ecosystem because they feel aligned with our values and culture and appreciate the tooling and technical options available to them. In response to requests from our community, we’re excited to offer Ankr as an additional Optimism RPC provider.”
Optimism is a leading open-source Ethereum layer-2 scaling solution designed to utilize the strong security guarantees of Ethereum. By allowing faster and cheaper transactions, Optimism has saved users more than a billion dollars in gas fees. It now has over $800 million in total value locked across apps like Uniswap, Synthetix, Perpetual Protocol Aave, and Curve. This partnership is now a significant boost to dApp developers looking for additional Optimism RPC endpoints.
Greg Gopman, the Chief Marketing Officer at Ankr, said:
“We love what Optimism is building for the future of Ethereum. Ankr is happy to do our part to provide a fast and reliable RPC service for their users.”