Pocket Network, a blockchain data ecosystem for Web3 dApps, has formally announced its cooperation with Ankr, one of the world’s fastest-growing Web3 infrastructure providers. This collaboration is a significant step toward a completely decentralized infrastructure that will benefit the entire Web3 ecosystem.
Given that Ankr and Pocket Network are both strong proponents of a decentralized node infrastructure that adheres to the Web3 ethos, it was only a matter of time until they teamed together. Pocket Network has joined the Ankr Protocol as a node supplier, allowing its node runners to make money by supplying nodes to the network.
Ankr and Pocket Network have combined their capabilities to provide a high-performance and fully decentralized pool of nodes for the thousands of builders, wallets, and dApps communicating with blockchains via their RPC services. The Ankr Protocol permits whitelisted providers to provide nodes to its network, with Pocket Network being the most decentralized and largest thus far.
Chief Marketing Officer at Ankr, Greg Gopman said: “Bringing Pocket onto the Ankr Protocol marks a new era of coverage and decentralization for Ankr and our clients. We love what Pocket has started and the passionate community they’ve fostered. We’re thrilled to have them join on our journey to create the best Web3 Infrastructure solutions.”
Pocket Network has a 44,000-node global dispersed network. It’s now one of the most popular nodes for serving blockchain queries to both the Harmony and IoTeX chains using the Ankr Protocol. The better for Pocket Network’s native token, POKT, the more traffic they provide. It gives Pocket Network’s developers, token holders, and node providers a tremendous incentive.
Pocket Network’s Harmony and IoTeX nodes saw a 30 percent increase in usage in the first week of the cooperation.
Ankr Protocol processes over 50 chains and delivers an average of six billion blockchain requests every day. Ankr Protocol will become more spread than ever before as a result of the cooperation, providing users with the lowest latency connections no matter where they are. Developers and dApps will be able to connect to the most popular blockchains in the quickest and most decentralised way possible.
This agreement allows Ankr to serve Web3 as a more collaborative protocol rather than a centralised organisation as it continues to decentralise its infrastructure and diversify node providers.