Ankr Becomes an RPC Provider to Ethereum Layer Two Scaling Solution Optimism

June 15, 2022 – San Francisco, California

Ankr, one of the world’s fastest-growing Web 3.0 infrastructure providers, is thrilled to announce that 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.

Following this partnership, Ankr is now an RPC provider to 17 blockchains including Ethereum, BNB Chain, Solana and Avalanche. An RPC enables various applications to interact with the blockchain.

Ankr Protocol serves an average of six billion blockchain requests per day across more than 50 networks. Ankr delivers time-tested and high-performance RPC node infrastructure to handle any request load, massively expanding Optimism’s public RPC resources.

Matthew Slipper, head of engineering at OP Labs, said,

“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 uses optimistic rollups to bring scalability to Ethereum. By submitting the transaction data to Ethereum while performing transaction processing off-chain, Optimism can significantly reduce fees and increase throughput while inheriting Ethereum’s security properties. Optimism has saved users more than a billion dollars in gas fees since its inception.

Greg Gopman, 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.”

This partnership is also a major boost to DApp developers looking for additional Optimism RPC endpoints. Developers can access Optimism public and premium RPCs, make request calls and query on-chain information that mirrors the results of running a self-hosted Optimism full node.

To strengthen the global Optimism network, Ankr is providing a geo-distributed and decentralized Optimism RPC composed of many independent blockchain nodes running worldwide for low latency and reliable connections. Ankr will incentivize independent and enterprise Optimism node operators to add their nodes to the load balancer in return for ANKR tokens.

About Optimism

Optimism is a leading open-source Ethereum layer two scaling solution. Its Optimistic Rollup network is designed to utilize the strong…


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