Blockchain nodes by GetBlock: the rise in demand for custom RPCs

Launched in 2019, GetBlock is a blockchain node provider of infrastructure for development of decentralized applications (dApps). Private RPC nodes are among its key services for the Web3 segment.

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“This quarter has seen a significant increase in requests for custom development. It’s getting harder for Web3 projects to obtain what is specifically necessary for their business at an affordable price. Therefore, GetBlock strives to meet the needs of their users,” said Arseniy Voitenko, the CEO at GetBlock.

GetBlock made the flexibility and configurations-by-demand its top priority. The platform provides their clients with endpoints (URLs) to connect software to blockchain nodes. Users need to set up an account, top up the balance and start sending requests to the blockchains. Additionally, users can contact the team and set up solutions tailored to their specific needs.

GetBlock customers can leverage 50+ networks in testnets and mainnets. The service works with both programmable (Ethereum, BNB Chain, Polygon) and non-programmable (Bitcoin, Litecoin) blockchains.

According to GetBlock, they were the first to add high-performance L2 solutions for Ethereum including the likes of Optimism, Arbitrum, and, most recently, ZK-powered network Starknet. In coming months, EVM equivalent zkEVM solutions from Polygon and zkSync will also be added to its toolkit.

The service offers dApps various API interfaces: REST API, JSON, WebSockets (WS), and so on. New users can experiment with the opportunities GetBlock unlocks working with a free plan of 40,000 requests per 24 hours. Paid requests packages prices start from $29 while an unlimited pack (with no request limits) starts from $499.

Privacy is one of the principles of Web3 and in order to prioritize user privacy, GetBlock introduced an option in Q4 of 2022 that allows teams to authorize their accounts using crypto wallets, eliminating the need to share personal data or credit card information.

Private RPC endpoints by GetBlock: What makes them important for dApps?

In 2023, decentralized applications can be connected to the blockchain nodes in multiple ways. First, its team can run its own node infrastructure: lease servers, install and set up software, synchronize with peers, and so on. It takes a lot of time and effort to launch the node ecosystem, but maintaining it is even more challenging. It requires a skilled team of DevOps experts, 24/7 monitoring, and so on.

Then, users can connect their dApps to public RPC endpoints: blockchain teams roll out them to attract new clients and grow the ecosystems of dApps. However, these endpoints work with limited speed and have too little bandwidth for commercial applications. Customers have to use them “as is” having no scaling or upgrades options.

By hosting private RPC nodes, GetBlock offers an effective solution for running mainstream dApps with heavy workloads. Additionally,  GetBlock empowers clients with full control over their node infrastructure and provides real-time insights through customizable dashboards and an advanced alert system, enhancing the node management capabilities.

To overcome the challenges specific to each individual dApp, GetBlock users have the option to request node configurations tailored to their needs. Moreover, the customer support team will help the crypto developers to connect to exotic blockchains, rare types of nodes (for instance, archive mode for XRP Ledger blockchain), and so on.

As such, GetBlock is a powerful modern solution for every dApp. It is said to guarantee 99%+ uptime and competitive pricing for all types of connection to blockchain nodes.

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Basically, GetBlock connects customers to shared and dedicated nodes. With shared nodes, clients share computational resources with others while dedicated nodes users deploy dApps on their isolated nodes. Shared nodes can be recommended for testing the prototypes or for early stage dApps while dedicated nodes are solutions of choice for scaling and handling increased traffic.

Web3 App Development: Сustomization matters

When it comes to building decentralized applications, customization becomes even more crucial due to the diverse and evolving nature of blockchain ecosystems.

GetBlock stands out as a highly flexible and customer-centric provider of infrastructure for dApps. The company prioritizes the customization of services to cater to the unique needs of its clients, not only for enterprises but also for individual developers who utilize dedicated nodes.

By providing private RPC nodes, GetBlock offers a compelling solution for running mainstream dApps with significant traffic. Users have the ability to set up their RPC nodes effortlessly, selecting the network name, type, and API interface that suits their specific requirements.



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