With the goal to speed up network growth worldwide by making development on its platform more effortless, the IoTeX has teamed up with Ankr, the leading multi-cloud blockchain infrastructure provider and cross-chain-staking DeFi portal.
Another of Ankr’s objectives is to incentivize independent and enterprise IoTeX node operators to add their nodes to the Public Remote Procedure Call (RPC) in return for ANKR tokens. This will add many additional IoTex nodes and create a more robust network.
RPC is a protocol that provides the high-level communications paradigm used in operating systems. It enables users to work with remote procedures as if they were local.
Developers will now be able to access an IoTeX Public RPC, make request calls, and receive information returns that mirror the results they would get by running an IoTeX full node themselves, the Ankr team explained.
When looking to create IoT-enabled applications, building with IoTeX is an excellent and lightning-fast choice but requires access to the information on IoTeX nodes to do so, they added.
Ankr’s launch of IoTeX’s RPC solves various issues developers face, such as completely removing developers’ need to set up their own IoTeX node, which can take hours building, calibrating, and fixing node issues.
The second issue is powering apps and open-source software that need access to IoTeX. The RPC facilitates developers’ connections to a cluster of nodes that holds the information required to build dApps with IoTeX chain capabilities. That, in turn, helps power services like MetaMask to execute tasks such as crypto wallet transactions.
The new IoTeX Public RPC
The IoTeX RPC connects blockchain wallets, command-line interface, or dApp with the IoTeX chain. It acts as a messenger or blockchain router that relays on-chain information between nodes, apps, and end-users.
The IoTeX Public RPC endpoint is the gateway for developers to interface directly with IoTeX — a portal to communicate efficiently, remotely, and without the need to go through the DevOps of establishing an IoTeX node.
In essence, this is a public, geo-distributed, and decentralized IoTeX RPC, composed of many independent blockchain nodes running worldwide. It can be used by anyone, anywhere, at any time, with no email signup, credit card, or other personal information.
Ankr, a leading multi-cloud platform
Ankr provides its leading decentralized multi-cloud services to several of the top blockchain projects in the world, including Ethereum, Colana, Polygon, NEAR, Binance Smart Chain, Celo, Avalanche, Fantom, Polkadot, and now IoTeX.
The platform simplifies building dApps, hosting nodes, and staking across many blockchain networks. It is a multi-faceted platform that incorporates several protocols to drive blockchain adoption. It focuses its efforts on helping developers, users, and enterprises.
The projects’ Devs Team has created a way for researchers, students, and startups to obtain affordable access to decentralized cloud computing services. Presently, users can leverage Ankr at a fraction of the cost of Google and Amazon, for example.
Ankr concluded by saying,
“Our Public RPC is just getting started. We have plans to add capabilities for an ever-growing number of chains. With so many developer access points and tools in one place, Ankr provides a unique and important interface that will enable devs to build a truly multi-chain future. Future RPC capabilities to be included on our dashboard are one-click wallet connections, chain activity, analytics, and much more.”
IoTeX in brief
IoTeX is the leading decentralized network powering the future of Web3 and machine economy (MachineFi). The platform is built for developers to connect billions of machines with Web3 infrastructure to create innovative products, including DeFi, NFT, DAO, Metaverse, and MachineFi applications.
Founded in 2017 with a team of alumni from Google, Facebook, Uber, Bosch, and Intel, IoTeX has launched a high-performance public blockchain with off-chain computing for devices and machines, cross-chain bridges, wallet, and the MachineFi marketplace.
IoTeX is one of the fastest-growing blockchain ecosystems and has more than $2B in assets on-chain, over 300,000 on-chain users, and at least 10,000 devices connected across 130+ Dapps.