Polygon is introducing a fully decentralized way to service API requests and protect end-user data at the same time through a partnership with Pocket Network.
Polygon developers can now access the largest decentralized node network in blockchain through a single interface.
Pocket Network is a blockchain agnostic middleware protocol that allows applications on one side to be supported by a fully decentralized and unstoppable network of over 5000 (and growing!) nodes. On the other side, anyone can become a node runner, point hardware to its protocol, and earn POKT for servicing relays.
Integrating Pocket with Polygon reduces infrastructure costs, spreads out the risk of service downtime across thousands of nodes, and ultimately protects end-user privacy. The cost typically associated with paying for RPC access is no longer a sunk cost because Pocket Network leverages a proof of stake blockchain with its utility token POKT to stake and access the node network.
The risk of service downtime is also far less likely as an App’s relays are serviced by 5 randomly selected nodes per session (approximately 1 hour) in Pocket Network vs. a centralized set of nodes that other service providers offer. The network currently has over 5000 active nodes servicing 13 different blockchains. These nodes are diverse in terms of setup, geography, and client implementations.
Finally, end-user privacy is reclaimed as any 1 node can’t guarantee that they will receive a specific app’s traffic and therefore cannot reliably leak specific app users’ data.
Polygon has grown to become a prominent scaling solution within the Ethereum ecosystem and is now the home of dozens of Dapps – a combination of native projects like QuickSwap and DinoSwap as well as defi heavy hitters porting over like AAVE and Sushi.
Being able to offload infrastructure needs to Pocket Network allows developers to work on making Polygon one of the best possible scaling solutions that it can be without the risk of compromising on centralized points of failure. Polygon was built to be a full-stack scaling solution and connecting via Pocket Network delivers on infrastructure as a part of this mission.
For the end-user of a Polygon-powered DApp, nothing will be changed. Polygon will handle more traffic, and offer higher uptime. All while maintaining end-user privacy and decentralization without needing to rely on any single infrastructure provider.
“Given all the apps demanding more and more access to Polygon, supporting the ecosystem was an easy decision” says Michael O’Rourke, Co-Founder and CEO of Pocket Network.
“We share the ethos of communities that want to build Web3 in a decentralized way and with unparalleled redundancy for Polygon users, Pocket aims to add to Polygon’s amazing growth” adds O’Rourke.
Pocket has issued a community endpoint for developers who want to tinker: https://poly-rpc.gateway.pokt.network/
Or you can find out more information here: https://bit.ly/UsePolygon_Pocket
Pocket Network is a two-way marketplace that matches blockchain application developers seeking unstoppable node infrastructure with infrastructure providers and node runners who are incentivized to run full nodes through our decentralized protocol.
Polygon is the first well-structured, easy-to-use platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development. Its core component is Polygon SDK, a modular, flexible framework that supports building and connecting Secured Chains like Plasma, Optimistic Rollups, zkRollups, Validium, etc, and Standalone Chains like Polygon POS, designed for flexibility and independence. Polygon’s scaling solutions have seen widespread adoption with 350+ Dapps, ~128M txns, and ~1M+ unique users.
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