Pocket Network to Bring Decentralized Infrastructure to Polygon Ecosystem
Polygon announced today the introduction of a fully decentralized way to service API requests and protect end user data at the same time with Pocket Network.
It offers high speed and low gas infrastructure. DeFi bluechip dApps including Sushiswap, Curve, Aave, Balancer, Kyber use Polygon. Polygon also has the largest number of crypto exchange and wallet users outside of Ethereum with Binance Exchange Wallet, Trust Wallet, Coinbase Wallet, Huobi Wallet, OKEX wallet support (more than BSC and TRON).
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 more than 5,000 (and growing!) nodes. On the other side, anyone can become a node runner, point hardware to their 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 companies said. 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 it’s 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 five randomly selected nodes per session(approximately 1 hour) in Pocket Network versus a centralized set of nodes that other service providers offer. The network currently has more than 5,000 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 one node can’t guarantee that they will receive a specific app’s traffic and therefore cannot reliably leak specific app user’s data.
Being able to offload infrastructure needs to Pocket Network allows developers to work on making Polygon the best possible scaling solution 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 have 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” said Michael O’Rourke, cofounder 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 if your ready to dive deeper log in through the Pocket Portal and get started with up to one million Relays per day free: https://www.portal.pokt.network/