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To build a blockchain-based application, for example, a multi-currency wallet or crypto exchange, an individual or a company usually has to deploy and maintain several blockchain nodes. However, not every beginner and even an experienced developer is ready to run a full node as it requires time, money, and extra equipment.
GetBlock has found the solution to this issue – they’ve launched a service that provides connection to blockchain nodes of the most popular cryptocurrencies.
What is GetBlock.io?
GetBlock.io is a service that provides an API connection to a continuously growing list of over 40 blockchain nodes, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), among others. They support JSON-RPC, REST, and WebSockets, which facilitates the process of building decentralized applications (dApps).
Developers don’t need to wait hours for a node to be synced, as the platform provides a cost-effective infrastructure that guarantees a fast and reliable connection to a blockchain via full nodes.
GetBlock operates servers in Germany and provides a high-speed connection of 1 GB/sec to each node under secure and 24/7 surveillance.
They introduced a pricing model different from the ones offered by competitors. The main difference is that the purchased requests can’t be expired, which means that the unused requests from any purchased package are automatically transferred to the next month.
Noted by Market Leaders
Over the past few months, the company has teamed up with some of the industry-leading blockchain projects including ConsenSys, SimpleSwap, Swinburne University of Technology.
GetBlock also is listed as a partner and a top API provider on the websites of high-ranked cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum Classic (ETC), Dash (DASH), Bitcoin SV (BSV), Bitcoin Cash (BSH), etc.
The goal of GetBlock is to provide users with access to full nodes from many leading blockchain platforms and allow them to request on-chain information from a node without the need to set up one manually.
From here on out, we can only wait and see how the company plans to grow and develop. They have recently launched the account and pricing plans, and we are already aware of their next steps – implementation of tools for tracking the app’s performance, WebHooks, WebSockets, etc.