Ankr partners with Polygon to improve UX toward Web3 mass adoption
“Enhancing the UX is possible only by streamlining Web3 development, which is why we’re thrilled to partner with Polygon Supernets and provide developers with the necessary infrastructure to build efficiently.”
Ankr has partnered with Polygon to enhance the building experience for Web3 developers who want to create application-specific blockchains with Polygon Supernets.
Polygon Supernets is powered by modular blockchain stack Polygon Edge and help developers bootstrap decentralized validator sets with Polygon’s professional validator partners.
Better UX to drive Web3 mass adoption
Kev Silk, Ankr App Chain Manager, said: “To drive Web3 mass adoption, we must provide consumers with a better UX than Web2. Enhancing the UX is possible only by streamlining Web3 development, which is why we’re thrilled to partner with Polygon Supernets and provide developers with the necessary infrastructure to build efficiently. Together, Ankr App chain Infra and Polygon Supernets can supercharge high-quality Web3 games, financial products, and other decentralized applications.”
Parth Pathak, General Manager of Polygon Supernets, said, “Polygon couldn’t be more excited to partner with ANKR for providing world-class tooling for building dedicated blockchains. With Polygon Supernets, enterprises, gaming and entertainment projects can rapidly power up their dedicated app-specific chains that are fine tuned for best-in-class EVM performance. Polygon is bringing together the world’s leading Web3 providers (like ANKR) into a comprehensive ecosystem that will empower any team to build their own blockchain. Supernets will help bring the next billion users to Web3.”
Polygon Supernet supports any smart contract or dApp written for the Ethereum compatible networks, either in Solidity, Vyper or other languages. Ankr’s App Chains allows developers to choose the programming languages, consensus mechanisms, and development frameworks they want to use.
Operating as the infrastructure vendor for Polygon Supernets, Ankr’s App Chains is an end-to-end engineering solution that features premium tools and services to help Web3 developers build custom blockchains uniquely suited to their application.
The partnership with Polygon is yet another step in Ankr’s mission to bring Web3 to the masses by removing complexities, while ensuring scalability and app-specific customization.
Ankr secured investment from Binance Labs
Ankr has recently secured a strategic investment from Binance Labs in order to fuel its Web3 infrastructure, doubling down on its industry RPC service and build out its Web3 developer suite, including its Liquid Staking SDK, Web3 Gaming SDK, and App Chains As a Service.
The venture capital arm and accelerator of Binance is backing Ankr following the latter’s significant open-source contributions to the BNB Chain, BNB Liquid Staking, and its continued support for the ecosystem.
The protocol serves an average of over 7 billion blockchain requests per day across the 18 blockchains it hosts RPCs for, according to the firm.
Ankr has made upgrades to the BNB Chain, having built out the network’s core infrastructure including the Erigon upgrade, which the firm claims reduced the storage requirements by 75% and increased the RPC request performance by 10x.
Other upgrades to the BNB network include the Archive Node and the latest BNB Application Sidechain (BAS) scalability solution.
In addition, Ankr supports BNB Liquid Staking, giving BNB token holders an array of options when choosing how to earn in DeFi with their assets – with the ability to combine strategies like staking, farming, lending, contributing to vaults, and more simultaneously.