Ethereum Infrastructure Grows Up

The value that companies add to the Ethereum ecosystem is the unique service they provide, not being able to successfully run the nodes required to interface with the blockchain.

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Our Criteria

AirSwap processes millions of requests on our Geth nodes daily. We also make use of the txpool feature to provide a snappy UI for our users. Lastly, we seek to provide a 99.9% uptime guarantee on our nodes for our developers.

Alchemy was the winner for us

After evaluating numerous Ethereum infrastructure providers, we chose Alchemy as the winner. They were able to meet all of our criteria as well as provide fast support. In an environment where forks, updates, and features all change frequently, we needed to know that outsourcing our Ethereum nodes would not degrade the operations team’s ability to provide our developers with solid performance and feature request implementation.

New projects should use Ethereum infrastructure providers

For new projects, I would highly recommend selecting a solid Ethereum infrastructure provider. In development, a single node spun up via a third-party service should be sufficient. However, a single node is a single point of failure and should not be used in production.

About AirSwap

AirSwap enables peer-to-peer trading on the Ethereum blockchain. Built on a decentralized protocol, traders can add or remove liquidity through a suite of trustless products that are easy to use and free. Our mission is to empower the world with frictionless trade.

CISSP, CEH, CHFI. Passionate about cyber security and cloud infrastructure. Avid fisherman and forager of Alaska's wilderness.

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