Elrond partners with Ankr and enables one-click deployment for selected Battle of Nodes Validators

Beniamin Mincu
Elrond Network
Published in
3 min readJun 5, 2020


Elrond and Ankr have entered into an agreement which enables Elrond Nodes to be easily deployed and hosted on the blockchain cloud infrastructure provider’s platform. The collaboration aims to synchronize the capabilities of the Ankr platform with the specific needs of operating Elrond infrastructure.

The end-goal is to provide node operators with all the needed features to run a Validator at maximum capacity, in an intuitive and easy to set-up environment which can be paid for in cryptocurrency.

“The drive to be a part of the new economy, and contribute to the internet-scale blockchain’s security & efficiency should not be met with technical obstacles. We are happy to soon be able to offer our supporters the means to set up & run an Elrond node with Ankr’s intuitive platform.” said Beniamin Mincu, Elrond CEO

To demonstrate the out of the box capabilities of Ankr and the remarkable progress already done to accommodate specific Elrond Validator needs, several Ankr-powered nodes will enter the fray in our incentivized testnet event.

As such, 15 distinguished non-technical members of the Elrond community will receive exclusive access to Elrond Ankr nodes and use them to join Battle of Nodes. They will do their best to climb the leaderboards, boosted by the always-on infrastructure, do battle with all the tools at their disposal and will report back with their findings.

Competitions are exciting because they give us the chance to shine and show off our capabilities. We’re happy to take on the challenge of providing tools for Battle of Nodes and look forward to be able to host mainnet Elrond nodes in our data centers across the globe said Chandler Song, Ankr CEO

The intuitive and easy to use interface of the Ankr platform meets the needs of non-technical node operators and at the same time provides a high-level of security out of the box. Notably, remote SSH access to the underlying operating system is not enabled.

The two partners will utilize this final stage of the testnet to add more functionalities to the Ankr solution, which is specifically aimed at the less technical experienced user, without compromising the existing high-level of security.

We’re excited to share the progress of the work so far and are looking forward to enabling Elrond node operators access to Ankr’s hosting options that feature 1-click deployment, intuitive interface and cryptocurrency payment.

Please visit our partner’s platform for more information regarding the innovative blockchain cloud infrastructure offering. https://app.ankr.com/

About Elrond

Elrond is a new blockchain architecture, designed from scratch to bring a 1000-fold cumulative improvement in throughput and execution speed. To achieve this, Elrond introduces two key innovations: a novel Adaptive State Sharding mechanism, and a Secure Proof of Stake (PoS) algorithm, enabling linear scalability with a fast, efficient, and secure consensus mechanism. Thus, Elrond can process upwards of 10,000 transactions per second (TPS), with 5-second latency, and negligible cost, attempting to become the backbone of a permissionless, borderless, globally accessible internet economy.

About Ankr

Ankr is building an infrastructure platform and marketplace for Web3-stack deployment.

The blockchain infrastructure enables resource providers and end-users to easily connect to blockchain technologies and DeFi applications.

Our customized node deployment and API solutions with strong focus on user experience drastically lower the entry barrier for everyday people, enterprises and developers to contribute to the blockchain ecosystem.