Reports said that Ankr, one of the industry’s fastest RPC providers and web3 developer toolsets, has announced that it will become a remote procedure call provider for Optimism.
It has been reported that Optimism is an open-source layer-2 scaling solution for Ethereum that focuses on speed and efficient transactions across the network. It has caught the eyes of many in recent months, including Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin.
However, Ankr has assisted many industry leaders such as Solana and Avalanche by running their blockchains faster, allowing for better Web3 experiences across the globe.
Matthew Slipper, the Head of Engineering of OP Labs, stated:
“Adding Ankr as an infrastructure provider helped fulfill the desires of our community members who want to build with robust and reliable services. Apps and integrations choose to build in our ecosystem because they feel aligned with our values and appreciate the breadth of tooling and technical options available to them.”
The report said that this partnership will allow decentralized application (DApp) developers from all parts of the world access to Optimism’s public and premium RPCs.
Greg Gopman, the Chief Marketing Officer of Ankr, said:
“We love what Optimism is building for the future of Ethereum. Ankr is happy to do our part to provide a fast and reliable RPC service for their users.”
Likewise, Ankr also said that it will incentivize independent Optimism node operators to add their nodes to the load balancer in return for ANKR tokens. Back in November 2021, Ankr Network co-founder and CEO Chandler Song wrote about multichain technology as a necessity for the future of decentralized finance (DeFi) products.
Thus, Song said:
“This means that at a minimum, your DeFi product needs to support Ethereum and a “niche” blockchain — there are established leaders for trading, staking, nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and more. And the more chains with which you can interact, the better.”