Ankr launches App Chains-as-a-Service, allowing developers to create custom blockchains for their DApps

Wed 22 Jun 2022 ▪ 4 min of reading ▪ by La Rédaction C.

Ankr, a leading provider of Web3 infrastructure worldwide, officially announces the launch of App Chains-as-a-Service, a suite of plug-and-play tools that allows DApp developers to create custom blockchains that are uniquely tailored to their application. The App Chains combine the best of security, throughput and customizability.


A custom blockchain for better DApps

With the new offering, Ankr aims to develop highly scalable blockchains for enterprise-level throughput to facilitate the ongoing development and success of Web3 DApps. The App Chains provide Web3 startups, existing Web3 DApps, and Web2 projects coming to Web3 all the tools they need to build a custom blockchain for their DApp.

It’s clear to us that App Chains is going to be one of the dominant industry solutions to scalability. So we packaged all of Ankr’s best products together to help companies make them, fast, simple, and secured by Ankr’s industry leading technology,” said Greg Gopman, the Chief Marketing Officer at Ankr.

Enabling developers to build their own blockchains on Sidechain frameworks like Polygon Edge, Avalanche Subnets, and the BNB Chain’s BAS will help solve two of the biggest challenges holding back the Web3 adoption—slow transaction speed and high gas fees. With a tailored blockchain for each DApp, there is no competition for storage or computation, and scalability can finally thrive.

Developers will have the freedom to choose the programming languages, consensus mechanisms, and development frameworks they want to use while still inheriting the security and provenance of the main chain.

Ankr offers end-to-end engineering solutions and support for the following App Chain building blocks:

  • Validator binary + config file (.toml): Get custom validator networks up and running for your App Chain
  • Load-balanced RPC endpoint: Run globally decentralized and distributed node networks for best in class speed and reliability 
  • White-labeled block explorer: Integrate your App Chain with Ankr’s block explorer to transparently display data for your blockchain to users
  • Faucet for testnet tokens: Create customizable testnet faucet solutions to give your dApp the resources needed for testing before going live on the mainnet
  • Direct staking support through a UI: With access to Ankr Staking, your token holders can easily stake to validators through a customizable staking and liquid staking dashboards
  • Ankr’s “Exchange Readiness” program: Get your token ready for listing on major exchanges with Ankr as your guide through the technical due diligence process and infrastructure requirements needed to be considered by major players

The App Chains offer developers much more flexibility than creating DApps on existing blockchains using smart contracts. In addition, App Chains are able to process a larger number of transactions at a lower cost than with smart contracts on a layer 1 blockchain that compete for limited resources.

About Ankr

Ankr is shaping the future of decentralized infrastructure, supporting over 50 Proof-of-Stake blockchains with an industry-leading global node delivery system and developer toolkit. Ankr handles over two trillion transactions per year across Web3 and is the RPC partner of choice for 17 blockchains, making it the dominant leader in RPC.

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