Ankr Adds Ethereum’s L2 Optimism to its Platform Stack


One of Ethereum’s most popular Layer 2 scaling solutions, Optimism, is now available for Ankr clients

With the integration of the new L2 protocol, Ankr’s RPC endpoint stack has cemented its position as one of the leaders in the Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) segment.

Ankr becomes RPC provider for Ethereum’s Optimism

According to the official announcement shared by the Ankr team, it has added endpoints to Optimism (OP), an Ethereum-based Layer 2 network, to its blockchains stack.

With this partnership, Ankr supports 17 leading blockchain networks in Web3, including Ethereum, BNB Chain, Solana, and Avalanche.

Previously, Ankr integrated another Ethereum-based scalability solution, Arbitrum. Both Optimism and Arbitrum allow decentralized applications to use the Ethereum (ETH) network in a faster and more resource-efficient manner.

Matthew Slipper, head of engineering at OP Labs, the development studio behind Optimism solutions, points out that Ankr’s long-term vision is aligned with that of his team:

Apps and integrations choose to build in the Optimism ecosystem because they feel aligned with our values and culture and appreciate the tooling and technical options available to them. In response to requests from our community, we’re excited to offer Ankr as an additional Optimism RPC provider.

Public and Premium RPCs Now Available for Optimism Developers

Greg Gopman, Marketing Director of Ankr, is confident that the new integration will be of critical importance to the entire Web3 segment due to Optimism’s impressive scalability features:

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.

As Ankr integrates Optimism, decentralized app developers can leverage public and premium RPCs, make request calls, and query on-chain information from Optimism’s self-hosted nodes.

Ankr offers a geo-distributed and decentralized Optimism RPC ecosystem that guarantees reliable uptime even in the event of a poor Internet connection.

Independent Optimism Node Managers can support integration with their infrastructure and earn ANKR bonuses.


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