Crypto’s multi-chain future is here: An overview of Pocket’s 40+ supported blockchains
Pocket Network’s growth has been immense in the last months, and the team has worked relentlessly to support more blockchains to the network and boost the capability of application developers.
Currently, Pocket supports 40+ blockchains for application developers to mint RPC endpoints and access the data they need.
Why supporting more blockchains is key for Pocket and our ecosystem?
Integrating new chains on Pocket Network is essential for the growth of the protocol, given our supply & demand incentive mechanisms.
The more service relays the network supports, the more revenue node runners receive, creating a cycle of attracting more runners, servicing more relays, and offering a better service for applications.
Our crypto-native incentive vehicle, $POKT, is at the center of the marketplace between node runners and applications developers. Pocket is the first regenerative finance protocol, where its growth cycle, based on a token, generates revenue for the protocol and users.
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Let’s explore which blockchains Pocket supports and what you can gain from them
There’s a myriad of blockchains you can now access on the Pocket Portal. Learn more about each one of them:
Pocket supports Ethereum Mainnet, Ethereum Archives (Ethereum Mainnet Archival and Ethereum Mainnet Archival with Tracing), and several Testnets, including Kovan, Rinkeby, Ropsten, and Goerli.
As the leasing DeFi chain, over 600 applications use the Ethereum Mainnet on the Pocket Portal.
Even after the rise of various L1s, the Ethereum network effect remains strong and easily the most active and popular blocckhain in crypto with a strong and growing ecosystem of applications.
Polygon is driving the growth of Layer 2 solutions in crypto. On some days in 2021, Polygon registered more transactions than Ethereum while becoming a top 10 DeFi chain.
More than 150 applications are using Polygon through Pocket. Discover more about adding Polygon RPC endpoints in your Metamask wallet. On the Pocket Portal, you can also mint endpoints from Polygon Mainnet Archival.
Solana is one of the fastest-growing blockchains in crypto, offering high scalability, and called the possible “Visa of crypto networks.”
Solana is currently a top 6 DeFi chain by Total Value Locked, according to DeFi Llama.
Over 50 applications are minting Solana RPC endpoints through the Pocket Portal.
Avalanche grew immensely in 2021, becoming a blue-chip network in crypto (top 5 DeFi chain), attracting many applications to its ecosystem, bolstering newer trends such as rebase DAOs.
Avalanche’s simplicity of use, cheap transaction costs, and eco-friendly profile is attracting more and more crypto users.
Close to 100 applications are streaming data from Avalanche into their applications with Pocket. Avalanche Archival is also available on the Pocket Portal.
DeFi Kingdoms Blockchain
Partnering with Ava Labs, DeFi Kingdoms Blockchain (DFK Chain) will be the home of the previously announced Crystalvale expansion. DeFi Kingdoms Blockchain vision will become a go to location for community members and projects to launch GameFi and other blockchain gaming experiences in conjunction with our primary offering of DeFi Kingdoms: Crystalvale.
Pocket is super happy to continue supporting DFK players during their cross-chain expeditions, especially since Avalanche is already a Pocket-supported ecosystem. With the launch of Crystalvale, Pocket will be bringing the same quality of service to Avalanche and DFK subnet, complementing their near-instant finality, for a snappy user experience!
How to add the DeFi Kingdoms blockchain subnet in MetaMask with a Pocket RPC endpoint
Gnosis Chain (formerly xDai Chain)
Gnosis Chain is an EVM (Ethereum Virtual Machine) compatible chain, offering cheap and fast transactions on its network based on the xDai stablecoin.
You can also mint endpoints from Gnosis (xDai) Archival on the Pocket Portal.
Harmony is a Layer 2 solution offering high scalability and decentralization, becoming a top 12 DeFi chain (over $1B in TVL).
Harmony is able to offer low costs due to its Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus and sharding. Join 185+ other decentralized applications already minting Harmony RPC endpoints on Pocket.
Learn how to add Harmony Mainnet Shard 0 in MetaMask with a Pocket-powered RPC endpoint.
Fuse is an Ethereum-compatible network, with decentralized independence at the core, allowing developers to build applications in a fast way through Ethereum’s smart contracts.
Pocket integrated Fuse in early 2021, with more than 50 applications using it on the Pocket Portal. Fuse Archival is also available to mint.
Algorand is a Layer-1 solution based on a pure Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus, with decentralization, security, and scalability at its core.
Beyond supporting Algorand Mainnet, the Pocket Portal also supports Algorand Archival for new RPC endpoints. Join other decentralized applications using Algorand here.
Evmos is building a new EVM compatible chain under the Cosmos hub to service fast, decentralized, and powerful applications.
Evmos Testnet is one of the latest additions to the Pocket roster of blockchains.
Boba Network is a next-generation Ethereum Layer 2 Optimistic Rollup scaling solution that reduces gas fees, improves transaction throughput, and extends the capabilities of Ethereum. Our Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) equivalent Layer 2 ORU helps Ethereum smart contracts scale while delivering a delightful user experience.
Boba’s proprietary Turing hybrid compute technology enables Ethereum developers to build dApps that trigger code executed on web-scale infrastructure such as AWS Lambda, making it possible to leverage sophisticated algorithms that are far too expensive, far too slow, or otherwise practically impossible to execute on-chain.
Boba Network is delivering a faster, cheaper, smarter, more seamless experience for the next billion users of Ethereum.
IoTeX connects 11K+ devices between the physical and virtual worlds, boosting the Internet of Things (IoT), having reached over 32M transactions and 37K+ stakers.
Pocket is working on a similar goal to Pocket by streamlining and integrating different platforms to ensure full commonality.
You can start mining RPC endpoints from IoTeX Mainnet today. Learn how from this step-by-step video.
Our own Pocket Network
You can also mint RPC endpoints from our own Pocket Network, currently serving over 120 applications.
Here’s how to use the Pocket Portal to mint RPC endpoints from all blockchains available
Ready to start using Pocket Portal for your applications? Follow these simple steps:
- Create an account on the Pocket Portal;
- Name a new application and select one of the supported networks to mint an RPC endpoint;
- Include an additional secret key, whitelisted user agent, and whitelisted origins for additional security (optional);
- Integrate the RPC endpoint into your application and start!
Stay tuned for more updates on new blockchains Pocket will support during 2022!