Polygon announced another partnership, this time with Pocket Network, that will result in a new decentralized infrastructure in the ecosystem. The partnership will bring a fully decentralized way to service API requests in the Polygon network.
In this way, protecting users’ data will be easier, too. The Pocket Network middleware protocol is blockchain agnostic and can even result in more interoperability in the Polygon ecosystem. The main outcome of this partnership will be a reduction in infrastructure costs in Polygon.
Reducing the Risk of Service Downtime
Decentralized infrastructure is among the top priority needs in blockchain systems. It not only provides security, decentralization, and risk management in networks but also results in more trust in the whole ecosystem from users.
Polygon, one of the most successful layer-two scaling platforms, needs as safer a decentralized infrastructure as possible. It has to serve an ever-growing community with fewer risks and more secure infrastructure. The latest partnership with Pocket Network will handle a big part of this need.
Pocket Network is a blockchain agnostic middleware protocol that can handle big amount of API requests in decentralized systems. It has a network of over 5000 nodes that is always growing. The incentive for joining Pocket as a node is very high. Everyone can connect point hardware to this network and become a node operator to earn POKT tokens.
Reducing infrastructure costs is the main outcome of integrating Pocket Network to Polygon. Besides, using this infrastructure spreads out the downtime risk to thousands of node operators. In the new system, five random nodes will serve each dApp’s relays per session. Currently, thirteen blockchains use Pocket Network for their API requests.
As mentioned above, the traffic is distributed randomly between nodes. So, no node can know that it always manages specific app traffic, and therefore, the risk of data privacy leaks will be reduced. Michael O’Rourke, Co-Founder and CEO of Pocket Network, says:
“Given all the apps demanding more and more access to Polygon, supporting the ecosystem was an easy decision. We share the ethos of communities that want to build Web3 in a decentralized way and with unparalleled redundancy for Polygon users, Pocket aims to add to Polygon’s amazing growth.”
Many decentralized applications use Polygon nowadays to serve their users with faster speeds and fewer transaction fees. Native apps like QuickSwap and DinoSwap, next to Ethereum’s big names like AAVE and SushiSwap, are now working on this scaling network. The new decentralized infrastructure will encourage other developers to launch their apps on Polygon and benefit from more secure and cheaper API handlings.