Technically, blockchain nodes are crucial elements of global Web3 infrastructure: they provide computational power required to verify transactions and store them. Everyone can run a node on his/her own to support dApps and earn periodical rewards – but does it make sense right now?

GetBlock eliminates the need to run blockchain nodes. Why?

In April, 2022, GetBlock experts decided to compare its performance and resource-efficiency to that of private blockchain nodes. 

As modern blockchain systems are increasingly sophisticated in terms of technical design and expensive when it comes to maintenance and development, node operators should purchase or lease high-performance data centers. At least, they need to set up powerful high-end computers to be integrated as blockchain nodes.

Then, node operators should customize their hardware equipment and install relevant software. Although typically blockchain nodes software is free and open source, the owner of blockchain node is the one in charge of keeping it updated.

Also, running a blockchain node takes special skills and human resources. Some enthusiasts can start operating blockchain nodes as a hobby, but this system will lack scalability and won’t be suitable for high-load decentralized systems.

Last but not least, this data center will consume electricity and – not unlike Proof-of-Work mining equipment – will require special security, cooling systems, data protection modules, and so on.

At the same time, running a blockchain node on your own can allow you to rent the ‘ready-made’ server for crypto operations and to periodically earn validator rewards.

Blockchain nodes APIs by GetBlock: Plug-and-play solution for every dApp

By the way, there is a service crypto entrepreneurs and dApps developers can leave all nodes heavy lifting to. Launched in 2019, GetBlock has already established itself as a top-tier blockchain nodes API provider for various Web3 use-cases.

GetBlock offers a connection to shared and dedicated nodes of 40+ blockchains including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), BNB Chain (BNB), Polygon (MATIC), Terra (LUNA), Fantom (FTM), and so on.

GetBlock connects the dApps to nodes easier than ever before: once registered, users get an API code to use it for sending requests to blockchain nodes. This procedure is available even for crypto enthusiasts with basic skills.

For specific use-cases, GetBlock team can also roll-out archive nodes (the data structures that store full history of blockchain transactions) and blockchain explorers (browsers for blockchains and distributed ledgers).

With GetBlock toolkits, Web3 fans can focus on business development and technical progress for their dApps instead of spending resources on node management. GetBlock offers free tariffs to demonstrate its opportunities. Paid tariff plans start from $6 while unlimited tariff plans with infinite requests available are offered for $500/month only.