Coinbase Cloud will entice developers with a “free” infrastructure platform known as Node
The blockchain infrastructure company Coinbase Cloud has introduced Node, a reworking of its earlier Query & Transact (QT) platform that provides developers with a node service at no cost.
Since its inception in 2020, the platform has provided business clients with specialized blockchain nodes managed by Coinbase Cloud. Currently, blockchain firms such as CoinList, Chainalysis, and Crypto.com utilize the platform.
Now renamed Node, the platform enables open-source and corporate developers to create and manage apps from a single platform, with up to 120,000 free blockchain queries every day.
In order to conduct data queries required for decentralized applications, web3 developers may now outsource the underlying cloud infrastructure to Coinbase Cloud via the Node application programming interface (API). These searches give detailed data for several blockchains’ balances, transactions, and smart contract activities.
“Node will provide its consumers both free and enterprise choices. With the free option, developers will get 120,000 requests per day, which is plenty to get started and expand to thousands of users. The Block was informed by Luv Kothari, group product manager for Node at Coinbase Cloud, that clients may select a monthly fee-based corporate package as they expand their applications.
Coinbase Cloud adds additional functionality not available in QT as part of its Node service. The company says that these new “advanced APIs” would ease the querying of numerous blockchains. These sophisticated APIs abstract away the complexity of blockchain development, allowing developers to get aggregated and filtered data with a single API request. Additionally, the package includes a second application programming interface for querying NFT data.
According to the team, Node will allow developers to concentrate on their businesses and consumers while Coinbase Cloud handles blockchain infrastructure needs.
Coinbase Cloud compares Node to comparable API services from Alchemy and Infura, its closest rivals in the blockchain infrastructure market.