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Developers Will Now Be Able to Set Up Nodes in a Quick and Cost-effective Way

Boston, MA – February 19, 2021 – Moonbeam, the Ethereum-compatible smart contract platform on Polkadot, announced the availability of a new API service powered by OnFinality, a Polkadot-focused cloud infrastructure service provider. This partnership is part of a broader effort by the Moonbeam team to bring powerful, functional developer tools to the Moonbeam ecosystem and streamline the process for developers with existing deployments who want to expand to an additional chain.

The Moonbeam team is continuously working to simplify the implementation process for Ethereum developers who want to expand to Polkadot. The initial deployment of the integration of OnFinality in Moonbase Alpha will allow users to: 

  • Query Moonbase Alpha RPC and WSS endpoints immediately using OnFinality’s free API service. You can create a free account key for 500k daily requests to high-performance managed nodes, including ones for Polkadot and Kusama. 
  • Quickly stand up dedicated nodes (like Moonbase Alpha or Kusama) to have private access to high-performance WSS and RPC APIs without needing to manage your own infrastructure. 

“We are pleased to support the Moonbeam network and expand our services through the Polkadot ecosystem. OnFinality helps blockchain developers around the world deploy and manage the infrastructure to different protocols and networks. Now our users can access Moonbeam APIs from our scalable service.” – Sam Zou, Founder of OnFinality.

“OnFinality’s strategic focus on the Substrate ecosystem makes them natural partners, as we both believe firmly in the potential of the Polkadot ecosystem. Sam and his team have an excellent understanding of how parachains will operate and are tailoring their service to make it as seamless as possible for new projects to build on Moonbeam.” – Tim Baldwin, VP of Engineering at PureStake.

Sign up for an OnFinality account here and start using Moonbase Alpha. To start building on the Moonbeam TestNet, Moonbase Alpha, visit the official project documentation site or join us on our Discord server.

About the Moonbeam Network

Moonbeam is an Ethereum-compatible smart contract platform on the Polkadot network that makes it easy to build natively interoperable applications. This Ethereum compatibility allows developers to deploy existing Solidity smart contracts and DApp frontends to Moonbeam with minimal changes. As a parachain on the Polkadot network, Moonbeam will benefit from the shared security of the Polkadot relay chain and integrations with other chains that are connected to Polkadot. Currently, in active development by PureStake, Moonbeam is expected to reach MainNet by mid-2021. Learn more: https://moonbeam.network/.

About OnFinality

OnFinality is a SaaS platform providing infrastructure services for the Kusama/Substrate community. Their mission is to support blockchain developers of all shapes and sizes by providing infrastructure services so they can focus on building the next dApp. Learn more: https://www.onfinality.io/ 

About PureStake

PureStake’s team has extensive experience building technology companies and complex software platforms. Led by Derek Yoo, former Fuze Founder, and CTO, PureStake provides protocol implementation services and creates developer tools for next-generation blockchain networks. Learn more: https://www.purestake.com/.

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