Decentralized API service provider, Bware Labs recently announced that it is working on a platform that will provide a peer-to-peer connection between consumers of blockchain data and nodes provided by independent operators. Through the launch of the general availability of BLAST (Bware Labs API Service Terminal), Bware Labs aims to further decentralize API endpoints and improve data privacy on its platform.
Blockchain technology has been around for a while and provides users with peer-to-peer, secure and low-cost channels to connect and transact. Over the past decade, the space has grown like no other in both value and mainstream adoption as multiple projects launch every other day. Despite being its biggest selling point, a large number of applications and platforms built on blockchains struggle to maintain total decentralization leading to issues like system-wide failures, etc.
Decentralization of the blockchain API system
Decentralization of blockchain APIs is the main problem that Bware Labs is trying to solve using BLAST’s recently launched General Availability (GA). According to a statement from the team, the release delivers a refined UX and new “Projects” capabilities that allow for the separation of user environments. To drive decentralization, the new “Projects” capability allows users to select multiple development environments with unique programming libraries. The project also makes it easy to create API endpoints that connect DApps directly to a number of blockchains.
In the GA BLAST release, customers and DApp developers also have a test area that allows them to stress test their endpoints before deploying to their applications. Labeled Playground, users have the freedom to not only freely test their endpoints, but also check the performance of their protocols before launching them to the mainstream.
Simply put, BLAST provides subscription-based, multi-chain API services that ensure robust and high-quality connections between blockchains and nodes. With the new release, customers also have a clear view of analytics on their API endpoints presented in charts, visualizations, and easy-to-follow comments. This enables the users to monitor the schedule and adapt their infrastructure to their application requirements.
Following the launch of BLAST’s GA, the developers at Bware Labs are already planning steps to further drive decentralization on the platform. As explained above, decentralization remains a key goal and a common pain point for most blockchain platforms. In the future, BLAST aims to solve the problem that most infrastructure relies on centralized node operators to communicate with the blockchain. Do you remember the Infura crash of 2018?
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This first GA release enables user subscriptions and payments, which is a first step to enable the accelerated decentralization of the infrastructure. Once the first GA release is fully operational, decentralization of the API infrastructure, while maintaining a very high standard of quality, performance and reliability, will be the team’s next mission.
During the second GA release phase, the protocol for monitoring and enforcing the performance and reliability standards of the decentralized API infrastructure will be thoroughly validated. Node providers are incentivized by a share of the platform’s revenue and the option to stake BWR tokens for additional rewards, while users will benefit from a quality service.
Choose from free and paid subscription options
The platform has a three-tier subscription structure, which includes a free tier, the developer tier, and the startup tier. This allows users to select the best plan, saving them money if they don’t need the full subscription service.
The free tier includes up to 12 million requests per month, capped at 25 RPS, with support for up to 10 WebSocket connections per endpoint. The Developer tier provides up to 18 million requests per month, limited to 50 RPS with support for 20 WebSocket connections per endpoint, while the Startup tier supports up to 45 million requests per month, limited to 100 RPS, with 100 WebSocket connections per endpoint. end point.
Customers, businesses and enterprises can also ask the Bware Labs team to create a custom subscription plan to their liking.