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Sui, the Move-based blockchain founded by a team of Meta alumni, has brought web3 infrastructure provider Ankr aboard to provide RPC (Remote Call Procedure) services. The landmark partnership will make it easier for developers and projects to build on Sui’s permissionless layer-1 network, which recently launched its first testnet Wave 1.
Ankr, which specializes in connecting developers, dApps, wallets and exchanges to blockchains, will help Sui reach a bigger audience according to its Head of Product Josh Neuroth.
“Sui’s new technology and Move-based development, paired with Ankr’s easy connection to the blockchain, will create a building environment that is easy and intuitive enough to open the doors to a growing set of new developers and projects,” Neuroth predicted. “We are very excited to support Sui so Web3 developers can build faster on what is shaping up to be a promising new ecosystem.”
A New Dawn for Sui
Ankr’s release of an RPC connection for Sui will essentially allow web3 developers and dApps to interface with the fast-growing network, making request calls and receiving information returns that mirror results they would get by running a full node on their own.
According to Neuroth, Ankr’s high-performance RPC node infrastructure will make it much easier for projects to build on Sui, which describes itself as a “boundless platform to build rich and dynamic on-chain assets from gaming to finance.”
Designed to facilitate instant finality, low latency and human-readable signing requests, Sui is built around a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus mechanism. It is one of two projects that splintered off from Meta’s ill-fated blockchain venture Diem, with the other, Aptos, having already inked its own deal with Ankr in October.
Like Aptos, a project with which it is destined to be compared, Sui is pitched at developers of DeFi protocols, launchpads, DEXs, NFT platforms and crypto wallets. At present, the Sui team is busy collating feedback from developers, node operators and builders on both its devnet and Wave 1 testnet.
Although no date has yet been set for the launch of the Sui mainnet, Ankr has committed to publishing additional documents, features and tools when the network goes live. In the meantime, it is hoped that Ankr’s geo-distributed and decentralized Sui RPC will empower Sui-curious dApp developers to put the blockchain through its paces.
As well as providing infrastructure to blockchains such as BSC, Fantom, and Polygon, Ankr offers a suite of developer tools including Liquid Staking SDK, Web3 Gaming SDK, and AppChains As a Service.
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