We’re excited to share our latest blockchain solutions – Custom Chains via AppChains and Rollups as a Service (RaaS)!
Why Custom Chains?
Public blockchains, despite their benefits, have inherent limitations such as limited scalability, high transaction costs, lack of customization, and complex interoperability issues. As web3 matures and use cases evolve, dedicated custom blockchains have emerged as a key to the future of creating the absolute best experience for end users. By creating tailored solutions that are not only scalable and interoperable but also highly customizable AppChains and Rollups are a testament to the industry's shift towards more specialized and optimized solutions.
With QuickNode, it’s easy to launch a fully managed, customized, and dedicated blockchain built for your specific needs — backed by industry-leading infrastructure.
What are AppChains?
AppChains are specialized blockchains designed for individual use cases, offering unmatched customization, performance, and security. They are ideal for a range of applications, from gaming to institutional use, providing editable gas fees, chain parameters, and sequencer-level permissioning.
AppChains distinguish themselves from Layer 1 (L1) and Layer 2 (L2) blockchains by offering a specialized environment tailored for individual applications. This enhances customizability, performance, and control while leveraging the security of the main blockchain. In contrast, building on an L1 blockchain often leads to competition for resources, affecting app performance and development agility — despite the broader support and extensive resources available in these ecosystems.
Layer 2 solutions, on the other hand, provide scalable infrastructure with lower gas fees and higher throughput, allowing for efficient operations without significant codebase modifications. However, L2s still lack the customization and control of AppChains and Rollups.
What are Rollups-as-a-Service (RaaS)?
Rollups-as-a-Service (RaaS) typically refers to solutions that allow applications to rollup multiple transactions into a single one to be processed on a main chain, thus improving scalability and efficiency. It's a service model that lets developers leverage rollup technology without having to build it from scratch.
RaaS facilitates the deployment of Rollup chains, essential for high-throughput blockchain applications. It offers reduced costs, increased efficiency, and improved security. With support for both Optimistic and zk-Rollups, RaaS provides customizable deployment options with enterprise-grade security and reliability.
How QuickNode's Custom Chains Works
QuickNode's AppChains and RaaS platform is a comprehensive solution that enables developers to deploy their custom blockchain efficiently. It supports stacks such as Polygon CDK, zkSync’s ZK Stack, Avalanche Subnets, as well as Optimistic and zk-Rollups, with customizable deployment options, backed by enterprise-grade security and reliability.
Advantages of QuickNode's Custom Chains
- Customize your dedicated chain: Tailor networks for specific applications and gain full control over blockchain rules and upgrades.
- AppChains with auto-scaling and 99.9% uptime: Our globally balanced auto-scaling infrastructure ensures smooth operation under any load, handling large volumes of transactions with ease.
- Easy integration and automatic updates: Developer-friendly tools and automated updates for rapid deployment and maintenance.
- Security and data privacy: Industry-leading robust security and data privacy ensure the integrity and safety of blockchain applications.
- Interoperability: Seamless communication between different chains and platforms.
- Reduced OpEx: QuickNode's RaaS cuts down on development time and costs, accelerating the go-to-market strategy for developers.
- Improved developer experience: The platform's user-friendly interface and comprehensive documentation make it a breeze for developers to use.
Use Cases for QuickNode's Custom Chains
Whether you're building the next AAA game or deploying a fortified banking solution, QuickNode provides a dedicated AppChain or Rollup tailored to your specific needs.
- Gaming: Scale effortlessly with high-volume transactions, intricate on-chain logic, and gasless interactions.
- Decentralized Finance (DeFi): Build powerful financial solutions with scalability, security, and customization.
- Institutional Applications: Benefit from editable gas fees, chain parameters, and robust security features.
Getting Started with QuickNode Custom Chains
Developers keen to leverage QuickNode’s AppChains and Rollups can easily sign up and start using the platform. There are incentives like free trials or discounted pricing for early adopters!
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