ANKR

블록체인 기반의 분산 클라우드 서비스

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ANKR(앵커)는 플라즈마(plasma) 기술을 바탕으로 빠른 처리 속도와 낮은 수수료를 구현할 수 있는 탈중앙화 분산형 클라우드 컴퓨팅 플랫폼입니다. 클라우드를 활용한 분산 컴퓨팅 네트워크를 구축하고 있습니다. 분산 컴퓨팅은 시장 참여자에게 혜택을 주어 클라우드 컴퓨팅의 공유 경제를 실현합니다. ANKR는 새 클라우드를 보다 저렴하고 안전하며 사용자 친화적으로 만들고 있습니다.

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Powering non-custodial marg...

While DeFi has made it extremely easy to swap different tokens through DEX’s like Uniswap and the emerging SushiSwap, what about a similar exchange for financial derivative?FlashSwap, a new project powered by Ankr, fills precisely this gap in the DeFi space. In this decentralized protocol, users will be able to trade on a noncustodial protocol and allow margins.Financial derivatives are a sign of a maturing space, as it allows a broader variety of investors to have exposure in the asset class. Financial derivatives are also the key to speculation and managing a portfolio of various assets for a customized risk profile.While users will be able to trade derivatives as on other platforms, there are other ways to participate in FlashSwap:Staking — Node operators participating in transaction validation receive a share of the revenue. Users who aren’t validator nodes can delegate funds and partake in revenue as well.Governance — On chain governance is implemented and used to enable new features, update risk models, and other FlashSwap protocol changes.Liquidity Providing — Yield farming has made liquidity providing quite popular in DeFi, and FlashSwap is no different. LP’s are rewarded for giving liquidity, with rewards based on both platform liquidity and pool-specific liquidity.Like other quickly growing DeFi projects, FlashSwap has outsourced their infrastructure to Ankr. Our enterprise partners in and out of the DeFi space rely on us for a cost effective way to ensure the same level of performance their users expect can be met, without any of the upkeep or maintenance.And since FlashSwap uses validator nodes for transaction confirmation, users of the FlashSwap platform would also be able to use Ankr for their staking services.Useful linksFlashSwap official websiteFlashSwap Telegram communityFlashSwap TwitterFollow Ankr on social mediaAnkr official websiteAnkr TwitterAnkr Telegram announcementsAnkr Telegram English chatAnkr Telegram Node Support groupAnkr LinkedIn profileAnkr InstagramPowering non-custodial margin trading with FlashSwap was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 09. 08

What is Web3 and what is An...

If you’ve been an Ankr user long enough (or have taken a look around our new website), you’ll know that we’ve positioned ourselves as the “Gateway to Web3”. So, what exactly is Web3? And by extension, what is Web1 and Web2? And lastly, what role does Ankr play in the grand scheme of things?Let’s start with a brief look at what Web1 and Web2 were and how they paved the road for where we are today.Web1 & Web2 — A brief stroll down the information highwayThe Internet’s origin was military — at that time, it was called Arpanet. It was designed as a network that could even survive a nuclear attack! Due to its military roots, Web1 was mostly information based in one direction. Superiors would broadcast information to subordinates and easily coordinate.This is how we saw our first iteration of the Internet — lots of directories, resources, and otherwise static information.Web 2.0 made the information stream both ways. And with that simple change, the possibilities of the Internet exploded. User-generated content went to create online communities, social networks. Also, it allowed users to quickly develop websites on their own.Web3 — The current and future internetWhile Web2 is focused on empowering users the ability to upload content (think YouTube, social media platforms, blogs, etc.), Web3 builds on this as websites have become smarter. Instead of just passively receiving data from users, algorithms, and machine learning allow the websites to make predictions based on your data for higher engagement and immersion.Think of anytime Amazon suggested something, and it happened to be perfect for your needs (or wants — we don’t blame you!).Netflix suggesting a new showSpotify delivering weekly playlists based on the music you listen toYouTube autoplaying the next videoand much more — these are all examples of Web 3 in our everyday life.The thing these services, and all the dozens of other websites you interact with daily, have in common is their need for data. In today’s age, whichever company can process data faster, more accurately, and make better forecasts because of it are the winners in the end.Blockchain technology looks to be the next frontier in this information race as it offers new applications that were either impossible or impractical to execute earlier.Ankr’s role in the new internetInformation is the digital oil for this era. So anything that revolutionizes information itself is a big deal (aka blockchain technology).Regardless of the use case, infrastructure will always be something that’s needed. Whether that’s small, passionate teams like Deecrypt.io or large renown exchanges transacting millions of dollars in digital assets daily like Binance, we proudly power those on the onward march forward.While a blockchain is where the information resides, immutable once confirmed by the network, connecting to them in an easy way is key for adoption of the technology and applications built on it.In our global economy, having access to applications and the protocols they are built on from anywhere all the time is a necessity. This is particularly true in our industry, where decentralization is the unspoken requirement.But it can be time and money consuming to handle all the technical details, whether you want to deploy a node and earn staking rewards, analyze on-chain data or build decentralized applications yourself.Ankr is for everyoneWe offer solutions for all mentioned participants in blockchain ecosystems: one-click deployment of staking nodes to earn rewards, easy access to on-chain data via a wide array of full nodes and APIs connecting you to the most popular blockchains to build on, such as Ethereum, Binance (Smart) Chain and Polkadot.Web3 is here — and it is powered by blockchains. Don’t miss out on the future of the Internet. Stake, integrate, analyze and build without studying tons of complex documentation. Head over to app.ankr.com and become a part of Web3 today!Follow Ankr on social mediaAnkr official websiteAnkr TwitterAnkr Telegram announcementsAnkr Telegram English chatAnkr Telegram Node Support groupAnkr LinkedIn profileAnkr InstagramWhat is Web3 and what is Ankr’s role in it? was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 09. 07

Ankr partners with DIA to p...

As anyone that understands cryptocurrency on a fundamental level, the oracle layer has vast potential to be “the next big thing” in the world of crypto.That’s why we are excited to announce that Ankr and DIA are setting up a partnership to extend provision of blockchain data across a multitude of chains. DIA will leverage Ankr’s node operation infrastructure in order to make a wide range of data points available via its open-source Oracle suite.As the DeFi ecosystem grows to new heights, the demand for transparent and auditable data also extends to breadth of coverage. DIA and Ankr will work together to meet this demand and efficiently set up nodes across a wide range of chains.But whats more, this partnership will help us further improve our B2B product offering and create the very best solutions to specifically meet the DeFi ecosystem’s growing demand for oracle-based data delivery.Financial instruments, both in CeFi and DeFi, rely on accurate and up to date information. The need for useful data in a trustless environment is paramount, especially when billions of USD in TVL rely on protocols to function as expected.“We realize that the decentralized oracle market is heavily dependent on reliable on-chain data, which can easily be fetched by oracle providers through running full nodes on Ankr. DIA will not only be an Enterprise client for us, they will also help us better understand the needs of oracle providers, so we can cater to the needs of this emerging market.” said Chandler Song, CEO of AnkrLeveraging Ankr’s full node solutions to power oraclesDIA will begin operations by setting up nodes for Bitcoin and Dash to read out and make available via oracles data points including circulating supply, block sizes, block height, hash rates, transaction sizes, transaction volumes among others. Further nodes will be set up in the future to provide broader data coverage.“We are excited to work with teams like Ankr that enable us to expand our data offering quickly, on-demand and without large overhead”, Samuel Brack, CTO of DIA says. “The large range of nodes and the full service support offered is very attractive for projects that are looking to scale fast.”Operations will begin soon, with Dash and Bitcoin blockchain metadata available via DIA’s oracle suite, as will be documented in DIA’s documentation.Ankr offers many full nodes for developers and blockchain-native companies to easily collect on-chain data.Useful linksDIA official websiteDIA Telegram communityDIA TwitterFollow Ankr on social mediaAnkr official websiteAnkr TwitterAnkr Telegram announcementsAnkr Telegram English chatAnkr Telegram Node Support groupAnkr LinkedIn profileAnkr InstagramAnkr partners with DIA to provide scalable cross-chain data oracles was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 09. 03

Ankr August Recap: Stkr, Et...

August was another exciting month for us at Ankr — with DeFi on everyone’s mind right now it seems. Let’s jump straight into things and cover the biggest things that happened this month!Stkr by Ankr. Staking. Reimagined.I would be doing you a massive disservice if I didn’t tell you about Stkr.By far, this is our largest announcement for the month and will revolutionize how people imagine staking.Stkr isn’t a new token — instead, it’s a new use case for our ANKR token.There are two main things to be excited about for Stkr:Triple Staking Model (three different ways to earn income from Ankr)ETH 2.0 Micropools (users with less than 32 ETH can still participate!)The last thing you need to know about it is that we’re giving developers the tools to integrate Stkr with their PoS tokens! However, only ANKR tokens will be used for interacting with the protocol — read the full details in our post here.Ethereum 2.0 Medalla nodes introduced!Medalla, or the last testnet version of ETH 2.0, was released this month as well.We’ve been closely following ETH 2.0 developments for the last few months and got right onto letting users deploy Medalla nodes to not only signal their support for ETH 2.0 but also begin testing it out and building.Support straight out the gate was robust, with over 75% of eligible nodes signaling for Medalla.The full article talks about details, tutorial deploying Medalla nodes, and FAQ: in one piece!New collaborations and Enterprise customersWe’re not just a company — we’re an ecosystem. With the rise of DeFi and it’s focus on community, partnerships with the innovative projects we provide infrastructure for are more important than ever.We’ve slowly had an uptick of DeFi related project collaborations for infrastructure this month, we welcomed two new projects to the family.Kardiachain is an interoperability project, trying to be a bridge for companies looking to boost operations through blockchain technology. While most known for their solutions provided to the government of Vietnam, they are also pivoting into DeFi through a non-KYC DEX powered by Ankr infrastructure.Our second DeFi collaboration for the month was with PROXI DeFi, a platform building an easy for users to access cross-chain derivative issuance and credit lending. Decentralization and security of the network will improve for PROXI, and users will be able to spin up nodes for staking rewards easily.Outside of DeFi, innovation is still abundant — seen with our Waves partnership this month.Building with Binance ChainTogether with the Binance Chain team, we are now offering users the ability to deploy Binance Smart Chain validators. And we are participating and sponsoring Build for Bharat, the DeFi-focused hackathon and accelerator program for India by Binance.Developing and building are at an all time high at Ankr and the crypto industry as a whole. DeFi has seemingly led us into a new bull market and brought about a euphoric sentiment that’s spawned new projects daily it seems.If you’d rather focus on building out new features for your userbase or are a passionate user trying to support your favorite protocol, we’d love to hear from you!2020 is only getting startedWhile we are now entering the last quarter of this year, things aren’t slowing down! DeFi is hotter than ever, and our latest integrations and collaborations echo that.If you’re a DeFi project looking to worry about TVL and not RAM, message us at sales@ankr.com for more information.Follow Ankr on social mediaAnkr official websiteAnkr TwitterAnkr Telegram announcementsAnkr Telegram English chatAnkr Telegram Node Support groupAnkr LinkedIn profileAnkr InstagramAnkr August Recap: Stkr, Ethereum 2.0 and more… was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 09. 01

Ankr will power KardiaChain...

Today we announce a new partnership with KardiaChain, a hybrid blockchain infrastructure for enterprises and governments. Our cooperation kicks off by hosting their decentralized cross-chain exchange, KardiaChain DEX on Ankr’s proprietary infrastructure.About KardiaChain DEXKardiaChain DEX was developed to showcase their unique Dual Node technology that enables “non-invasive” interoperability, meaning KardiaChain is capable of connecting to any public blockchain regardless of their protocol.Users are now able to perform cross-chain asset transfers in a fully decentralized manner between chains with different infrastructure. For example, KardiaChain DEX allows users to trade ETH (PoW consensus algorithm) directly from their Metamask wallet for TRX (DPoS consensus algorithm) into their TronLink wallet.Users are able to access the live DEX at http://dex.kardiachain.io/, with more trading pairs and liquidity planned as the platform grows.KardiaChain is known for its blockchain enterprise solutions and infrastructure, most famously working with the government of Vietnam as well as other Asian countries in the southeast.The blockchain platform focuses on hybridization and interoperability. Whether this is combining two separate platforms, or bridging a traditional financial corporation to the DeFi side, KardiaChain hopes to reach millions.Ankr will help power Kardichain’s DEX, allowing KardiaChain to focus on onboarding and onboarding institutional clients with their Dual Node technology.Ankr was chosen due to our cost effectiveness, as well as distributed structure, which ensures that the KardiaChain DEX runs without any single point of failure.As KardiaChain aims for a mainnet launch closer to the end of this year, KardiaChain has continued plans to leverage our node platform and staking services to boost performance.Useful linksKardiaChain websiteKardiaChain live DEXKardiaChain Telegram AnnouncementsKardiaChain Telegram chatKardiaChain Xangle portalKardiaChain FacebookKardiaChain TwitterKardiaChain Medium blogKardiaChain LinkedInKardiaChain proof of concept videoFollow Ankr on social mediaAnkr official websiteAnkr TwitterAnkr Telegram announcementsAnkr Telegram English chatAnkr Telegram Node Support groupAnkr LinkedIn profileAnkr InstagramAnkr will power KardiaChain DEX in new partnership was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 08. 27

Ankr supports decentralizat...

Ankr is taking its next steps in the DeFi space, by collaborating with PROXI DeFi, a DeFi 2.0 project building a platform for cross-chain derivative issuance and credit lending.This collaboration will enable PROXI users to deploy their own nodes in minutes with Ankr’s secure and simple solution, guaranteeing secure and reliable encryption without sacrificing the key features of decentralization while improving the use experience of the whole network.Ankr’s node infrastructure will bring additional benefits to PROXI, such as decentralizing several of their future builds including moving their on-chain Ethereum validation nodes to Ankr and the roll out of one-click node deployment in a future release of the staking campaign, to provide users incentives for locking their token holdings.A quick introduction of PROXI DeFiPROXI provides a novel approach to invest in derivative assets and earn interests with credit-based high leverage tools through the decentralized secure protocol.The mission of PROXI is to build a one-stop platform for cross-chain multi-asset collateral service, Credit-based lending, derivative issuance, trading, and asset management in the DeFi area, providing users with revolutionary, decentralized, and risk-minimized financial products.Investments made on the PROXI platform can be managed using a simple, user-friendly portfolio dashboard. Lenders and borrowers can be connected anytime. PROXI also allows access to geo-blocked markets, further enhancing accessibility.The PROXI DeFi system architecture contains four core modules:Interoperability LayerDecentralized Multi-asset Collateral PoolModule for Credit Lending with High LeverageDerivative Issuance and Trading ModuleTo improve the overall security and low latency of PROXI DeFi as well as further enhance the privacy protection of the derivative issuance and trading module, PROXI DeFi will deploy sharding in under-layer protocol as a core on-chain settlement solution. PROXI will work with Ankr in the decentralized multi-asset collateral pool and credit lending with high leverage modules.The CREDIT tokenPROXI will adopt liquidity mining incentives (so-called Yield Farming) to their multi-collateral and synthetic assets issuance operations, and receive CREDIT token as rewards. CREDIT tokens are utility tokens designed to be the key indicators of users’ credit to ensure the deposit and staking of digital assets being used as smart contract locked collateral for value transfers. Also, CREDIT will be the main collateral locked in staking contracts, enabling the issuance of synthetic assets on the PROXI platform.The PROXI DeFi CREDIT community round token sale takes place today, August 19th, 2020 at 10:00 am UTC on https://hoo.com/ and 2 hours later at 12:00 pm UTC on https://mesa.eth.link/Useful PROXI linksWebsite: https://proxidefi.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/_PROXIDeFiMedium: https://medium.com/PROXIdefi-blogTelegram: https://t.me/PROXI_defiDiscord: https://discord.com/invite/SyrVp3aLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/PROXIdefiToken sale guide: https://medium.com/PROXIdefi-blog/PROXIdefi-credit-community-round-tokensale-guidelines-4ccf1b0ed7caFollow Ankr on social mediaAnkr official websiteAnkr TwitterAnkr Telegram announcementsAnkr Telegram English chatAnkr Telegram Node Support groupAnkr LinkedIn profileAnkr InstagramAnkr supports decentralization of the PROXI DeFi infrastructure was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 08. 26

Stkr by Ankr: Staking. Reim...

Stkr by Ankr: Staking. Reimagined.Introducing Stkr: an Ankr powered decentralized protocol that will change staking, forever.At Ankr, our mission from the start has been to remove barriers and give normal users the same ability big players have to support their favorite blockchain protocols. Everyday people can deploy blockchain nodes on the Ankr platform, but with Ethereum 2.0 about to launch, we are now adding a new service to the Ankr product line: Stkr.Stkr is a decentralized protocol and platform that combines staking and DeFi, implementing elements from traditional staking with non-custodial staking, Micopools and decentralized governance.The protocol will bring benefits to staking, in a way that Ankr has done for node hosting: it removes barriers of entry, simplifies participation and opens Staking up to everyone, without depending on any centralized authority.Stkr is NOT a new token. The Stkr protocol is built by Ankr and relies 100% on the ANKR token.While Ankr’s one-click deployment support for dozens of different nodes and Validators removes technical barriers, Stkr now removes financial barriers as well, adding a plethora of new utility for the ANKR token in the process.Our initial Stkr deployment focuses on Ethereum 2.0 as we are expecting a very high demand for running Ethereum 2.0 nodes and staking ETH tokens. We are projecting thousands of new nodes to come online since having more than the required 32 ETH for a Validator yields no additional rewards.In addition to improving Ethereum 2.0 staking, developers can also use the Stkr protocol to integrate decentralized staking on other PoS blockchains, such as Polkadot, Binance Smart Chain, EOS and Cosmos.At Stkr’s core, there are two innovative developments that make stakers (and their wallets) happy:A triple staking model around for staking ANKR tokensMicropools for everyone to participate in Ethereum 2.0 stakingLet’s break down what these exactly mean, and how they help the staker.Triple Staking ModelAs the name suggests, ANKR holders will have access to three different methods to gain staking rewards.Server owners can provide computing power to the platform. To be able to do this, they must stake a certain amount of ANKR tokens to ensure a minimum threshold of performance and availability is guaranteed. Poor performance is penalized and slashed stakes will be compensates to the end user from the stake. Good performance is rewarded with higher returns, with additional stake further increasing the rewards. If providers are hosting Ethereum 2.0 nodes, they will also receive ETH rewards.All users of the Stkr platform can participate in governance duties by staking ANKR tokens. A certain minimum stake will be required to participate. Users will receive rewards proportionate to total reward pool.Every user of the platform will be able to stake any amount of ANKR tokens to gain ANKR staking rewards and votes. The votes can be cast in elections for GovernorsThe Stkr protocol and platform are fully powered by the ANKR token, which is the only means of payments on the platform. Paying for resources, rewarding providers, and participating in governance all rely on the ANKR token, creating a new ecosystem of utility for ANKR.Non-inflationary staking and more utility for the ANKR tokenWe have been asked many times when we would implement a staking model for the ANKR token, and the Stkr protocol is our answer. We wanted to create something that genuinely created token utility and improved the core product, not just an inflationary token emission method.ANKR token is already used on the Ankr node and API market as a payment method for hosting fees. But with the launch of Stkr, we have reimagined our token utility!The ANKR token is the only way to use the Stkr protocol, but users are heavily rewarded from being active in the ecosystem in order to gain rewards. Stakers become stakeholders, either providing computing power to our existing network or deciding on the future direction of the platform in governance elections to strengthen the network.This rewards existing users, but how about introducing communities of other large protocols and drastically growing our user base?With developer tools that help developers of other blockchains integrate Stkr into their we will not only grow the Ankr ecosystem but also add even more use cases for the ANKR token, as when Stkr is integrated in other PoS blockchain protocols, such as Polkadot, EOS and Cosmos, ANKR tokens is still the only accepted payment method for users.Stkr presents: MicropoolsAt the time of writing, 32 ETH is worth over 12,000 USD. This investment might be out of reach for many users. The Micropools mechanism is our unique solution for kicking down the economic barriers for Ethereum 2.0 staking.As the name implies, Micropools allow users to chip in portions of ETH towards a Validator, and receive a proportionate reward based on their contribution. All fully decentralized and without giving up custody of your tokens!E.g. If a person stakes 1 ETH in a Micropool, they will receive 3.125% of all rewards earned by that Validator.The benefits that Micropooling will provide to the Ethereum ecosystem, and any other PoS protocols that decide to implement Stkr will be apparent, as staked security from a larger amount of users promotes decentralization and resilience from any malicious actors distorting governance.But most importantly, it opens up staking to many hundreds of thousands of investors who would not otherwise be able to participate in Ethereum 2.0 staking.While other projects have tried providing this experience through DPoS, Stkr is the first decentralized pool function available. We are very excited to see how this enables everyone to stake and how the landscape changes accordingly.Note: expected rewards for each staking type are to be determined based on the finalized economic model, which is yet to be released.Stkr; Staking. ReimaginedThe Stkr protocol will first launch with the Ethereum 2.0 implementation. Combined with our signature hassle-free one-click deployment , users can participate in minutes with literally zero technical knowledge.Simplified participation is the key to mass adoption for not only the Web3 ecosystem Ankr is developing, but for the cryptocurrency industry as a whole.Stkr provides not only a great way to increase staking across Validators for all projects involved but also acts as a triple-strength mechanism for staking of the Ankr token itself. Stkr is innovative and will truly change the face of traditional staking participation both financially and technically.Level One complete: Level Two begins!Read the Stkr whitepaper here.Follow Ankr on social mediaAnkr official websiteAnkr TwitterAnkr Telegram announcementsAnkr Telegram English chatAnkr Telegram Node Support groupAnkr LinkedIn profileAnkr InstagramStkr by Ankr: Staking. Reimagined was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 08. 19

Ethereum 2.0 Medalla testne...

Last week, the Ethereum 2.0 Medalla testnet launched. Ankr has finished the implementation with this most recent version of the network and has now made the Ethereum 2.0 Medalla testnet Validator available in the Node Market.Medalla, the final testnet version before the long awaited Ethereum 2.0 mainnet, has exploded in traction with over 27,000 online validators and over 5000 more pending.The community is in broad support for the new upgrade, with 656,832 testnet ETH staked (75% of the available testnet ETH for Medalla).Ankr expects continued demand from users spinning up new nodes, and in this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can start your Medalla node on Ankr in less than 10 minutes.Set up Ethereum Medalla Node on Ankr1. Head to app.ankr.com to deploy and click the Deploy A Node button.2. Search or scroll down to find the Ethereum Medalla card, hover over it and press Deploy button.3. Now you are taken to the configuration page. The hardware configuration is already set at the recommended system requirements, but you can increase the specifications if you wish to do so by using the Advanced button.4. The platform also recommends a cluster, which is usually the one that has the most freely available resources. In this particular case, the recommended cluster is the United Kingdom cluster, but another cluster may be recommended depending availability.5. The Project Name for use in the Ankr application is pre-filled. You can change it if you want.6. Now you need to upload your keystore and provide the associated password.Please note: If you do not yet have a keystore / password, you need to generate deposit keys using the Ethereum Foundation deposit tool. More detailed instructions can be found here.Ankr will not store this information anywhere, so make sure to back up this information safely!7. Select your preferred payment option (ANKR ERC-20, ANKR Native, USDT or credit card). If you choose to pay with cryptocurrency you need to deposit funds on the generated address. Once the funds are received, you can proceed with the next step.8. Click the Deploy Node button. Your node will start deploying, which will take approximately 5 minutes9. Once your node is deployed you will be re-directed to the Information page. Here you can read more information about Ethereum 2.0 and the new Proof of Stake consensus algorithm. The link to the SON-RPC wiki provides more technical information.10. On the Manage tab, you can find more information about your node by clicking the View buttons.Query node statusQuery peer countQuery genesisFAQQ: Are there any rewards for running an Ethereum 2.0 testnet node?A: No, the testnet Validator will not receive any rewards until Ethereum 2.0 supports transactions in phase 1.Q: What can I do with my Ethereum 2.0 testnet node?A: You can run a client and validate blocks.More questions?You can find the most relevant FAQ’s and interact directly with our customer service agents at https://app.ankr.com, or contact the admins in our official Telegram Node Support groupFollow Ankr on social mediaAnkr official websiteAnkr TwitterAnkr Telegram announcementsAnkr Telegram English chatAnkr Telegram Node Support groupAnkr LinkedIn profileAnkr InstagramEthereum 2.0 Medalla testnet node now available on Ankr! was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 08. 13

Ankr and Waves partner for ...

We are excited to announce that Ankr has concluded a partnership agreement with Waves, an open blockchain protocol and development toolset for Web3.0 applications and decentralized solutions. The key element of the collaboration will be to work on lowering the entrance threshold for miners in the Waves network.Benefits for both partiesThis collaboration will enable Waves users to deploy their own node in minutes, using Ankr’s secure and simple solutions. Our solutions will provide users and WAVES holders with various options for storing their coins and generating revenues.For instance, a WAVES holder may have a substantial stake that they’d like to securely lease out to a node, but none of the available nodes inspire confidence. With Ankr, users will be able to deploy their own node in just a few clicks and lease out their funds to that node.Subsequently, the user can add extra WAVES to the node and collect leasing payments without worrying about the accuracy and timeliness of payments from outside nodes. Incidentally, Leased Proof of Stake (LPoS), used in the Waves protocol, is considered to be one of the safest consensus algorithms for investors.Waves is interested in users creating new nodes and leasing out their WAVES to them, as this will make the ecosystem more stable and secure. In addition, by simplifying the token leasing process, the Waves team will be able to attract a larger number of investors, also increasing the proportion of leased out tokens, which is set to lead to lower supply of WAVES tokens on exchanges and, consequently, to higher demand.We are continuously looking to onboard new users to our platform, and Waves developers seeking to launch a node might choose Ankr to do it in a simple, affordable and less time consuming way.Currently, the Waves network has over 300 nodes. With this partnership we aim to drastically decrease the complexity of deploying a Waves node and continue to grow the number of miners in the Waves network.Useful Waves linksRead Waves News channelFollow Waves TwitterWatch Waves YoutubeSubscribe to Waves SubredditFollow Ankr on social mediaAnkr official websiteAnkr TwitterAnkr Telegram announcementsAnkr Telegram English chatAnkr Telegram Node Support groupAnkr LinkedIn profileAnkr InstagramAnkr and Waves partner for one-click node infrastructure integrations was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 08. 06

Ethereum 2.0 Medalla testne...

Today, the Ethereum Medalla testnet launched. In this tutorial, we will show you how to run an Ethereum Medalla testnet node on Ankr.Set up Ethereum Medalla Node on Ankr1. Head to app.ankr.com to deploy and click the Deploy A Node button.2. Search or scroll down to find the Ethereum Medalla card, hover over it and press Deploy button.3. Now you are taken to the configuration page. The hardware configuration is already set at the recommended system requirements, but you can increase the specifications if you wish to do so by using the Advanced button.4. The platform also recommends a cluster, which is usually the one that has the most freely available resources. In this particular case, the recommended cluster is the United Kingdom cluster, but another cluster may be recommended depending availability.5. The Project Name for use in the Ankr application is pre-filled. You can change it if you want.6. Now you need to upload your keystore and provide the associated password.Please note: If you do not yet have a keystore / password, you need to generate deposit keys using the Ethereum Foundation deposit tool. More detailed instructions can be found here.Ankr will not store this information anywhere, so make sure to back up this information safely!7. Select your preferred payment option (ANKR ERC-20, ANKR Native, USDT or credit card). If you choose to pay with cryptocurrency you need to deposit funds on the generated address. Once the funds are received, you can proceed with the next step.8. Click the Deploy Node button. Your node will start deploying, which will take approximately 5 minutes9. Once your node is deployed you will be re-directed to the Information page. Here you can read more information about Ethereum 2.0 and the new Proof of Stake consensus algorithm. The link to the SON-RPC wiki provides more technical information.10. On the Manage tab, you can find more information about your node by clicking the View buttons.Query node statusQuery peer countQuery genesisFAQQ: Are there any rewards for running an Ethereum 2.0 testnet node?A: No, the testnet Validator will not receive any rewards until Ethereum 2.0 supports transactions in phase 1.Q: What can I do with my Ethereum 2.0 testnet node?A: Run a client and validate blocks.More questions?You can find the most relevant FAQ’s and interact directly with our customer service agents at https://app.ankr.com, or contact the admins in our official Telegram Node Support groupFollow Ankr on social mediaAnkr official websiteAnkr TwitterAnkr Telegram announcementsAnkr Telegram English chatAnkr Telegram Node Support groupAnkr LinkedIn profileAnkr InstagramEthereum 2.0 Medalla testnet node now available on Ankr! was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 08. 04

How to run a Binance Smart ...

Set up Binance Smart Chain Validator on Ankr1. Head to app.ankr.com to deploy and click the Deploy A Node button.2. Search or scroll down to find the Binance card, hover over it and press Deploy button next to label Validator Node.3. Now you are taken to the configuration page. The hardware configuration is already set at the optimal system requirements, but you are allowed to increase the specifications if you wish to do so by using Advanced button.4. The platform also recommends a cluster, which is usually the one that has the most freely available resources. In this particular case, the recommended cluster is the UK cluster, but another cluster may be recommended depending on your location.5. Provide a Validator Name. You can use this name to find your validator in the Binance Smart Chain explorer. The Binance Smart Chain testnet explorer is available here.6. In order to become a Validator you need a Binance Chain wallet and a Binance Smart Chain wallet, and link them both to your node. For extra security, it is recommended to use a separate Binance Smart Chain wallet to receive the rewards.Please make sure that the Binance Smart Chain address was not used to run a Validator before. The blockchain will not allow a Binance Smart Chain address to apply for a Validator status more than once.If we take the suggested extra security into consideration, you will need 3 wallets:1 Binance Chain wallet2 Binance Smart Chain walletsTo create the wallets, follow the instructions below:Binance Chain wallet: https://docs.binance.org/wallets.htmlBinance SmartChain wallet: https://docs.binance.org/smart-chain/wallet/metamask.htm7. When the wallets are ready, you need to enter the following information, which you receive upon creating the walletBinance Chain Mnemonic phrase, composed out of 24 wordsBinance Smart Chain Private keyBinance Smart Chain Reward Address (recommended). The Validator rewards are sent to a separate address for increased security.Please note that Ankr will not store this information anywhere, so make sure to back up this information safely!8. Select your preferred payment option (ANKR ERC-20, ANKR Native, USDT or credit card). If you choose to pay with cryptocurrency you need to deposit funds on the generated address. Once the funds are received, you can proceed with the next step.For July 31st until August 31st, 2020, Ankr provides free hosting for Binance Smart Chain Validators. During this period step 8 is not necessary.9. Proceed by clicking the Deploy Node button. Your node will start deploying, which will take approximately 5 minutes10. Once the node is deployed it will automatically sync with the Binance Smart Chain, which will take approximately 10 minutes.Once your node is synced, your node will be a Full node. Now you can apply to become a Validator.11. When the node is synced, go to the Manage tab for the next steps.12. In the Manage tab you can transfer BNB tokens between chains, by clicking the Transfer button.On the Validator Balances section you can verify your token balance per chain.You can find your transaction on the Internal Transaction tab of the Binance Smart Chain explorer.You can see the same transaction on the Binance Chain explorer.13. Now you can apply to become a Validator by clicking the Apply button.14. Now select the number of tBNB tokens you want to stake to your Validator. Keep in mind the minimum stake of 1,000 tBNB.Please note that Binance Smart Chain is currently in testnet phase and the minimum required stake might change before the mainnet release.16. A pop-up screen appears where you need to submit the commission rate of your Validator.Commission Rate:The Validator takes a commission from the rewards received when it has delegated tokens. You can choose a value that matches your desired profitability for your Validator, but keep in mind that this value should be attractive enough for people to delegate tokens to your Validator. This value cannot be higher than the Maximum Commission Rate.Maximum Commission Rate:The commission rate can be changed at any point in the lifetime of the Validator. The Maximum Commission Rate ensures the commission will never exceed a certain threshold. This feature increases the trust of your Validator, and helps other users to decide whether to delegate tokens to your Validator. The Maximum Commission Rate cannot be lower than the current Commission Rate.After your Validator application is submitted, it might take a while until your Validator status is approved by the chain. Once the Validator is approved, the Validator status in the Manage tab is changed to Elected.The transaction is also visible on the Binance Chain.Questions?You can find the most relevant FAQ’s and interact directly with our customer service agents at https://app.ankr.com, or contact the admins in our official Telegram Node Support groupUseful linksBinance Smart Chain homepage: https://www.binance.org/en/smartChainFollow Ankr on social mediaAnkr official websiteAnkr TwitterAnkr Telegram announcementsAnkr Telegram English chatAnkr Telegram Node Support groupAnkr LinkedIn profileAnkr InstagramHow to run a Binance Smart Chain Validator on Ankr was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 08. 03

Ankr July Recap: DeFi, DeFi...

July was a month of integrations and infrastructure. With the trend of DeFi getting hotter, you’ll also notice an uptick of DeFi projects that we are collaborating with.Business updateCoinone infrastructure for TronFirst on the list is our successful Coinone integration. Coinone is a premier Korean based exchange that now allows users to stake Tron TRX tokens directly in their accounts. A feature that is powered in the background by Ankr, and paves the way for more exchange integrations with our technology.Ferrum Network IntegrationSecond in our business updates is the integration with Ferrum Network and their entire product line. They originally were using Infura, but have moved away due to the robust and affordable cloud infrastructure we provide to blockchain-native enterprise clients.Giving back with OasisLastly, Ankr is giving back in our partnership with the Oasis Foundation. We’re closely working with the Oasis team and supporting the Oasis Community Node program, and providing free hosting to all approved members of the program.Community UpdateWe know that constant interaction with our users is key to developing a personal connection which is why we also devote our time “partnering” with the community, if you will.Ignite community launchAnkr is heating things up with a move to Ignite, an uncensorable and decentralized microblogging social network with features that’ll be familiar for Twitter users. The service is built upon our partner Binance’s Smart Chain, and users can check us out here.Celo Vote dApp launchGovernance is an essential part of many prominent cryptocurrencies but can be hard for the user just looking for passive income.Our new CeloVote automates this and allows users to earn the maximum potential reward in a matter of seconds. The dApp is integrated with our platform and is just as easy as deploying any other node.AMA with DeFi project MeterMeter is one of the many DeFi projects we are collaborating with this month. What separates Meter from the rest is pegging its purchasing power to electricity, which results in far more stable value than any fiat currency.Our AMA (following our partnership) transcript can be read here.Development UpdateDeFi IntegrationsBesides Meter, we were also able to offer our services to upcoming projects Plutus DeFi and Keysians. Both are nascent platforms in the sector, and we look forward to seeing how our relationship with each deepens in the following months.Polkadot, the next big thingPolkadot’s validator node integration was completed this month, allowing users to interact with the protocol looking to connect all blockchains. Additionally, Polkadot parachains Bifrost and ChainX completed integration this month as well with more on the way.Binance Smart Chain integrationBinance is working on a chain supporting smart contracts, optimized for developers and Ankr is thrilled to help.Late last month we had launched developer tools to help get development going, and this month we followed up by enabling BNB staking for the Testnet! Keep an eye on this one, as we will release more news in the coming days!Bitcoin Full node integrationThe several hours (or days, depending on your system) that it takes to initialize the 300GB blockchain for Bitcoin core is one of the main reasons why there are so few nodes.We’re excited to announce that Bitcoin full nodes are now part of our platform — and we will suggest our community on some things you can do with all the time you’ll be saving. Keep your eyes on our blog!Additional full node integrationsFollowing on the heels of Bitcoin’s node integration, users can also now deploy full nodes to perform data analytics for the Decred, Elastos, ETH Classic, NEO, and Nuls native blockchains.Looking forwardWith the final ETH 2.0 testnet version “Medalla” being announced for an August 4th launch, we should start to see further developments for DeFi and Ethereum related dApps.Regardless, Ankr is ready for when ETH 2.0 launches on the mainnet!Follow Ankr on social mediaAnkr official websiteAnkr TwitterAnkr Telegram announcementsAnkr Telegram English chatAnkr Telegram Node Support groupAnkr LinkedIn profileAnkr InstagramAnkr July Recap: DeFi, DeFi, DeFi was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 08. 01

Why and how to run a ChainX...

Looking to get started with ChainX? Eager to know what ChainX is? This article will cover both, so stay where are you are and learn about what separates ChainX from other Polkadot Parachains.ChainX is one of the several Parachains of Polkadot, a Web3 Foundation project focused on bringing the numerous blockchains of the sector together through interoperability and easy integration.The ChainX team is building a public blockchain ecosystem of multi-currency integration. With a unique PoS consensus algorithm that follows an asset mining model, “One Asset One Vote” measures mining power based on market value of large caps like BTC, ETH, EOS, and other assets from users inter-chain deposits. Deposit data is then used with Bitcoin’s model to halve output eventually, and distribute PCX tokens in the fairest way possible.If you are ready to start asset mining across different chains with ChainX, read on!Tutorial: how to deploy your ChainX node on Ankr1. Head to app.ankr.com, create an account if you don’t have one already, then click the Deploy a Node button.2. Search or scroll down to find the ChainX card, hover over it and press the Deploy button next to the Validator node or Full node label.The Validator node is for staking, while the Full node serves development purposes.3. Now you are taken to the configuration page. The hardware configuration is already set to the optimal system requirements, but you are allowed to increase the specifications if you wish to do so by using the Advanced button.4. The platform also recommends a cluster, which is usually the one that has the most freely available resources. In this particular case, the recommended cluster is the UK cluster, but another cluster may be recommended depending on where resources are most available at the time.5. If you are deploying a Full node, select if you need archiving. In case you want to query historical data, please select Archive. If this is not the case, you can go with the Non-Archive option for less disk space and faster performance.If you want to run a Validator, there is no archive option.6. Name your node, using up to 32 characters, or simply take the default name provided.7. Select your preferred payment option (ANKR ERC-20, ANKR Native or USDT or credit card). If you choose to pay with cryptocurrency you need to deposit funds on the generated address.8. Click Deploy and once payment is received, your node will automatically start deploying and be online in minutes for use!Questions?You can find the most relevant FAQ’s and interact directly with our customer service agents at https://app.ankr.com, or contact the admins in our official Telegram Node Support groupUseful ChainX linksWebsite: https://chainx.org/Twitter: https://twitter.com/chainx_orgTelegram: https://t.me/chainx_orgGithub: https://github.com/chainx-org/ChainXBlock reward rules: https://doc.chainx.org/#/zh-en/voteFollow Ankr on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkTelegram Node Support: https://t.me/AnkrNodeSupportLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Discord support channel: https://discord.gg/kFETwMDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/Why and how to run a ChainX node on Ankr was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 07. 30

Ankr is for Everyone. A tal...

Imagine you’re a regular crypto user that wants to support the decentralization of a project you like.We talk about how our systems work with some of the biggest names in the space, whether it’s exchanges like Binance or hot DeFi projects like Meter.io and Keysians. But what’s the experience like for the everyday crypto enthusiast? That’s where Bert Hendriksen from DeeCrypt.io comes in.Deecrypt.io is a new project formed from a small group of curious programmers wanting to support decentralization and learn more about how blockchain works. They started with deploying a Harmony node, something that any of us could do with Ankr.But don’t take our word it. Listen to what Bert from DeeCrypt.io has to say about us.Q: Why did you decide to go with Ankr instead of personally hosting a node yourself? Your team definitely has the technical know-how.A: Our team consists of various programmers with different experiences, but we did not have real experience on the blockchain. With Ankr we could easily set up a node without having any technical knowledge about it.Of course we could also have hosted a server ourselves, but then you should also think of security, maintenance, backup generation, etc. This is all arranged by Ankr, nice and easy! This way we can fully focus on gaining experience on the blockchain.Q: I’m sure you checked out AWS, Google Cloud, etc. What factors made you choose Ankr over others?A: As of 2019, we have been investing in Harmony, a blockchain with which Ankr has a long-term partnership. We believe in collaborations, we believe that chain collaborations are more sustainable than companies that work on their own.In addition, it is financially attractive to choose Ankr, for only 29 USD per month you can easily set up and manage your Harmony Validator.Q: Tell me about DeeCrypt.io. What problem does it solve? How is Ankr helping to make that possible?A: We don’t solve real world problems, we try to contribute. We do this through decentralization. The strength of a successful blockchain lies in decentralization, which we can only achieve by starting multiple validators.Ankr contributes to this by making it particularly easy to start and manage a node. We chose Harmony because we believe in their vision, “To scale trust and create a radically fair economy”. Harmony has the mainnet live, Effective Proof or Stake.Their blockchain supports 4 shards of 1000 nodes and produces blocks in 5 seconds, super fast! There is a great active team behind Harmony and an even more active community!Q: How has your experience been with your first node on Ankr, the Harmony Validator?A: The setup of the first node was very simple, really set up in a few minutes. For this first node we selected a server in Singapore. After the set-up we had to wait a few minutes to synchronize, once finished we could delegate our investment to our own node via our own wallets. At the next epoch we were immediately “elected”!Unfortunately, after a few days something went wrong with the server in Singapore, this gave us the opportunity to meet the developers of Ankr, nice and direct contact via Telegram and good help. Result: setting up a new node on the server in the UK. Of course set up again within a few minutes and again “Elected” at the next Epoch!Q: Any thoughts on expansion? A new protocol, or perhaps a second Harmony validator?A: We are fully passionate about blockchain, technology and coding. With the new knowledge we gain every day, we also get new ideas. But first get the basics in order and then expansion.Our first goal was to successfully set up a node on Harmony, now we are still looking for delegators to delegate the ONE tokens to us. Next step, a new protocol, developing Dapps, time will tell. Follow us on Twitter to see what our next step will be!Q: What can readers do to contribute?A: Of course delegate their ONE tokens to our DeeCrypt Validator, below you will find our address. The DeeCrypt Validator charges only 5% commission and earns an APR of around 11% at the moment of writing.Smartstake (one of the other validators) has created a great dashboard where you can view the performance of the validators. You can find the link to our Validators’ performance here.Useful linksValidator name: DeeCrypt_ONEValidator address: one1n9vm6kg26zf2tp65t227s647lrv75343aun3nrSmartStake Dashboard: https://harmony.smartstake.io/val/250Website: http://www.Deecrypt.ioTwitter: https://twitter.com/deecrypt1Got more questions?We thank Bert Hendriksen for his time, I’m sure our readers got some valuable insight!If you’re still on the fence, feel free to get to know us a little bit more in our online communities or by sending our support staff a message on our website.Follow Ankr on social mediaAnkr official websiteAnkr TwitterAnkr Telegram announcementsAnkr Telegram English chatAnkr Telegram Node Support groupAnkr LinkedIn profileAnkr InstagramAnkr is for Everyone. A talk with startup DeeCrypt.io was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 07. 29

How to run a Bifrost node o...

Do you want to get into Bifrost to catch the Defi wave? Perfect! You’re in the right place. Bifrost is one of the many new Polkadot Parachains we now offer in our marketplace.What separates Bifrost from other Parachains is its focus on being a protocol for staking liquidity. Staking usually encourages the locking of funds for a certain period of time. While this helps with price stability, it does mean that liquid tokens for trading and transactions decrease.Furthermore, price slippage can occur as smaller market orders have more significant impacts on the current price.Bifrost helps solve these problems with its vToken and cross-chain method. Bifrost’s protocol allows it to connect with several different public PoS chains so that users can automatically compound without any lockup period. And the vToken is mapped to whatever asset you deposited (vETH, vEOS, etc.), which is how you accrue interest.With DeFi growing and liquidity being one of the biggest factors to a healthy ecosystem, here’s how to get started with your own Bifrost node with only 10 USD and 10 minutes!How to run your Bifrost node on AnkrSetting up your Bifrost walletGo to the Bifrost explorerOn the left-hand side, select Accounts and then Add accountComplete the fields with your name and password4. Click the Save button5. Click Create and backup account on the following promptNote: While a backup file is automatically generated, we recommend saving a manual backup of your mnemonic seed.Receiving your first tokensFind your wallet address by clicking on your account name in the explorer.A window on the righthand side of your screen should appear. Copy your address from there.Go to the Bifrost faucet telegram group: https://t.me/bifrost_faucetSend “ /want + Bifrost wallet address” in the chat.You should see tokens in your account within the next few minutes.Deploying your Bifrost node on AnkrThat wasn’t so hard, was it? Don’t worry, the next steps are even easier!1. Head to app.ankr.com to deploy and click the Deploy A Node button.2. Search or scroll down to find the Bifrost card, hover over it and press Deploy button next to label Validator Node or Full Node.3. Now you are taken to the configuration page. The hardware configuration is already set at the optimal system requirements, but you are allowed to increase the specifications if you wish to do so by using Advanced button.4. The platform also recommends a cluster, which is usually the one that has the most freely available resources. In this particular case, the recommended cluster is the London cluster, but another cluster may be recommended depending on your location.5. Input Node Name in this format: <“your node name” | “first 10 digit of your address”>.6. Select your preferred payment option (ANKR ERC-20, ANKR Native or USDT or credit card). If you choose to pay with cryptocurrency you need to deposit funds on the generated address.7. After the deployment is completed, you can find the details and current status of your node on the Information tab, where you will also find your Session Key.8. Follow https://wiki.bifrost.finance/en/help/validator-tutorial.html to input your Session Key to run the Bifrost Validator.About BifrostBifrost is the DeFi project for PoS tokens, that include staking and liquidity both. It allows you to get vToken for operations and delivering liquidity, plus you got staking rewards all the time your DOT, KSM,EOS or other token backed by the smart-contract.About AnkrAnkr makes infrastructure for deploying any blockchain node easy, accessible, affordable and instantly distributed across the globe.Questions?You can find the most relevant FAQ’s and interact directly with our customer service agents at https://app.ankr.com, or contact the admins in our official Telegram Node Support groupUseful Bifrost linksWebsite: https://bifrost.finance/Github: https://github.com/bifrost-financeTelegram: https://t.me/bifrost_financeMedium: https://medium.com/@bifrost_financeTwitter: https://twitter.com/bifrost_financeFollow Ankr on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkTelegram Node Support: https://t.me/AnkrNodeSupportLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Discord support channel: https://discord.gg/kFETwMDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/How to run a Bifrost node on Ankr was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 07. 28

Stake and participate in De...

With talk about yield farming, liquidity mining, and various other DeFi use cases, Ankr has been looking for ways for its users to start generating an extra stream of income on staked assets.We have seen ETH surging to new local highs the last few days off of ETH 2.0 and DeFi buzz, so it is no surprise that our latest client, Keysians, is a project pivoted to capture market share in DeFi.The main issue that comes with staking is that funds typically need to be locked up. With Keysians, it’s possible to finally have your cake and eat it too! Users are able to reap the rewards of staked tokens but also trading if they so desire.Keysians’ unique DeFi use casesThe Keysians team is building a financial channel, turning staked assets into flexible and tradable financial products. Through the channel, users get benefits of staking and trading simultaneously and can stack rewards further with yield farming and liquidity mining.Other options include opening a leveraged stake position and hedging against assets with the Keysians platform.Interoperability is achieved through leveraging Polkadot’s consensus algorithm, as a Parachain for staking liquidity.Deploying DeFi with Ankr and KeysiansAnkr is excited to be powering the node infrastructure of this revolutionary project, adding to our broad portfolio of enterprise clients.One of the Ankr’s major use cases is to make it easy and affordable to run PoS nodes and stake assets to earn passive income. With most PoS protocols, staking means locking your tokens inside a node, reducing the users’ liquidity on the secondary market.This is different with Keysians node operators. As a node operator, you can:Issue derivatives in the form of synthetic tokensSell staked assets with a time thresholdUsers for the first time to earn from staking/issuance of underlying assets’ derivatives at the same time.In addition to hosting the Keysians node infrastructure, we are taking on the challenge to provide one-click node hosting for Keysians nodes, so that our users can start generating an extra stream of income on their staked assets.Together with Keysians, we are eager to see where this venture into Web3 & DeFi takes our respective companies.Find Keysians hereOfficial website: https://keysians.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/keysiansTelegram chat: https://t.me/keysiansTelegram announcements channel: https://t.me/keysians_annFollow Ankr on social mediaAnkr official websiteAnkr TwitterAnkr Telegram announcementsAnkr Telegram English chatAnkr Telegram Node Support groupAnkr LinkedIn profileAnkr InstagramStake and participate in DeFi with Keysians and Ankr was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 07. 27

Ankr enables BNB Staking fo...

Binance Smart Chain enables the long awaited smart contracts integration with Binance Chain and will make it possible to run your own Validator and earn a passive income by staking BNB! In our continued partnership with Binance, Ankr is proud to announce that we support easy deployment for Binance Smart Chain Validators and staking BNB on our platform!For those who can’t wait to try it out, the testnet Validator for Binance Smart Chain is now available in our protocol market. You can claim testnet BNB tokens on the testnet faucet here. A full tutorial of how to deploy and run the Binance Smart Chain Validator will be available shortly.Running a Validator on the Binance Chain is a feature that many have been looking forward to for a long time, and Ankr is the very first to make this available to the public. Albeit the testnet version, this effort shows our close involvement with the Binance and Binance Chain teams, and paves the way for enabling mainnet Binance Smart Chain Validators on Ankr!Moreover, being a longtime believer in Binance and BNB, Ankr will apply for one of the 21 Validator spots on the Binance Smart Chain mainnet.Dual-chain architecture and Validator setWith the introduction of Binance Smart Chain, a parallel blockchain of the current Binance Chain is created to retain the high performance of the native DEX blockchain and support a friendly Smart Contract function at the same time.The dual-chain architecture will empower its users to build decentralized apps and digital assets on one blockchain and take advantage of the fast trading to exchange on the other.Highlights of the novel Binance Smart Chain are;EVM CompatibleProof of Staked AuthorityCross-Chain TransferCross-Chain Contract Event (Trade, Transfer)Block time ~5 secondsOn Binance Smart Chain, the top 21 nodes with highest BNB stake will form the Validator set. We are ready to be one of those 21 Validators, as an exciting new application of our services.More Binance Chain nodes on AnkrWhile the testnet Validators are our latest offering, those looking for something with more data and analytics will be interested in our Binance Chain Full node deployments.Regardless of whichever you choose, you’ll get a performance optimized node deployed minutes after you click “deploy.”Head on over to our platform to get a head start on this revolution!Follow Ankr on social mediaAnkr official websiteAnkr TwitterAnkr Telegram announcementsAnkr Telegram English chatAnkr Telegram Node Support groupAnkr LinkedIn profileAnkr InstagramAnkr enables BNB Staking for Binance Smart Chain Testnet! was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 07. 23

Ankr partners with Oasis Fo...

We’re proud to announce our latest partnership with Oasis Foundation! In this collaboration, Ankr is assisting Oasis’ Community Node program by offering free hosting to all approved members of the program.The Oasis Community Node program will provide infrastructure and valuable data for the Oasis Amber network, the next step of Oasis network’s mainnet progression. Free hosting offered by Ankr will last until the launch of Oasis mainnet, or the end of August 2020, whichever comes first.Oasis Community Node programThe Community Node program will give the Oasis Foundation valuable insights on proper sizing for their mainnet launch. In addition, the purpose of this program is to give new teams a chance of:Running a node on the Oasis Amber networkBeing involved in the broader Oasis network communityReceiving a delegation from the Oasis Foundation at mainnet launch.Run your Oasis testnet node for free with Ankr!For interested users the process is quite simple:Fill out this form and gain approval from the Oasis FoundationOasis will provide Ankr with your contact informationWe will contact you on how to deploy and run your node with Ankr, for free!Beside the fact that we offer free hosting for Oasis nodes, we have also made it super easy for anyone to deploy the node, it literally takes one click! Ankr also takes care of any updates of the network, including the mainnet launch.Potential community participants can learn more about the program here.Oasis has stated they will give a small delegation of tokens to kickstart your node, but please note that this stake may not be enough to get into the consensus committee or earn staking rewards.Ankr is excited to be backing an initiative that aligns with our ethos so closely, helping as many people as possible through innovative blockchain solutions.In our symbiotic relationship, Oasis provides community members with the opportunity to experience running a node. We enhance the experience by reducing technical barriers to deploy and maintain the node.Find out more about the Oasis Community Node program, and other ways to support the Oasis Foundation here.Questions?You can find the most relevant FAQ’s and interact directly with our customer service agents at https://app.ankr.com, or contact the admins in our official Telegram Node Support groupUseful linksOasis Foundation official websiteFollow Ankr on social mediaAnkr official websiteAnkr TwitterAnkr Telegram announcementsAnkr Telegram English chatAnkr Telegram Node Support groupAnkr LinkedIn profileAnkr InstagramAnkr partners with Oasis Foundation for Community Node program was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 07. 21

Ankr partners with DeFi inn...

You’ve heard of stable coins that are pegged to fiat, but what about electricity?Take a look at our latest partner, Meter, a Layer 1 DeFi project whose low-volatility token, MTR, has a value that is pegged to 10 kWh of electricity, a resource whose price has historically been more stable than any fiat currency.Furthermore, the unique design of the Meter system eliminates counter party, regulatory, and oracle risks typically found with crypto- and fiat-backed coins.Ankr will offer users the ability to deploy Meter nodes and Validators. We will also be playing a key role in Meter infrastructure by hosting foundational nodes for the network.How is Meter different from other DeFi projects?Besides tying value to electricity, Meter’s consensus mechanism and token economics are unique as well. Meter innovates by using a hybrid consensus model, Proof of Work (PoW) for creation of the low-volatility token MTR, and Proof of Stake (PoS) with their governance token, MTRG, for validating transactions. This makes Meter decentralized, fast, and super secure.Meter not only offers stable purchasing power, suitable for long-term hedges and everyday transactions, but also focuses on making your money uncensorable and sound.The project’s goal is to be a stable account of value for all DeFi apps, as volatility in exchange rates and competition with vendors selling in fiat makes transacting in crypto unfeasible.Other differences, key mission values, and other information can be found in the Meter whitepaper.Meter has already gained some traction recently as their public token sales were 46 times oversubscribed with 27.4M USD in commitment on July 15th, 2020.Join the AMA!Ankr and Meter will be hosting an AMA talking more about our node partnership with Meter in the Meter official Telegram Discussion group on Tuesday July 21st at 16:00 UTC.Follow Ankr on social mediaAnkr official websiteAnkr TwitterAnkr Telegram announcementsAnkr Telegram English chatAnkr Telegram Node Support groupAnkr LinkedIn profileAnkr InstagramAnkr partners with DeFi innovator Meter for uncensorable money was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 07. 20

CeloVote: cGLD earnings on ...

Did you know that you can earn up to 6% a year on your Celo cGLD holdings, without running a node? You didn’t? Then let us explain how, and even if you did know this already, read on to find out how Ankr can make the whole process effortless.Basically, the Celo network needs users to participate in daily elections in order to determine which 100 Validators secure the blockchain for the next 24 hours.Holders of cGLD can lock their tokens in order to receive votes (1 cGLD = 1 vote). Don’t worry, you can unlock them again; you will never lose your cGLD.Now, for each vote you cast for a Validator that gets elected, you receive a reward. For a perfect voting record, this amounts to approximately 6% profit on your locked cGLD over the course of a year.The Celo voting process.CeloVote: automated voting with AnkrVoting is a daily thing. Getting your maximum reward requires daily interaction; you need to monitor what Validators are most likely to get elected and make sure your votes are cast for them, to receive a reward. Unsuccessful votes receive nothing, so manage this carefully.But at Ankr, we would not have lived up to our reputation if we hadn’t automated this entire process for you! You can watch daily rewards flowing in your wallet on auto-pilot for less than half the price of Netflix!We’ve built and integrated an automated Celo Voting Application on the Ankr platform which handles voting in the daily elections seamlessly. It only takes a few clicks to get started, just like our node deployment process.When you use our CeloVote dApp, the technical knowledge barrier is completely removed. It’s truly as simple as deploying the application, connecting your wallet and then sitting back and checking in from time to time to see how much reward you’ve accumulated! And, of course you can unlock your cGLD again whenever you wish (subject to Celo’s standard unlocking period).How does it work?The application monitors when each election period is about to begin and places smart votes strategically on your behalf. When the voting commences, the application monitors the action to ensure your votes remain placed on successful validators; if it feels the votes are safer elsewhere, it will automatically switch to other Validators to optimize your chances of success.This all takes place dynamically throughout each voting period (which occurs once per day). Imagine having to do this manually, right?The CeloVote dApp in action.So regardless of whether you’re a newbie to crypto or an expert with large holdings, the CeloVote tool is the best way to ensure consistent daily returns without lifting a finger!Automated voting for half the price of a Netflix subscription!You know us for our industry-leading prices in everything that we offer, and the Celo Voting App is no exception.Unlocking the ability to watch your cGLD work for you automatically costs only 5 USD per month!Your break-even point is staking anything over 1,000 USD worth of cGLD, and profits dramatically increase for any holdings above that.Watch Celo Gold roll into your wallet everyday now!Questions?You can find the most relevant FAQ’s and interact directly with our customer service agents at https://app.ankr.com, or contact the admins in our official Telegram Node Support groupFollow Ankr on social mediaAnkr official websiteAnkr TwitterAnkr Telegram announcementsAnkr Telegram English chatAnkr Telegram Node Support groupAnkr LinkedIn profileAnkr InstagramCeloVote: cGLD earnings on Autopilot with Ankr was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 07. 17

How to deploy a Polkadot Va...

In this tutorial, we will show you how to deploy and run a Polkadot Validator node on AnkrSet up your Polkadot Full Node on Ankr1. Head to app.ankr.com to deploy and click the Deploy A Node button.2. Search or scroll down to find the Polkadot card, hover over it and press Deploy button next to label Validator Node.3. Now you are taken to the configuration page. The hardware configuration is set at the recommended system requirements, but you can choose to increase the specifications if you wish to do so, by using Advanced button.4. The platform also recommends a cluster, which is usually the one that has the most freely available resources. In this particular case, the recommended cluster is the Singapore cluster, but another cluster may be recommended for you, depending on your location.5. The Project Name for use in the Ankr application is pre-filled. You can change it if you want (please note that only a small set of special characters are allowed in this name).6. Select your preferred payment option (ANKR ERC-20, ANKR Native, USDT or Credit Card). If you choose to pay with cryptocurrency you need to deposit funds on the generated address.7. Once the funds are received, you can proceed by clicking the Deploy Node button.8. Deployment in progress will take approx. 5 minutes.9. The node is now deployed and will start syncing with the Polkadot network which will finish soon after deployment.How to become a Validator on the Polkadot network?Please note: to set up the node you will need enough DOT to set up Stash and Controller accounts with the existential deposit, plus a little extra for transaction fees. Usually 0.01 DOT is sufficient. To be elected as a Validator, you need a stake of at least 17,000 DOT behind your Validator, which can come from your yourself or from Nominators.For more details please see the official guide by Polkadot to configure your node and become a Validator. You can also follow the next steps.Note: Transfers are disabled during the soft launch phase of Polkadot. This means that if you are setting up a Validator during this time you may not be able to make your stash and controller two separate accounts, as is recommended. You must make them the same account, meaning that you will bond the account to itself. However it is highly recommended that you change your controller as soon as possible.It is highly recommended that you make your Controller and Stash accounts to be two separate accounts. For this, you need to create two accounts and make sure each of them have at least enough funds to pay for transaction fees. It is advised to keep most of your funds in the Stash account since it will be used as custodian of your staking funds.Make sure not to bond all your DOT balance since you will be unable to pay transaction fees from your bonded balance.It is now time to set up our Validator. Bond the DOTs of the Stash account. These DOTs will be put at stake for the security of the network and can be slashed.10. Select the Controller. This is the account that will decide when to start or stop validating.First, go to the Staking section. Click on “Account Actions”, and then the “New stake” button.11. You need to tell the chain your Session keys by signing and submitting an extrinsic. This is what associates your Validator with your Controller account.Go to Staking > Account Actions, and click Set Session Key on the bonding account you generated earlier.The Session Key can be found on the manage page, you can copy the value.12. Past the Session Key value from the Ankr app and click Set Session Key13. To verify that your node is live and synchronised, head to Telemetry and find your node. Note that this will show all nodes on the Polkadot network, which is why it is important to select a unique name!14. If everything looks good, go ahead and click on Validate in Polkadot UI.15. If you go to the Staking tab, you will see a list of active Validators currently running on the network. At the top of the page, it shows the number of Validator slots that are available as well as the number of nodes that have signaled their intention to be a Validator.Check the Waiting tab to double check if your node is listed there.16. The Validator set is refreshed every era. In the next era, if there is a slot available and your node is selected to join the Validator set, your node will become an active Validator.As long as your Validator is not selected to become part of the Validator set, it will remain in the waiting queue. There is no need to re-start if you are not selected for the Validator set in a particular era. However, it may be necessary to increase the number of DOTs staked or seek out nominators for your Validator in order to join the Validator set.Questions?You can find the most relevant FAQ’s and interact directly with our customer service agents at https://app.ankr.com, or contact the admins in our official Telegram Node Support groupUseful linksPolkadot official websiteIn-depth read on Polkadot and comparison to Ethereum 2.0Follow Ankr on social mediaAnkr official websiteAnkr TwitterAnkr Telegram announcementsAnkr Telegram English chatAnkr Telegram Node Support groupAnkr LinkedIn profileAnkr InstagramHow to deploy a Polkadot Validator on Ankr was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 07. 17

How to run a Polkadot Full ...

In this tutorial, we will show you how to run a Polkadot Full NodeSet up a Polkadot Full node on Ankr1. Head to app.ankr.com to deploy and click the Deploy A Node button.2. Search or scroll down to find the Polkadot card, hover over it and press Deploy button next to label Full Node.3. Now you are taken to the configuration page. The hardware configuration is already set at the optimal system requirements, but you are allowed to increase the specifications if you wish to do so by using Advanced button.4. The platform also recommends a cluster, which is usually the one that has the most freely available resources. In this particular case, the recommended cluster is the Singapore cluster, but another cluster may be recommended depending on your location.5. The Project Name for use in the Ankr application is pre-filled. You can change it if you want.6. There are two modes in which the Polkadot Full Node can run. If you need to query historical data from the node you may need to use the Archive Mode, but if that functionality is not needed, the Non-Archive Mode is highly recommended because it will sync faster and will conserve disk space.Choose your preference.7. Select your preferred payment option (ANKR ERC-20, ANKR Native or USDT or credit card). If you choose to pay with cryptocurrency you need to deposit funds on the generated address.8. Once the funds are received, you can proceed by clicking the Deploy Node button.9. Deployment in progress will take approx. 4 minutes.10. The node is now deployed and will start syncing with the Polkadot network. On the information tab you can track the status when syncing is completed.In order to get realtime stats of the node, please head to the Polkadot Telemetry Web App. On the Polkadot tab, you then search with your node name for further information.Questions?You can find the most relevant FAQ’s and interact directly with our customer service agents at https://app.ankr.com, or contact the admins in our official Telegram Node Support groupUseful linksPolkadot official websiteIn-depth read on Polkadot and comparison to Ethereum 2.0Follow Ankr on social mediaAnkr official websiteAnkr TwitterAnkr Telegram announcementsAnkr Telegram English chatAnkr Telegram Node Support groupAnkr LinkedIn profileAnkr InstagramHow to run a Polkadot Full Node on Ankr was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 07. 17

Ankr powering Decentralized...

Ankr has already entered the world of decentralized finance by integrating and partnering with some notable players in the space such as Compound, ThorChain and Ferrum Network. Today we proudly announce our collaboration with DeFi aggregator PlutusDeFi, who are building solutions for lowering the entry barrier to the world of decentralized finance.What is PlutusDeFi?PlutusDeFi is a full stack DeFi platform that provides aggregation of various decentralised finance solutions under a single platform. Their flagship product ‘Lend & Earn’ integrates with the Compound and dYdX protocols across multiple currencies while focusing on vital functions to maintain privacy of its users, by combining on-chain and off-chain privacy elements.They are one of the first DeFi platforms with a native token which encapsulates the value derived on the platform through a utility token mechanism.PlutusDeFi believe in bringing DeFi projects to implement an open, transparent governance system, by providing an interconnected way of doing governance together.This is why PlutusDeFi will also use any stake-holder allocated assets provided to PlutusDeFi by protocols like Compound, BZX Network, Curve and others, and allow PlutusDeFi users to influence in other projects’ proposals using the PlutusDeFi stake. Users can also delegate their voting rights to the PlutusDeFi address in order to combine voting power and weighting.How will this collaboration benefit Ankr and PlutusDefi?PlutusDeFi will use Ankr’s infrastructure to decentralize several of their future builds including moving their on-chain Ethereum validation nodes to Ankr and the roll out of our one-click node deployment in a future release of the staking campaign, to provide users incentives for locking their PLT token holdings.As PlutusDeFi has opted for a DPoS infrastructure within it’s governance system, we will enable users to easily deploy DPoS nodes on our platform, enabling users to run their own staking nodes.Our one-click node deployment will allow for users to very easily start nodes, in order to participate in governance votes across the platform, or participate in ‘solidarity voting actions’, by combining the PLT’ company stake within other projects to be deployed into external governance actions.Ankr bridges the gap between democratic participation and technology barriers for simple users by allowing a wider periphery of users from various levels of experience to participate in governance without being deterred by obstacles such as not understanding how to code and deploy blockchain nodes.Useful linksPlutusDefi official websitePlutusDefi Lend & Earn applicationPlutusDefi documentationFollow Ankr on social mediaAnkr official websiteAnkr TwitterAnkr Telegram announcementsAnkr Telegram English chatAnkr Telegram Node Support groupAnkr LinkedIn profileAnkr InstagramAnkr powering Decentralized Finance with PlutusDeFi was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 07. 15

Ankr presents: Polkadot.

After partnering with some of the most innovative projects in crypto, we know a thing or two about cutting through noise and paying attention to exceptional projects. These projects usually impact the greater crypto community, similar to the Ethereum 2.0 piece we published a few weeks ago. Here’s why we think Polkadot will play a huge role in coming years and how Ankr is getting involved today.What is Polkadot?Polkadot is what we’re calling a “protocol disruptor” as it’s designed to enable seamless interoperability across blockchain networks. Polkadot is the flagship protocol and first project from the Swiss-based Web3 Foundation. Focused on R&D for promising decentralized protocols and applications, Polkadot is a fitting project that embodies Web3’s ethos.This is achieved through multi-chain technology called “parachains.” Parachains are an application-specific data structure that is globally coherent and validatable by the validators of the Polkadot Relay Chain.The network scales even further with parathreads that are scheduled on a dynamic basis. These threads allow parachains to share sharded slots, similar to smaller airplanes sharing a gate at an airport. In layman terms, Parathreads are essentially Polkadot’s own shards.Why is Polkadot significant?Polkadot have launched their mainnet recently and the DOT tokens can now be claimed. The launch and the first NPoS Validator elections have proven to be a catalyst for investor, community, and developer support. Just like Ethereum 2.0, Polkadot will be a PoS protocol. Critical differences from Ethereum 2.0 include on-chain governance, as well as proposals and chain upgrades to occur without requiring a hard fork.We believe Polkadot andd Ethereum 2.0 to occupy over 50% of the total cryptocurrency market capitalization by the end of 2021, capturing a 135 billion USD market.Ankr’s involvement in the Polkadot EcosystemMany blockchains have been launched with some form of PoS over the past years, whether it’s Vanilla or NPoS (Nominated Proof-of-Stake) in Polkadot’s case.But the space currently lacks a de facto infrastructure for PoS protocols, like Bitmain has done for the Bitcoin network. Ankr looks to provide this for the PoS landscape. We are using our expertise in node deployment/management to provide the easiest way possible for everyone to access the multi-billion PoS market.We seek to provide a decentralized and easy way to leverage Web3 solutions and the Polkadot ecosystem, including their Parachains. We hereby present four ways to get involved in Polkadot with Ankr.Put your DOTs to work by running a Validator! Optimize your earnings and secure the relay chain by staking DOT tokens, competing for nominations, participating in consensus with other validators and receiving block rewards for good performance. For optimized security, you can protect your Validator by hiding it behind a layer of Sentry nodes. We also provide a custom security package containing one or more Sentry nodes to protect your Validator. For inquiries on the security package, mail to sales@ankr.comFor data analytics companies and developers we provide easy access to transactions, usage data and insights on the Polkadot network with our one-click full node deployment.Ankr will contribute to the Polkadot ecosystem by deploying our own NPoS Validators, which will be available for receiving nominations later this week. Stay tuned for more information on how to easily delegate your DOTs to our Validators!We have joined the Web3 Bootcamp earlier this year and connected with many of the Polkadot Parachains developers. We have collaborated on bringing easy node deployment with the teams of Acala Network, Bifrost, ChainX, Darwinia and more to integrate their nodes on our platform. In addition, we already supported the Edgeware and the Kusama Network.Polkadot Ecosystem projects supported by Ankr.Both the Polkadot Validator and Full node are now available in our Node Market and we will publish the tutorials later today!Useful linksPolkadot official websiteIn-depth read on Polkadot and comparison to Ethereum 2.0Follow Ankr on social mediaAnkr official websiteAnkr TwitterAnkr Telegram announcementsAnkr Telegram English chatAnkr Telegram Node Support groupAnkr LinkedIn profileAnkr InstagramAnkr presents: Polkadot. was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 07. 14

Ferrum Network migrates to ...

In a mutually beneficial move, Ankr will be deploying Ethereum infrastructure to support demand for the Ferrum Network’s product line. Ethereum nodes will be deployed to support:First Kudi exchange, a fiat to crypto exchange focused on enabling the unbanked in AfricaUniFyre Wallet, an iOS/Android multi-currency wallet that forgoes long addresses in lieu of links that can be copied and pastedFerrum, creator of Unifyre Wallet, moved away from Infura as they needed an affordable and hands-free enterprise solution, which we provide through our cloud infrastructure. Ethereum nodes are one of our flagship offerings for partners but retail customers as well.Ankr prides itself on its high uptime and fast scalability, both desirable traits for the usage environment a wallet will have (many requests per second, sustained loan).At Ankr, we’re always looking for ways to enable the people to take advantage of blockchain technology, which is why we we’re pleased to be the wallets early listing partner in June this year.Ferrum Network’s dedication to deepening our relationship is cause for celebration, which is why we are more than honored to help throw this giveaway!Ferrum Network debuts Pool Drop feature with ANKR tokensTo celebrate this deepening of our relationship, we are helping to showcase our partner Ferrum Network’s new Pool Drop feature by dropping 50 USD worth of ANKR tokens to 50 lucky winners! Anyone can participate here!The Pool Drop feature is an extension of Unifyre wallet’s already convenient Link Drop technology. To recap, Link Drops solve the worry that anyone somehow messed up copying and pasting an address by replacing it with a link you send instead.In short: links are used instead of addresses, a kinder human-readable experience, which makes sending and receiving cryptocurrency as easy as sending a text message! To analogize, if Link Drop is a single text to a person, Pool Drop is like starting a group chat.Here are some fun scenarios where Pool Drop could be used:Manage a remote team across borders and hate fees? You’ll love this.Press releases not cutting it anymore? Literally throw money and Pool Drop it.Be the local crypto evangelist and introduce people to cryptocurrency at scale, by sending a link.Many of us won’t be doing cannonballs anytime soon, so why not Pool Drop instead?Follow Ankr on social mediaAnkr official websiteAnkr TwitterAnkr Telegram announcementsAnkr Telegram English chatAnkr Telegram Node Support groupAnkr LinkedIn profileAnkr InstagramFerrum Network migrates to Ankr for Ethereum node infrastructure was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 07. 09

Ankr Monthly Recap: June 2020

As of today, we are replacing the Bi-weekly updates with monthly recaps. Wondering what Team Ankr has been up to in June?Community UpdateCustomer service live chatFirstly, we now have a live customer support service! For any troubleshooting, concerns, etc., you can message us directly via our intercom live chat at app.ankr.com.Community AMA’s with TomoChain and ElrondWe held two AMA’s this month, with the communities of our partners TomoChain and Elrond.For the TomoChain AMA, Ankr’s CMO Marco and Blockchain Product Manager Flavian spoke with TomoChain’s Chief Business Development Officer Kyn Chaturvedi. The AMA Recap is on Tomochain’s Forum and covers Ankr’s platform, how it beats competition, and how it offers TomoChain users a non-technical way to deploy Masternodes and even their won DEX!The AMA with Elrond was held live in Elrond’s Telegram channel , you can read it here in case you missed it. The focus was again on educating the general user about Ankr, and how our new strategic partnership adds value to the Elrond network.Business updateAnkr token listed on UniFyre walletAnkr token listed on the UniFyre Wallet, built by the Ferrum Network team, focusing on enabling blockchain technology for the masses by making ANKR transactions as easy as sending a text message.Ankr will also be exploring providing one-click Ferrum Network nodes when Ferrum’s mainnet launches, as well as hosting Ferrum’s own nodes on our platform to make the network more stable and decentralized.Strategic partnership with ElrondWe are solving the specific needs of Elrond infrastructure through making node deployment easy and affordable.We are working closely with Elrond’s team to add additional functionality to our application in preparation for Elrond’s mainnet launch.Currently, a closed user group of 15 Elrond community members has been granted exclusive access to Ankr-hosted Elrond nodes to compete in their Battle of Nodes incentivized testnet, the final stress-test of the network before the mainnet launch!Acala Network IntegrationAnother new development in June is our integration with Acala Network, who are building an open finance infrastructure for the Polkadot Ecosystem.Linked by Polkadot, users will be able to access the Acala Network open finance platform from within Ankr’s node hosting platform, a collaboration that fuses the best of both worlds.Development UpdateFor June, we focused development efforts on partner integrations. We had a slew of new protocols this month: Compound, Horizen, Near Protocol, OKChain, and Tron.Our work with Polkadot extends further, too, with projects Bifrost and Darwinia Network. More Polkadot Parachains will follow as further integrations are built.Here are the key developments in June that you need to know about:Binance Smart Chain API servicesDevelopers can get started on building a Dapp with our Binance Chain/Smart Chain API Endpoint now! It takes minutes to deploy, and is free for a limited time so you can focus on developing.In terms of staking, Ankr is working on the very first one-click staking solution for Binance Chain Validators, allowing anyone to stake earn BNB tokens without any technical knowledge!Compound, providing interest like a bank (but decentralized!)With Ankr’s solution, cryptocurrency exchanges, staking platforms and wallets can easily integrate with the Compound protocol and start to offer their users a great alternative to participate in DeFi and earn interest on the assets they keep on their platforms.You’ll be able to save hundreds of DevOps hours since integration can be ready within a week, using Ankr’s RESTful API. Read more about Compound here.Ethereum 2.0: we are ready!Ethereum’s transition to Proof of Stake (PoS) is approaching! Some projections expect Ethereum 2.0 before the end of 2020.While we first announced support on May 27th, we followed up with a longer piece talking about how we’re dedicating resources to provide a legendary staking experience.TomoChain and TomoX: Decentralized Exchanges in a snap!Users can now launch their Decentralized Exchange (DEX) with TomoX and Ankr in minutes, thanks to our continued collaboration with TomoChain.Our platform fully integrated TomoX nodes following an Excalibur hard fork that occurred last month. After depositing 25,000 tokens users can launch a DEX, and we’ll throw in free hosting until August 12th!PCHAIN: A new member of the Ankr platform!PCHAIN joins our list of supported protocols with users able to access both types of validator nodes: Candidate and Bidder.To celebrate our new collaboration, one month of free hosting and a shared delegation pool of 3,600,000 PI is available for the first 36 Ankr-hosted candidate nodes!UI UpdatesIn our continuous efforts to improve user experience, we’ve made updates to general design of our platform. Users now get a better protocol market view that shows pricing and functionality of the node (staking, developing, or something else) all in a glance.We added an API market due to our addition of Binance API endpoints; it will quickly be joined with other API integrations.Other important informationFor all of our new node users, we have a node support Telegram channel where you can chat directly with our team about any questions or concerns you may have. Our live chat support can now be accessed within your dashboard for urgent issues.If you want to read the full list of updates, be sure to check out our blog. And don’t go too far away, we’re unveiling exciting developments in July!Follow Ankr on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkTelegram Node Support: https://t.me/AnkrNodeSupportLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/Ankr Monthly Recap: June 2020 was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 07. 01

Coinone integrates Ankr’s s...

We are pleased to announce that top-tier Korean exchange Coinone have deployed Ankr infrastructure for their TRX staking initiative.Coinone users can now stake TRX tokens within the exchange and receive interest straight to their wallets once a month. On the15th of each month, snapshots of account balances are taken, with the daily average used to determine rewards.Coinone and Ankr have made this super-easy, no user intervention is required. If you own TRX on the exchange, you’re automatically opted into the TRX staking program!Choose Ankr for your infrastructure needsCoinone has been our partner since COO Ryan Fang went to Korea in 2019 and announced ANKR listing on several Korean exchanges.Supporting integration of Tron Super Representative infrastructure for Coinone’s platform shows a great case study on the potential Ankr can unlock for any cryptocurrency exchange, wallet or staking platform.Ankr now supports over 40 Proof of Stake (PoS) protocols with easy node deployment and automated management, to save significant DevOps hours for each platform interested to integrate and offer staking to their users.Blockchain protocols integrated on the Ankr platform.Let Ankr do the heavy lifting! Contact us today at sales@ankr.com for your custom solution.Follow Ankr on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkTelegram Node Support: https://t.me/AnkrNodeSupportLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/Coinone integrates Ankr’s staking infrastructure was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 07. 01

Ankr launches developer too...

We are proud to announce our latest offering to the crypto community: a Binance Chain API endpoint that allows developers to work with:The Binance Chain testnet and mainnetThe Binance Smart Chain testnet (support for mainnet will be available soon)To let developers get started with building on Binance Chain immediately, we provide access to a limited number of API requests for free, with pricing to be announced at a later date.The service we are providing is very similar to what Infura does for Ethereum developers: provide the tools and platform necessary so that developers can focus on what they do best, adding value to the community through their creations.Why use Ankr’s Binance Chain API services?While developers have been able to access the Binance Chain through deploying a node on our platform since December of last year, accessing Binance Chain through this API offers distinct advantages compared to spinning up your own node.The main reason is that the API is load-balanced, meaning that work and requests are distributed across deployed resources. This allows developers to focus all their efforts on developing the core product and outsource infrastructure scaling to us over at Ankr.Additional benefits include accelerated initialization times. Even with Binance’s state sync mode deploying a node with Ankr or using our API will be much quicker, if fast deployment time is mission critical for your project.Getting started with the Binance Chain APIReady to get started? Great, it’s as easy as:Login to your Ankr account (sign up here if you haven’t)In the sidebar to the left click APIsSelect the Binance Chain application, click Create API and select the network you want to use.Choose between the testnet and mainnet networks of Binance Chain and Binance Smart Chain.And you’re all good to go! From there, you can view the status of the API, Binance API documentation, as well as quickly copy the API Endpoint if you need to input it elsewhere.The easy to use UI shows your API endpoint and the number of requests.And that’s it! Create your API Endpoint and get started on developing the next big dAPP today!More tools for Binance ChainIn addition to Binance Chain API services, we are also working on supporting the Binance Chain Staking Validators. Stay tuned for more news around this very first, one-click solution to stake and earn BNB tokens!Questions?You can find the most relevant FAQ’s and interact directly with our customer service agents at https://app.ankr.com, or contact the admins in our official Telegram Node Support groupFollow Ankr on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkTelegram Node Support: https://t.me/AnkrNodeSupportLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/Ankr launches developer tools for Binance Smart Chain was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 06. 29

Ankr and Compound: Integrat...

At Ankr, we are building a seamless node hosting infrastructure, DApp management platform, and node marketplace for full Web3 stack deployment.Powered by our cloud platform, everyone from community participants, major public blockchains, to organizations building on DeFi protocols for real-world use cases can easily bootstrap and deploy blockchain nodes right on Ankr.One such example of a real-world use case is Compound, an algorithmic, autonomous interest rate blockchain protocol built for DeFi developers.With Compound’s decentralized protocol for supplying and borrowing assets, blockchain developers can interface with the protocol’s suite of Ethereum smart contracts that enable direct integration with current cryptocurrency money markets.Ankr makes it super easy for enterprises to interact directly with the Compound protocol through our user-interface and API.Integrate Compound into your platform with Ankr!For platforms looking to integrate the Compound protocol and offer its DeFi solutions to their users, we now provide one-click API services for Compound on our platform.The Ankr Protocol market provides node hosting, staking and API services.Using Ankr, cryptocurrency exchanges, staking providers and wallets who wish to integrate Compound in their platform can easily launch and maintain the Compound application with our RESTful API integration.By adding Compound to your product suite, you offer your users an easy alternative to earn interest on the assets they keep on your platform.What would usually take a very experienced DevOps team around one month work to achieve, can now be done in less than a week! There is no need to develop with Solidity or Truffle, you just need to set up your front-end and you are ready to go!This can be done even without maintaining a base Ethereum node to communicate with the app, as Ankr internally provides its own Ethereum Full Node to facilitate all Ethereum calls via Solidity.We power our Compound app using Kubernetes for containerized deployment, mySQL for database management, and Node.js as its runtime environment.We also provide a client package for developers to easily integrate their client code with a couple of lines of code to fuse with ours, this is done through the NPM package manager for client-side SDKs.Users can now try our solution here, connecting to the Ropsten testnet.View of the Compound application on the Ankr platform.“Ankr’s Compound API is a winner. It is intuitive, secure and cost effective, enabling all wallet providers and exchanges to gain easy access to the interest rate protocol.” said Calvin Liu, Strategy Lead at CompoundGenerate passive income for wallet and exchange usersWith the current global economic turn, the use case of Compound becomes clear and practical: one that functions essentially like how clients used to earn interests keeping their assets at a traditional bank, but without the centralization and privileged authority present in non-blockchain systems.As it stands, the majority of cryptocurrency exchanges and wallet providers hold large amounts of tokens for their user base.With Compound’s protocol, users can put these idle resources to work on the platform and earn passive income in the form of earned interest and in addition, automatically generate COMP tokens.Decentralized Governance and the COMP tokenThe Compound protocol’s administrator has recently been replaced by community governance. This allows participants to propose, vote and implement changes to the protocol without involvement from the Compound team.In order to partake in protocol governance, users must either own or receive delegation of COMP tokens, which can be earned by supplying or borrowing Ethereum-based assets from the network.Each day, approximately 2,800 COMP will be automatically distributed to users of the protocol, according to the infographic below:With the current adoption rate and hype surrounding DeFi products in general, and Compound in particular, the COMP token has gained substantial awareness and demand in the market, and forms a interesting additional source of income for Compound users.Top-notch security measuresWith real-world assets on the line, security through Ankr’s node deployment platform is our top priority. All data that goes through the database is secured either with a hash or an encryption.We also actively disallow plaintext copies of sensitive data such as private keys through our cloud platform, and have made sure that any stored client data on our side is insufficient to compromise the database. Ankr does not store any private keys, and thus has no means of maliciously acquiring assets or client data, we only have viewing permissions from our side.DeFi adoption for the massesWith our work at Ankr, we hope to contribute to the mass adoption and scaling of the decentralized finance space by lowering the barrier of entry for developing DeFi applications. We do this by directly connecting APIs to public blockchains and DeFi protocols like Binance Smart Chain, Synthetix, Bifrost, MakerDAO, Compound, Dharma and 0x.As we collaborate and create together, we hope to help grow Compound’s developer community and continue our commitment to building the future with decentralization.Useful linksCompound website: https://compound.finance/Compound blog: https://medium.com/compound-financeCompound Twitter: https://twitter.com/compoundfinanceFollow Ankr on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkTelegram Node Support: https://t.me/AnkrNodeSupportLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/Ankr and Compound: Integrating DeFi apps in Crypto Platforms was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 06. 25

How Ethereum 2.0 will revol...

Ethereum 2.0 is the long-awaited update with whispers that it could be ready before the end of this year. But why does it matter, and how will Ankr be better because of it?What’s the big deal about Ethereum 2.0?The focus of every mainnet update has always been to improve the usability and performance of Ethereum, and it certainly has with updates like Homestead from 2016 all the way to the current phase, Istanbul.However, Ethereum 2.0 looks to shift the network in a huge way by changing the consensus mechanism from the well-known Proof of Work (PoW)to Proof of Stake (PoS).The problems with Proof of WorkThe reason Ethereum is opting to switch over is not a concern of security — Bitcoin’s network is the strongest network without a question. Where PoW struggles is in term of scalability and accessibility coupled with Ethereum’s desire for decentralization.Scalability concerns occur because there will always be a finite amount of transactions you can fit into a block, regardless of the block size. Then, in Bitcoin’s case, you have to wait another ~10 minutes.Ethereum’s 2.0 Sharding fixes this problem, by allowing 64 “shard chains” to run in parallel and interoperate, allowing for 64 blocks to be processed at once — exponentially increasing transaction capacity for not only mainchain transactions but all the DApps that rely on the network.As the network gets larger, you need more hardware to make even a 1% increase. Therefore, Bitcoin has continued to rely on a smaller and smaller core of companies for network security.This means home miners can’t participate, and thus the security becomes more centralized.Ankr lowers the barrier even furtherWhile a shift from PoW to PoS means more people are able to help validate blocks and participate in being rewarded, the current threshold to become a validator is 32 ETH, roughly 8,000 USD.So while a shift from PoW to PoS lowers the barrier from needing tens of thousands to just thousands dollars worth, it is still quite restrictive.We at Ankr took matters into our own hands and announced on May 27th that we will be supporting Ethereum 2.0:With Ankr, everyone from the lone crypto enthusiast to the entrepreneur can be join the network to earn ETH!By staking 32 ETH, having your own node is just a few clicks away! There is no need to go through any technical documentation, and you will enjoy great uptime and stability.The alternative is to join a low-fee staking pool with Ankr where users can pool their ETH together and earn from the pool rewards.Why Stake with Ankr?Besides the efficiency and ease that comes with our distributed cloud network, which our numerous partners have come to know and trust, why should you stake with us?Automated management to make managing deployments easier.Special incentives when paying in Ankr tokens.Cheaper than any staking pool competitor.And we have compiled a special task force specifically for ETH 2.0 and our node user experience!Massive amounts of marketshare!Mining, whether it’s PoW, PoS, or some other method, is an extremely competitive endeavour. Only those with the lowest fees, highest returns and most consistent performance stand a chance from a business perspective.With Ankr being the first of its kind Web 3.0 infrastructure provider, we have already shown our worth by providing nodes for Binance, Celo, Elrond, Harmony, Matic, Polkadot and dozens of other projects.As Ethereum 2.0 deploys and validators look for the leader in node deployment, eyes will naturally turn to Ankr!Follow Ankr on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkTelegram Node Support: https://t.me/AnkrNodeSupportLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/How Ethereum 2.0 will revolutionize the market with Ankr on top was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 06. 23

Ankr partner Harmony adds 3...

Over concerns of centralization, long time partner Harmony has recently announced the doubling of their Validator slots in two stages:Phase 1 will increase the current 320 slots to 480 at epoch 208, which will be around June 23rdPhase 2 from 480 to 640 at epoch 213, around July 1stAn accelerated timeline to decentralizationWhile an increasing of open slots was already on the Harmony timeline and slotted for later this year, the currently prohibitive median stake of over 10,600,000 ONE tokens made it hard for smaller validators to participate.The Harmony Team believed the time-sensitivity of the centralization issue can not wait longer, and has taken action now.Increasing of slots should reduce the median stake by around 50%, facilitating decentralization of the network security and allowing smaller validators to participate!Other topics stated in the blog post are:Tokenomics model remains unchanged at 28 ONE’s per block.The maximum of 106 slots limit per validator remains fixed.These changes further promote decentralization, making now the perfect time for new validators to begin participating.Now is the perfect time to start staking with AnkrThis change in the network presents a unique opportunity for those looking to enter early on an innovative token with a current expected return of over 12%.Just like our other supported protocols, deploying a node with Harmony is extremely easy with our updated step by step guide.Unique built staking UI for Harmony Validators.In addition to our unique, custom built staking dashboard for Harmony Validators, our pricing is very attractive. Compared to other staking platforms (like Figment, which charges 600.00 USD per month+ 10% commission), we charge an industry-leading 29.00 USD per month!Over 300 Harmony Open Staking testnet nodes have already been hosted on our platform, and we expect that number to rise as people continue looking for the most cost effective and intuitive solution for not only Harmony but 35+ other supported protocols.Changes to the network are expected to take effect on July 1st, so head on over to our platform to get your Harmony node deployed within 5 minutes!Questions?You can find the most relevant FAQ’s and interact directly with our customer service agents at https://app.ankr.com, or contact the admins in our official Telegram Node Support groupUseful linksUpdated version of how to deploy your Harmony Validator on Ankr?Harmony Validator DashboardFollow Ankr on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkTelegram Node Support: https://t.me/AnkrNodeSupportLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/Ankr partner Harmony adds 320 new Validator slots was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 06. 22

Ankr and Acala: a stable an...

Today, we are announcing our collaboration with Acala Network, makers of the Acala Dollar (ticker: aUSD), a decentralized stablecoin that allows users to transact USD across different blockchains connected to the Polkadot network.About Acala and the Polkadot networkAcala is a first-of-its-kind decentralized finance consortium with a vision to create cross-chain open finance infrastructure for the Polkadot ecosystem.The Acala Network is a dual-protocol network: a decentralized cross-chain capable multi-collateralized stablecoin protocol, Honzon, and a trustless tokenized staking liquidity protocol, Homa. Acala aims to bring stability, liquidity and accessibility to the mainstream retail financial services market.By enabling a common set of validators to secure multiple blockchains, Polkadot provides Acala Network´s open finance platform with a trustless, scalable, and interoperable system. With this kind of network, participants collectively govern and share the network´s earnings, building a community committed to decentralization and censorship resistance.The Polkadot network is a sharded blockchain protocol supported by a grant from the Web3 Foundation, an organization founded by Dr. Gavin Wood, former CTO of Ethereum. As a multi-chain app environment, Polkadot supports cross-chain registry and cross-chain computation tasks, allowing arbitrary data to be transferred across both public and private blockchains.Ankr and Acala integrationLinked by Polkadot, users will be able to access the Acala Network open finance platform from within Ankr’s node hosting platform, a collaboration that fuses the best of both worlds.As part of our broad initiative to support and integrate decentralized finance (DeFi) apps into our platform, we will incentivize participation in the Acala Network through our one-click node hosting solutions.In addition, we will be exploring further integrations together, such as providing easy access to Acala’s trustless liquid staking protocol, which allows users to maximize their staking returns and have liquidity at the same time.At Ankr, we believe that our community drives innovation forward, and we continue to collaborate with like-minded people who share our vision for a better, decentralized future.Stay tuned for more details on how to participate in the Acala Network with Ankr!Learn more about Acala on Acala Network, Medium, Twitter, GitHub and Acala Wiki. Join the discussion on Discord, Telegram and Riot Chat.Follow Ankr on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkTelegram Node Support: https://t.me/AnkrNodeSupportLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/Ankr and Acala: a stable and secure integration was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 06. 16

How to run a TomoChain Mast...

In this tutorial, we will show you how to run a TomoChain Masternode on Ankr.Set up the TomoChain Masternode on AnkrHead to app.ankr.com to deploy and select Deploy A Node2. Search or scroll down to find the TomoChain card, hover over it and press Deploy underneath Masternode.3. Now you are taken to the configuration page. The hardware configuration is already set at the optimal system requirements, but you are allowed to increase the specifications if you wish to do so.The platform also recommends a cluster, which is usually the one that has the most freely available resources. In this particular case, the recommended cluster is the UK cluster, but another cluster may be recommended depending on your location.4. The application name for use in the Ankr application is pre-filled. You can change it if you want.5. Choose a name for your node you can use letter and number, dashes (“-”) and underscores (“_”)6. Provide your Tomochain Private Key. For security measures, we advise using a new wallet. In order to obtain a new TomoChain Wallet, you can follow this guide.Our KMS (Key Management Service) ensures that session keys for blockchain nodes are generated and stored safely. Keys are protected by our end-to-end service and never logged. We provide dynamic public and private key generation functions and secure access policies to ensure confidential information remains private.7. Select your preferred payment option (ANKR ERC-20, ANKR Native or USDT or credit card). If you choose to pay with cryptocurrency you need to deposit funds on the generated address. Once the funds are received, you can proceed by clicking the Deploy Node button.8. Your TomoChain Masternode is now in the process of being deployed, this process can take approximately 2–3 hours until completion.Apply to become a Masternode candidateOnce node is fully synced you can follow this procedure to apply to become a Masternode candidate.You can find your node on https://stats.tomochain.com by node name you provided when deploying the node.At https://apidocs.tomochain.com/ you can find more information on how to use API via RPC endpoint.Questions?You can find the most relevant FAQ’s and interact directly with our customer service agents at https://app.ankr.com, or contact the admins in our official Telegram Node Support groupUseful linksTomoChain websiteTomoChain Masternode Telegram chatFollow Ankr on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkTelegram Node Support: https://t.me/AnkrNodeSupportLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Discord support channel: https://discord.gg/kFETwMDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/How to run a TomoChain Masternode on Ankr was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 06. 12

Send Ankr tokens as easy as...

Technology doesn’t always have to be complicated.With more and more people joining in the blockchain revolution, mass adoption could face serious challenges when it comes to user experience.That’s where Ankr and Ferrum Network’s UniFyre come in. With Ankr’s simple and intuitive node hosting solutions, anyone: even those without any technical background, can deploy a blockchain node in a few easy steps.This is how we imagine blockchain technology: simple, fast, reliable.The challengeOne example of an adoption bottleneck is with cryptocurrency addresses. Wallet addresses have always been a headache for newer cryptocurrency adopters.With UniFyre’s revolutionary Link Drop technology, users can send crypto to anyone, over any medium, using a simple link with a readable identifier: your username. What does that mean? A transaction process that’s as simple as sending a text message.It is precisely this kind of vision for the future of decentralized applications that Ankr supports and is committed to build forward, and we are proud to announce that we are the first Listed Partner by UniFyre.As a first step in this collaboration, Ankr tokens will be added to the UniFyre wallet, enabling native deposits, withdrawals, and Link Drop technology.Looking forwardSubsequent updates on the UniFyre mainnet will integrate Ankr tokens into the UniFyre Wallet P2P fiat/altcoin trading platform. Once live, users can easily buy and sell Ankr peer-to-peer using local fiat currencies without going through a centralized exchange.In the coming hours, the ANKR ERC-20 token will be added to the UniFyre Wallet, enabling deposits, withdrawals and of course Link Drop technology. Then in the next few days, the Ankr List Drop and snapshot time for FRM holders to qualify for the Listing Drop will be announced.Once the Ferrum mainnet is launched, we will look into offering Ferrum Network as a node hosting option on Ankr’s platform alongside industry giants such as Binance Chain, Celo, Polkadot, and Ethereum 2.0.Along the road, we will be exploring further integrations to host Ferrum’s own nodes on the Ankr distributed cloud infrastructure to make their network more stable and decentralized.Download the UniFyre app for IOS or Android.Stay tuned for more updates through our official channels!Useful linksFerrum Website: https://ferrum.network/UniFyre Website: https://unifyre.io/Telegram: http://telegram.ferrum.networkTwitter: http://twitter.ferrum.networkUniFyre Twitter: https://twitter.com/UnifyreWalletFollow Ankr on social media:Website: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkTelegram Node Support: https://t.me/AnkrNodeSupportLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Discord support channel: https://discord.gg/kFETwMDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/Send Ankr tokens as easy as a text message with UniFyre Wallet was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 06. 09

Ankr your PCHAIN Validator ...

Today, we are excited to announce that Ankr has enabled PCHAIN public node hosting through our one-click node hosting solutions designed for a seamless user experience which doesn’t require any technical background to deploy.The collaboration with Ankr will enable PCHAIN to quickly reach 100 nodes on its mainnet and scale up for much more.Staking and voting with PCHAIN nodes on AnkrThe PCHAIN voting dynamic is different from the traditional way of voting as it uses an algorithm driven dynamic bid (DBID) system to select its dynamic super nodes.PCHAIN has two types of Validator nodes, both available via Ankr.Candidate node: 10,000 PI mandatory deposit, delegations (external voting wallets) enabled.Bidder node: 100,000 PI mandatory deposit, no delegations, personal balance voted in the node wallet.Once a month (aka an “Epoch”), PCHAIN launches a new round of DBID to increase the number of dynamic super nodes, month by month.As the PCHAIN ecosystem grows, thousands of nodes will become PCHAIN dynamic verification nodes and participate in the unique and patented PDBFT algorithm consensus.To celebrate our collaboration, Ankr and PCHAIN are launching a joint campaign: one month of free hosting and a shared delegation pool of 3,600,000 PI for the first 36 newly Ankr hosted candidate nodes!How to participate in the campaign:Good question. First of all, your PCHAIN node should be deployed as a node on Ankr, and when it’s up and running, you can register your node as a candidate with PCHAIN during their 0–75% period in the new epoch, if your balance is at least 10,000 PI tokens.Set up a PCHAIN Candidate Node on Ankr by completing all the steps in the tutorialWhen applying for a candidate, set a commission between 5% and 15%.Send the below information via email to ankr@pchain.org:Candidate Node NamePublic AddressDeployment dateCommission %4. Tweet about your experience with:A screenshot of your node, see example aboveTag @pchain_org and @ankrHashtag #PCHAIN, #Ankr, #AnkrYourNode, $ANKR and $PITo deploy your node on Ankr, an upfront payment of 10.01 USD is required, and this gives you up to roughly 8 days of hosting services. Once registered with PCHAIN, the first 36 candidates will receive 39 USD worth of free hosting credits from Ankr.Remember: there’s only 36 spots available for this, and sharing in the delegation pool of 3,600,000 PI tokens is on a first come, first served basis. If you are eligible, you’ll receive 100,000 PI tokens delegated to your node.The 100,000 PI tokens will generate extra staking income for you, which you can keep, while PCHAIN will keep ownership of the 100,000 delegated tokens. The use of these delegated tokens will be decided via a community vote when the campaign ends, 12 EPOCHs from now, in June 2021.Why Ankr?Ankr’s simple, no-frills web app gives you the power to run your own nodes with a single click. Okay maybe not a single click, literally. You’d need a few more as you begin the process, but yes, once you’re signed up, you can set up your node of choice from our node market with just a few simple steps.We offer the lowest pricing for node hosting solutions, and you can host your PCHAIN Public Node for 39USD per month, paid with your ANKR, USDT or credit card.All that in less than 5 minutes. Here’s how.About PCHAINPCHAIN mainnet was launched on March 30th 2019 with a unique multi-chain framework enabling large-scale industrial applications of blockchain smart contracts in an hybrid and fully interoperable ecosystem with PCHAIN public permissionless main chain at its core.PCHAIN takes advantage of both types of blockchain: public permissionless and private permissioned. By making public and private blockchains interoperable, organizations can isolate and control sensitive data on a private blockchain while still safely interacting with the world at large through an interoperable public blockchain.Questions?You can find the most relevant FAQ’s and interact directly with our customer service agents at https://app.ankr.com, or contact the admins in our official Telegram Node Support groupUseful linksPCHAIN website: https://pchain.org/PCHAIN FAQ: https://pchaindoc.readthedocs.io/en/latest/FAQFollow Ankr on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkTelegram Node Support: https://t.me/AnkrNodeSupportLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Discord support channel: https://discord.gg/kFETwMDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/Ankr your PCHAIN Validator node today! was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 06. 08

How to run a PCHAIN Validat...

In this tutorial, we will show you how to run a PCHAIN node and become a candidateDeploy your PCHAIN node on AnkrHead to app.ankr.com to deploy and select Deploy A Node2. Search or scroll down to find the PCHAIN card, hover over it and press Deploy3. Now you are taken to the configuration page. The hardware configuration is already set at the optimal system requirements, but you are allowed to increase the specifications if you wish to do so.The platform also recommends a cluster, which is usually the one that has the most freely available resources. In this particular case, the recommended cluster is the UK cluster, but another cluster may be recommended depending on your location.4. The application name for use in the Ankr application is pre-filled. You can change it if you want.5. To deploy a Validator Node or apply for a Candidate Node, you need a Bls Key and a PCHAIN wallet connected to your node. Ankr can generate a new wallet that you can download and import into your PiWallet application. Or you can use your own Pchain account.Make your selection:Let Ankr generate a PCHAIN account for you: the newly generated account information will be available after the node is deployed. Ankr does not offer a password retrieval mechanism so please make sure to backup your passwordUpload your own PCHAIN account by providing your Keystore and password. For information on how to download and install your own PCHAIN wallet and to create an account please consult the official documentation here.By default only the main chain will be synced but you can explicitly choose to sync the child chain at this stage by ticking the box.6. Select your preferred payment option (ANKR ERC-20, USDT or credit card). If you choose to pay with cryptocurrency you need to deposit funds on the generated address. Once the funds are received, you can proceed by clicking the Deploy Node button.7. After the deployment is completed you can find the details and status of your node on the Information tab.PCHAIN has 12 epochs per year, which each last one month. In each epoch there are 4 phases. On the Information tab the current Epoch is displayed.If you choose to let Ankr generate a PCHAIN account for you, make sure that you download and store the newly generated account keystore safely! This information is not stored by Ankr anywhere and can not be retrieved if you lose it!Become a Validator in the PCHAIN network8. Switch to the Manage tab, where you can perform more actions on your node.To become a validator you need to hold at least 10,000 PI in the PCHAIN wallet associated with you Ankr node.9. Send at least 10,000 PI tokens to your wallet. You can verify your account balance by clicking the refresh button .Before applying to become a candidate, please wait for the chain to be fully synced. This can take up to a couple of hours.10. Once the chain is synced, click the Apply button to become a candidate and provide the necessary information.11. After your candidate submission you need to register your candidate for staking on this page. This step is necessary so that your node can be seen by other users and they can delegate tokens to your node.12. In order to become a validator, you also need to Vote.13. To reveal votes you can click the Reveal button.14. Enter your Account Password and click Submit15. Once the application process is completed and the transaction is successful, your node will be visible in the PCHAIN explorer. A small green tick will appear next to the candidate label on the Manage tab, which confirms you node as a candidate.Questions?You can find the most relevant FAQ’s and interact directly with our customer service agents at https://app.ankr.com, or contact the admins in our official Telegram Node Support groupUseful linksPCHAIN websitePCHAIN FAQPCHAIN node documentationFollow Ankr on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkTelegram Node Support: https://t.me/AnkrNodeSupportLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Discord support channel: https://discord.gg/kFETwMDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/How to run a PCHAIN Validator on the Ankr Cloud was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 06. 08

Launch your own DEX with To...

Launch your own Decentralized Exchange, in a matter of minutes. If that sounds as unbelievable as a legendary sword pulled from the stone, that’s because it is more a metaphor than a fairy-tale.As part of our long-term established collaboration with TomoChain, we now give you the power to launch your own Decentralized Exchange in minutes and efficiently run it on the Ankr platform.Launched last month through the Excalibur hard fork, TomoX nodes are now fully integrated on Ankr’s platform. TomoX is a Layer-1 decentralized cryptocurrency exchange protocol built by TomoChain.With its protocol, anyone can easily launch permissionless Decentralized Exchanges, also referred to as DEX or Relayer, in just a couple of minutes, a feat that is theoretically 50x faster than other current DEX solutions in the blockchain space.A TomoX Relayer functions as a dashboard in which users may register and launch a DEX by depositing 25,000 TOMO tokens. Its admin dashboard allows operators to monitor, analyze, and control digital assets on the DEX with a professional-grade interface.Once signed up and validated, Ankr users can deploy their own TomoX node with just a few clicks, with zero technical experience required.The TomoX node can easily be managed and monitored through Ankr’s user-friendly dashboard. You can already run a TomoX node with Ankr for as little as 75.00 USD per month, which is significantly cheaper compared to traditional centralized cloud providers.Free trial period until August 12th, 2020!And it gets even better! If you sign up now, Ankr will provide you with a free trial to run the TomoX DEX node until August 12th, 2020!For more details on how to deploy your own TomoChain node and be eligible for the free trial period, read our detailed guide here.Hurry up, as there are only 150 spots available to be registered and launched. New slot availability will only be possible when an existing Relayer resigns.About TomoXTomoX is a secure and efficient permissionless Decentralized Exchange protocol that empowers anyone to launch their own DEX, become market making providers, and launch independent projects that run in a decentralized manner.TomoX is a game-changer offering the speed and experience of centralized exchanges coupled with the security of decentralization where users can take control of their own project without extensive technical knowledge and with minimal development upkeep costs.Questions?If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the admins in our official Telegram Node Support group or find the most relevant FAQ’s and interact directly with our customer service agents at https://app.ankr.comUseful linksTomoX website: https://tomochain.com/tomox/TomoX Relayer registration: https://relayer.tomochain.com/Follow Ankr on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkTelegram Node Support: https://t.me/AnkrNodeSupportLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Discord support channel: https://discord.gg/kFETwMDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/Launch your own DEX with TomoX and Ankr! was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 06. 05

How to run a TomoX node on ...

In this tutorial, we will show you how to run an TomoX Node and launch your own Decentralized Exchange (DEX) with TomoChain and Ankr.Set up the TomoX node on Ankr1. Head to app.ankr.com to deploy and click the Deploy A Node button.2. Search or scroll down to find the TomoChain card, hover over it and press Deploy underneath TomoX.3. Now you are taken to the configuration page. The hardware configuration is set at the minimum system requirements, but you are allowed to increase the specifications if you wish to do so.The platform also recommends a cluster, which is usually the one that has the most freely available resources. In this particular case, the recommended cluster is the UK cluster, but another cluster may be recommended depending on your location.4. The application name for use in the Ankr application is pre-filled. You can change it if you want.5. Choose a name for your node. You can use letters, numbers, dashes (“-”) and underscores (“_”)6. For security reasons we advise to set up a new TomoChain wallet using this guide. Insert the public address of TomoWallet into the Relayer Coinbase Address field from the Ankr AppFor your reference, the public address in TomoWallet looks like this:6. Select your preferred payment option (ANKR ERC-20, USDT or credit card). If you choose to pay with cryptocurrency you need to deposit funds on the generated address. Once the funds are received, you can proceed by clicking the Deploy Node button.You need to do an upfront payment of 19.23 USD to deploy the node. Once your registration is completed, we will credit your account with free hosting credits (worth ±150 USD) until August 12th, 2020. See step 15 below.7. Your TomoX Node is now in the process of being deployed, this process can take approximately 2–3 hours until completion.8. After the deployment completed, your TomoX node is Running!Register your DEX on the TomoChain Relayer page9. Once the node is fully synced, you can register your DEX on the TomoChain Relayer page.Please note: there is a minimum amount of 25,000 TOMO required to be eligible to start your own DEX on TomoChain.For more information about the registration process , you can watch the video Register an Exchange with TomoRelayer10. You can use this link to validate if your Coinbase Relayer Address was successfully registered.11, After registration, add your Coinbase Relayer Address in the configurations tab.12. Next, you need to add your Ankr DEX URL to the Relayer Configurations page. You can find it in your TomoX node on Ankr by clicking the View Button in the information section.13. Copy the URL of the DEX and paste it in the Relayer Configuration tab.14. Your own DEX is now ready! You can customize your DEX’ URL by registering a new domain name and forward it to the URL of the your DEX.Activate your free hosting period with Ankr15. After your registration is completed, please send your registered Relayer Coinbase Address to us, using this Google Form. We will credit your account with free hosting credits until August 12th 2020!Questions?If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the admins in our official Telegram Node Support group or find the most relevant FAQ’s and interact directly with our customer service agents at https://app.ankr.comUseful linksTomoX website: https://tomochain.com/tomox/TomoX Relayer registration: https://relayer.tomochain.com/Follow Ankr on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkTelegram Node Support: https://t.me/AnkrNodeSupportLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Discord support channel: https://discord.gg/kFETwMDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/How to run a TomoX node on Ankr was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 06. 05

Ankr partners with Elrond a...

Ankr has entered into a strategic partnership with Elrond to enable easy and affordable node deployment for Elrond Nodes on our cloud platform. This collaboration aims to synchronize the capabilities of the Ankr platform with the specific needs of operating Elrond infrastructure.The end-goal is to provide node operators with all the needed features to run an Elrond Validator on the mainnet at maximum capacity, in an intuitive and easy to set-up environment which can be paid for in cryptocurrency.“The drive to be a part of the new economy, and contribute to the internet-scale blockchain’s security & efficiency should not be met with technical obstacles. We are happy to soon be able to offer our supporters the means to set up & run an Elrond node with Ankr’s intuitive platform.” said Beniamin Mincu, Elrond CEOTo demonstrate our capabilities and progress already, and to prepare in the very best way for the Elrond mainnet launch, Ankr will provide 15 distinguished non-technical members of the Elrond community with exclusive access to Elrond Ankr nodes and use them to join Battle of Nodes. They will do their best to climb the leaderboards, boosted by the always-on infrastructure, do battle with all the tools at their disposal and will report back with their findings.“Competitions are exciting because they give us the chance to shine and show off our capabilities. We’re happy to take on the challenge of providing tools for Battle of Nodes and look forward to be able to host mainnet Elrond nodes in our data centers across the globe” said Chandler Song, CEO of AnkrThe two partners will utilize this final stage of the testnet to add more functionalities to the Ankr application and deliver the very best solution to run Elrond Validators on the mainnet. Our solution is focussed specifically of ease-of-use, without compromising the existing high-level of security.This event is part of a long-term collaboration between Elrond and Ankr, a strategic partnership where the two teams are working together for their shared vision of a decentralized future.We are excited to share the progress of our work so far and are looking forward to enabling Elrond node operators access to our distributed hosting options that feature 1-click deployment, intuitive interface and cryptocurrency payment.About ElrondElrond is a new blockchain architecture, designed from scratch to bring a 1000-fold cumulative improvement in throughput and execution speed. To achieve this, Elrond introduces two key innovations: a novel Adaptive State Sharding mechanism, and a Secure Proof of Stake (PoS) algorithm, enabling linear scalability with a fast, efficient, and secure consensus mechanism. Thus, Elrond can process upwards of 10,000 transactions per second (TPS), with 5-second latency, and negligible cost, attempting to become the backbone of a permissionless, borderless, globally accessible internet economy.Useful linksElrond official websiteElrond Battle of NodesElrond Battle of Nodes Telegram chatElrond Validators Telegram chatFollow Ankr on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkTelegram Node Support: https://t.me/AnkrNodeSupportLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Discord support channel: https://discord.gg/kFETwMDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/Ankr partners with Elrond and participates in Battle of Nodes was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 06. 05

Ankr launches node hosting ...

We continue our journey to bring user-friendly and affordable node hosting solutions to blockchain communities around the globe by partnering with a major player in the Chinese public blockchain space: IOST.Our commitment to build infrastructure for deploying any blockchain node instantly distributed across the globe in just a few easy clicks, aligns with IOST’s mission in growing their global node ecosystem which to date has attracted over 400 nodes worldwide.Ankr and IOST will leverage their mutual networks and communities to benefit the growth of the IOST node network and usage of Ankr’s node as-a-service solutions, enabling all community members to run an IOST node using Ankr and further secure and decentralize the IOST mainnet.“It is a great pleasure to work with Ankr, the first ever one-click blockchain node platform. Thanks to our partnership, it’s now easier and more convenient to become a Servi node on IOST. We are determined to make IOST a more accessible and decentralized public chain.” said IOST Co-founder & CTO Terry WangHow will Ankr benefit the IOST ecosystem?Our purpose at Ankr is to take away any possible barriers for users to participate in any major blockchain network.To achieve this, we focus heavily on ease of use and affordable pricing of our node hosting solutions.The Ankr node market offers over 40 different nodes.We have developed a one-click node deployment application for IOST nodes, which is now available in our node market. This is the most straightforward and effortless way to set up an IOST full node and participate in the IOST network.Once deployed, you will have access to an advanced but user-friendly interface where you can manage your node and the associated wallet. Any updates to the node will be automatically implemented by Ankr.Our custom IOST node UI.Participants can become a Servi node or a Partner node by staking tokens (this process is called voting) and start earning rewards from the IOST reward pool.By utilizing idle resources from enterprise-grade data centers spread across 5 continents, we are able to provide hosting at much lower cost and more decentralized than centralized public cloud providers such as Amazon AWS and DigitalOcean.Ankr provides the cheapest and easiest way to deploy and run an IOST node, at only 149.00 USD per month, with the same specs and a lot less manual work to set up and maintain the node. Moreover, the globally distributed nature of our servers instantly increases resilience and stability.About IOST​IOST is a blockchain application platform developed for online service providers, led by a team of seasoned blockchain professionals and backed by world-class investors with the mission to be the underlying architecture for the future of online services.The IOST team is building an ultra-high TPS blockchain infrastructure to meet the security and scalability needs of a decentralized economy. Through its powerful consensus algorithm “Proof-of-Believability,” IOST enables next-gen transaction throughput speeds while ensuring nodes stay compliant, using factors including IOST token balance, reputation-based token balance, network contributions and user behaviors.Eventually IOST aims to provide a platform for third party developers, creators and enterprises by effectively developing community-owned networks.The IOST node network consists of over 400 active nodes with the total number of votes exceeding 4.5 billion and staking 37.48% of the circulating supply of IOST tokens through a plethora of recognized partner nodes including Paradigm Fund, DappStats, Jetstream Wallet, HashQuark and many more.How to deploy and run your IOST node on AnkrWe have made it as easy as possible to set up the node on our cloud platform, which is accessible on desktop as well as on mobile devices.Just navigate to https://app.ankr.com/, select the IOST node and deploy it in a few simple clicks. Find a detailed step-by-step tutorial here.We support payment in cryptocurrencies ANKR and USDT (both ERC-20) and credit card. For cryptocurrency payments, please make sure you have enough credit, at least 40.35 USD worth of tokens, in your account to start deploying the node and run it for a period of 8 days.You can easily top up your wallet with ANKR tokens or USDT. Please always make sure to select the applicable wallet as your preferred payment method.If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the admins in our official Telegram Node Support group.Useful linksIOST official websiteIOST official English Telegram GroupIOST Announcement ChannelIOST Official TwitterFollow Ankr on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkTelegram Node Support: https://t.me/AnkrNodeSupportLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Discord support channel: https://discord.gg/kFETwMDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/Ankr launches node hosting solutions for new partner IOST was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 05. 22

How to run an IOST node on ...

In this tutorial, we will show you how to run an IOST node and vote to participate in the IOST governance system and receive tokens rewards.Set up the IOST node on Ankr1. Head to app.ankr.com to deploy and click the Deploy A Node button.2. Search or scroll down to find the IOST card, hover over it and press Deploy.3. Now you are taken to the configuration page. The hardware configuration is already set at the optimal system requirements, but you are allowed to increase the specifications if you wish to do so.The platform also recommends a cluster, which is usually the one that has the most freely available resources. In this particular case, the recommended cluster is UK cluster, but another cluster may be recommended depending on your location.4. The application name for use in the Ankr application, is pre-filled. You can change it if you want.5. Choose a a name for your node. Once the node is running, this name will appear in the IOST explorer.6. Select your preferred payment option (ANKR ERC-20, ANKR Native or USDT or credit card). If you choose to pay with cryptocurrency you need to deposit funds on the generated address. Once the funds are received, you can proceed by clicking the Deploy Node button.7. After deployment is completed you will be directed to the following page, where you can check the status and details of your node.8. In order to perform node operations, you navigate to the Manage tab. To bind your account to the node, you need to input the account name and private address of your IOST account. You can find a tutorial on how to create an IOST mainnet account and wallet here.Step 8–13 are only required in case you do not yet have an IOST account. If you already have an IOST account you can enter your account name and private address and continue with step 14.8. Setup the IOST account. For this tutorial we use JetStream Google Chrome extension, which you can download and install here.9. Once you have installed the extension to your browser, it appears in the upper right corner. You can use your Google account to login, and click on “Add wallet”10. Now select the IOST wallet.11. Click Create New Wallet and when ready, copy your wallet address.It is very important to make sure you copy and back up your private key since you won’t be able to retrieve it once the account has been created.13. Now you can choose your account name and click Next to complete your account registration.In the IOST network the account name works as a payment address and it will also be necessary in order to bind your account to your node. This is the account name required in the Ankr app. Please note that the account name only support low-case characters and numbers.14. Navigate back to the Manage tab in your deployed node in the Ankr web application and submit your Account name and Account private address to start performing node operations. After submitting, all node related operations will become available.For any operation on the node in the IOST network, you first need to pledge Gas and buy network RAM. Please read the following article with more information on how Gas and RAM work on IOST.15. In order to pledge Gas or RAM, click the Add button and specify how many tokens you would like to spend.Important: the amount represents the number of IOST tokens you want to spend, not the amount of RAM you wish to purchase.Voting is the IOST terminology for staking tokens to your node. The process is similar to pledging gas and buying ram.16. Click the ‘Vote’ button17. Specify the amount you want to stake (vote) while making sure the amount is less than or equal to your available balance.If you wish to withdraw your staked tokens you can click the Cancel buttonIf you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the admins in our official Telegram Node Support group.Useful linksIOST official websiteIOST official English Telegram GroupIOST Announcement ChannelIOST Official TwitterFollow Ankr on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkTelegram Node Support: https://t.me/AnkrNodeSupportLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Discord support channel: https://discord.gg/kFETwMDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/How to run an IOST node on Ankr was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 05. 22

Ankr has found a new purpos...

We are excited to announce that Ankr has joined the Celo Alliance for Prosperity and will contribute to the Celo ecosystem by providing node deployment and hosting solutions for Celo nodes and Dapp developers.Ankr strives to help Celo grow, further secure and decentralize their network by making Celo node hosting available to a wider audience of consumers and organizations globally.TLDRThe Celo Alliance for Prosperity is a community of mission-aligned organizations working together to foster financial inclusion through blockchain technologyAnkr will provide one-click deployment and affordable node hosting solutions for Celo nodes and Dapp developersAnkr will leverage its node hosting solutions and global network to further strengthen and decentralize the Celo networkAnkr and Celo will explore the possibilities to add Celo Dollars as a payment method on the Ankr platform and add ANKR token to Celo’s reserveAbout CeloCelo is an open source mobile-first platform that makes financial tools such as easy cash transfer programs, peer-to-peer lending, collaborative small-scale insurance, wallets, and other digital assets accessible to anyone with a mobile phone. The word “celo” means “purpose” in Esperanto and the philosophy is grounded in the concept of gift economy to facilitate humanitarian help by giving people easy access to financial services.Celo introduces a dual token system, consisting of Celo Gold, which will serve as reserve token with a fixed supply that is divided between the protocol’s asset reserve and a diversified basket of other digital assets, and will back elastic fiat-pegged stablecoins such as Celo Dollars. Celo Dollars and other future stablecoins will be used as a means-of-payment asset that adjusts its supply according to use to maintain a fiat peg.What is the Celo Alliance for Prosperity?The recently announced Celo Alliance for Prosperity, part of the non-profit Celo Foundation, formed by a community of mission aligned organizations working together to create a future where everyone can prosper. The initiative has 70 members lined up to fostering social impact and financial inclusion through blockchain technology.The Alliance consists of organizations both from within and outside of the blockchain space, including several former members of the Facebook-backed Libra Project.The list of contributors is composed of technology providers, non-profit organizations, mobile wallets, payment processors and global investment firms with a combined global reach of hundreds of millions of people, and includes household names such as Anchorage, Andreessen Horowitz, BitGo, Blockchain.com, Coinbase Ventures, GiveDirectly, Grameen Foundation, Ledger, Mercy Corps, Metadium, Polychain Capital and many more.Ankr and the Celo Alliance for ProsperityCelo firmly believes in participation from members of the Alliance. The entire Celo stack, from the stability protocol to the mobile wallet, are being built, tested and refined with the broader community, to make financial tools accessible to anyone with a mobile phone.The greater the participation in the Celo ecosystem from mission-aligned organizations like Ankr, the more representative the protocol becomes for the people Celo is designed to serve.As an official node as-a-service partner, Ankr will contribute to the Celo ecosystem in various ways: First of all, Ankr joined the Great Celo Stake Off to get familiarity and operational expertise with the Celo network and to be fully ready when the mainnet launches. This will be done by enabling one-click deployment solutions for running both a Full node and a Validator node in the Celo network.The Ankr node hosting solutions will be leveraged to actively engage with communities around the globe and promote greater participation in the Celo ecosystem. Together, we will also explore the possibility to include Celo Dollars as an official payment method on the Ankr platform and to add ANKR tokens to the Celo Reserve.Further ways of securing and decentralizing the Celo network include exploring running a Celo node for University initiatives like Blockchain at Berkeley and introducing more enterprise connections in Asia and Europe to the Celo ecosystem.Celo node structureCelo Full nodes act as a bridge between the mobile wallets (running as light clients) and the validator nodes. To make sure that full nodes are rewarded for this service, the Celo protocol includes Full node incentives.Celo Validators help secure the Celo network by participating in Celo’s Proof of Stake protocol and are expected to run one or more additional “proxy” nodes and an additional “attestation service”. In this setup, the proxy node connects with the rest of the network, and the machine running the Validator communicates only with the proxy via a private network. The attestation service facilitates an automated KYC process for the network.Participation requires a minimum locked stake of Celo Gold per validator and validator group.Applications including the Celo Wallet will also run on each user’s device an instance of the Celo Blockchain software operating as a ‘light client’. Light clients connect to Full nodes to make requests for account and transaction data and to sign and submit new transactions, but they do not receive or retain the full state of the blockchain.Both the Celo Full node and Validator node will be available on the Ankr Cloud.Celo Gold auction on CoinListFor those interested in becoming an active participant in the Celo ecosystem, Celo Gold (cGLD) will be available for purchase via a Dutch auction hosted by CoinList to non-US residents beginning at 1:00 am UTC May 12th and lasting for 12 hours.In order to encourage participation from around the world to strengthen the Celo Platform governance, a bonus has been designed: Participants are eligible for 1 cGLD bonus for every 2 cGLD purchased, up to 5,000 cGLD purchased (a maximum bonus of 2,500 cGLD) for the first 1,000 successful bids in the auction. There is also a referral bonus.To be eligible for participation in the auction, interested users can sign up on CoinList and complete KYC/AML registration. Please note that registration may take several days to process.Registered bidders must set up and fund an auction account in order to place bids. Starting one week before the auction, participants can pre-bid for a better chance to purchase cGLD. Details of the Celo Gold token auction are available here.Useful linksCelo official websiteCelo official blogCelo auction FAQCelo whitepaperCelo TwitterFollow Ankr on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkTelegram Node Support: https://t.me/AnkrNodeSupportLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/Ankr has found a new purpose in crypto with Celo was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 05. 05

Update for Harmony nodes on...

The success of our node hosting campaign for Harmony Open Staking testnet validators has been overwhelming. Since the start of the campaign in early April, more than 300 Harmony nodes have been deployed on Ankr.Last week, Harmony announced that they are entering the final stage before Open Staking is activated on the mainnet (Pangaea phase 3), where community members will be rewarded for participating in the Open Staking testnet.Starting April 29, participants will receive 100% of the block rewards earned as a validator during the incentivized period. These tesnet rewards will be converted into mainnet $ONE tokens by Harmony once Open Staking is launched on the mainnet.All Harmony nodes running on Ankr need to perform a quick KYC here to receive 2m testnet $ONE tokens and be eligible for rewards. This campaign is strictly limited to 1 node per participant.Free registration for Harmony nodes ends todayPlease note that all currently active Harmony nodes on Ankr are subject to the 2 months free hosting, which runs until June 4th.As the number of Harmony nodes deployed on Ankr has been beyond all expectation, together with Harmony we have decided to end free registration for new users as of today, 12:00 UTC.Users are still able to fire up a Harmony Validator on Ankr, at the price of just 29 USD per month. This is in fact still significantly cheaper than on any other cloud provider, and we have added many great and useful features since launching our application.We have credited all current Harmony nodes with enough Ankr Native tokens to last until June 4th.If you want to continue running the Harmony validator after June 4th, please top up your wallet with enough balance to pay for the hosting fee before the end date in order to enjoy continued running of your node. Also make sure to switch your payment method to Ankr ERC-20 or USDT after completing the deposit.If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our admins in our Node Support group on Telegram.#AnkrYourNodeFollow Ankr on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkTelegram Node Support: https://t.me/AnkrNodeSupportLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/Update for Harmony nodes on Ankr was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 05. 04

More benefits for Vite node...

Our campaign with Vite has been running for one week now, during which time we have on-boarded the first Supernodes to the Ankr platform. Recently we have engaged with the Vite community to educate them about our product and understand their needs regarding our node-as-a-service offerings. This research has bought us some understanding and ideas to improve our offering for Vite Full nodes as well as Supernodes.Vite Full nodes are now available at 9 USD per month!For Vite Full nodes it is clear that users look at pricing as one of the decisive factors when selecting their hosting provider. Users take into account that the price of the VITE token, multiplied by the monthly rewards, should at least equal the fee for hosting the node. As token prices have declined since the Covid-19 crash on March 12th, at current prices it might not be profitable to run a Vite Full node, although the token rewards exceed 100% yearly, so with Ankr this will remain profitable for you.To make hosting a Vite Full Node the most attractive proposition, we have lowered the price of running a Vite Full node on the Ankr platform to just 9 USD per month. Running on the recommended specs of 1 core CPU, 2 GB memory and 80 GB storage, it is the cheapest and easiest solution out there!The Ankr team are themselves running multiple Vite Full nodes and we have experienced first-hand how extremely easy it is to deploy. If you have a Vite wallet address, it takes literally one click to deploy the Vite Full node on Ankr. After syncing the Vite blockchain, which can take 3 to 5 days, the node rewards and voting rewards will automatically appear in your Vite wallet!Find a detailed guide on how to deploy your Vite Full node on Ankr here.Extra rewards and votes for Vite Supernodes!Our Vite Supernode is live and competing for votes and block rewards. You can check our node and its performance here.Ankr has committed to share all rewards generated from our own supernode among all participants in our Supernode campaign. Registration is open until May 1st and the first participants already have their nodes up and running on our platform.In addition to the rewards mentioned above, we will randomly distribute our votes to Supernodes running on Ankr. These extra votes will help them climb in the ranking to reach a top 25 spot and be elected as an SBP, which will bring in even more rewards.You can run a Vite Supernode on Ankr for only 39 USD per month, payable in cryptocurrencies ANKR and USDT (and very soon also by credit card).If you are interested in participating, please deploy your Supernode on Ankr before May 1st to make sure your node becomes eligible for the extra rewards!A step-by-step tutorial on how to deploy your Vite Supernode on Ankr, or switch your existing Vite Supernode from your current provider to Ankr is available here.If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our admins in our Node Support group on Telegram.#AnkrYourNodeYou can follow Vite here:Official website: https://www.vite.org/Official blog: https://medium.com/vitelabsForum: https://forum.vite.netTwitter: https://twitter.com/vitelabsTelegram announcements: https://t.me/vite_annTelegram chat: https://t.me/vite_enFollow Ankr on social media:Website: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkTelegram Node Support: https://t.me/AnkrNodeSupportLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Discord support channel: https://discord.gg/kFETwMDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/More benefits for Vite nodes on Ankr! was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 04. 25

Ankr Bi-weekly update 2020–05

Since our last update, much has happened and we have again made some great achievements. Building and continuously improving a real product along with attracting users from the blockchain communities by promoting our services has made our business more tangible and popular. It is really satisfying to see the number of users grow across our various blockchain node-as-a-service applications.Ankr is building a marketplace for container-based cloud services using shared resources. On these resources we are building applications to deploy blockchain nodes of all major blockchain protocols. At the moment, almost 40 different protocols are available in our App Store.Running a blockchain node on the Ankr cloud is accessible for everyone, as it is super easy to deploy and much cheaper than running it on any public cloud provider. In addition to consumers, we provide our node-as-a-service offerings to a range of enterprise customers such as cryptocurrency exchanges, custody providers, staking platforms and investment funds.Community updateAnkr supports Covid-19 Research with BOINC RosettaThe Corona pandemic has affected everyday life for most of us, and we have seen many great initiatives coming from the blockchain space to help and contribute to fighting Covid-19 in different ways. Ankr and long-time partners BOINC have teamed up again and presented a one-click deployment solution to contribute compute power to Covid-19 research via the BOINC platform.The BOINC Rosetta project is fighting the Covid-19 virus by applying knowledge gained from studying viral proteins to guide the design of novel vaccines and antiviral drugs.Ankr provides all resources at cost-price to have the maximum capacity donated. We have received a lot of support from various communities and some great companies have participated in this initiative by running BOINC Rosetta nodes on the Ankr platform. We want to sincerely thank the team of Binance, Harmony, Matic Network, LTO Network, VIte and Cryptodiffer for their contributions!You can still participate and donate to the BOINC Rosetta anti-Covid-19 research, read all about it hereWe launched our official Node Support group on TelegramWe have noticed that many members of the Ankr community, as well as community members from the projects for which we offer node deployment solutions, have questions about our offerings.To cater to all interested parties, we have created the Ankr Official Node Support group on Telegram to provide support, information, FAQ’s and updates about our node-as-a-service applications.The group can be accessed here and has already become the go-to place for all things node related, with participation of our engineering team, admins and team members of Harmony. LTO and Vite.Business development updateMore than 200 Harmony Open Staking nodes running on Ankr!Our partners at Harmony have recently launched their Open Staking incentivized testnet with the goal of getting new Validator nodes on board and testing the network.Ankr has developed a one-click node deployment application for Harmony Open Staking testnet nodes, with which users can easily set up an Open Staking Validator node to participate in the Harmony network and earn rewards from the ONE token incentive pool.To help kickstart this second phase of the Harmony Open Staking campaign we have provided the first two months of hosting free of charge for all participants who run the Harmony node on Ankr.This campaign has brought over 200 new Harmony Open Staking nodes to our platform! As a result, a major part of the Harmony Network is now running on the Ankr distributed cloud.The Open Staking testnet nodes and incentives are still available, you can read all about it here.Ankr and Vite launched Supernode hosting campaignWith our one-click node deployment application for Vite, it has become easier than ever to run a Vite Full node or Supernode and stake VITE tokens. Running a Vite node on Ankr helps secure and decentralize the Vite network and users will be able to vote, stake and earn token rewards. As of the moment of writing, the first Supernodes have been deployed and are running successfully on the Ankr cloud.Ankr has deployed its own Vite Supernode, which has already received 2 million votes from the Vite team and is now ready to earn rewards. For the campaign, Ankr commits all Supernode rewards to participants who deploy a Vite Supernode on Ankr before May 1st 2020 and also provides a cash-back for the first month of hosting fee.Read all about it here.Development updateOur engineering team is still working relentlessly on adding and improving more node-as-a-service applications in our node market.We have added applications to run an Arweave Miner node and a Solana Validator node and are working to support the upcoming NuCypher Worklock token distribution program, where users can commit ETH tokens to receive locked NU tokens, which can be staked and unlocked by running a NuCypher node.If you are missing any protocol in our node market, you can vote for your favourite project on our website here.UX/UI improvementsThe UI/UX improvements have been very much focussed on the Harmony Open Staking testnet implementation. As the Validator node still runs on the Harmony testnet, some updates have been executed and we have upgraded our node application and added new and very useful features such as a manual update, application for Validator spot and view of the current status.Payment methodsWe have added automated warning emails for accounts who will be out of credit soon and are currently working on upgrading the billing experience, adding extensive billing information and downloadable invoices.In addition, we are implementing credit card payments with Stripe to also cater to users who prefer paying with fiat and have automated recurring payments.We are humbled by your support and will keep working to provide the very best blockchain node-as-a-service platform out there. Thank you!#AnkrYourNode.Follow Ankr on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkTelegram Node Support: https://t.me/AnkrNodeSupportLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Discord support channel: https://discord.gg/kFETwMDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/Ankr Bi-weekly update 2020–05 was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 04. 25

How to run a Vite Full node...

In this tutorial, we will show you how to run a Vite Full node and stake 10,000 VITE tokens in order to earn Full node staking rewards.Create a Vite Wallet1. First, download the official Vite Wallet for Android or IOS here and deposit 10,000 VITE tokens on it.You can buy VITE tokens on various exchanges, such as Binance.com.2. Once the 10,000 VITE tokens have arrived in the wallet, proceed with connecting the Wallet by opening the Vite Web Application in Google Chrome browser. Choose ViteConnect and scan the QR code with your mobile Vite Wallet.After scanning the QR code you should end up on the following page in your browser:Stake your VITE tokensThe next step is to stake the 10,000 VITE tokens inside the Vite Web Application.1. Click the button shown on the screenshot below, or access directly this link:2. Click on Full Nodes tab and insert the number of VITE tokens you would like to stake (this must be a minimum of 10,000) and click Submit Staking to proceed.3. The next step is to confirm the transaction in your mobile Vite wallet.After approval in the mobile Vite Wallet App, the confirmation should look like this:Congratulations, you have successfully staked 10,000 VITE tokens and are now set to receive rewards on your Vite Full node!Set up the Vite Full node on AnkrTo be eligible for receiving staking rewards you need to run a Vite Full node. The easiest way to do this is on the Ankr cloud.1. Head to app.ankr.com to deploy and click the Deploy A Node button.2. Scroll down to find the Vite card, hover over it and press Deploy on Vite Full node.3. The hardware configuration is already set at the optimal system requirements. The platform also recommends a cluster, which is usually the one that has the most freely available resources. In this particular case, the recommended cluster is UK cluster, but another cluster may be recommended depending on your location.The application name is pre-filled. You can change it if you want.4. Now fill your staking address.Find your staking address here.Please make sure that the address from which you have staked is the same with the address you insert when creating a Vite Full node5. Select your preferred payment option (ANKR ERC-20, ANKR Native or USDT) and deposit funds on the generated address. Once the funds are received, you can proceed by clicking the Deploy Node button.6. Click Deploy and your Vite Full Node will start deploying!Wait for about 5 minutes for the Vite Full node resources to get ready.Useful linksCheck the Node Status here: https://stats.vite.net/api/getAlivePeers. You can search by your Full node’s Staking Address.All Vite Full nodes are listed here: https://explorer.vite.net/FullNodeFind more details about Full Node rewards here and here.Follow Ankr on social media:Website: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Discord support channel: https://discord.gg/kFETwMDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/How to run a Vite Full node on Ankr was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 04. 25

Campaign Update: LTO Full n...

It is already one month ago since we have started our node hosting campaign with LTO Network and it has been quite successful so far!In this article we would like to recap what we have achieved together, and update you about the next steps to take to make sure all nodes keeps running and participants receive the maximum rewards from the LTO incentive pool!After the initial announcement at the Blockchain Beyond the Hype event in Amsterdam, the start date of the campaign was set at March 23rd 2020, which means that all registered LTO Full nodes that were up and running on Ankr at that moment were eligible for rewards.LTO committed a reward pool of 100,000 LTO tokens for all nodes running on Ankr for at least one month. The total reward pool will be distributed over the three months running period of the campaign. Ankr also provided the first month of hosting for free in the form of an airdrop in Ankr tokens. Read all about the campaign here.On March 23rd, 55 LTO Full nodes running on Ankr registered and entered the campaign. This event increased the number of LTO Full nodes by almost 100%!LTO leased the tokens from the reward pool to all participating nodes, which resulted in 1,818 LTO tokens delegated per node. These tokens are to be unlocked over the total campaign period of 3 months.To cover the first month of hosting cost, Ankr credited the accounts of all participants with 10 USD worth of ANKR Native tokens.Rewards and more rewards!Earlier this week, LTO has distributed the first portion of rewards among all participating nodes that met all the criteria. Each LTO node received ±800 LTO tokens in their wallet, which are now free to transfer, but can also be used to increase the stake of your node. You can easily lease the unlocked LTO tokens and increase your staking rewards here.To be eligible for the next round of token rewards, and also share in the remaining LTO tokens at the end of the event (tokens which were initially delegated to nodes who don’t keep running the full 3 months), you need to make sure that your Ankr account has enough credits to pay for hosting fees of the next month(s).Hosting an LTO Full node on Ankr costs only 9 USD per month, which can per paid in ANKR tokens or USDT. Please note that Ankr implemented a pay-as-you-go system, which is subject to price volatility of the Ankr token on the market. You can use USDT as an alternative payment method, to rule out price fluctuations.How to credit your account?To make sure your LTO node keeps running and receiving rewards, you can deposit ANKR ERC-20 tokens or USDT to the wallet associated with your account. You can access your deposit address by clicking the wallet icon on the upper-right of the page in our web application.Make sure you switch your payment method!As we have provided the initial credit to your account in Ankr Native tokens, you need to switch your payment method from Ankr to the wallet type you have funded (Ankr ERC-20 or USDT)! This is necessary to start billing your hosting fee from the correct (funded) wallet!If you have any questions, please join our official Ankr Node Support groupThank you for joining us on this journey so far!Ankr Team and LTO Network TeamFollow Ankr on social media:Website: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkTelegram Node Support: https://t.me/AnkrNodeSupportLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Discord support channel: https://discord.gg/kFETwMDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/Campaign Update: LTO Full nodes on Ankr was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 04. 22

Ankr and Vite Supernode hos...

Our recent campaigns with LTO and Harmony have proven quite successful and have increased LTO and Harmony nodes run by the community by 50–100%! This achievement shows the real strength of Ankr one-click node deployment and caught the eye of more public blockchain projects looking to expand their networks.Today we present our Supernode hosting campaign with our partners of Vite.TLDRStake 1,000,000 VITE to run a Vite SupernodeDeploy the node in a few easy clicks on the Ankr platform and participate in the campaignAnkr will run a Vite supernode and distribute 100% of the rewards to participants in the campaignParticipants will earn a proportional share of Ankr’s Supernode rewards on top of the staking rewards!Hosting fee on Ankr is just 29 USD, the first month is for free!Ankr & Vite Supernode hosting campaignAnkr and Vite have been partners since late 2019 and have since then collaborated in different ways to grow our mutual ecosystems. The ANKR/BTC pair was listed on Vite’s decentralized exchange, ViteX and we have been working together on the development of our one-click hosting solutions for Vite nodes, which are now available in our node market.With our one-click node deployment applications for Vite, it has become easier than ever to run a Vite node and stake VITE tokens. Our solution, combined with Vite’s advanced and intuitive user interface, makes it even more convenient to manage your nodes and wallets on your desktop or mobile device.Staking VITE tokens will earn the node owners rewards, but also contributes to the security, stability and decentralization of the Vite blockchain. By running your Vite node on Ankr you help expand the Vite network and remove any single point of failure.On top of this, running a Vite node on Ankr is significantly cheaper than on any public cloud provider, such as Amazon AWS or DigitalOcean.Ankr achieves these attractive prices and an even more eco-friendly solution, by utilizing idle resources from high-end data centers belonging to large enterprises such as DigitalOcean, Telefonica and Leaseweb, which are globally spread over 5 continents. These enterprises are monetizing their excess capacity on the Ankr platform, and guarantee maximum uptime, equal to or better than Amazon AWS.About ViteVite is a public blockchain and smart contract platform that facilitates fast transactions at zero fees. The Vite mainnet went live in September 2019, and features a Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) framework combined with a unique Snapshot Chain that enables scalability while ensuring security. Asynchronous transaction architecture easily handles high transaction volumes while maintaining steady transaction rates.Vite has released an easy to use and fully decentralized platform which contains a multi-chain wallet, the ViteX decentralized exchange, a block explorer and options to mine, stake and transact with VITE and VX tokens while managing all of this on one single platform.Vite has two node types powering the network: the Full node and the Supernode.Vite Full nodes are responsible for maintaining a complete copy of the ledger, sending or receiving transactions, and verifying all transactions in the network. Full Nodes also participate in the Snapshot Block Producers (SBP) election, voting and staking.The minimum stake for a Vite Full node is 10,000 VITE, while both voting and staking rewards are distributed on a daily basis. There are already more than 500 Vite Full nodes running, which makes Vite one of the most decentralized and secure public blockchains out there.Vite Supernodes, or Snapshot Block Producers (also referred to as SBP’s), are special Full nodes which are responsible for producing snapshot blocks and reaching consensus in the Vite network.The SBP nodes are incentivized by block rewards, which are usually higher than the Full Node rewards. A Supernode must stake as much as 1,000,000 VITE tokens and there are 45 active Supernodes at the moment, of which 5 are run by Vite Labs, which again shows the high level of decentralization of the Vite network.Ankr one-click node hosting for ViteVite is one of the most popular third generation blockchain projects in terms of community activity and node hosting, with currently 45 Supernodes and over 500 Full nodes hosted by community members, currently mainly based in Europe, the US, China and Japan. Vite and Ankr are currently exploring new areas of interest, mainly EMEAI regions, where Ankr has a strong following.These new users can be reached and on-boarded more effectively by taking away any barrier for potential node hosting. Users with no technical knowledge can deploy a Vite node on Ankr in as little as 5 minutes, while an experienced Linux user needs approximately 3 hours to go through the documentation and set up the node and the VM on any other provider, as well as needing to continually perform upgrades.To leverage all these benefits and strengthen the Vite network, we present our Supernode hosting campaign together with Vite. The goal is to introduce the Vite Supernodes to a new audience, who can deploy a Vite Supernode and start staking VITE tokens, earn rewards and become block producers (SBP).But first let’s go through the benefits of running your node on the Ankr platform.With the Ankr one-click deployment application, it takes literally less than 5 minutes to deploy your node. No need to go through any documentation or pricing setup at a public cloud provider.There is zero technical knowledge required to set up a Vite node on the Ankr cloud, which makes it super easy for community members to contribute to the goal of securing and further decentralizing the Vite network.Ankr is the cheapest hosting solution out there. You can host your Vite Full Node for 19 USD per month! Hosting a Supernode is available at 29 USD per month.You can pay for the hosting fee with ANKR tokens or USDT (credit card payments will be added soon)Ankr support specialists provide 24/7 support in all timezones around the globeAnd of course we have some very interesting incentives for those who run a Vite Supernode on Ankr!Ankr runs a Vite Supernode and will distribute all rewards to campaign participants!Vite and Ankr are aiming to expand the Vite network by incentivizing community members to run a Vite Supernode. While contributing to the Vite network, participants stake VITE tokens and earn staking, voting and block producing rewards.As an early partner, Ankr is running a Vite Supernode (find the list of Vite Supernodes here and search for AnkrSupernodeVite) and commits all Supernode rewards to participants who deploy a Vite Supernode on Ankr before May 1st 2020 and run it for a period of at least 3 months.This means that you will not only earn staking rewards on your node, but you will also get to share in the reward pool and earn your share of Ankr’s Supernode rewards.Moreover, Vite Labs will cast 200 million votes to Ankr’s Supernode As appreciation for Ankr’s contribution to Vite’s ecosystem. This will significanty increase the rewards received from the Ankr Supernode.In addition, Ankr will provide a cash-back for the first month of hosting fee for all participating Supernodes.How does this work?First, you need 1,000,000 VITE tokens in your Vite wallet, before setting up the node. You can also participate with an already existing Supernode!Set up the Vite Supernode on Ankr before May 1st and keep it running for at least 3 monthsFollow @ankr and @vitelabs on Twitter, like and retweet the campaign announcementTweet a screenshot of your node, adding how easy it was to set upTag @ankr and @vitelabs in your tweet and add #AnkrYourNodeAfter we have received your payment for the first month of hosting, we will airdrop 29 USD worth of tokens to your wallet.After each full month of hosting, we will airdrop your share of the Ankr Supernode rewards in your Vite node wallet. This will happen as long as your Vite Supernode is running on Ankr!How to set up the node?All you need is a Vite wallet and an account at app.ankr.com. It has never been easier to set up a blockchain node, you shouldn’t even need a tutorial! But in case you prefer some guidance, we have prepared one for you, find it here.This guide also shows how to move your current Supernode to Ankr, and save up to 40% on your current hosting fees.Be sure to have your Vite wallet ready, and if you follow the recommended setup, you will be done in just a few clicks!If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact any of our admins in our Node Support group on Telegram.#AnkrYourNodeYou can follow Vite here:Official website: https://www.vite.org/Official blog: https://medium.com/vitelabsForum: https://forum.vite.netTwitter: https://twitter.com/vitelabsTelegram announcements: https://t.me/vite_annTelegram chat: https://t.me/vite_enFollow Ankr on social media:Website: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkTelegram Node Support: https://t.me/AnkrNodeSupportLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Discord support channel: https://discord.gg/kFETwMDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/Ankr and Vite Supernode hosting campaign! was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 04. 16

How to run a Vite Supernode...

In this tutorial, we will show you how to deploy a Vite Supernode on Ankr and stake 1,000,000 VITE tokens.We will also guide you on how to move an existing Vite Supernode from your current provider to the Ankr cloud.Deploy a Vite Supernode on Ankr1. Head to app.ankr.com to deploy and click the Deploy A Node button.2. Scroll down to find the Vite card, hover over it and press Deploy on Vite Supernode.3. The hardware configuration is already set at the optimal system requirements. The platform also recommends a cluster, which is usually the one that has the most freely available resources. In this particular case, the recommended cluster is UK cluster, but another cluster may be recommended depending on your location.4. Select your preferred payment option (ANKR ERC-20, ANKR Native or USDT) and deposit funds on the generated address. Once the funds are received, you can proceed by clicking the Deploy Node button.Your Vite Supernode will now start deploying.Create a Vite wallet and stake 1,000,000 VITE tokensIn order to register a Vite Supernode and be eligible to become a Snapshot Block Producer (SBP), you need to stake 1.000.000 VITE tokens.1. First, download the official Vite Wallet for Android or IOS here and deposit 1,000,000 VITE tokens on it.You can buy VITE tokens on various exchanges, such as Binance.com.2. Once the 1,000,000 VITE tokens have arrived in your wallet, proceed with connecting the Wallet by opening the Vite Web Application in Google Chrome browser. Choose ViteConnect and scan the QR code with your mobile Vite Wallet.After scanning the QR code you should end up on the following page in your browser.Stake your VITE tokens to register as a SupernodeThe next step is to stake the 1,000,000 VITE tokens in the Vite Web Application.Click the button shown on the screenshot below, or access via this link.2. Open the SBP tab and insert a Node Name.3. Copy the Block Creation Address from your Vite Supernode. You can find the address in by opening your Vite Supernode in the Ankr application.4. Once the form is completed with the Node Name and Block Creation Address, you can submit your Supernode application.5. The next step is to confirm the transaction in your mobile Vite wallet.Once confirmed, your Vite Supernode successfully registered and ready to receive rewards. Check your node on the Vite SBP Ranking List.Please note that you will start receiving Supernode rewards after the node has been fully synced, which is expected to take up to 5 days.Move your existing Vite Supernode to AnkrMoving your existing Vite Supernode to Ankr will have some interesting benefits:Hosting fee of only 29 USD per month1 month of free hostingReceive your share of Ankr’s Supernode rewardsLower latency and more stabilityPay in cryptocurrency (ANKR or USDT)It is really easy to move your current Vite Supernode to Ankr. Please read the guide below.The easiest way to switch a registered Vite Supernode to Ankr is by cancelling the registration of your current Supernode and registering a new Supernode on the Ankr platform.To cancel registration for your current Supernode, please follow the steps below.1. Open the Vite Web Application and scan the QR code on the ViteConnect tab with the mobile Vite wallet.2, Navigate to the SBP page and click the button highlighted on the screenshot below, or access directly this link.3. Click the Cancel Registration button, which will appear in the Registration Information box, in the Action column.4. Now you can proceed with deploying the Vite Supernode by following the tutorial above.You can follow Vite here:Official website: https://www.vite.org/Official blog: https://medium.com/vitelabsForum: https://forum.vite.netTwitter: https://twitter.com/vitelabsTelegram announcements: https://t.me/vite_annTelegram chat: https://t.me/vite_enFollow Ankr on social media:Website: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkTelegram Node Support: https://t.me/AnkrNodeSupportLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Discord support channel: https://discord.gg/kFETwMDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/How to run a Vite Supernode on Ankr was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 04. 16

Ankr provides 2 months of f...

Ankr and Harmony have been long time partners, and we once more want to emphasize that this is not your typical crypto meme partnership which is used only for marketing purposes. Our collaboration with the Harmony team goes way back and includes various efforts to strengthen each other’s propositions.To start with, Ankr has provided server capacity to the Harmony team for hosting their company nodes and now we are working together with the goal of expanding the Harmony node network and growing Ankr’s user base in the process.Harmony have recently launched the next phase of their Pangea Open Staking program, where community members are incentivized to run a Testnet Validator Node and participate in the Harmony network. The Harmony team has provided a pool of 10,000,000 ONE tokens as rewards for external Validators in this phase of Open Staking.Our purpose at Ankr is to take away any possible barriers for users to participate in the Harmony network.To achieve this, we focus heavily on ease of use and affordable pricing of our node hosting solutions.We have developed a one-click node deployment application for Harmony Open Staking Validator nodes, which is available in our node market. This is the most straightforward and effortless way to set up a Harmony Open Staking Testnet node and participate Harmony network, earning token incentives in the process!As Ankr is utilizing idle resources from top-class data centers all over the world, we are able to provide our hosting at much lower cost than public cloud providers such as Amazon AWS and DigitalOcean.Running a Harmony Validator node on Ankr costs will be significantly cheaper than on AWS, at only 29.00 USD per month, with the same specs and a lot less manual work to set up and maintain the node. Moreover, our nodes are distributed globally across multiple providers to increase resiliency and stability.To help kickstart this second phase of the Harmony Open Staking campaign we now provide 2 months of free hosting for all participants who run the Harmony Validator node on Ankr!How to participate?If you are interested, you need to claim one of the 200 external Validator seats by setting up the Open Staking Testnet node on https://app.ankr.com/. If you have not registered an account yet, please create one.In the node market, select the Harmony Open Staking Testnet node and deploy it with just a few simple clicks. If you need any guidance, please check our tutorial here.We have set the hosting fee for the Harmony Open Staking Testnet node to 0.00 USD for the first 2 months. After these two months, users need to make sure they have enough credit, at least 29.00 USD worth of tokens, in their account to continue running the node.You can easily top up your wallet with ANKR tokens or USDT. Please make sure to select the applicable wallet as your preferred payment method.If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the admins in our official Telegram chat.Useful linksHarmony Open Staking Launch: https://medium.com/harmony-one/harmony-open-staking-towards-launch-7b139a343c40Harmony Staking Dashboard: https://staking.harmony.one/validatorsHarmony Open Staking Telegram chat: https://t.me/PangaeaVolunteersFollow Ankr on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Discord support channel: https://discord.gg/kFETwMDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/Ankr provides 2 months of free hosting for Harmony Open Staking Validators was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 04. 03

How to deploy a Harmony Ope...

In this tutorial, we will show you how to run a Harmony Open Staking Testnet node on Ankr and participate in the P2 stage of Open Staking with 10,000,000 ONE tokens as incentives.Deploy Harmony Open Staking Testnet node on AnkrHead to app.ankr.com to deploy and select Deploy A Node2. Scroll down to find the Harmony card, hover over it and press Deploy on Open Staking Testnet3. The hardware configuration is already set at the optimal system requirements.4. The platform recommends the cluster that has the most freely available resources. In this particular case, the recommended cluster is Canada cluster, but another cluster may be recommended depending on your location.Specific Node Configuration1. In order to deploy the Node, Ankr will generate a BLS Key and a Harmony Wallet for you. For security reasons, these two keys will be encoded with a password that must be set in the Encryption Password field. Please make sure to write this password somewhere safe in order to regain access to your keys.2. Next, you need to insert a node name in order to identify and get realtime stats of the node on the Harmony Validator Explorer, once your node is elected as a Validator.3. Now press Deploy to finish the Harmony Open Staking node deployment.Node Status and Staking1. Congratulations, your Harmony node is deploying. Click on the Node to check the details.2. In order to be eligible for a Validator seat, you need to have test tokens in your wallet. These tokens can be obtained by using the built-in function available on the Manage tab, named Receive Testnet Tokens.3. If the operation was successful, you will see the following pop-up message.4. Your ONE token balance will be reflected in the Wallet Token Amount. If you don’t see your ONE tokens, wait for a minute or press the Refresh button.5. Once the ONE tokens are visible in your token wallet, you can Apply for Validator.6. When the Validator is approved, you see the Node Type field updated to Validator status.7. You can check your Validator Information on the Harmony Validator Explorer by clicking the View Button.8. If you are unable to see your validator, please make sure that Open Staking Network is selected from Networks Tab on the Harmony Explorer.Congratulations, you are now running a Harmony Validator on the Open Staking Testnet!Useful linksHarmony Open Staking Launch: https://medium.com/harmony-one/harmony-open-staking-towards-launch-7b139a343c40Harmony Staking Dashboard: https://staking.harmony.one/validatorsHarmony Open Staking Telegram chat: https://t.me/PangaeaVolunteersFollow Ankr on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Discord support channel: https://discord.gg/kFETwMDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/How to deploy a Harmony Open Staking node on Ankr was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 04. 03

Ankr presents: Support Covi...

In these uncertain times we, like many of us, have asked ourselves what we can do to help? The Corona pandemic is affecting everyday life across the globe and more than ever our researchers need support in their work to find a cure.One use-case in blockchain has been to provide charitable aid be it through providing resources where they are needed or helping the unbanked. The immutability, transparency and borderless character makes blockchain a great instrument for people to help other people around the world. One method of donating through blockchain is “Volunteer Computing”.Volunteer computingThe BOINC project is the best-known and most advanced Volunteer Computing program out there. It is a non-profit distributed computing initiative from University of California, Berkeley, supported by the National Science Foundation. BOINC software makes it possible to contribute your compute power to cutting-edge science projects, such as studies on cancer research, diseases, global warming and many other types of scientific research.Ankr and BOINCAnkr and BOINC have been closely working together from the very start of the Ankr project in 2018 and the founder of the BOINC project, professor David P. Anderson was the very first advisor to Ankr and has provided us with great feedback in the early days about how the field of distributed computing evolved, what the future perspectives are and what problems we could be facing along the way.Ankr supports BOINC with container based computing. As it does not require specific hardware we use software to ensure the security. We already deployed the BOINC client and BOINC server to our cloud testnet back in 2018 and now the application is available in our Node Market.Fighting the Covid-19 virus with RosettaOne of the scientific research projects available on the BOINC platform is Rosetta, an initiative of the Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington, now dedicated to fighting the Covid-19 virus by applying knowledge gained from studying viral proteins to guide the design of novel vaccines and antiviral drugs.Today, we present the easiest way for all of us to support the Rosetta project by collectively contributing compute power to their molecular modelling suite, which helps them speed up and expand their academic research.You can find more details about the Rosetta project and their role in fighting Covid-19 here.How can you help?We have developed a one-click deployment solution to contribute your compute power via the BOINC platform. Here you can choose how much computational power you would like to donate and pay with cryptocurrency (ANKR or USDT, which can be obtained at Binance.com) for resources which are instantly available for Rosetta’s research.Ankr provides all resources at cost-price to have the maximum capacity donated, while some of the biggest names of the blockchain industry, such as Binance, Harmony, Matic Network, LTO Network and VIte, are already contributing to this great initiative!To help increase awareness around this non-profit initiative, we challenge all users to share a screenshot of your node on Twitter, adding the name of your node and tagging 5 friends with #AnkrAgainstCOVID. Eligible users will automatically participate in the lottery to win prizes up to 1,000,000 ANKR.Lottery rules:Deploy one or more BOINC Rosetta nodes on the Ankr platform before April 1st 2020Follow @ankr on Twitter, retweet the announcement and share a screenshot of your node and tag at least 5 friendsKeep the node running until at least May 1st 2020Please click here for a tutorial (including video) on how to contribute.We at Ankr hope that the entire blockchain community can pull together at this difficult time and help to do all we can towards finding a solution and help save thousands of lives.We truly appreciate your support and want to thank you in advance on behalf of Ankr and the Rosetta research team.Links to BOINC and RosettaBoinc website: https://boinc.berkeley.edu/Rosetta website: https://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/Follow Ankr on social media:Website: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Discord support channel: https://discord.gg/kFETwMDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/Ankr presents: Support Covid-19 Research with BOINC Rosetta was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 03. 26

Ankr & BOINC Rosetta Tutori...

In this tutorial, we will learn how to donate computing power to the Rosetta project for supporting COVID-19 research with the help of BOINC and Ankr.For the video tutorial please click here.Deploy Rosetta BOINC project on Ankr1. We will presume that we already have an account on Ankr and we will begin by opening in app.ankr.com and selecting the BOINC project card:2. The Rosetta Project is relying mostly on CPU power, so if we want to contribute more, we can increase the number of cores from the Advanced Widget:3. For the Select Cluster Option, we will use the recommended cluster, as the platform recommends the cluster that has the most freely available resources. In this particular case, the recommended cluster is Singapore cluster:4. For the next step, in order to obtain the Account Key we need to create an account on the BOINC Rosetta Project, which will be explained in the next steps:Create an account on BOINC Rosetta ProjectWe will follow this link to sign up for a new account: https://BOINC.bakerlab.org/rosetta/create_account_form.phpYou should end up on the following page:Retrieve Account Key1. After having successfully created an account, you can login following this link: https://BOINC.bakerlab.org/rosetta/login_form.php2. After logging in, you can head to this address: https://BOINC.bakerlab.org/rosetta/home.php and click on View from Account Keys field:3. You can observe your Account Key here:Congratulations! You have successfully created a new Rosetta BOINC account and you have obtained your Account Key!Now you can copy this Account Key and paste it into the Ankr Field:Next, we will create an address for funding and we will make sure to deposit USDT or ANKR tokens (ERC-20). In order to obtain ANKR tokens we can buy from an exchange and after the funding was completed we will press Deploy Node:Project Inspection1. After the previous step, we will wait for the project to get Deployed:2. Afterwards, we can see the Credit that was accumulated by sharing computing power and we can also see the Tasks that are being resolved by your deployed project. Also if we click on View, we can observe that our node is up on their official website as well:3. We click on View from Computers on this account:4. We can observe our machine that is connected and that it has 2 Cores, also we can see the tasks that are currently executing by clicking on Tasks:5. We can observe that we have 2 Tasks currently running, 1 task for each CPU:That was it, thank you for contributing to fighting Corona Virus!People like you make the world a better place!Links to BOINC and RosettaBoinc website: https://boinc.berkeley.edu/Rosetta website: https://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/Follow Ankr on social media:Website: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Discord support channel: https://discord.gg/kFETwMDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/Ankr & BOINC Rosetta Tutorial: How to contribute to Covid-19 research was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 03. 26

Ankr Bi-weekly update 2020–04

For the past two weeks our distributed team has been working from their homes all around the world. This has proved very effective and efficient, but most of all we are happy to say that everyone in our team is fine and healthy. We hope you are too!Our engineers have been fully focussing on delivering more node hosting applications and expanding our node market with the most exciting protocols out there.For the ones who are not fully aware of our node hosting as-a-service solutions and the benefits that come with it, please read on.Why host your blockchain node on the Ankr cloud?Our one-click deployment applications allow node runners to deploy any node in literally less than 5 minutes! No need to go through any documentation or complex pricing set up at a public cloud provider.The price of hosting your blockchain node on Ankr is up to 80% cheaper than on well-known public cloud providers such as DigitalOcean and Amazon AWS.Our solutions require no technical knowledge, which makes it easy for any community member or blockchain enthusiast to support a distributed network and to earn the node rewards .Over the last months, we have integrated more than 40 blockchain protocols, most of which are already available in our node market.Users can pay for our services with various cryptocurrencies, such as ANKR and USDT, Credit card payments and more tokens will be added in the near future.Our blockchain specialists provide 24/7 support in all time zones around the globe on various platforms. The latest addition is our brand-new Discord group.As we are building the go-to place for affordable and easy-to-use hosting services for blockchain protocols, Ankr is already generating revenues from our collaborations with various blockchain companies such as cryptocurrency exchanges, custody providers, staking platforms and investment funds.Community updateAnkr & LTO AMA with CryptodifferThe AMA together with LTO was rescheduled due to heavy market movements on March 12th and has taken place on Monday March 23rd at 14:00 UTC in the Cryptodiffer chat.Together with LTO we spoke about our node hosting solution, which has already increased community run LTO nodes by almost 100% since we announced the campaign.The starting date of the campaign has moved to Wednesday March 25th, which is the final date to deploy your LTO Public node on Ankr and participate to share in the 100,000 LTO token pool.Please make sure your wallet has enough credit to pay for the hosting fee, as Ankr will start billing the nodes at the start of the campaign, on March 25th at 23.59 UTC.Business development updateAnkr listed on Bidesk ExchangeThe ANKR/BTC par was listed on Bidesk Exchange, a new digital asset trading platform that has been created to provide a secure and safe environment for trading high-quality tokens and coins whilst immersing users in a first-class experience.Trading started on March 10th 11:00 am UTC at: https://www.bidesk.com/exchange/715/ankr/btcAnkr and the Polkadot ecosystemAnkr was added as official Node-as-a-Service provider for Edgeware, a promising smart contract platform in the Polkadot ecosystem, which is gaining a lot of traction lately. We will be working with Edgeware, Kusama and Polkadot to provide accessible, affordable and distributed node infrastructure solutions to the Web3 Ecosystem.https://docs.edgewa.re/understanding-edgeware/ecosystem/node-as-a-service-providersDevelopment updateOur engineering team have been working non-stop on delivering one-click node hosting solutions for the most popular and emerging blockchains, projects which are in their mainnet as well as testnet phase.Payment methodsOur free trial period has ended and we have sent out emails on March 23rd to users who have their nodes running, ensuring that their nodes will stay online during the switch to the paid version, which will take place on March 25th at 23.59 UTC.Users can pay for their hosting fees with ANKR ERC-20, Ankr Native tokens and USDT, the payment options are available at the bottom of each node deployment page and you can easily view and access your wallet on the upper-right of the application.The Ankr wallet is now accessible directly on the top-right of the application.36 protocols supported in our node marketWe are now supporting 36 different protocols in our node market! You can run nodes for these blockchain at low cost and deploy them in just a few clicks.New additions to our node market are Polkadot, NuCypher, DNA and the BOINC project, which supports scientific research with distributed computing and will play a role in fighting Covid-19 (more on this to be announced.. Stay tuned!)We are constantly working on many more node implementations and will be adding them to our node market over time! There are some very interesting projects in the works, some for which we will be the very first and only node-as-a-service provider in the space!If you want to see you blockchain of choice in our node market, feel free to vote for your preferred protocol on our website www.ankr.com/productWe wish you all a great experience running your favorite blockchain nodes on our distribute cloud, but above all we wish you stay safe!#AnkrYourNode.Follow Ankr on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Discord support channel: https://discord.gg/kFETwMDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/Ankr Bi-weekly update 2020–04 was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 03. 24

What is Ankr?

Infographics Series Part 1: Introduction to AnkrTLDRAnkr is building a marketplace for container based cloud services using shared resources.Ankr will provide developers and enterprise clients with the ability to easily deploy blockchain nodes at a cheaper price than public cloud providers.Hosting blockchain nodes on Ankr takes away centralization issues and single point of failure.Using Ankr’s solutions, public blockchains are able to engage their communities and rapidly secure and decentralize their networks.How Ankr evolved in less than two yearsA lot has happened since we have started the Ankr project back in 2018 and we believe that after some carefully thought through twists and turns, things have shaped up quite nicely into a market ready product with real world usage.In the early days of the project we designed everything conceptually, based on ideas and research papers and composed very much from a computer scientist perspective. We envisioned a distributed cloud resource platform where idle compute power could be accessed through a marketplace where supply and demand meet each other, resulting in a win-win situation for both resource providers and end-users.The Ankr Distributed Cloud Computing Network (DCCN) started as a concept based on an initial whitepaper, but would eventually need to attract both providers to power the platform and end-users to utilize the services.As we gradually started to implement more and more features to our platform, it was apparent that pragmatism and common business sense would need to prevail if we were to build a platform that would attract both cloud users and large scale resource providers. We needed to provide an attractive solution for a real problem.We therefore adapted our initially proposed technical solutions to fit something more engaging, scalable and economically viable, which offers a solution for a problem many blockchain projects struggle with: the promise of decentralization!Use case: blockchain node hostingIn our daily operations we come across many decision makers of blockchain projects and discovered that many of these decentralized networks are actually highly centralized, as the majority of the nodes usually are run by the projects themselves on centralized public cloud providers, such as Amazon AWS and Google Cloud, which is not only very expensive but also makes them subject to single point of failure.Community members struggle to run nodes and contribute to their favorite blockchain projects as setting up the node on a public cloud server is usually very costly and hard to set up.We learned that Ethereum, one of the most decentralized networks out there, still has 60% of their nodes hosted on the top 10 public clouds, while 34% of these nodes are hosted on centralized servers in the US? And we know for a fact that most other public blockchains out there have even higher rates of centralization, despite the fact that they are aiming for autonomous and decentralized networks.In addition to the above mentioned issues, aspiring blockchain node hosts are usually held back by the high pricing and poor user experience of existing cloud services. Current cloud services and their support teams are not very blockchain-friendly, and it might require a lot of time and knowledge to configure and manage a blockchain node.Our solution takes away these struggles and facilitates blockchain adoption to a broader crowd. How? We provide blockchain projects and their communities with easy and affordable solutions to run their nodes, through tailor made solutions for enterprise clients and easy to use applications which can be accessed by consumers in our node market app.ankr.com.In short, we realized our investors would rather be backing a lucrative, practical business than a computer science project. We never got wedded to our initial ideas; the most important thing is to always be prepared to adapt and change direction if it is clearly the best approach.Ankr Infographic Series Part 1–5In the following 4 articles we dive deeper into the various aspects of our solution:Part 2: Resource ProvidersPart 3: Ankr Blockchain and TokenPart 4: Ankr Cloud PlatformPart 5: Node Hosting as-a-ServiceFollow Ankr on social media:Website: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Discord support channel: https://discord.gg/kFETwMDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/What is Ankr? was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 03. 21

Ankr Bi-weekly Update 2020–03

February is the month with the least days of the year but nevertheless we have many updates to share with you!Over the past two weeks, we have been focusing on business development to expand our node hosting services to a wider range of users, as well as UX/UI and product development, which has resulted in more and improved blockchain node hosting applications in our node market.Why host your blockchain node on the Ankr cloud?We would like to emphasize once again the key benefits of using our cloud platform and applications to host your blockchain nodes.With the Ankr one-click deployment application, it takes literally less than 5 minutes to deploy your blockchain node. No need to go through any documentation or pricing setup at a public cloud provider.There is zero technical knowledge required to set up any blockchain node on the Ankr cloud, which makes it much easier for community members to contribute to the goal of decentralizing the network.Ankr is the cheapest hosting solution out there. You will save up to 80% of your hosting costs from public cloud providers such as Amazon AWS and DigitalOcean.You can pay the costs for node hosting not only with credit card, but also with several cryptocurrencies, such as ANKR and USDT and even more tokens will be added in the future.Ankr blockchain support specialists provide support 24/7 in all timezones around the globe across several platforms such as Telegram and our brand-new Discord group.In addition to serving blockchain communities and other retail customers and becoming the go-to place for affordable and easy-to-use hosting services for blockchain protocols, we also provide turnkey services to various blockchain companies such as cryptocurrency exchanges, custody providers and staking platforms.Business updateAnkr and LTO Network collaborationAnkr and LTO Network are collaborating on providing node hosting solutions and launched a campaign for staking enthusiasts!Together with our friends at LTO Network, we are aiming to further decentralize their network by bringing easy node hosting and staking solutions to both our communities. This campaign embodies the first of many collaborations in this space, and has already led to an increase in LTO nodes of 40% in less than one week!The campaign offers a reward pool of 100,000 LTO tokens as well as 1 month of free hosting at Ankr, and is still open for participation until March 16th!Find all relevant information here: https://medium.com/ankr-network/ankr-and-lto-network-collaboration-node-hosting-solutions-and-campaign-aed5848ee10Stepping closer to institutional node hosting servicesIn addition to providing distributed cloud services and node hosting solutions to retail customers, Ankr is entering the institutional markets by collaborating with cryptocurrency exchanges, custody providers and other institutionals to integrate our node hosting services and optimize their DevOps expenses in the process. More news and names of these parties will be announced in the coming weeks!Community updateBlockchain Beyond the Hype eventTo launch our collaboration and campaign with LTO Network, Ankr attended the “Blockchain Beyond the Hype” networking event in Amsterdam, where we presented our campaign and met with a great audience of representatives from international financial and technical areas, the banking sector, government innovation departments, cryptocurrency exchanges, liquidity providers, startups, corporations and more.New website designWe have also launched the new version of our website with brand-new design and significant emphasis on our one-click blockchain node hosting solutions!This new version is created to cater to both blockchain node hosts as well as large scale resource providers to balance the equation, and move forward to the next stage of adoption.New Discord group for node hosting supportTo further expand to our 24/7 support for our node hosting applications, we have created a Discord group for node owners. Please join if you have any questions on this topic!Development updateNew applications in our node marketWe are now supporting 32 different protocols in our node market! For each of these blockchains we have an application available to host one or more types of nodes in just a few easy clicks.The latest additions to our node market are Celer and two recently launched members of the Polkadot ecosystem: Edgeware and Kusama.We are working on many more node applications and will be adding them to our node market over the coming weeks! If you want to see you blockchain of choice in our node market, feel free to vote for your preferred protocol on our website www.ankr.com/productUX/UI improvementsTo provide the very best and most intuitive user experience, we are constantly working on improvements in our UX and UI of our cloud platform as well as individual applications. We have added many small changes to our node hosting apps and have further improved the design of our platform. This is an ongoing process as we strive to bring the most user-friendly node hosting product out there to our customers.Payment methodsIntegration with credit card and cryptocurrencies ANKR and USDT are finished and will be activated after our free trial period ends on March 15th. We will notify our users beforehand to minimize the risk of any nodes going offline.On request of our various communities, we are also working on integration of native currencies of our most popular apps as payment method in the near future.We are thankful for your ongoing support and are looking to grow together with our community and long-time followers.Follow Ankr on social media:Website: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Discord support channel: https://discord.gg/kFETwMDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/Ankr Bi-weekly Update 2020–03 was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 03. 05

Ankr and LTO Network collab...

Ankr and LTO Network collaboration: node hosting solutions and campaign!We are really excited to be working together with our long-time friends of LTO Network on further decentralizing their blockchain on our distributed cloud! As you might have heard by now, our current focus lies on adoption of our product with the first large use case of blockchain node hosting, still a subject which is hard to understand for many.Staking has been a buzzword of 2019 and is gaining a lot of traction also in 2020. Staking is also an important component of the LTO Network. Our job at Ankr is to make staking via your own node, and even become a validator, easy and accessible for everyone.Ideally, community members of any blockchain project run hundreds (or thousands) nodes of their favourite blockchain to contribute to it and eventually earn rewards by staking their tokens.But in reality, adoption is still far away, and the majority of nodes are hosted by the company itself, which brings a few significant drawbacks, such as high cloud expenses for the projects and exposing the network to a single point of failure.Ankr’s one-click node hosting solutions are aimed at solving these issues by removing any barriers for community members to host nodes and earn staking rewards for their project of choice.At Ankr we have access to idle resources from data centers owned by some of the largest enterprises in the world, at very favorable prices, as they monetize their overcapacity through our cloud platform.So, what could be a better use case to kickstart our platform and at the same time benefit our blockchain partners and their communities? Exactly, run your blockchain nodes on our distributed cloud platform and save up to 70% from well-known public cloud providers such as Amazon AWS and DigitalOcean.So, how about LTO?About LTO NetworkLTO Network is an Amsterdam-born company that started in 2015. Using its hybrid blockchain technology, LTO Network tackles enterprises and B2B clients. Having over 30 clients and integrators like NEN, SignRequest, ScanTrust, and others . LTO Network is also working with Odyssey on open-source adoption and developer community expansion in Europe.Multiple live use cases utilize LTO token on LTO mainnet which uses Proof of Stake model. As there is no inflation, fees paid for by clients and integrators are the rewards for stakers and nodes. Working with integrators, LTO Network taps into existing user bases and brings more activity to its mainnet with multiple revenue streams for stakers.Ankr has created a simple application, which is available in our node market and can be used by community members to set up their LTO public node in just a few easy clicks!The one-click node hosting application for LTO Public Nodes.It has been an absolute pleasure working together! Our community members gave feedback on the LTO app, and worked side-by-side with Ankr developers who made the app stunning and so easy to use. Expecting a few more nodes added to LTO mainnet! And overall very pleased to see Ankr expand.Ivan Golovko, CMO of LTO NetworkWhy run your LTO Public Node on Ankr?There are actually a couple of good reasons to do this!With the Ankr one-click deployment application, it takes literally less than 5 minutes to deploy your node. No need to go through any documentation or pricing setup at a public cloud provider.There is zero technical knowledge required to set up an LTO Public Node on the Ankr cloud, which makes it much easier for community members to contribute to the goal of decentralizing the LTO Network.Ankr is the cheapest hosting solution out there. You can host your LTO Public Node for 10 USD per month!You can pay the costs for node hosting not only with credit card, but also with several cryptocurrencies, such as ANKR and USDT.Ankr blockchain support specialists provide support 24/7 in all timezones around the globe through our brand-new Discord group.And we have an awesome campaign for you!Share a pool of 100,000 LTO rewards and get one month free hosting!To celebrate our collaboration, we have prepared a campaign which is aimed at further decentralizing and strengthening the LTO Network and adoption of Ankr’s node hosting application.LTO has committed a reward pool of 100,000 LTO tokens for all community members who run an LTO Public Node for a period of at least one month. This means that you will not only earn staking rewards with the tokens provided by LTO, but you will also become the owner of these tokens! On top of that, Ankr will provide a cash back in ANKR tokens for the first month of hosting costs for these nodes.To find out how to be eligible for the LTO rewards, please check out their article here: https://blog.ltonetwork.com/ankr-node-hosting-competition/Only people who have a running node on March 15th and continue to run the node until at least April 15th will be rewarded!What do you have to do?Set up the LTO Public Node on AnkrTweet about how easy it was, with a screenshot and #StakeYourLTO and @AnkrFill in this Google formAfter we have received your payment for the first month of hosting, Ankr will airdrop this amount in Ankr tokens to your Ankr walletHow to set up the node?This is actually so super easy, you don’t even need a tutorial!But we have prepared one nevertheless, you can find it here.Be sure to have your LTO wallet ready, and if you follow the recommended setup, you will be done in literally one-click!At the moment our service is still in free trial until March 15th, all participants will be noticed before the first payment needs to be done.Join us at Blockchain Beyond the Hype Event in AmsterdamLTO has organized a special networking event tonight, February 27th, together with some friends from the Dutch crypto space. Ankr is attending the event, where the campaign is presented to the audience. If you are looking for a last minute invite, please pm @Marco_Ankr on Telegram.You can follow LTO here:Official website: https://www.ltonetwork.com/Official blog: https://blog.ltonetwork.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/LTOnetworkTelegram announcements: https://t.me/ltoinfoTelegram chat: https://t.me/LTOnetworkFollow Ankr on social media:Website: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Discord support channel: https://discord.gg/kFETwMDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/Ankr and LTO Network collaboration: node hosting solutions and campaign! was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 02. 27

Ankr Bi-weekly Update 2020–2

In the past weeks our team has been busy on various fronts, the outcome of which you have seen from our recent collaborations with Matic, BiKi Exchange, Lotte Data Communication. These three well-known companies from different parts of the world will connect to the Ankr cloud platform in various ways to either host blockchain nodes or monetize idle resources. Balancing the equation is now in full swing!Blockchain node hosting as a serviceOver the recent weeks our blockchain team has been fully focussed on delivering and improving node hosting applications for several high-profile blockchain companies.There are now more than 25 node hosting applications available on our node market and we are working with many more to integrate.As you know, there are several benefits for blockchain companies and their communities to host their nodes on the Ankr cloud:Our one-click deployment applications make it extremely easy to deploy any node. With many of our applications this can be done in literally one click!The price of hosting your blockchain node on Ankr is up to 65% cheaper than on well-known public cloud providers such as DigitalOcean and Amazon AWS.There is absolutely no technical knowledge required to set up a blockchain node on the Ankr cloud, which makes it much easier for the decentralised networks to growAfter the free trial period, we will activate payment with credit card, but also with cryptocurrencies, such as ANKR, USDT and more tokens will be added in the future.As we are working towards our goal of becoming the go-to place for affordable and easy-to-use hosting services for blockchain products, real revenues are generated from our collaborations with blockchain companies, cryptocurrency exchanges and staking platformsBlockchains already integrated on our platformWe have expanded our engineering team, in order to accelerate our integration with more blockchains and create node hosting applications which will be launched in collaboration with with their project teams to further strengthen and decentralize their networks.In addition, we are working with high-profile enterprises around the globe to balance the equation between supply and demand for cloud resources and have connected new data centers from well known companies such as BCP, Leaseweb and Lotte Data Communication to our platform.Find below an overview of currently integrated blockchain node hosting applications.Ankr platform UIWe are continually improving the user experience of our cloud platform. We have expanded our UX/UI team with more blockchain professionals to create an even more intuitive and seamless user experience for the individual applications in our node market.Meanwhile the UI for our web-based application has been updated. Below you can see some screenshots of the current web app.Payment methodsCurrently we are still in our free trial period, which will finish soon. We have implemented payments with credit card via Stripe and payment in cryptocurrencies with Ankr tokens and USDT, which will be activated after the free trail period.But there is more! As we continue to expand our offerings, it became clear from your feedback that you would like to make payments using native tokens from the node you want to host, so we have decided to implement this method of payment for some of the major offerings on our store, such as Matic and Harmony. This way we expect to remove any barriers for potential node hosts, as they can pay in the currency of their blockchain of choice!New resource selectionFurther improvements from our UI team have led to some changes in our resource selection and options. Instead of offering 16 different pre-programmed resource plans, we have set a default resource plan per node type, which are actually the recommended specifications we have obtained from the project team and tweaked after discussions with people already hosting the nodes.Starting from the recommended specifications, it is possible to adjust the resources as desired. This way users will only pay for the resources they really need!Ankr websiteThe process of building, testing and integrating our node hosting applications has made us realize even more the potential of this major use case of our distributed cloud and we are working to represent this use case properly on our official website.We expect to release the update of our website with significant emphasis on the node-hosting focus in the coming weeks, so stay tuned on https://www.ankr.com/!Ankr teamAs mentioned above, we have expanded our blockchain and UX/UI team with 6 new members in Shanghai, Moscow and Amsterdam, and will continue to grow with our business in a responsible and accountable way .Testing our applicationsCurrently we are in the beta testing phase with most of our new node hosting applications. We have already launched our first fully functional application and co-marketing campaign together with Matic and you will see many others following in the coming weeks.Of course, we are curious about the experience you have in using our product. If you have ever hosted a blockchain node or are interested in doing so, we would like to invite you to test one or more of our applications. Any valuable feedback will be rewarded!Our applications can be accessed here.Follow us on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkAnkr Bi-weekly Update 2020–2 was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 02. 14

Ankr partners with BiKi to ...

Ankr is proud to announce a strategic partnership with BiKi Mining Pool, the staking service provider of BiKi Exchange. We will conduct in-depth collaboration with BiKi Mining Pool to integrate high-profile blockchain nodes and provide the infrastructure and resources to further expand and jointly develop the Biki Staking ecosystem.About AnkrAnkr is building a marketplace for container based cloud services. It is a full stack cloud service for container deployment using shared resources. We will provide developers with the ability to deploy 100+ types of blockchain nodes on our cloud platform.Our current focus is to provide easy and affordable hosting, management, deployment and monitoring solutions for blockchain-specific nodes, applications, exchanges and staking platforms.The Ankr Node Market at http://app.ankr.com/We utilize idle resources, which are provided by world-class data centers from well known enterprise-class companies such as DigitalOcean, telecom giant Telefónica, Lotte Data Communications and more which are globally distributed over 5 continents.In addition to individual blockchain node hosting services, we provide updates and maintenance for all mainnet integrations and nodes for staking platforms and exchanges. Our services help them offer easier mainnet implementation and adoption, more flexibility and heavily reduced overhead expenses relating to both DevOps and cloud hosting.About BiKiBiKi Exchange is a cryptocurrency exchange founded in 2018, with headquarters in Singapore, with a strong focus on global market growth. Currently the exchange has over 2 million registered users with 130,000 daily active users worldwide and over 2 billion USD in average daily trading volume.BiKi Exchange provides trading for more than 150 cryptocurrencies and 250 trading pairs. BiKi.com aims to provide the safest, most stable and most effective cryptocurrency trading platform. 100% of the transaction fees are used in buyback and burning of platform token, BIKI.The BiKi Mining Pool is part of the BiKi exchange and supports a variety of staking methods for various high-profile blockchains and tokens.The BiKi staking service at BiKi Mining PoolPlease find more information about BiKi Exchange on Coinmarketcap.Ankr and BiKiTogether with Ankr, BiKi aims to grow their Mining Pool services with staking support for more blockchains and in the process benefit from resource sharing, market expansion and cost reduction by utilizing idle resources from the Ankr Cloud.We are looking forward to our cooperation with BiKi and work together to further expand the BiKi Mining Pool and provide a plethora of reliable staking services for users around the globe.Find BiKi hereEnglish Telegram: https://t.me/BikiEnglishVietnam Telegram: https://t.me/BikiVietnamChinese Telegram: https://t.me/bikicoinTwitter: https://twitter.com/bikienglishFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/bikiexchange/Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/bikiMedium: https://medium.com/@bikicoinFollow Ankr on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkAnkr partners with BiKi to support their staking services was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 02. 10

Ankr provides one-click dep...

Matic has been one of our very first and long time partners. Our journey together started back in September 2018 when Ryan Fang and Sandeep Nailwal first met in Mumbai, India at a joint meetup.As a star project of India, a country where we have an established long-time following, Matic has always been our like-minded partner. Based on the Plasma concept, the Matic Network serves as an existing platform sidechain expansion solution that provides scalability and a superior user experience for Dapps user functions based on these platforms.We have been working together on various fronts, such as researching how to use the Plasma solution to speed up transactions in the Ankr network and activating our mutual communities. The latest and most exciting outcome of our collaboration is the launch of our one-click deployment solution for hosting Matic testnet nodes on the Ankr cloud.Ryan Fang, Co-founder and COO of Ankr said: We are excited to launch our node hosting solution with our friends of Matic Network, and are very proud of everything they achieved since we first met in Mumbai. We are happy to help the Matic community to easily host their nodes on Ankr and further decentralize the network during this stage and in the future.Node hosting as a service has now become our major use-case, with already over 25 blockchain protocols added to our node hosting application platform. We are working together with many other high profile blockchain companies to facilitate one-click node deployment for their testnet or mainnet nodes. Recently, we have delivered node hosting applications for Binance Chain and TomoChain and are currently integrating and preparing collaborations with many more.You can find our node hosting applications here.In the meantime, Matic has been growing steadily and achieved significant attention across blockchain communities. They have successfully deployed their testnet Stage 0 and are about to launch the Counter Stake campaign Stage 1, where users can run a validator node on the testnet and earn rewards in MATIC tokens.“We are thrilled to be working with our long-time partners Ankr on this use-case.” Said Sandeep Nailwal, Co-founder and COO of Matic Network. “Two of our highest priorities with our staking mechanism are providing seamless Validator onboarding and ensuring the highest possible level of decentralization. Ankr’s one-click deployment makes it possible for non-techies to participate in our staking event as a Validator and their distributed infrastructure will ensure the utmost decentralization of our PoS Validator network.”Host your Matic Network node on Ankr!Today, we are very proud to present our one-click node hosting deployment solution for Matic testnet, just a few days before the next stage of the Matic staking campaign kicks off!This next stage requires participants to either delegate their MATIC tokens to a Validator or to run a Matic Validator node themselves. For both parties, the staking rewards are basically the same, but Validators will charge a percentage from delegators to compensate for the costs of running the node.Here is where Ankr comes in: as Matic Validator nodes obviously require a certain amount of cloud resources, these resources can be obtained in various ways. A common way is to spin up an instance on a public cloud provider such as Amazon AWS or DigitalOcean. However, setting up a node on these providers requires some technical knowledge and time to get familiar with the setup, and moreover these providers are usually very expensive.Ankr is providing a solution for all users who want to host a node for Matic (as well as for many other blockchains) and set it up in minutes!Our application provides the user with a couple of key benefits over public cloud providers and makes it possible for anyone to spin up a node without necessarily having any technical knowledge.The Ankr one-click deployment application for Matic has the following advantages over public cloud providers:With the Ankr one-click deployment application, it only takes 5 minutes to deploy your node. On any public cloud provider the configuration and deployment can take up to 5 hours, much of which will involve you manually setting it up.When applying the specifications recommended by Matic in the Ankr application, the price of hosting your Matic node will be up to 65% cheaper with Ankr vs. public cloud providers such as DigitalOcean and Amazon AWS.There is absolutely no technical knowledge required to set up a Matic node on the Ankr cloud, which makes it much easier to realize the goal of decentralizing the Matic network.You can pay the costs for node hosting not only with credit card, but also with several cryptocurrencies, such as ANKR, USDT and in the future also MATIC tokens!Ankr blockchain support specialists provide support 24/7 in all timezones around the globe.And what’s even more interesting: we have a special offer for members of the Matic node hosting group in Discord. Please join this group and find our special offer which lets you host your first Matic node an Ankr for free!Interested? You can find our node hosting offering for Matic on our App Store on the Ankr application here.If you want to know how to host your Matic node on Ankr, please stay tuned for our next article, where we will provide a step-by-step tutorial.If you have any further questions about this topic, you can also contact the admins in the Ankr Telegram chat.Follow us on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkAnkr provides one-click deployment for Matic nodes was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 02. 10

Lotte Data Communication jo...

We are proud to announce that Lotte Data Communication, the IT infrastructure arm of the major multinational company, Lotte, has joined the Ankr Cloud in order to provide an immense amount of new compute power to the platform.This supports our need to ‘balance the equation’ between utilization and resource, as Lotte Data Communication connect their leading edge, high specification servers to Ankr via their global data-center network.More than just another partnershipThis relationship with Lotte Data Communication is far more significant than the typical crypto partnership: Lotte is a massive multinational conglomerate with influence and foothold in many different realms of business world-wide, Lotte Data Communication represents real-world validation of Ankr’s business model.Very few crypto projects have managed to forge non-crypto relationships with an organisation of this size. Most of those that have achieved this are in the very top tier of cryptocurrency; a place that we at Ankr have firmly in our sights.It has taken months of discussions and communication with Lotte Data Communication to reach this point, requiring countless business plan review and presentations to senior Lotte Data Communication executives. The end result heralds a significant breakthrough for Ankr in onboarding a global provider of this magnitude.About LotteLotte Corporation is a multinational business conglomerate operating from South Korea and publicly traded on KRX, the only securities exchange operator in South Korea. In 2018 Lotte Corporation published a yearly revenue of over 6.6 billion US dollars. They are the majority shareholder of Lotte Data Communication.About Lotte Data CommunicationAn ICT specialist, based in Korea, Lotte Data Communication offers comprehensive IT platforms and solutions, including system design, development, building and consulting for a range of industries.Leading the rapidly changing trends of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, LDC promote projects based on core new technologies, such as AI, Big Data, IoT, Cloud Computing and Blockchain. They are also enjoying tremendous growth by leading the business transition in post-digital trends across the industry.LDC also provides smart solutions for business value chains from production to distribution, and IT solutions that form the backbone of urban living, including finances and social infrastructures and another interesting area of their focus is to deliver differentiated value in the rising field of Smart Cities globally.Their current regional focus is on the Vietnamese and Indonesian markets, and from a global perspective, they are evolving and emerging as a world-class IT company with both superior technology with deep knowledge and vast industry experience.How will Lotte Data Communication strengthen the Ankr Cloud?This relationship builds further power and resiliency into the Ankr Cloud, with Lotte Data Communications providing compute resources from their top-tier data centers in South Korea, with plans for expansion across further locations in the future.Ankr has a very wide and active investor community in South Korea, which will recognise the significance of this partnership and the resulting increased global reach.Because of the large volume of compute power based in South Korea itself, Korean users will also be able to enjoy significantly improved latency from Ankr, when hosting their blockchain nodes and other cloud-based applications through Ankr’s Cloud platform.We look forward to seeing this exciting business relationship with Lotte Data Communications grow to continued new heights as both parties enjoy the significant mutual benefits from working together.We also expect to extend this relationship far beyond that of providing compute resources. Details of this will be fully announced once finalised.Follow us on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkLotte Data Communication joins the Ankr Cloud! was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 02. 05

Ankr Bi-weekly Update 2020–1

First of all, we want to wish you all a great 2020! In our last post we provided an overview of our journey in 2019, which in retrospect, has been a really fruitful year for Ankr. Besides numerous achievements on the business development and exchange listing front, major milestones included the launch of our mainnet and distributed cloud computing platform in July 2019.The Ankr platform was launched with a couple of initial features which have since been expanded to form a full-service cloud computing platform with some real-life use-cases, connecting resource providers to end-users and generating revenues for our providers as well as for Ankr as a business.In 2020 our primary focus lies on expanding these use-cases, with initial focus on our blockchain node hosting applications.Blockchain node hosting as a serviceWith the integration of the first 20+ node hosting applications for high-profile public blockchains, we are tapping into the rapidly expanding market of blockchain node hosting as a service.We have implemented a very straightforward and low barrier use case for blockchain node hosting, which provides many advantages to blockchain companies and their communities who want to develop dApps or contribute to the network of a chosen blockchain and earn token rewards in the process.Ankr is working with many key blockchain projects regarding hosting their nodes on our distributed cloud. We have already onboarded many of them and have integrated node hosting solutions for companies such as Zilliqa, Matic and Fetch.ai on the Ankr Cloud. We are in advanced discussions with many more high-profile blockchain companies to make node hosting as a service available for them and their customers.We are now aiming to expand this business model and become one of the few blockchain-integrated companies to generate real revenue, by providing affordable and easy-to-use hosting services for blockchain products.Blockchains already integrated on our platformOur engineering team is working around the clock to integrate more blockchains with the Ankr cloud and create node hosting applications that can be managed without requiring significant technical knowledge, all from the Ankr App.Some of the blockchains already integrated are:Next to blockchain companies, we are also working together with some well-known cryptocurrency exchanges to integrate staking and node hosting solutions for various native blockchains on their platform.Ankr platform UIA use-case will only achieve adoption if it can be accessed in an easy and intuitive way. This is why we are continually improving the user experience of our cloud platform. We have been gathering lots of useful feedback from our users and testing team and are finishing the updated UI as we speak. We expect to launch it in the coming days.Payment methodsAt this time, users can pay for utilizing cloud resources with Ankr tokens. To remove any possible barriers for potential users, we are also implementing alternate payment methods, such as crypto payments in USDT and credit card payments via Stripe.Resource plansNext to the 16 available resource plans, which include compute enhanced, memory enhanced and storage enhanced, we will add an option to automatically select the recommended specifications for setting up a specific blockchain node. This way users will only pay for what they need.Ankr websiteOver the past weeks we have been actively building, testing and preparing the roll out of many new blockchain node hosting applications. This process has made us realize even more the potential of this major use case of our distributed cloud. In this phase of product development and adoption we do not underestimate the importance of representing this product through our official channels, starting with our official website.Along with the new UI, we will release the next version of our website with significant emphasis on the node-hosting solutions.Testing our applicationsCurrently we are in the testing phase with many new node hosting applications, which we will fully release over the coming weeks. You can expect co-marketing campaigns with many of the blockchain companies we are providing hosting solutions for.Of course, we are curious about the experience of potential node hosts with our product. If you have ever hosted a blockchain node or are interested in doing so, we would like to invite you to test one or more of our applications. Any valuable feedback will be rewarded!Our applications can be accessed here.For more information on the testing, please get in touch with our admins on Telegram.Follow us on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkAnkr Bi-weekly Update 2020–1 was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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20. 01. 15

Ankr in 2019: What a Year!

Looking back on 2019 on this last day of the year we are very proud of where we stand now and what we have achieved over the past 12 months. We have grown from a post-ico project with a relatively small team to a full size company with a working product, real customers and resource providers and a full distributed team spread over four continents.Let us take a look at our achievements in 2019, month by month.January 2019Ankr conducted one of the very first IEO’s on the Tokenman platform, which granted us a first important step into the Korean market.We revealed a sneak-peek at the Ankr web application and UI of our DCCN (Distributed Cloud Computing Network)Ankr won the annual award for The “Global Blockchain Cross-border Value Application” at the Year-end Ceremony of the GBLS Global Sleepless Blockchain Leadership Summit in Hangzhou, China.February 2019Ankr unveiled the first of many resource providers, one of the largest telephone operators and mobile network providers in the world: Telefónica.We presented our test platform of the DCCN including all features and functionality.March 2019Our TGE (Token Generation Event) was conducted successfully with day one listings of the Ankr token on Upbit, Bittrex and Bitmax exchanges.We revealed our second resource provider, one of the world’s largest cloud providers: DigitalOcean.We provided further global liquidity with availability of the Ankr token on Kucoin, KoinX Indonesia, CoinSuper and Bgogo.Ankr won a listing on Bithumb Korea exchange through the Pickthumb voting program.Our 2019 world tour kicked off with the first stop in Istanbul, Turkey.Ankr was featured on major global news outlets, including Nasdaq and Forbes.April 2019Ankr partnered with Matic Network for exploring low-cost and high-throughput on-chain settlement of micro-payments on the Ankr Network.CEO Chandler Song and COO Ryan Fang were featured in the “Forbes 30 under 30 Asia”.Our 2019 world tour continued with stops in Dubai and Bangkok, where Ryan Fang spoke at the Unblock Under 30 Blockchain Pioneers event.We partnered with MultiVAC to research the integration of MTV mining as a service within the Ankr platform.To further increase global availability of the Ankr token, we listed on Huobi Korea, Coinall and CoinOne Korea.Ankr entered a partnership with Blockcloud to collaborate on blockchain and network technology research and development and global market development.May 2019Ankr joined Binance Chain and introduced the triple token model and bridge, featuring swap functionality for Ankr ERC-20, BEP-2 and Native tokens.Ankr joined the Linux Foundation and Cloud Native Computing Foundation.Ankr listed on Bithumb Korea and Sistemkoin Turkey to further increase global availability of the Ankr token.We released our new whitepaper including a more detailed tech architecture of the platform and other new features.June 2019The Ankr BEP-2 token was one of the first assets to be listed on Binance DEX.Ankr partnered with Harmony to work on integration of Harmony-based dApps on the Ankr distributed cloud.The 2019 world tour continued with stops in India and a return visit to Turkey.We partnered with Prometeus and BetProtocol, to integrate their Dapps on the Ankr DCCN.CEO Chandler Song provided a product showcase at the KubeCon Open Source Summit in Shanghai.July 2019The Ankr mainnet and web application were successfully launched! The Genesis block was produced and the Ankr platform became live and ready for business.Ankr listed on Binance as the very first winner of the Binance DEX community program.Chandler Song visited The Netherlands, Korea, Vietnam and Thailand together with our friends of Aergo, Fantom, Lition, Blockcloud and Prometeus for the last stops of the 2019 world tour.Ankr joined BEPSwap, the first application on ThorChain, as a launch partner.August 2019Zilliqa announced as flagship customer of the Ankr cloud and is the first of many blockchain projects to utilize the Ankr cloud infrastructure to host their mainnet nodes.Ankr partnered with Lambda to power their decentralized storage solution on the Ankr cloud.September 2019Bluzelle and BOID are the next blockchain companies to utilize the Ankr cloud for hosting their nodes.The desktop wallet for Ankr native tokens is released.The new branding and official www.ankr.com website was launched.Ankr joins the Hyperledger ecosystem to contribute to connecting blockchain technology to real-world use-cases.October 2019Vite joins the Ankr cloud, to grow our mutual ecosystems by leveraging Ankr’s distributed cloud computing technology and the ViteX DEX.COO Ryan Fang joins Binance CEO CZ on stage at the Binance Super meetup in Moscow, Russia.Lition will utilize the Ankr Cloud to provide eco-friendly hosting for their nodes.November 2019Ankr partnered with Troy in order to utilize Ankr’s cloud platform and adding new applications in areas such as trading and settlement to our App Store.Ankr COO Ryan Fang once again shared the stage with CZ at the Binance Istanbul Meetup in Turkey.December 2019Ankr launched the first of many full functional node applications to the App Store, making it possible to seamlessly host a Binance Chain node on the Ankr cloud!TomoChain became the second fully-completed node-hosting application on the Ankr platform. Users can now run a TomoChain master node with just a couple of simple clicks.The Ankr mainnet was upgraded to version v1.0.2 and we have added new features to support our Distributed Cloud Computing Network.Ankr and Fetch.ai partnered to provide Fetch.ai mainnet master nodes on the Ankr Cloud.We have come a long way this year, but this is still just the beginning. We have integrated more than 40 blockchain projects and have over 5,600 registered users on our platform.In 2020 we will focus on enabling blockchain communities to develop and stake on our platform quickly, cheaply and easily. We will keep buidling to become the go-to marketplace for container based cloud services and provide developers with the ability to deploy 100+ types of blockchain nodes.With the addition of node hosting applications for all the high-profile blockchains out there, we aim to onboard thousands of customers to use our cloud hosting platform to host nodes of their favourite blockchains, but there is more… we will also work together with top-tier exchanges to provide easy-to-use staking solutions for various mainnet blockchains and will expand our ecosystem with new partners from various areas of business.We want to sincerely thank you all for your ongoing support and wish you a great 2020!The Ankr team.Follow us on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkAnkr in 2019: What a Year! was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 12. 31

Ankr and Fetch.ai partner t...

Fetch.ai released their mainnet yesterday, December 19th 2019, with around 10% of their master nodes up and running already. Fetch.ai will add more live nodes to the network over the coming weeks, with the aim to have all 200 master nodes running in the first few months of 2020.Ankr will provide a node hosting application where users can easily run their Fetch.ai master node in just a couple of easy steps in our App Store. We will soon publish our guide and tutorial on how to achieve this.Users will also be able to operate relay nodes. These nodes do not take part in consensus, but are full nodes that assist with validation and can act as end-points and servers for connecting autonomous economic agents.Chandler Song, CEO and Co-founder of Ankr said: “Fetch.ai are a unique proposition, aiming to address real-world problems that the real-world struggles to solve. This is what blockchain needs to accomplish eventual acceptance and adoption. Ankr are proud to be part of their journey and look forward to working alongside their team to support both their infrastructure and platform.”“It’s a great pleasure to be working with Ankr and their team of experts to support the growth of our network,’’ commented Toby Simpson, co-founder of Fetch.ai. “This is a reliable, flexible and cost-effective way of operating Fetch.ai nodes and their focus on a great user experience ensures that it’s an entirely stress free process.”:What is Fetch.ai?Fetch.ai is a decentralized connectivity platform that enables devices to connect directly with digital agents delivering autonomous solutions to complex tasks.Fetch.ai are accelerating research and deployment of emerging technologies, including blockchain and artificial intelligence. This enables us to build real world applications to provide solutions to everyday problems.Fetch.ai is working to create ecostructures — ecosystem infrastructures — in which billions of devices can communicate seamlessly, autonomously and securely.The platform simplifies the deployment of algorithms, IoT and complex systems. By using a collective learning AI/ML architecture, Fetch.ai enables devices and software agents to find each other, learn from each other and exchange value with each other, enhancing and optimizing solutions to problems through intelligent connectivity, machine learning and AI.Master nodesFetch.ai master nodes (or Validator nodes) are computers that run copies of the ledger. The operators of the master nodes lock their FET tokens as a stake to gain entry to the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus. This requires them to be online and submit valid blocks during the staking period and gives them the right to earn rewards if they conform to the protocol.We will provide all essential details, requirements, pricing and a step-by-step tutorial in the coming weeks, so that you can be among the first users to run the Fetch.ai master nodes once they are live.Why host your Fetch.ai nodes on Ankr?The Ankr platform is connected to top-end specification servers, hosted globally from data centers owned by some of the largest companies on the planet, to provide the highest quality service to the Ankr platform.At the moment, our data providers include DigitalOcean, telecom giant Telefónica, BCP and more which are spread out over 5 continents, and we have many more world-class providers to come.These data centers guarantee a tremendous global scope to our platform. While services such as Amazon’s AWS or Microsoft Azure offer only 20 global locations, Ankr can offer many times more, by virtue of each data center provider being a location in their own right, each with different global configurations. This results in the latency of your Ankr-hosted blockchain being minimized and the compute power maximized, meaning transactions will be smooth, efficient and lightning-fast.Moreover, Ankr are significantly cheaper as public cloud providers, and our approach to cloud computing is notably eco-friendly since we use idle resources that would otherwise still be consuming power. By optimizing the use of existing hardware rather than adding to the global footprint, we present the most ecologically sound solution possible to the Cloud Computing market.More information and social channels of Fetch.ai:Website: https://fetch.ai/Twitter: https://twitter.com/Fetch_aiTelegram announcements:​ https://t.me/Fetch_AI_AnnouncementsTelegram chat: https://t.me/fetch_aiYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FetchAIGitHub: https://github.com/fetchaiFollow Ankr on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkAnkr and Fetch.ai partner to host Fetch.ai mainnet nodes was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 12. 20

Ankr Bi-weekly Update 2019–10

Over the recent weeks, our entire team has been focusing on development, testing and writing documentation for the various blockchain node hosting apps we are launching.If you have taken a look at our App Store you will have seen there are many high-profile blockchain nodes that can already be hosted on our distributed cloud. Of course, these applications need thorough testing, not only by us but also by real users. We are currently working with a team of community members to assist us with these tasks and provide feedback which will be used to optimize the user experience and deployment of the application itself.Development updateOur engineering team is working full speed and has pushed out a couple of critical releases over the past two weeks.On December 13th we completed the upgrade of our mainnet to version v1.0.2, which included an update of various functions of our Proof of Stake (PoS) blockchain. The custom-built AnkrChain is based on the Tendermint development framework and serves the Ankr Distributed Cloud Computing Network (DCCN).Our blockchain is currently used for payments and verification proof to resource providers. The AnkrChain is built to support further upcoming features, which will be available in future releases, with the goal of implementing a free-to-use, open and decentralized resource exchange marketplace.But the developments which excite us the most are definitely the relentless and continued launch of our blockchain node hosting apps in our App Store.Binance ChainThe Binance Chain node hosting application is the first of many blockchain node hosting apps that can be deployed and run with just a couple of clicks from our App Store and be paid using Ankr tokens.While running a Binance Chain node does not offer any token rewards, it is important because it provides trust, security, and privacy to the users, and of course because of the prestige associated with being aligned and part of the Binance ecosystem.If you are interested in running a Binance Chain node on our distributed cloud, you can find a tutorial and all other relevant information here.TomoChainRight after the release of our first fully-completed node hosting application for Binance Chain, we presented our node hosting application for TomoChain, which is the first application in our App Store that lets the user earn rewards by hosting a Masternode and staking TOMO tokens!The Binance Chain and TomoChain applications are the first two applications in our App Store which implemented a new way to share the details related to hosting the node, the costs and system specs related to hosting, essential information and a full tutorial on how to deploy.This all makes it really easy to host a blockchain node on the Ankr Cloud. But at the same time, we are working on the adoption of our product together with the communities of these projects. We are in close contact with TomoChain and their Masternode hosting community to explain the benefits of hosting on Ankr.So, in case you have missed it, here is once more a short overview of why you should host your favorite blockchain node on the Ankr distributed cloud:The Ankr platform is connected to high-end servers, hosted globally from the data centers owned by some of the largest companies on the planet, such as DigitalOcean and Telefónica, to provide the highest quality service to the Ankr nodes.Our data centers guarantee an enormous global scope across 5 continents. This results in extremely low latency and maximized compute power.Hosting on Ankr is significantly cheaper as hosting on public cloud providers.Our approach is more eco-friendly since we use idle resources and are in this way optimizing the use of existing hardware.Currently, we are working on integrations with many other high-blockchains, some of which you can already see in our App Store. We will release new node hosting applications for some very interesting blockchain companies and will be connecting with their communities to actually utilize our solution to run their preferred blockchain nodes.To optimize the user experience of our applications, we are continuously updating and adding new features to our web application.It is already possible to pay for compute resources with Ankr tokens, but we are also integrating fiat payment options with credit card payment provider Stripe.Payment for compute resources and node hosting with Ankr tokens will be fully integrated with our custom-built smart contracts to provide a pay-as-you-go model as an alternative to the prepaid model.We are also integrating the provider onboarding into our platform. It will soon be possible for aspiring resource providers to get on the waitlist via our web application. We will inform you about this in a separate article.In this phase of development, we would very much appreciate your feedback on what we are building. Especially if you are currently hosting blockchain nodes or looking to host nodes, we are very interested in your comments on the current web application and blockchain node hosting apps that are already available in our App Store.Thank you for your ongoing support!Follow us on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/ankrnetworkTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkAnkr Bi-weekly Update 2019–10 was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 12. 19

AnkrChain Mainnet Upgrade v...

Today we have completed the upgrade of our mainnet to version v1.0.2, which includes the update of various functions of our custom blockchain.We would also like to use this post to give a brief introduction to AnkrChain; an element of Ankr that you may not have heard much about until now.A brief introduction to AnkrChainAnkrChain is our custom built blockchain which serves the Ankr Distributed Cloud Computing Network (DCCN). The Ankr Chain is based on the Tendermint development framework and currently includes the following features:An extendable and flexible transaction structure model to support varied transaction types; support for Proof of Stake (PoS) based on Tendermint BFT (Byzantine Fault Tolerance);A sophisticated and extendable smart contracts system which is based on the WebAssembly standard; the current contracts development language is C/C++;Multi-version and multi-zone data storage based on Merkle IAVL+ Tree: highly efficient data access times for the storage and a convenient transactions rollback mechanism;A secure and succinct resource data collection from the global spread of prime data centers that are connected to our DCCN, such as DigitalOcean and Telefónica; the collected resource data from AnkrChain provides proof of utilization to our resource providers.Updates in version v1.0.2Version v1.0.2 includes, amongst many new features, the following:The ability to query utilization data from the AnkrChain nodes to provide proof of usage for data centers;Rolling transactions for increased stability;Bug modificationsAnkrChain Node structureThe node structure for the AnkrChain network includes three types of nodes:Validator nodesSentry nodes, which are geographically dispersed and designed to protect the Validator nodes from attacksFull synchronization nodesThe fourth type of node will be introduced in the future; the ‘Lite Access’ Service node, which will provide an easy way to access the AnkrChain network and query the transactions, and can be used by our resource providers to generate verification proof for their transactions to ensure fair payment for services received.Features of the AnkrChainOur blockchain is custom built to support our distributed cloud network and is currently used for payments and verification proof to resource providers.The AnkrChain is built to support further upcoming features, which will be available in future releases, with the goal of implementing a free-to-use, open and decentralized resource exchange marketplace.To fully support the marketplace, we will soon introduce a valid and robust proof for a breakdown of various types of resource usage (such as CPU/GPU, storage and network usage). Additionally, we will implement new governance architecture and optimize our consensus model.The AnkrChain P2P network will also be suitable for the adoption of our IoT and Edge network, which we will share more about in a series of upcoming articles.Follow us on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkAnkrChain Mainnet Upgrade v1.0.2 was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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