We’ve reached the end of the year, which means it’s time to look back at the moments that defined Infura—and the Web 3.0 ecosystem—in 2020. We have seen so much profound transformation and positive momentum building in the Ethereum ecosystem: the hyperbolic growth of DeFi, the launch of Ethereum 2.0, the continued rise of NFTs and crypto collectibles, and the creation of entirely new governance models. We have also seen the evolution of critically important Web 3.0 services for developers that are simplifying dapp development, gas management, tokenization, decentralized storage, and so much more. The landscape of what can be done with these technologies continues to expand as the use cases evolve and the tools improve.
2020 will undoubtedly be a year remembered for the disturbingly destructive global pandemic and chaotic political landscape. We are deeply appreciative for the continued support you have given us through this tumultuous time and we hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy. Throughout the year, we have continued to work hard towards our mission: to create Web 3.0 tools and infrastructure that empower developers to reimagine systems, industries and experiences.
Here’s a look back at our progress and milestones in 2020:
Infura by the Numbers
→ 130,000+: number of registered developers on Infura (up 87% YoY)
→ 2,392,275,546: number of eth-calls served by Infura on a record day
→ 170 TB transferred, 9.7 TB stored, and 160 million blocks hosted via Infura’s IPFS service
→ eth_call: Most frequently used RPC
We acquired any.sender and launched Infura Transactions!
This year, we acquired the any.sender team and launched Infura Transactions (ITX)! ITX provides users with a simplified way to send mainnet transactions by mitigating the complexities around gas fee management. By incorporating powerful relaying features into the Infura development suite, we are confident we can significantly improve the transaction experience for developers. Submit a request for alpha access to Infura Transactions.
Introducing Infura Support for Filecoin Developers!
Filecoin is a peer-to-peer network that facilitates open markets for storing and retrieving files. To support this year’s launch of Filecoin Mainnet, we released an Infura Filecoin Network API which allows developers to connect to the Filecoin Mainnet and build Filecoin-based applications. Join the waitlist for Infura’s Filecoin API.
Our Eth2 API went live on Mainnet
Ethereum 2.0 officially launched on December 1, 2020! For developers who need a reliably hosted Beacon Chain API for Ethereum 2.0, the Infura API offers the most reliable data from the Beacon Chain network. Drop us a message for access to our Eth2 Beta.
New Project Security Settings in your Infura Dashboard
We’ve added support for new Project Security Settings to help you keep your Web3 project secure. Now you can secure your project with Rate Limiting Settings, JSON Web Tokens (JWTs), and Method Allowlists!
Infura Open-Source Contributions
A Year of Learning
Getting Started with Infura and Ethereum Development
This year, we’ve seen dapps and protocols proliferate across Ethereum. Developers are smart, creative and energized by problems and it’s incredibly exciting to see how they’re using Ethereum to reimagine different industries, and scaling those projects with Infura; from decentralized finance to future of work to developer tools and gaming.
Here’s a look at a few projects powered by Infura that are driving the Web3 space forward:
🦄 Uniswap has had an incredible journey, scaling to an impressive +3.3B USD in total locked transaction value, with daily transaction volumes topping the industry. Read how Uniswap uses Infura to bring DeFi to the masses.
🌱 Nori is generating and managing thousands of certificates of carbon removal on Ethereum. See how Nori uses Infura’s trusted infrastructure to build a marketplace that is setting a new standard for certified sustainability.
💲 Akropolis' mission is to give people the tools to save, grow and provision for the future safely and without dependence on geography or intermediaries. Here's how Akropolis used Infura’s APIs to withstand record surges in demand across their product suite.
→ How to Save Time on DevOps and Scale With Infura: Lessons from Leading Ethereum Dapps: Learn the pros and cons of running your own Ethereum node and the different ways leading dapp teams are using Infura to scale their infrastructure.
Explore Infura’s customer stories to find out how other Ethereum apps are using the Infura API suite to scale analytics solutions, organizational platforms, and more.
We can’t wait to share with you even more amazing applications utilizing Infura in 2021.
→ Baseline Protocol Commitment Manager Brings Hyperledger Besu, Infura & Public Blockchain Clients to Enterprise Workflows
→ Infura Joined Maker Community as Light Feed Oracle Provider
→ Infura Joined DeversiFi's Data Availability Committee
→ SkyWeaver, an Ethereum-based trading card game developed by Horizon, allows players to trade unique collectible cards (ERC-1155 tokens), so users can easily track and verify ownership on the blockchain. Infura and Horizon partnered earlier this year on the SkyWeaver gaming tournament, the first of the Powered by Infura tournament series.
→ Protocol Labs Collaborates with ConsenSys to Bring Filecoin to Ethereum
We’re proud to be building the most reliable tools in the industry and to see the number of developers with high volume, production-grade applications continuing to grow. We want to thank all our users who have supported us along the way, and would also like to thank the builders, users, and crypto-enthusiasts who have pushed this space forward this year. As we reflect on Infura’s four year journey to expand access to Ethereum, we feel confident that many pieces of our technology and ecosystem will continue to grow in the coming years as developers, businesses, and organizations embrace Web 3.0, decentralization, and the infinite wave of creativity unleashed by better, fairer, more equitable systems.
Wishing everyone a safe and healthy holiday season. Here’s to 2021!