Pocket Network continues to pave the way by leading Web3 decentralized infrastructure. Solana nodes could grow due to the Hetzner situation.
Even in a crypto bear market, Pocket Network is having a great year regarding growth. With the launch of a new Pocket Portal, web3 development teams can easily set up accounts, mint RPC endpoints for their dApp, and access blockchain data from any of Pocket’s hundreds of supported (and growing) blockchains.
The newly updated Pocket Portal service includes an Always Free, Pay As You Go (PAYG), and customized Enterprise tiers. The Always Free has a set number of relays per day for apps. If an app’s usage exceeds that, the client can choose between a streamlined Pay As You go option or contact our team for a tailored enterprise solution.
With the PAGG model, you pay only for the number of relays used by your app each month instead of being charged for unused relay capacity. Also, users can create unlimited endpoints for two apps on one account.
Making Web3 Infrastructure Growth Easier
Pocket Network appears to be making it easier for Web3 devs to get started using relays. You no longer need to use the always-free portal to connect; instead, you can use the new payment system to pay for the services you want.
Pocket Network has also launched a new benefit of its upgraded portal services, allowing devs to earn POKT rewards for using the portal and to utilize those rewards for future services. The new pocket portal plan now enables devs to get POKT after 24 months of paid usage (regardless of whether it was consecutive).
And they can stake that POKT for continued usage after that point. This new approach to pocket network portal services, unique in Web3 infrastructure, means developers can own their app infrastructure without spending any upfront money.
Solana and Ethereum Usage At Pocket Network Could Grow Soon
With this change, Pocket Network has shifted its focus from being a SaaS provider to an actual decentralized Web3 asset provider for applications and developers.
And if that wasn’t enough, Pocket Network is likely to see rapid growth as a decentralized node hosting provider due to the actions of Hetzner, which took 20% of Solana nodes down, and 16.9% of Ethereum nodes could be facing the same situation. Pocket Network fixes problems like this with decentralized Web3 infrastructure.
One of the largest hosts on the Solana blockchain, Hetzner, has decided to restrict the number of validators who can connect to their servers.
Hetzner informed a group validator on the Solana blockchain through email. To regain access to its servers, it asked its clients to remove all of their activities related to Solana. It also stated that it would not allow any crypto-related business from taking place on its servers.
Hetzner’s decision to limit access to the Solana project could immediately affect 20% of the Solana validator nodes. As a result, Solana could face a series of technical problems. Co-founder Anatoly Yakovenko acknowledged that these out-of-service episodes were their biggest curse. However, they have also promised to address this issue in the future.