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GetBlock is a service that provides a fee-free connection to blockchain nodes of the most popular cryptocurrencies. We support such tools like JSON-RPC, REST, and WebSockets, which facilitates direct synchronization with the blockchain.


Here’s Who Leverages Binance Smart Chain API Right Now: BSC Ecosystem Review by GetBlock

21 hours ago 2 minute read 1 comment GetBlock

Binance Smart Chain (also BSC) is a fastest-growing smart contracts environment in the programmatic blockchains’ segment. Its mechanisms are harnessed by a plenty of decentralized applications. As of early Q3, 2021, which apps are the most popular o...

When Gaming Meets Decentralized Finances: Introducing GameFi

21 Jul 2021 2 minute read 0 comments GetBlock

In 2021, the line between blockchain-based gaming and DeFi applications is blurred: the integrations are popping here and there. Why does GameFi go mainstream? GameFi concept (derived from ‘DeFi’ (decentralized finances) and ‘game’) was introduced in...

What Are Mempools: Dark Forest of Blockchains

16 Jul 2021 2 minute read 1 comment GetBlock

Prior to getting included into the blocks, our transactions enter so-called mempools. Why are they crucial for normal blockchain operations? What is going on when we authorize a transaction in blockchain? Why are transactions verified faster or slowe...

How Do Crypto Trading Bots Work? Case of Trade Butler

14 Jul 2021 3 minute read 0 comments GetBlock

Automated trading instruments or bots went mainstream in crypto during the ICO boom of 2017. But how do they work and why are they so popular among crypto newbies and OGs? Cryptocurrency trading bots can be of use for the automatization of trading st...

Running Polygon (MATIC) Node with GetBlock: Is It Worth It?

13 Jul 2021 2 minute read 1 comment GetBlock

In this short article, we are going to explain why switching from Ethereum (ETH) to Polygon (MATIC) might be a smart bet. Polygon (MATIC) Ethereum-compatible scalable Layer-2 blockchain becomes mainstream for dApps including DeFis. Here’s why your bu...

What is ‘D’ in IDO?: Deobfuscating Tokensales of 2021

5 Jul 2021 3 minute read 1 comment GetBlock

While the 2017 ICO boom introduced crypto to mainstream users, IDOs are re-shaping tokensale segment for early-stage projects and newbie investors right now In 2021, initial decentralized exchange (DEX) offerings or IDOs established themselves as the...

Ethereum’s Most Controversial Proposal Ever Goes Live in Testnets. Why is This Important - and What is Next?

29 Jun 2021 2 minute read 0 comments GetBlock

On June 24, 2021, Ethereum’s core developer Tim Beiko released a celebratory tweet about London hard fork testnet activation. On block 10499401 of the Ropsten test network, new rules of operations were implemented for testing. What is new in London...

How Swarm Makes Internet Decentralized Again

28 Jun 2021 2 minute read 0 comments GetBlock

Four days ago, on Jun. 21, a peer-to-peer data storage and communication ecosystem Swarm activated its inaugural mainnet iteration dubbed Swarm 1.0. xDai (STAKE) blockchain was chosen as a backbone of the transactions scaling model. Meanwhile, the pr...

Everything About Kusama Crowdloan Parachain Auctions

22 Jun 2021 4 minute read 1 comment GetBlock

This week marks the beginning of the first-ever Kusama parachain auction. This is a very important milestone for the whole Kusama and Polkadot ecosystem, as only with the addition of parachains will these networks be fully functional. The network arc...

Running Full and Archive Node of Binance Smart Chain: Why Might You Need It

9 Jun 2021 2 minute read 1 comment GetBlock

Like in many modern blockchains, the architecture of Binance Smart Chain allows to run a full node, an archive node and a light node. What’s the difference between these nodes - and which one is required for your dApp? What is Binance Smart Chain? Bi...