GetBlock, a provider of access to full nodes of the most popular cryptocurrencies, is partnering with Band Protocol, which allows an individual developer or a company to integrate the BAND cryptocurrency to their blockchain-based project without the labor-intensive process of launching and maintaining its node. Access to the BAND node as well as to more than 30 other cryptocurrencies is granted at no cost. In order to start using the BAND node, it is required to get a free API key by submitting the form on GetBlock.io.
Providing an end-to-end SaaS solution, GetBlock is developed for young entrepreneurs and crypto enthusiasts, for those who are using or developing Light Wallets or Crypto Exchanges, or those who don’t have enough resources, time, and capital to run nodes themselves or just prefer to have more time to focus on their business. The ultimate goal of the project is to ensure users with access to full nodes of many blockchain types and allow them to request any blockchain information from a virtual node without setting up their own one.
Users of the GetBlock service can connect the BAND node to their application using a fully compliant JSON RPC API method. Moreover, they receive all the related information on statistics and parameters for the BAND node as it is displayed on the website in real-time. GetBlock guarantees direct and instant synchronization with the blockchain, their servers are located in Germany and work non-stop to provide a connection — fast, at a speed of 1 GB/sec, and secure, under 24/7 surveillance.
The partnership between GetBlock and Band Protocol stands for the additional support to BAND as well as mutual support in expanding both companies’ presence in the market through close collaboration.
GetBlock is a service that provides a fast and easy connection to a continuously growing list of over 30 cryptocurrencies’ nodes, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), among others. They support such tools like JSON-RPC, REST, and WebSockets, which facilitates direct synchronization with the blockchain.
There is no need to launch and support all the nodes anymore as the GetBlock service will get access to all the available currencies automatically. In order to get started with GetBlock, clients of the platform have to fill in the form on the website and get their personal API key.
About Band Protocol
Band Protocol is a cross-chain data oracle platform that aggregates and connects real-world data and APIs to smart contracts. Blockchains are great at immutable storage and deterministic, verifiable computations — however, they cannot securely access data available outside the blockchain networks. Band Protocol enables smart contract applications such as DeFi, prediction markets, and games to be built on-chain without relying on the single point of failure of a centralized oracle. Band Protocol is backed by a strong network of stakeholders including Sequoia Capital, one of the top venture capital firms in the world, and the leading cryptocurrency exchange, Binance.