With XRouter and the Blocknet Protocol, Blocknet has laid the foundation for a “decentralized Infura”,
17 March 2020, Austin, TX – Blockchain interoperability protocol Blocknet has laid the foundation for a decentralized Infura. Infura allowed developers the freedom to run a node without needing to worry about its maintenance and upkeep. However, this reliability has led to heavy traffic through its nodes, with the majority of that traffic re-centralizing a large part of the Ethereum network. This problem was compounded further during the height of the CryptoKitties craze in 2017 in which the majority of traffic was funneled to Infura causing more problems, clogging up the network.
In the last 9 months the number of nodes maintained has fallen by 25% as an increasing number of node operators stopped maintaining their own nodes and switched to using Infura. If this trend continues then Infura will go from operating a small percentage of Ethereum nodes to a much greater percentage, creating an ever more centralized…