Ankr Becomes Primary RPC Provider for New Fluent Network

Kevin Dwyer

Kevin Dwyer

December 6, 2023

4 min read

In Brief

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    Start building soon on the zkWASM execution layer for Ethereum with Ankr’s RPC gateway to communicate with the Fluent layer 2!

    Ankr is now the primary RPC provider for the Fluent layer 2 blockchain! This is great news for developers looking to get the jump on building on top of Fluent to create scalable blockchain applications in their favorite programming languages – Rust, TypeScript, Solidity, and more! Users will soon be able to access Fluent Free and Premium RPCs, make request calls, and receive information returns that are identical to the results they would get by running a Fluent node themselves.

    What is Fluent?

    Fluent is a unique layer 2 rollup that lets you build scalable applications in your favorite programming languages. This opens the floodgates for non-web3 companies to join the space without training engineers in Solidity or making expensive hires while using existing design patterns and packages.

    The key components of Fluent:

    ZK Rollup

    Fluent leverages ZK rollup technology to relieve performance and cost constraints, enabling developers to build high-throughput applications while retaining the security properties of Ethereum.

    Wasm Execution

    Fluent uses a WebAssembly (Wasm) virtual machine to significantly lower the learning curve for developers. Wasm allows developers to build applications in general-purpose programming languages like Rust, TypeScript, C/C++, Go, and more.

    EVM Tooling Compatibility

    Fluent maintains compatibility with Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) standards, allowing developers to execute and interact with Solidity smart contracts, use tools like MetaMask, and take advantage of EVM innovations. The result is minimal friction for EVM ecosystem users.

    Essential benefits for developers using Fluent:

    • Simple: Use programming languages you already love - Rust, Typescript, Go, C, or any language that compiles to WebAssembly.
    • Scalable: ZK rollups enable high throughput and low-cost apps while retaining the security properties of Ethereum.
    • Compatible: EVM extensions enable compatibility with Solidity smart contracts and tools like MetaMask.
    • Flexible: Leverage the best module for each function in the rollup stack.

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    What Are Ankr’s New Fluent RPC Connections?

    • Ankr’s Fluent RPCs (Remote Procedure Calls) connect your wallet, command-line interface, or dApp with the Fluent layer 2. They act as a messenger or blockchain router that relays on-chain information between Fluent nodes, dApps, and ultimately end-users so they can execute necessary tasks like transactions, populate wallet balances, fetch ownership information, and much more.

    • Fluent RPC endpoints are a gateway for developers to interface directly with Fluent Network — a portal to communicate easily, remotely, and with no need to go through the DevOps of establishing their own Fluent nodes.

    • Ankr is providing a geo-distributed Fluent RPC comprised of blockchain nodes running worldwide for incredibly low-latency and reliable connections.

    Get started with Ankr’s RPC service!

    How Do the Fluent RPCs Help Developers?

    Building with Fluent is an excellent choice to create interoperable and scalable dApps but requires access to the information on Fluent nodes to do so. Therefore, Ankr’s RPC solves the following developer troubles:

    Eliminates complex node ops - Ankr’s Fluent RPCs will completely remove the need for many developers to set up their own Fluent nodes, removing hours of time spent building, calibrating, and fixing node issues.

    Grants access to advanced tools -  Ankr’s Premium RPC Plan instantly grants access to the best tools to build applications quickly, including:

    • At least 1,500 Fluent req/sec
    • Dedicated Fluent endpoints
    • Prioritized requests
    • WebSockets (WS) capabilities

    Powers apps and open-source software that need access to Fluent - Connect with a cluster of high-performance nodes that holds the information you need to build and operate dApps with Fluent chain capabilities.

    Supports the Fluent networkAnkr will strengthen the Fluent network globally by offering easier development and a broader, decentralized node infrastructure.

    How to Make Your First Call to Fluent

    You will soon see Fluent as a supported option on Ankr’s RPC Service to make your first call! You can use the provided endpoint to call the Fluent chain using the standard EVM JSON RPC methods.

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