Bitcoin RPC Endpoints Now Available On Ankr!

Kevin Dwyer

Kevin Dwyer

March 5, 2024

3 min read

In Brief

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    Start building on bitcoin, and develop the future of the OG blockchain.

    Ankr is thrilled to announce that we’ve made an essential addition to our RPC service with the Bitcoin blockchain! This is great news for devs looking to get the jump on building applications that have the ability to interact with the original blockchain! Users can access Bitcoin Public and Premium RPCs, make request calls, and receive information returns that are identical to the results they would get by running a Bitcoin full node.

    Start calling the BTC RPC →

    Ankr’s Bitcoin Infrastructure & Solutions

    While not technically the first blockchain, Bitcoin is widely recognized as the pioneering cryptocurrency that popularized blockchain technology and paved the way for its diverse applications today.

    Ankr is dedicated to providing as many development resources as possible for bitcoin, leading the way for future applications and functionality to be built on top of the chain.

    • Bitcoin Liquid Staking: Ankr has created liquid staking for bitcoin for the first time in collaboration with the Babylon protocol. Ankr’s bitcoin liquid staking tokens will be issued on Proof-of-Stake chains, enabling them to harness the trillion-dollar market cap of bitcoin for security. Read more about BTC staking.

    • Bitcoin RPC Service: The bitcoin RPC provides an incredibly easy-to-use and free resource for anyone to query the bitcoin blockchain.

    • More BTC products on the way: Ankr is gearing up to release a growing suite of products that provide new ways to develop on bitcoin!

    What Are Ankr’s New Bitcoin RPC Connections?

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    • Ankr’s Bitcoin RPC (Remote Procedure Call) endpoints connect your wallet, command-line interface, or application with the Bitcoin network. They act as a messenger or blockchain router that relays on-chain information between Bitcoin nodes, developers, and ultimately end-users so they can execute necessary tasks like transactions, checking block data, populating wallet balances, and more.

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

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

    Get started now with our Bitcoin RPC endpoints!

    How Do the Bitcoin RPCs Help Developers?

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

    Eliminates complex node ops - Ankr’s Bitcoin RPCs will completely remove the need for many developers to set up their own Bitcoin 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 90,000 requests/min
    • Dedicated Bitcoin endpoints
    • Prioritized requests
    • WebSockets (WS) capabilities
    • Archive calls and other features

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

    Supports the Bitcoin network - Ankr will strengthen the Bitcoin network globally by offering easier development and a broader, decentralized node infrastructure.

    How to Make Your First Call to Bitcoin

    You can get started now by heading to Ankr’s RPC Service to make your first call! You can use the Bitcoin endpoint to call the chain using the standard RPC methods.

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