OnFinality is a blockchain infrastructure platform that saves web3 builders time and makes developers’ lives easier. We deliver scalable API endpoints for the biggest blockchain networks and empower developers to automatically test, deploy, scale and monitor your own blockchain nodes within minutes.
In this Customer Case Study series we hone in on how Zeitgeist uses OnFinality to elevate and enhance their project via OnFinality’s hosting services and network analytics tool.
Zeitgeist used OnFinality’s automated and elastic RPC nodes to scale reliably and quickly while gaining insight into the usage of the nodes during their recent complete app launch.
“OnFinality has proven a reliable service on multiple projects and the communication is very professional.”
Zeitgeist is an evolving blockchain for prediction markets and futarchy. It is built for the Polkadot and Kusama ecosystem and envisions itself as a hub for prediction markets on Web3.
At the core of Zeitgeist is an open prediction market platform that is built with Polkadot’s blockchain framework, Substrate.
An open SDK enables engineers and entrepreneurs to deploy their own applications on Zeitgeist based on prediction markets.
The Challenge Zeitgeist Faced
Zeitgeist uses an on-chain treasury to incentivise teams to build on the protocol and create prediction market verticals which will benefit the network.
After numerous stress tests and testnet app runs in the last year, Zeitgeist was finally ready to launch their full application in September (2022). As this was a pivotal moment for the Zeitgeist community, Zeitgeist knew they couldn’t afford for the network to go down at such a crucial time.
However, as managing infrastructure is difficult, time-consuming and expensive, the Zeitgeist team wanted a partner that could handle this so it didn’t take their focus away from developing their core product.
How OnFinality Helped Zeitgeist
On-Demand Node Service
OnFinality provided a quick and easy solution for users to join the network via its on-demand node deployment service, allowing users to pay as they go and deploy and run dedicated nodes in a few clicks without needing to worry about setting up infrastructure.
Elastic RPC Nodes
At the same time, we provided elastic scaling nodes that could scale automatically to meet the demands so that the app would maintain stability even as there were sudden surges in user traffic.
“The UI offered an intuitive interface to configure the RPC node. Updating the latest node image for the running nodes is also very easy and done fast. OnFinality always responds fast and in case we expect spikes in usage (for example due to a special event), we could always reach out to OnFinality who prepared for that event.”
By taking away the pain of setting up and running infrastructure from the development team at Zeitgeist, the Zeitgeist team was able to focus on what they do best — developing a powerful UI for their users.
Network Analytics Tool
Additionally, Zeitgeist leveraged OnFinality’s network analytics to gain insight into the behaviour of the users and how effective their campaigns were, allowing them to implement more targeted and data-driven strategies moving forward.
“The service was provided reliably by OnFinality until now and we could focus on other aspects of our infrastructure. We had a good experience with those services and would also use them in other projects if they are required.”
Zeitgeist is a decentralized network for creating, betting on, and resolving prediction markets. The platform’s native currency, the ZTG, is used to sway the direction of the network, and as a means of last-call dispute resolution. Additionally, Zeitgeist is a protocol for efficient trading of prediction market shares and will one day become the backbone of the decentralized finance ecosystem by allowing for traders to create complex financial contracts on virtually anything.
OnFinality is a blockchain infrastructure platform that saves Web3 builders time and makes their lives easier. OnFinality delivers scalable API endpoints for the biggest blockchain networks and empowers developers to automatically test , deploy, scale and monitor their own blockchain nodes within minutes. To date, OnFinality has served over 250 billion RPC requests across 60 networks including Polkadot, Kusama, Moonbeam, Astar, Avalanche and Cosmos, and is continuously expanding these mission-critical services so developers can build the decentralised future, faster!