OnFinality, Polkadot’s leading blockchain infrastructure provider, announces a partnership with Interlay, a trustless and decentralised Bitcoin bridge.
We are proud to announce our partnership with Interlay which allows users to invest, earn and pay with Bitcoin on any blockchain.
OnFinality has been working closely with the team at Interlay for over a year but had not formally announced the partnership until today. Since the outset, OnFinality has been providing Interlay with an easy, reliable and scalable API to scale their platform faster than before in addition to providing node services for both Interlay and sister-network Kintsugi.
“We are very happy to be working with OnFinality to bring reliable and easy to maintain API endpoints to our users and partners.”
— Dom, CTO, Interlay
What is Interlay? ($INTR)
Interlay is a decentralised network dedicated to connecting crypto-currencies like Bitcoin with DeFi platforms like Polkadot and Ethereum. The Interlay network is hosted as a Polkadot parachain and will be connected to Cosmos, Ethereum and other major DeFi networks.
interBTC, Interlay’s flagship product, is Bitcoin on any blockchain. A 1:1 Bitcoin-backed asset, fully collateralized, interoperable, and censorship-resistant.
Kintsugi is Interlay’s canary network, an experiment with real economic value deployed on Kusama. Kintsugi and Interlay share the same code base — with the difference that Kintsugi focuses strictly on innovation and will always be ahead in terms of features.
The OnFinality integration enables Interlay users to:
- Access the Interlay network quickly in minutes without having to set up or manage infrastructure
- Enjoy all the benefits that come with OnFinality’s Enhanced API including global performance, automated scalability and high availability of up to 99.9% uptime per year!
- Gain valuable API Insights for you to spot issues on your apps and quickly implement rectifications for a bug-free user experience
By leveraging OnFinality’s expertise in mission-critical infrastructure for the Polkadot ecosystem, the development team at Interlay have been able to focus on their interBTC platform which can be easily used on Ethereum, Cosmos, Kusama and other networks through Polkadot’s interoperability technology.
Log in to the OnFinality app to access the Enhanced API Service for Interlay and Interlay Kintsugi now!
In addition to the API service, OnFinality also provides the ability for participants in the Interlay ecosystem to rapidly deploy and manage nodes via any of our supported cloud providers such as Amazon Web Service (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Alibaba Cloud.
Benefits of deploying Interlay & Interlay Kintsugi nodes through OnFinality
- Easy — Deploy Dedicated Nodes easily and quickly via our on-demand node deployment service without worrying about setting up hardware from scratch
- Scalable — Upsize and downsize your nodes easily in a few clicks!
- Cost-Efficient — Pay for only what you need. You no longer have to buy or set up your own hardware or make tools to monitor your node’s health and performance
- Visibility — Simply connect to our Node Metric Endpoint for automated monitoring and alerts on your node’s health
You can now log in to see Interlay or Interlay Kintsugi’s network spec in the OnFinality Marketplace.
“OnFinality shares in Interlay’s vision where blockchains can seamlessly connect and interact with each other without limitations. We are already supporting over 60 chains across Polkadot, Avalanche and Cosmos, and are rapidly scaling our services to help web3 teams deliver the multi-chain future, faster.”
—Daniel Vulinovich, Product Manager at OnFinality
For all the information about how to jumpstart using OnFinality and start running Interlay nodes, you can follow this documentation.
You can access our public API service by connecting to it using Polkadot.js or via the endpoints listed below.
For teams looking to take your applications to the next level and ensure that you receive the best performance possible, we highly recommend using an API key.
Simply sign up here to receive your free API key in minutes! Our ‘Free Plan’ comes with 500,000 daily responses for anyone to get started easily.
You may also reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements.
Build Smarter with OnFinality.
We envision a future where blockchains seamlessly connect and interact: anyone can use any digital asset on any blockchain, trustless and without limitations. Interlay works with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Polkadot, Cosmos, and others to expand interoperability, capital efficiency, and openness.
Our flagship product is iBTC — Bitcoin on any blockchain. A 1:1 Bitcoin-backed asset, fully collateralized, interoperable, and censorship-resistant, realizing the true free nature of BTC and decentralized finance.
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!