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Introducing Rollups

Introducing Rollups

Author: Vinny Mullin

Reviewed by Brady Werkheiser


Published on June 6, 20244 min read
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Today, we’re thrilled to announce Alchemy Rollups, the complete developer platform for your rollup. Now, developers can launch their own chain, leveraging our reliable, scalable infrastructure and community distribution.

We built Rollups because of demand for a one-stop shop that provides everything developers need to launch their chain and grow an ecosystem. With Rollups, developers get:

  1. Reliable, battle-tested infrastructure that has powered the biggest tech and web3 companies over 7 years

  2. The power of our full developer platform to bring builders to their chain

  3. Direct distribution of their chain to millions of high-intent developers

We’re currently offering premium access to Rollups, starting with OP Stack and Arbitrum Orbit as available frameworks, and Celestia as an alt-DA layer.

Ready to roll? Get access here.

Why launch a rollup?

Building in the Ethereum ecosystem is expensive. Developers can build on a Layer 2 (L2) to lower costs, but that doesn’t solve the underlying problems of sharing resources, such as:

  • Gas fees are tied to demand for blockspace (fees go up during periods of congestion)

  • No opportunity to monetize transactions (transaction fees are captured by the L2, not the developer)

  • Chain configurations are pre-determined (developers can’t customize block time, gas limit, or any specifics that could improve their app)

Deploying their own chain enables developers to monetize, customize, and capture value from their blockspace in ways they previously couldn’t. (This is complementary to Ethereum’s long-term vision of a rollup-centric future.)

Why launch on Alchemy Rollups?

Deploying a sequencer and a bridge isn’t the hardest part of the rollups challenge. What’s harder is guaranteeing uptime and stability as end-users scale — and attracting end-users in the first place!

There are some broader advantages to deploying your rollup with Alchemy:

Reliable and tested infrastructure

Alchemy builds fundamentally scalable infrastructure that will meet the demand of millions of users. We’ve powered $100B+ onchain transactions for the biggest companies in tech and web3 for 7 years.

We’ve seen every type of issue a chain could experience, and have developed protections and workarounds to ensure your chain stays running. Plus, our support team has an average response time of less than 5 min, ensuring realtime engineering help to keep ensure uptime.

Complete developer platform

Integrate any product or service you need to make your chain a destination that developers come to build. These include:

  1. Supernode, the distributed web3 engine that powers 100B+ onchain transactions globablly

  2. Best-in-class Account Abstraction that’s enabled seamless sign up and transaction flows for over 1,000,000 smart accounts

  3. Advanced data indexing to serve on-chain information to end users much faster (like 5x-faster indexing with Subgraphs and 7x-faster activity monitoring with Transact)

Distribution

Developers need to know a chain exists in order to choose to build on it. Launching a rollup via Alchemy means it’s a few clicks away from millions of registered developers who are ready to build.

Rollups customers will see their chains listed in the Alchemy dashboard, alongside the biggest chains in web3. Rollups provides the growth engine needed to turn a new chain into a dominant and engaged developer ecosystem.

How to get started with Rollups

Today, we’re thrilled to announce Alchemy Rollups, the complete developer platform for your rollup. Now, developers can launch their own chain, leveraging our reliable, scalable infrastructure and community distribution.

We built Rollups because of demand for a one-stop shop that provides everything developers need to launch their chain and grow an ecosystem. With Rollups, developers get:

  1. Reliable, battle-tested infrastructure that has powered the biggest tech and web3 companies over 7 years

  2. The power of our full developer platform to bring builders to their chain

  3. Direct distribution of their chain to millions of high-intent developers

We’re currently offering premium access to Rollups, starting with OP Stack and Arbitrum Orbit as available frameworks, and Celestia as an alt-DA layer.

Ready to roll? Get access here.

Why launch a rollup?

Building in the Ethereum ecosystem is expensive. Developers can build on a Layer 2 (L2) to lower costs, but that doesn’t solve the underlying problems of sharing resources, such as:

  • Gas fees are tied to demand for blockspace (fees go up during periods of congestion)

  • No opportunity to monetize transactions (transaction fees are captured by the L2, not the developer)

  • Chain configurations are pre-determined (developers can’t customize block time, gas limit, or any specifics that could improve their app)

Deploying their own chain enables developers to monetize, customize, and capture value from their blockspace in ways they previously couldn’t. (This is complementary to Ethereum’s long-term vision of a rollup-centric future.)

Why launch on Alchemy Rollups?

Deploying a sequencer and a bridge isn’t the hardest part of the rollups challenge. What’s harder is guaranteeing uptime and stability as end-users scale — and attracting end-users in the first place!

There are some broader advantages to deploying your rollup with Alchemy:

Reliable and tested infrastructure

Alchemy builds fundamentally scalable infrastructure that will meet the demand of millions of users. We’ve powered 100B+ onchain transactions for the biggest companies in tech and web3 for 7 years.

We’ve seen every type of issue a chain could experience, and have developed protections and workarounds to ensure your chain stays running. Plus, our support team has an average response time of less than 5 min, ensuring realtime engineering help to keep ensure uptime.

Complete developer platform

Integrate any product or service you need to make your chain a destination that developers come to build. These include:

  1. Supernode, the industry-leading node API

  2. Best-in-class Account Abstraction that has enabled seamless sign up and transaction flows for over 1,000,000 smart accounts

  3. Advanced data indexing to serve on-chain information to end users faster (like 5x-faster indexing with Subgraphs and 7x-faster activity monitoring with Transfers API)

Distribution

Developers need to know a chain exists in order to choose to build on it. Launching a rollup via Alchemy means it’s a few clicks away from millions of registered developers who are ready to build.

Rollups customers will see their chains listed in the Alchemy dashboard, alongside the biggest chains in web3. Rollups provides the growth engine needed to turn a new chain into a dominant and engaged developer ecosystem.

How to get started with Rollups

Developers thrive when they are equipped with the right tools to succeed. We’re excited to partner with this new class of rollup projects and deliver a great experience to developers. Currently, we’re offering premium access to Rollups, and the team is eager to work with builders who are interested in deploying a rollup immediately or within 1-3 months.

Get access today!

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