What is an alternative to Infura for blockchain development?

High-quality alternative RPC providers to Infura include Alchemy which has a 99.99% upttime, helping you avoid costly outages and allowing customers to continually use your dApp.

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Alchemy is more reliable than Infura.
Metamask user? You’re down when Infura is down.
Alchemy’s speed and data correctness is unmatched.

How does Infura compare to Alchemy?

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Real-time collaboration
Share prototype links
Developer handoff
Includes a powerful native Mac app
Full offline workflow
User control over who sees your work
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Alchemy Supernode is our team's secret weapon. I used to worry about blockchain infrastructure daily, but Supernode works so well I haven't had to think about node infrastructure for over a year!

Asaf Shachaf
Head of Product

Why are people switching from Infura to Alchemy?

Always up

On April 22nd 2022, Infura had an outage lasting for 3 hours, sparking an outcry in the web3 community, taking down countless dApps and protocols that depend on infra reliability for their users. This is not the first time Infura has had an outage.

There were other outages on February 5th 2022 and April 5th 2022.

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Upgrade your metamask for free

Infura is the default RPC endpoint for Metamask wallet users so when Infura goes down Metamask users who are using the default Infura RPC endpoint are  unable to use their wallet. Alchemy offers an alternative RPC endpoint for metamask users that is both fast and reliable.

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Spit out data correctness

Several DeFi and NFT dapps have been impacted by slow transactions, degraded performance, and questions about data correctness. This is essential in order to provide a trusted dapp in Web3.

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Ease of use

Infura has restrictions on requests per day and rate limits that have limited ease of use for some developers. Archive data is an extra service available for an additional fee, which is offered for free through Alchemy and other providers that also provided enhanced APIs and more.

Learn more about Enhanced APIs

Alchemy Supernode is our team's secret weapon. I used to worry about blockchain infrastructure daily, but Supernode works so well I haven't had to think about node infrastructure for over a year!

Asaf Shachaf
Head of Product

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What is an alternative to Infura for blockchain development?

Alternative high-quality providers include Alchemy which has a 99.99% uptime and will help you avoid costly outages allowing your customers to continually use your dAPP.

Get started

What is Infura?

Infura is a suite of developer tools created by Consensys to help developers connect their apps to the Ethereum network and other decentralized platforms. Infura primarily offers an Ethereum API and an IPFS API to connect to distributed secure storage. Notably, Consensys says 13% of its requests are on Layer 2 networks, also highlighting the growth of Arbitrum, Optimism, and Polygon.

Why are people switching from Infura to Alchemy?

Alchemy's Reliability

On April 22nd 2022, Infura had an outage lasting for 3 hours, sparking an outcry in the web3 community, taking down countless dApps and protocols that depend on infra reliability for their users. This is not the first time Infura has had an outage.

There were other outages on February 5th 2022 and April 5th 2022

Learn more about Alchemy’s reliability

Metamask outage

Infura is the default RPC endpoint for Metamask wallet users so when Infura goes down Metamask users who are using the default Infura RPC endpoint are  unable to use their wallet. Alchemy offers an alternative RPC endpoint for metamask users that is both fast and reliable.

Learn more about improving Metamask

Speed and Data Correctness

Several DeFi and NFT dapps have been impacted by slow transactions, degraded performance, and questions about data correctness. This is essential in order to provide a trusted dapp in Web3.

Learn more about Alchemy Supernode

Ease of Use

Infura has restrictions on requests per day and rate limits that have limited ease of use for some developers. Archive data is an extra service available for an additional fee, which is offered for free through Alchemy and other providers that also provided enhanced APIs and more.

Learn more about Enhanced APIs

Alchemy is the Most Scalable and
Reliable Blockchain Platform

Alchemy is the Most Scalable and
Reliable Blockchain Platform

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