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ANKR(앵커)는 플라즈마(plasma) 기술을 바탕으로 빠른 처리 속도와 낮은 수수료를 구현할 수 있는 탈중앙화 분산형 클라우드 컴퓨팅 플랫폼입니다. 클라우드를 활용한 분산 컴퓨팅 네트워크를 구축하고 있습니다. 분산 컴퓨팅은 시장 참여자에게 혜택을 주어 클라우드 컴퓨팅의 공유 경제를 실현합니다. ANKR는 새 클라우드를 보다 저렴하고 안전하며 사용자 친화적으로 만들고 있습니다.
Ankr presents: Support Covi...
In these uncertain times we, like many of us, have asked ourselves what we can do to help? The Corona pandemic is affecting everyday life across the globe and more than ever our researchers need support in their work to find a cure.One use-case in blockchain has been to provide charitable aid be it through providing resources where they are needed or helping the unbanked. The immutability, transparency and borderless character makes blockchain a great instrument for people to help other people around the world. One method of donating through blockchain is “Volunteer Computing”.Volunteer computingThe BOINC project is the best-known and most advanced Volunteer Computing program out there. It is a non-profit distributed computing initiative from University of California, Berkeley, supported by the National Science Foundation. BOINC software makes it possible to contribute your compute power to cutting-edge science projects, such as studies on cancer research, diseases, global warming and many other types of scientific research.Ankr and BOINCAnkr and BOINC have been closely working together from the very start of the Ankr project in 2018 and the founder of the BOINC project, professor David P. Anderson was the very first advisor to Ankr and has provided us with great feedback in the early days about how the field of distributed computing evolved, what the future perspectives are and what problems we could be facing along the way.Ankr supports BOINC with container based computing. As it does not require specific hardware we use software to ensure the security. We already deployed the BOINC client and BOINC server to our cloud testnet back in 2018 and now the application is available in our Node Market.Fighting the Covid-19 virus with RosettaOne of the scientific research projects available on the BOINC platform is Rosetta, an initiative of the Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington, now dedicated to fighting the Covid-19 virus by applying knowledge gained from studying viral proteins to guide the design of novel vaccines and antiviral drugs.Today, we present the easiest way for all of us to support the Rosetta project by collectively contributing compute power to their molecular modelling suite, which helps them speed up and expand their academic research.You can find more details about the Rosetta project and their role in fighting Covid-19 here.How can you help?We have developed a one-click deployment solution to contribute your compute power via the BOINC platform. Here you can choose how much computational power you would like to donate and pay with cryptocurrency (ANKR or USDT, which can be obtained at Binance.com) for resources which are instantly available for Rosetta’s research.Ankr provides all resources at cost-price to have the maximum capacity donated, while some of the biggest names of the blockchain industry, such as Binance, Harmony, Matic Network, LTO Network and VIte, are already contributing to this great initiative!To help increase awareness around this non-profit initiative, we challenge all users to share a screenshot of your node on Twitter, adding the name of your node and tagging 5 friends with #AnkrAgainstCOVID. Eligible users will automatically participate in the lottery to win prizes up to 1,000,000 ANKR.Lottery rules:Deploy one or more BOINC Rosetta nodes on the Ankr platform before April 1st 2020Follow @ankr on Twitter, retweet the announcement and share a screenshot of your node and tag at least 5 friendsKeep the node running until at least May 1st 2020Please click here for a tutorial (including video) on how to contribute.We at Ankr hope that the entire blockchain community can pull together at this difficult time and help to do all we can towards finding a solution and help save thousands of lives.We truly appreciate your support and want to thank you in advance on behalf of Ankr and the Rosetta research team.Links to BOINC and RosettaBoinc website: https://boinc.berkeley.edu/Rosetta website: https://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/Follow Ankr on social media:Website: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Discord support channel: https://discord.gg/kFETwMDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/Ankr presents: Support Covid-19 Research with BOINC Rosetta was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 03. 26
Ankr & BOINC Rosetta Tutori...
In this tutorial, we will learn how to donate computing power to the Rosetta project for supporting COVID-19 research with the help of BOINC and Ankr.For the video tutorial please click here.Deploy Rosetta BOINC project on Ankr1. We will presume that we already have an account on Ankr and we will begin by opening in app.ankr.com and selecting the BOINC project card:2. The Rosetta Project is relying mostly on CPU power, so if we want to contribute more, we can increase the number of cores from the Advanced Widget:3. For the Select Cluster Option, we will use the recommended cluster, as the platform recommends the cluster that has the most freely available resources. In this particular case, the recommended cluster is Singapore cluster:4. For the next step, in order to obtain the Account Key we need to create an account on the BOINC Rosetta Project, which will be explained in the next steps:Create an account on BOINC Rosetta ProjectWe will follow this link to sign up for a new account: https://BOINC.bakerlab.org/rosetta/create_account_form.phpYou should end up on the following page:Retrieve Account Key1. After having successfully created an account, you can login following this link: https://BOINC.bakerlab.org/rosetta/login_form.php2. After logging in, you can head to this address: https://BOINC.bakerlab.org/rosetta/home.php and click on View from Account Keys field:3. You can observe your Account Key here:Congratulations! You have successfully created a new Rosetta BOINC account and you have obtained your Account Key!Now you can copy this Account Key and paste it into the Ankr Field:Next, we will create an address for funding and we will make sure to deposit USDT or ANKR tokens (ERC-20). In order to obtain ANKR tokens we can buy from an exchange and after the funding was completed we will press Deploy Node:Project Inspection1. After the previous step, we will wait for the project to get Deployed:2. Afterwards, we can see the Credit that was accumulated by sharing computing power and we can also see the Tasks that are being resolved by your deployed project. Also if we click on View, we can observe that our node is up on their official website as well:3. We click on View from Computers on this account:4. We can observe our machine that is connected and that it has 2 Cores, also we can see the tasks that are currently executing by clicking on Tasks:5. We can observe that we have 2 Tasks currently running, 1 task for each CPU:That was it, thank you for contributing to fighting Corona Virus!People like you make the world a better place!Links to BOINC and RosettaBoinc website: https://boinc.berkeley.edu/Rosetta website: https://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/Follow Ankr on social media:Website: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Discord support channel: https://discord.gg/kFETwMDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/Ankr & BOINC Rosetta Tutorial: How to contribute to Covid-19 research was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 03. 26
Ankr Bi-weekly update 2020–04
For the past two weeks our distributed team has been working from their homes all around the world. This has proved very effective and efficient, but most of all we are happy to say that everyone in our team is fine and healthy. We hope you are too!Our engineers have been fully focussing on delivering more node hosting applications and expanding our node market with the most exciting protocols out there.For the ones who are not fully aware of our node hosting as-a-service solutions and the benefits that come with it, please read on.Why host your blockchain node on the Ankr cloud?Our one-click deployment applications allow node runners to deploy any node in literally less than 5 minutes! No need to go through any documentation or complex pricing set up at a public cloud provider.The price of hosting your blockchain node on Ankr is up to 80% cheaper than on well-known public cloud providers such as DigitalOcean and Amazon AWS.Our solutions require no technical knowledge, which makes it easy for any community member or blockchain enthusiast to support a distributed network and to earn the node rewards .Over the last months, we have integrated more than 40 blockchain protocols, most of which are already available in our node market.Users can pay for our services with various cryptocurrencies, such as ANKR and USDT, Credit card payments and more tokens will be added in the near future.Our blockchain specialists provide 24/7 support in all time zones around the globe on various platforms. The latest addition is our brand-new Discord group.As we are building the go-to place for affordable and easy-to-use hosting services for blockchain protocols, Ankr is already generating revenues from our collaborations with various blockchain companies such as cryptocurrency exchanges, custody providers, staking platforms and investment funds.Community updateAnkr & LTO AMA with CryptodifferThe AMA together with LTO was rescheduled due to heavy market movements on March 12th and has taken place on Monday March 23rd at 14:00 UTC in the Cryptodiffer chat.Together with LTO we spoke about our node hosting solution, which has already increased community run LTO nodes by almost 100% since we announced the campaign.The starting date of the campaign has moved to Wednesday March 25th, which is the final date to deploy your LTO Public node on Ankr and participate to share in the 100,000 LTO token pool.Please make sure your wallet has enough credit to pay for the hosting fee, as Ankr will start billing the nodes at the start of the campaign, on March 25th at 23.59 UTC.Business development updateAnkr listed on Bidesk ExchangeThe ANKR/BTC par was listed on Bidesk Exchange, a new digital asset trading platform that has been created to provide a secure and safe environment for trading high-quality tokens and coins whilst immersing users in a first-class experience.Trading started on March 10th 11:00 am UTC at: https://www.bidesk.com/exchange/715/ankr/btcAnkr and the Polkadot ecosystemAnkr was added as official Node-as-a-Service provider for Edgeware, a promising smart contract platform in the Polkadot ecosystem, which is gaining a lot of traction lately. We will be working with Edgeware, Kusama and Polkadot to provide accessible, affordable and distributed node infrastructure solutions to the Web3 Ecosystem.https://docs.edgewa.re/understanding-edgeware/ecosystem/node-as-a-service-providersDevelopment updateOur engineering team have been working non-stop on delivering one-click node hosting solutions for the most popular and emerging blockchains, projects which are in their mainnet as well as testnet phase.Payment methodsOur free trial period has ended and we have sent out emails on March 23rd to users who have their nodes running, ensuring that their nodes will stay online during the switch to the paid version, which will take place on March 25th at 23.59 UTC.Users can pay for their hosting fees with ANKR ERC-20, Ankr Native tokens and USDT, the payment options are available at the bottom of each node deployment page and you can easily view and access your wallet on the upper-right of the application.The Ankr wallet is now accessible directly on the top-right of the application.36 protocols supported in our node marketWe are now supporting 36 different protocols in our node market! You can run nodes for these blockchain at low cost and deploy them in just a few clicks.New additions to our node market are Polkadot, NuCypher, DNA and the BOINC project, which supports scientific research with distributed computing and will play a role in fighting Covid-19 (more on this to be announced.. Stay tuned!)We are constantly working on many more node implementations and will be adding them to our node market over time! There are some very interesting projects in the works, some for which we will be the very first and only node-as-a-service provider in the space!If you want to see you blockchain of choice in our node market, feel free to vote for your preferred protocol on our website www.ankr.com/productWe wish you all a great experience running your favorite blockchain nodes on our distribute cloud, but above all we wish you stay safe!#AnkrYourNode.Follow Ankr on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Discord support channel: https://discord.gg/kFETwMDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/Ankr Bi-weekly update 2020–04 was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 03. 24
What is Ankr?
Infographics Series Part 1: Introduction to AnkrTLDRAnkr is building a marketplace for container based cloud services using shared resources.Ankr will provide developers and enterprise clients with the ability to easily deploy blockchain nodes at a cheaper price than public cloud providers.Hosting blockchain nodes on Ankr takes away centralization issues and single point of failure.Using Ankr’s solutions, public blockchains are able to engage their communities and rapidly secure and decentralize their networks.How Ankr evolved in less than two yearsA lot has happened since we have started the Ankr project back in 2018 and we believe that after some carefully thought through twists and turns, things have shaped up quite nicely into a market ready product with real world usage.In the early days of the project we designed everything conceptually, based on ideas and research papers and composed very much from a computer scientist perspective. We envisioned a distributed cloud resource platform where idle compute power could be accessed through a marketplace where supply and demand meet each other, resulting in a win-win situation for both resource providers and end-users.The Ankr Distributed Cloud Computing Network (DCCN) started as a concept based on an initial whitepaper, but would eventually need to attract both providers to power the platform and end-users to utilize the services.As we gradually started to implement more and more features to our platform, it was apparent that pragmatism and common business sense would need to prevail if we were to build a platform that would attract both cloud users and large scale resource providers. We needed to provide an attractive solution for a real problem.We therefore adapted our initially proposed technical solutions to fit something more engaging, scalable and economically viable, which offers a solution for a problem many blockchain projects struggle with: the promise of decentralization!Use case: blockchain node hostingIn our daily operations we come across many decision makers of blockchain projects and discovered that many of these decentralized networks are actually highly centralized, as the majority of the nodes usually are run by the projects themselves on centralized public cloud providers, such as Amazon AWS and Google Cloud, which is not only very expensive but also makes them subject to single point of failure.Community members struggle to run nodes and contribute to their favorite blockchain projects as setting up the node on a public cloud server is usually very costly and hard to set up.We learned that Ethereum, one of the most decentralized networks out there, still has 60% of their nodes hosted on the top 10 public clouds, while 34% of these nodes are hosted on centralized servers in the US? And we know for a fact that most other public blockchains out there have even higher rates of centralization, despite the fact that they are aiming for autonomous and decentralized networks.In addition to the above mentioned issues, aspiring blockchain node hosts are usually held back by the high pricing and poor user experience of existing cloud services. Current cloud services and their support teams are not very blockchain-friendly, and it might require a lot of time and knowledge to configure and manage a blockchain node.Our solution takes away these struggles and facilitates blockchain adoption to a broader crowd. How? We provide blockchain projects and their communities with easy and affordable solutions to run their nodes, through tailor made solutions for enterprise clients and easy to use applications which can be accessed by consumers in our node market app.ankr.com.In short, we realized our investors would rather be backing a lucrative, practical business than a computer science project. We never got wedded to our initial ideas; the most important thing is to always be prepared to adapt and change direction if it is clearly the best approach.Ankr Infographic Series Part 1–5In the following 4 articles we dive deeper into the various aspects of our solution:Part 2: Resource ProvidersPart 3: Ankr Blockchain and TokenPart 4: Ankr Cloud PlatformPart 5: Node Hosting as-a-ServiceFollow Ankr on social media:Website: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Discord support channel: https://discord.gg/kFETwMDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/What is Ankr? was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 03. 21
Ankr Bi-weekly Update 2020–03
February is the month with the least days of the year but nevertheless we have many updates to share with you!Over the past two weeks, we have been focusing on business development to expand our node hosting services to a wider range of users, as well as UX/UI and product development, which has resulted in more and improved blockchain node hosting applications in our node market.Why host your blockchain node on the Ankr cloud?We would like to emphasize once again the key benefits of using our cloud platform and applications to host your blockchain nodes.With the Ankr one-click deployment application, it takes literally less than 5 minutes to deploy your blockchain node. No need to go through any documentation or pricing setup at a public cloud provider.There is zero technical knowledge required to set up any blockchain node on the Ankr cloud, which makes it much easier for community members to contribute to the goal of decentralizing the network.Ankr is the cheapest hosting solution out there. You will save up to 80% of your hosting costs from public cloud providers such as Amazon AWS and DigitalOcean.You can pay the costs for node hosting not only with credit card, but also with several cryptocurrencies, such as ANKR and USDT and even more tokens will be added in the future.Ankr blockchain support specialists provide support 24/7 in all timezones around the globe across several platforms such as Telegram and our brand-new Discord group.In addition to serving blockchain communities and other retail customers and becoming the go-to place for affordable and easy-to-use hosting services for blockchain protocols, we also provide turnkey services to various blockchain companies such as cryptocurrency exchanges, custody providers and staking platforms.Business updateAnkr and LTO Network collaborationAnkr and LTO Network are collaborating on providing node hosting solutions and launched a campaign for staking enthusiasts!Together with our friends at LTO Network, we are aiming to further decentralize their network by bringing easy node hosting and staking solutions to both our communities. This campaign embodies the first of many collaborations in this space, and has already led to an increase in LTO nodes of 40% in less than one week!The campaign offers a reward pool of 100,000 LTO tokens as well as 1 month of free hosting at Ankr, and is still open for participation until March 16th!Find all relevant information here: https://medium.com/ankr-network/ankr-and-lto-network-collaboration-node-hosting-solutions-and-campaign-aed5848ee10Stepping closer to institutional node hosting servicesIn addition to providing distributed cloud services and node hosting solutions to retail customers, Ankr is entering the institutional markets by collaborating with cryptocurrency exchanges, custody providers and other institutionals to integrate our node hosting services and optimize their DevOps expenses in the process. More news and names of these parties will be announced in the coming weeks!Community updateBlockchain Beyond the Hype eventTo launch our collaboration and campaign with LTO Network, Ankr attended the “Blockchain Beyond the Hype” networking event in Amsterdam, where we presented our campaign and met with a great audience of representatives from international financial and technical areas, the banking sector, government innovation departments, cryptocurrency exchanges, liquidity providers, startups, corporations and more.New website designWe have also launched the new version of our website with brand-new design and significant emphasis on our one-click blockchain node hosting solutions!This new version is created to cater to both blockchain node hosts as well as large scale resource providers to balance the equation, and move forward to the next stage of adoption.New Discord group for node hosting supportTo further expand to our 24/7 support for our node hosting applications, we have created a Discord group for node owners. Please join if you have any questions on this topic!Development updateNew applications in our node marketWe are now supporting 32 different protocols in our node market! For each of these blockchains we have an application available to host one or more types of nodes in just a few easy clicks.The latest additions to our node market are Celer and two recently launched members of the Polkadot ecosystem: Edgeware and Kusama.We are working on many more node applications and will be adding them to our node market over the coming weeks! If you want to see you blockchain of choice in our node market, feel free to vote for your preferred protocol on our website www.ankr.com/productUX/UI improvementsTo provide the very best and most intuitive user experience, we are constantly working on improvements in our UX and UI of our cloud platform as well as individual applications. We have added many small changes to our node hosting apps and have further improved the design of our platform. This is an ongoing process as we strive to bring the most user-friendly node hosting product out there to our customers.Payment methodsIntegration with credit card and cryptocurrencies ANKR and USDT are finished and will be activated after our free trial period ends on March 15th. We will notify our users beforehand to minimize the risk of any nodes going offline.On request of our various communities, we are also working on integration of native currencies of our most popular apps as payment method in the near future.We are thankful for your ongoing support and are looking to grow together with our community and long-time followers.Follow Ankr on social media:Website: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Discord support channel: https://discord.gg/kFETwMDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/Ankr Bi-weekly Update 2020–03 was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 03. 05
Ankr and LTO Network collab...
Ankr and LTO Network collaboration: node hosting solutions and campaign!We are really excited to be working together with our long-time friends of LTO Network on further decentralizing their blockchain on our distributed cloud! As you might have heard by now, our current focus lies on adoption of our product with the first large use case of blockchain node hosting, still a subject which is hard to understand for many.Staking has been a buzzword of 2019 and is gaining a lot of traction also in 2020. Staking is also an important component of the LTO Network. Our job at Ankr is to make staking via your own node, and even become a validator, easy and accessible for everyone.Ideally, community members of any blockchain project run hundreds (or thousands) nodes of their favourite blockchain to contribute to it and eventually earn rewards by staking their tokens.But in reality, adoption is still far away, and the majority of nodes are hosted by the company itself, which brings a few significant drawbacks, such as high cloud expenses for the projects and exposing the network to a single point of failure.Ankr’s one-click node hosting solutions are aimed at solving these issues by removing any barriers for community members to host nodes and earn staking rewards for their project of choice.At Ankr we have access to idle resources from data centers owned by some of the largest enterprises in the world, at very favorable prices, as they monetize their overcapacity through our cloud platform.So, what could be a better use case to kickstart our platform and at the same time benefit our blockchain partners and their communities? Exactly, run your blockchain nodes on our distributed cloud platform and save up to 70% from well-known public cloud providers such as Amazon AWS and DigitalOcean.So, how about LTO?About LTO NetworkLTO Network is an Amsterdam-born company that started in 2015. Using its hybrid blockchain technology, LTO Network tackles enterprises and B2B clients. Having over 30 clients and integrators like NEN, SignRequest, ScanTrust, and others . LTO Network is also working with Odyssey on open-source adoption and developer community expansion in Europe.Multiple live use cases utilize LTO token on LTO mainnet which uses Proof of Stake model. As there is no inflation, fees paid for by clients and integrators are the rewards for stakers and nodes. Working with integrators, LTO Network taps into existing user bases and brings more activity to its mainnet with multiple revenue streams for stakers.Ankr has created a simple application, which is available in our node market and can be used by community members to set up their LTO public node in just a few easy clicks!The one-click node hosting application for LTO Public Nodes.It has been an absolute pleasure working together! Our community members gave feedback on the LTO app, and worked side-by-side with Ankr developers who made the app stunning and so easy to use. Expecting a few more nodes added to LTO mainnet! And overall very pleased to see Ankr expand.Ivan Golovko, CMO of LTO NetworkWhy run your LTO Public Node on Ankr?There are actually a couple of good reasons to do this!With the Ankr one-click deployment application, it takes literally less than 5 minutes to deploy your node. No need to go through any documentation or pricing setup at a public cloud provider.There is zero technical knowledge required to set up an LTO Public Node on the Ankr cloud, which makes it much easier for community members to contribute to the goal of decentralizing the LTO Network.Ankr is the cheapest hosting solution out there. You can host your LTO Public Node for 10 USD per month!You can pay the costs for node hosting not only with credit card, but also with several cryptocurrencies, such as ANKR and USDT.Ankr blockchain support specialists provide support 24/7 in all timezones around the globe through our brand-new Discord group.And we have an awesome campaign for you!Share a pool of 100,000 LTO rewards and get one month free hosting!To celebrate our collaboration, we have prepared a campaign which is aimed at further decentralizing and strengthening the LTO Network and adoption of Ankr’s node hosting application.LTO has committed a reward pool of 100,000 LTO tokens for all community members who run an LTO Public Node for a period of at least one month. This means that you will not only earn staking rewards with the tokens provided by LTO, but you will also become the owner of these tokens! On top of that, Ankr will provide a cash back in ANKR tokens for the first month of hosting costs for these nodes.To find out how to be eligible for the LTO rewards, please check out their article here: https://blog.ltonetwork.com/ankr-node-hosting-competition/Only people who have a running node on March 15th and continue to run the node until at least April 15th will be rewarded!What do you have to do?Set up the LTO Public Node on AnkrTweet about how easy it was, with a screenshot and #StakeYourLTO and @AnkrFill in this Google formAfter we have received your payment for the first month of hosting, Ankr will airdrop this amount in Ankr tokens to your Ankr walletHow to set up the node?This is actually so super easy, you don’t even need a tutorial!But we have prepared one nevertheless, you can find it here.Be sure to have your LTO wallet ready, and if you follow the recommended setup, you will be done in literally one-click!At the moment our service is still in free trial until March 15th, all participants will be noticed before the first payment needs to be done.Join us at Blockchain Beyond the Hype Event in AmsterdamLTO has organized a special networking event tonight, February 27th, together with some friends from the Dutch crypto space. Ankr is attending the event, where the campaign is presented to the audience. If you are looking for a last minute invite, please pm @Marco_Ankr on Telegram.You can follow LTO here:Official website: https://www.ltonetwork.com/Official blog: https://blog.ltonetwork.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/LTOnetworkTelegram announcements: https://t.me/ltoinfoTelegram chat: https://t.me/LTOnetworkFollow Ankr on social media:Website: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ankr/Discord support channel: https://discord.gg/kFETwMDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ankr_cloud/Ankr and LTO Network collaboration: node hosting solutions and campaign! was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 02. 27
Ankr Bi-weekly Update 2020–2
In the past weeks our team has been busy on various fronts, the outcome of which you have seen from our recent collaborations with Matic, BiKi Exchange, Lotte Data Communication. These three well-known companies from different parts of the world will connect to the Ankr cloud platform in various ways to either host blockchain nodes or monetize idle resources. Balancing the equation is now in full swing!Blockchain node hosting as a serviceOver the recent weeks our blockchain team has been fully focussed on delivering and improving node hosting applications for several high-profile blockchain companies.There are now more than 25 node hosting applications available on our node market and we are working with many more to integrate.As you know, there are several benefits for blockchain companies and their communities to host their nodes on the Ankr cloud:Our one-click deployment applications make it extremely easy to deploy any node. With many of our applications this can be done in literally one click!The price of hosting your blockchain node on Ankr is up to 65% cheaper than on well-known public cloud providers such as DigitalOcean and Amazon AWS.There is absolutely no technical knowledge required to set up a blockchain node on the Ankr cloud, which makes it much easier for the decentralised networks to growAfter the free trial period, we will activate payment with credit card, but also with cryptocurrencies, such as ANKR, USDT and more tokens will be added in the future.As we are working towards our goal of becoming the go-to place for affordable and easy-to-use hosting services for blockchain products, real revenues are generated from our collaborations with blockchain companies, cryptocurrency exchanges and staking platformsBlockchains already integrated on our platformWe have expanded our engineering team, in order to accelerate our integration with more blockchains and create node hosting applications which will be launched in collaboration with with their project teams to further strengthen and decentralize their networks.In addition, we are working with high-profile enterprises around the globe to balance the equation between supply and demand for cloud resources and have connected new data centers from well known companies such as BCP, Leaseweb and Lotte Data Communication to our platform.Find below an overview of currently integrated blockchain node hosting applications.Ankr platform UIWe are continually improving the user experience of our cloud platform. We have expanded our UX/UI team with more blockchain professionals to create an even more intuitive and seamless user experience for the individual applications in our node market.Meanwhile the UI for our web-based application has been updated. Below you can see some screenshots of the current web app.Payment methodsCurrently we are still in our free trial period, which will finish soon. We have implemented payments with credit card via Stripe and payment in cryptocurrencies with Ankr tokens and USDT, which will be activated after the free trail period.But there is more! As we continue to expand our offerings, it became clear from your feedback that you would like to make payments using native tokens from the node you want to host, so we have decided to implement this method of payment for some of the major offerings on our store, such as Matic and Harmony. This way we expect to remove any barriers for potential node hosts, as they can pay in the currency of their blockchain of choice!New resource selectionFurther improvements from our UI team have led to some changes in our resource selection and options. Instead of offering 16 different pre-programmed resource plans, we have set a default resource plan per node type, which are actually the recommended specifications we have obtained from the project team and tweaked after discussions with people already hosting the nodes.Starting from the recommended specifications, it is possible to adjust the resources as desired. This way users will only pay for the resources they really need!Ankr websiteThe process of building, testing and integrating our node hosting applications has made us realize even more the potential of this major use case of our distributed cloud and we are working to represent this use case properly on our official website.We expect to release the update of our website with significant emphasis on the node-hosting focus in the coming weeks, so stay tuned on https://www.ankr.com/!Ankr teamAs mentioned above, we have expanded our blockchain and UX/UI team with 6 new members in Shanghai, Moscow and Amsterdam, and will continue to grow with our business in a responsible and accountable way .Testing our applicationsCurrently we are in the beta testing phase with most of our new node hosting applications. We have already launched our first fully functional application and co-marketing campaign together with Matic and you will see many others following in the coming weeks.Of course, we are curious about the experience you have in using our product. If you have ever hosted a blockchain node or are interested in doing so, we would like to invite you to test one or more of our applications. Any valuable feedback will be rewarded!Our applications can be accessed here.Follow us on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkAnkr Bi-weekly Update 2020–2 was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 02. 14
Ankr partners with BiKi to ...
Ankr is proud to announce a strategic partnership with BiKi Mining Pool, the staking service provider of BiKi Exchange. We will conduct in-depth collaboration with BiKi Mining Pool to integrate high-profile blockchain nodes and provide the infrastructure and resources to further expand and jointly develop the Biki Staking ecosystem.About AnkrAnkr is building a marketplace for container based cloud services. It is a full stack cloud service for container deployment using shared resources. We will provide developers with the ability to deploy 100+ types of blockchain nodes on our cloud platform.Our current focus is to provide easy and affordable hosting, management, deployment and monitoring solutions for blockchain-specific nodes, applications, exchanges and staking platforms.The Ankr Node Market at http://app.ankr.com/We utilize idle resources, which are provided by world-class data centers from well known enterprise-class companies such as DigitalOcean, telecom giant Telefónica, Lotte Data Communications and more which are globally distributed over 5 continents.In addition to individual blockchain node hosting services, we provide updates and maintenance for all mainnet integrations and nodes for staking platforms and exchanges. Our services help them offer easier mainnet implementation and adoption, more flexibility and heavily reduced overhead expenses relating to both DevOps and cloud hosting.About BiKiBiKi Exchange is a cryptocurrency exchange founded in 2018, with headquarters in Singapore, with a strong focus on global market growth. Currently the exchange has over 2 million registered users with 130,000 daily active users worldwide and over 2 billion USD in average daily trading volume.BiKi Exchange provides trading for more than 150 cryptocurrencies and 250 trading pairs. BiKi.com aims to provide the safest, most stable and most effective cryptocurrency trading platform. 100% of the transaction fees are used in buyback and burning of platform token, BIKI.The BiKi Mining Pool is part of the BiKi exchange and supports a variety of staking methods for various high-profile blockchains and tokens.The BiKi staking service at BiKi Mining PoolPlease find more information about BiKi Exchange on Coinmarketcap.Ankr and BiKiTogether with Ankr, BiKi aims to grow their Mining Pool services with staking support for more blockchains and in the process benefit from resource sharing, market expansion and cost reduction by utilizing idle resources from the Ankr Cloud.We are looking forward to our cooperation with BiKi and work together to further expand the BiKi Mining Pool and provide a plethora of reliable staking services for users around the globe.Find BiKi hereEnglish Telegram: https://t.me/BikiEnglishVietnam Telegram: https://t.me/BikiVietnamChinese Telegram: https://t.me/bikicoinTwitter: https://twitter.com/bikienglishFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/bikiexchange/Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/bikiMedium: https://medium.com/@bikicoinFollow Ankr on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkAnkr partners with BiKi to support their staking services was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 02. 10
Ankr provides one-click dep...
Matic has been one of our very first and long time partners. Our journey together started back in September 2018 when Ryan Fang and Sandeep Nailwal first met in Mumbai, India at a joint meetup.As a star project of India, a country where we have an established long-time following, Matic has always been our like-minded partner. Based on the Plasma concept, the Matic Network serves as an existing platform sidechain expansion solution that provides scalability and a superior user experience for Dapps user functions based on these platforms.We have been working together on various fronts, such as researching how to use the Plasma solution to speed up transactions in the Ankr network and activating our mutual communities. The latest and most exciting outcome of our collaboration is the launch of our one-click deployment solution for hosting Matic testnet nodes on the Ankr cloud.Ryan Fang, Co-founder and COO of Ankr said: We are excited to launch our node hosting solution with our friends of Matic Network, and are very proud of everything they achieved since we first met in Mumbai. We are happy to help the Matic community to easily host their nodes on Ankr and further decentralize the network during this stage and in the future.Node hosting as a service has now become our major use-case, with already over 25 blockchain protocols added to our node hosting application platform. We are working together with many other high profile blockchain companies to facilitate one-click node deployment for their testnet or mainnet nodes. Recently, we have delivered node hosting applications for Binance Chain and TomoChain and are currently integrating and preparing collaborations with many more.You can find our node hosting applications here.In the meantime, Matic has been growing steadily and achieved significant attention across blockchain communities. They have successfully deployed their testnet Stage 0 and are about to launch the Counter Stake campaign Stage 1, where users can run a validator node on the testnet and earn rewards in MATIC tokens.“We are thrilled to be working with our long-time partners Ankr on this use-case.” Said Sandeep Nailwal, Co-founder and COO of Matic Network. “Two of our highest priorities with our staking mechanism are providing seamless Validator onboarding and ensuring the highest possible level of decentralization. Ankr’s one-click deployment makes it possible for non-techies to participate in our staking event as a Validator and their distributed infrastructure will ensure the utmost decentralization of our PoS Validator network.”Host your Matic Network node on Ankr!Today, we are very proud to present our one-click node hosting deployment solution for Matic testnet, just a few days before the next stage of the Matic staking campaign kicks off!This next stage requires participants to either delegate their MATIC tokens to a Validator or to run a Matic Validator node themselves. For both parties, the staking rewards are basically the same, but Validators will charge a percentage from delegators to compensate for the costs of running the node.Here is where Ankr comes in: as Matic Validator nodes obviously require a certain amount of cloud resources, these resources can be obtained in various ways. A common way is to spin up an instance on a public cloud provider such as Amazon AWS or DigitalOcean. However, setting up a node on these providers requires some technical knowledge and time to get familiar with the setup, and moreover these providers are usually very expensive.Ankr is providing a solution for all users who want to host a node for Matic (as well as for many other blockchains) and set it up in minutes!Our application provides the user with a couple of key benefits over public cloud providers and makes it possible for anyone to spin up a node without necessarily having any technical knowledge.The Ankr one-click deployment application for Matic has the following advantages over public cloud providers:With the Ankr one-click deployment application, it only takes 5 minutes to deploy your node. On any public cloud provider the configuration and deployment can take up to 5 hours, much of which will involve you manually setting it up.When applying the specifications recommended by Matic in the Ankr application, the price of hosting your Matic node will be up to 65% cheaper with Ankr vs. public cloud providers such as DigitalOcean and Amazon AWS.There is absolutely no technical knowledge required to set up a Matic node on the Ankr cloud, which makes it much easier to realize the goal of decentralizing the Matic network.You can pay the costs for node hosting not only with credit card, but also with several cryptocurrencies, such as ANKR, USDT and in the future also MATIC tokens!Ankr blockchain support specialists provide support 24/7 in all timezones around the globe.And what’s even more interesting: we have a special offer for members of the Matic node hosting group in Discord. Please join this group and find our special offer which lets you host your first Matic node an Ankr for free!Interested? You can find our node hosting offering for Matic on our App Store on the Ankr application here.If you want to know how to host your Matic node on Ankr, please stay tuned for our next article, where we will provide a step-by-step tutorial.If you have any further questions about this topic, you can also contact the admins in the Ankr Telegram chat.Follow us on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkAnkr provides one-click deployment for Matic nodes was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 02. 10
Lotte Data Communication jo...
We are proud to announce that Lotte Data Communication, the IT infrastructure arm of the major multinational company, Lotte, has joined the Ankr Cloud in order to provide an immense amount of new compute power to the platform.This supports our need to ‘balance the equation’ between utilization and resource, as Lotte Data Communication connect their leading edge, high specification servers to Ankr via their global data-center network.More than just another partnershipThis relationship with Lotte Data Communication is far more significant than the typical crypto partnership: Lotte is a massive multinational conglomerate with influence and foothold in many different realms of business world-wide, Lotte Data Communication represents real-world validation of Ankr’s business model.Very few crypto projects have managed to forge non-crypto relationships with an organisation of this size. Most of those that have achieved this are in the very top tier of cryptocurrency; a place that we at Ankr have firmly in our sights.It has taken months of discussions and communication with Lotte Data Communication to reach this point, requiring countless business plan review and presentations to senior Lotte Data Communication executives. The end result heralds a significant breakthrough for Ankr in onboarding a global provider of this magnitude.About LotteLotte Corporation is a multinational business conglomerate operating from South Korea and publicly traded on KRX, the only securities exchange operator in South Korea. In 2018 Lotte Corporation published a yearly revenue of over 6.6 billion US dollars. They are the majority shareholder of Lotte Data Communication.About Lotte Data CommunicationAn ICT specialist, based in Korea, Lotte Data Communication offers comprehensive IT platforms and solutions, including system design, development, building and consulting for a range of industries.Leading the rapidly changing trends of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, LDC promote projects based on core new technologies, such as AI, Big Data, IoT, Cloud Computing and Blockchain. They are also enjoying tremendous growth by leading the business transition in post-digital trends across the industry.LDC also provides smart solutions for business value chains from production to distribution, and IT solutions that form the backbone of urban living, including finances and social infrastructures and another interesting area of their focus is to deliver differentiated value in the rising field of Smart Cities globally.Their current regional focus is on the Vietnamese and Indonesian markets, and from a global perspective, they are evolving and emerging as a world-class IT company with both superior technology with deep knowledge and vast industry experience.How will Lotte Data Communication strengthen the Ankr Cloud?This relationship builds further power and resiliency into the Ankr Cloud, with Lotte Data Communications providing compute resources from their top-tier data centers in South Korea, with plans for expansion across further locations in the future.Ankr has a very wide and active investor community in South Korea, which will recognise the significance of this partnership and the resulting increased global reach.Because of the large volume of compute power based in South Korea itself, Korean users will also be able to enjoy significantly improved latency from Ankr, when hosting their blockchain nodes and other cloud-based applications through Ankr’s Cloud platform.We look forward to seeing this exciting business relationship with Lotte Data Communications grow to continued new heights as both parties enjoy the significant mutual benefits from working together.We also expect to extend this relationship far beyond that of providing compute resources. Details of this will be fully announced once finalised.Follow us on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkLotte Data Communication joins the Ankr Cloud! was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 02. 05
Ankr Bi-weekly Update 2020–1
First of all, we want to wish you all a great 2020! In our last post we provided an overview of our journey in 2019, which in retrospect, has been a really fruitful year for Ankr. Besides numerous achievements on the business development and exchange listing front, major milestones included the launch of our mainnet and distributed cloud computing platform in July 2019.The Ankr platform was launched with a couple of initial features which have since been expanded to form a full-service cloud computing platform with some real-life use-cases, connecting resource providers to end-users and generating revenues for our providers as well as for Ankr as a business.In 2020 our primary focus lies on expanding these use-cases, with initial focus on our blockchain node hosting applications.Blockchain node hosting as a serviceWith the integration of the first 20+ node hosting applications for high-profile public blockchains, we are tapping into the rapidly expanding market of blockchain node hosting as a service.We have implemented a very straightforward and low barrier use case for blockchain node hosting, which provides many advantages to blockchain companies and their communities who want to develop dApps or contribute to the network of a chosen blockchain and earn token rewards in the process.Ankr is working with many key blockchain projects regarding hosting their nodes on our distributed cloud. We have already onboarded many of them and have integrated node hosting solutions for companies such as Zilliqa, Matic and Fetch.ai on the Ankr Cloud. We are in advanced discussions with many more high-profile blockchain companies to make node hosting as a service available for them and their customers.We are now aiming to expand this business model and become one of the few blockchain-integrated companies to generate real revenue, by providing affordable and easy-to-use hosting services for blockchain products.Blockchains already integrated on our platformOur engineering team is working around the clock to integrate more blockchains with the Ankr cloud and create node hosting applications that can be managed without requiring significant technical knowledge, all from the Ankr App.Some of the blockchains already integrated are:Next to blockchain companies, we are also working together with some well-known cryptocurrency exchanges to integrate staking and node hosting solutions for various native blockchains on their platform.Ankr platform UIA use-case will only achieve adoption if it can be accessed in an easy and intuitive way. This is why we are continually improving the user experience of our cloud platform. We have been gathering lots of useful feedback from our users and testing team and are finishing the updated UI as we speak. We expect to launch it in the coming days.Payment methodsAt this time, users can pay for utilizing cloud resources with Ankr tokens. To remove any possible barriers for potential users, we are also implementing alternate payment methods, such as crypto payments in USDT and credit card payments via Stripe.Resource plansNext to the 16 available resource plans, which include compute enhanced, memory enhanced and storage enhanced, we will add an option to automatically select the recommended specifications for setting up a specific blockchain node. This way users will only pay for what they need.Ankr websiteOver the past weeks we have been actively building, testing and preparing the roll out of many new blockchain node hosting applications. This process has made us realize even more the potential of this major use case of our distributed cloud. In this phase of product development and adoption we do not underestimate the importance of representing this product through our official channels, starting with our official website.Along with the new UI, we will release the next version of our website with significant emphasis on the node-hosting solutions.Testing our applicationsCurrently we are in the testing phase with many new node hosting applications, which we will fully release over the coming weeks. You can expect co-marketing campaigns with many of the blockchain companies we are providing hosting solutions for.Of course, we are curious about the experience of potential node hosts with our product. If you have ever hosted a blockchain node or are interested in doing so, we would like to invite you to test one or more of our applications. Any valuable feedback will be rewarded!Our applications can be accessed here.For more information on the testing, please get in touch with our admins on Telegram.Follow us on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkAnkr Bi-weekly Update 2020–1 was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 01. 15
Ankr in 2019: What a Year!
Looking back on 2019 on this last day of the year we are very proud of where we stand now and what we have achieved over the past 12 months. We have grown from a post-ico project with a relatively small team to a full size company with a working product, real customers and resource providers and a full distributed team spread over four continents.Let us take a look at our achievements in 2019, month by month.January 2019Ankr conducted one of the very first IEO’s on the Tokenman platform, which granted us a first important step into the Korean market.We revealed a sneak-peek at the Ankr web application and UI of our DCCN (Distributed Cloud Computing Network)Ankr won the annual award for The “Global Blockchain Cross-border Value Application” at the Year-end Ceremony of the GBLS Global Sleepless Blockchain Leadership Summit in Hangzhou, China.February 2019Ankr unveiled the first of many resource providers, one of the largest telephone operators and mobile network providers in the world: Telefónica.We presented our test platform of the DCCN including all features and functionality.March 2019Our TGE (Token Generation Event) was conducted successfully with day one listings of the Ankr token on Upbit, Bittrex and Bitmax exchanges.We revealed our second resource provider, one of the world’s largest cloud providers: DigitalOcean.We provided further global liquidity with availability of the Ankr token on Kucoin, KoinX Indonesia, CoinSuper and Bgogo.Ankr won a listing on Bithumb Korea exchange through the Pickthumb voting program.Our 2019 world tour kicked off with the first stop in Istanbul, Turkey.Ankr was featured on major global news outlets, including Nasdaq and Forbes.April 2019Ankr partnered with Matic Network for exploring low-cost and high-throughput on-chain settlement of micro-payments on the Ankr Network.CEO Chandler Song and COO Ryan Fang were featured in the “Forbes 30 under 30 Asia”.Our 2019 world tour continued with stops in Dubai and Bangkok, where Ryan Fang spoke at the Unblock Under 30 Blockchain Pioneers event.We partnered with MultiVAC to research the integration of MTV mining as a service within the Ankr platform.To further increase global availability of the Ankr token, we listed on Huobi Korea, Coinall and CoinOne Korea.Ankr entered a partnership with Blockcloud to collaborate on blockchain and network technology research and development and global market development.May 2019Ankr joined Binance Chain and introduced the triple token model and bridge, featuring swap functionality for Ankr ERC-20, BEP-2 and Native tokens.Ankr joined the Linux Foundation and Cloud Native Computing Foundation.Ankr listed on Bithumb Korea and Sistemkoin Turkey to further increase global availability of the Ankr token.We released our new whitepaper including a more detailed tech architecture of the platform and other new features.June 2019The Ankr BEP-2 token was one of the first assets to be listed on Binance DEX.Ankr partnered with Harmony to work on integration of Harmony-based dApps on the Ankr distributed cloud.The 2019 world tour continued with stops in India and a return visit to Turkey.We partnered with Prometeus and BetProtocol, to integrate their Dapps on the Ankr DCCN.CEO Chandler Song provided a product showcase at the KubeCon Open Source Summit in Shanghai.July 2019The Ankr mainnet and web application were successfully launched! The Genesis block was produced and the Ankr platform became live and ready for business.Ankr listed on Binance as the very first winner of the Binance DEX community program.Chandler Song visited The Netherlands, Korea, Vietnam and Thailand together with our friends of Aergo, Fantom, Lition, Blockcloud and Prometeus for the last stops of the 2019 world tour.Ankr joined BEPSwap, the first application on ThorChain, as a launch partner.August 2019Zilliqa announced as flagship customer of the Ankr cloud and is the first of many blockchain projects to utilize the Ankr cloud infrastructure to host their mainnet nodes.Ankr partnered with Lambda to power their decentralized storage solution on the Ankr cloud.September 2019Bluzelle and BOID are the next blockchain companies to utilize the Ankr cloud for hosting their nodes.The desktop wallet for Ankr native tokens is released.The new branding and official www.ankr.com website was launched.Ankr joins the Hyperledger ecosystem to contribute to connecting blockchain technology to real-world use-cases.October 2019Vite joins the Ankr cloud, to grow our mutual ecosystems by leveraging Ankr’s distributed cloud computing technology and the ViteX DEX.COO Ryan Fang joins Binance CEO CZ on stage at the Binance Super meetup in Moscow, Russia.Lition will utilize the Ankr Cloud to provide eco-friendly hosting for their nodes.November 2019Ankr partnered with Troy in order to utilize Ankr’s cloud platform and adding new applications in areas such as trading and settlement to our App Store.Ankr COO Ryan Fang once again shared the stage with CZ at the Binance Istanbul Meetup in Turkey.December 2019Ankr launched the first of many full functional node applications to the App Store, making it possible to seamlessly host a Binance Chain node on the Ankr cloud!TomoChain became the second fully-completed node-hosting application on the Ankr platform. Users can now run a TomoChain master node with just a couple of simple clicks.The Ankr mainnet was upgraded to version v1.0.2 and we have added new features to support our Distributed Cloud Computing Network.Ankr and Fetch.ai partnered to provide Fetch.ai mainnet master nodes on the Ankr Cloud.We have come a long way this year, but this is still just the beginning. We have integrated more than 40 blockchain projects and have over 5,600 registered users on our platform.In 2020 we will focus on enabling blockchain communities to develop and stake on our platform quickly, cheaply and easily. We will keep buidling to become the go-to marketplace for container based cloud services and provide developers with the ability to deploy 100+ types of blockchain nodes.With the addition of node hosting applications for all the high-profile blockchains out there, we aim to onboard thousands of customers to use our cloud hosting platform to host nodes of their favourite blockchains, but there is more… we will also work together with top-tier exchanges to provide easy-to-use staking solutions for various mainnet blockchains and will expand our ecosystem with new partners from various areas of business.We want to sincerely thank you all for your ongoing support and wish you a great 2020!The Ankr team.Follow us on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkAnkr in 2019: What a Year! was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
19. 12. 31
Ankr and Fetch.ai partner t...
Fetch.ai released their mainnet yesterday, December 19th 2019, with around 10% of their master nodes up and running already. Fetch.ai will add more live nodes to the network over the coming weeks, with the aim to have all 200 master nodes running in the first few months of 2020.Ankr will provide a node hosting application where users can easily run their Fetch.ai master node in just a couple of easy steps in our App Store. We will soon publish our guide and tutorial on how to achieve this.Users will also be able to operate relay nodes. These nodes do not take part in consensus, but are full nodes that assist with validation and can act as end-points and servers for connecting autonomous economic agents.Chandler Song, CEO and Co-founder of Ankr said: “Fetch.ai are a unique proposition, aiming to address real-world problems that the real-world struggles to solve. This is what blockchain needs to accomplish eventual acceptance and adoption. Ankr are proud to be part of their journey and look forward to working alongside their team to support both their infrastructure and platform.”“It’s a great pleasure to be working with Ankr and their team of experts to support the growth of our network,’’ commented Toby Simpson, co-founder of Fetch.ai. “This is a reliable, flexible and cost-effective way of operating Fetch.ai nodes and their focus on a great user experience ensures that it’s an entirely stress free process.”:What is Fetch.ai?Fetch.ai is a decentralized connectivity platform that enables devices to connect directly with digital agents delivering autonomous solutions to complex tasks.Fetch.ai are accelerating research and deployment of emerging technologies, including blockchain and artificial intelligence. This enables us to build real world applications to provide solutions to everyday problems.Fetch.ai is working to create ecostructures — ecosystem infrastructures — in which billions of devices can communicate seamlessly, autonomously and securely.The platform simplifies the deployment of algorithms, IoT and complex systems. By using a collective learning AI/ML architecture, Fetch.ai enables devices and software agents to find each other, learn from each other and exchange value with each other, enhancing and optimizing solutions to problems through intelligent connectivity, machine learning and AI.Master nodesFetch.ai master nodes (or Validator nodes) are computers that run copies of the ledger. The operators of the master nodes lock their FET tokens as a stake to gain entry to the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus. This requires them to be online and submit valid blocks during the staking period and gives them the right to earn rewards if they conform to the protocol.We will provide all essential details, requirements, pricing and a step-by-step tutorial in the coming weeks, so that you can be among the first users to run the Fetch.ai master nodes once they are live.Why host your Fetch.ai nodes on Ankr?The Ankr platform is connected to top-end specification servers, hosted globally from data centers owned by some of the largest companies on the planet, to provide the highest quality service to the Ankr platform.At the moment, our data providers include DigitalOcean, telecom giant Telefónica, BCP and more which are spread out over 5 continents, and we have many more world-class providers to come.These data centers guarantee a tremendous global scope to our platform. While services such as Amazon’s AWS or Microsoft Azure offer only 20 global locations, Ankr can offer many times more, by virtue of each data center provider being a location in their own right, each with different global configurations. This results in the latency of your Ankr-hosted blockchain being minimized and the compute power maximized, meaning transactions will be smooth, efficient and lightning-fast.Moreover, Ankr are significantly cheaper as public cloud providers, and our approach to cloud computing is notably eco-friendly since we use idle resources that would otherwise still be consuming power. By optimizing the use of existing hardware rather than adding to the global footprint, we present the most ecologically sound solution possible to the Cloud Computing market.More information and social channels of Fetch.ai:Website: https://fetch.ai/Twitter: https://twitter.com/Fetch_aiTelegram announcements: https://t.me/Fetch_AI_AnnouncementsTelegram chat: https://t.me/fetch_aiYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FetchAIGitHub: https://github.com/fetchaiFollow Ankr on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkAnkr and Fetch.ai partner to host Fetch.ai mainnet nodes was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
19. 12. 20
Ankr Bi-weekly Update 2019–10
Over the recent weeks, our entire team has been focusing on development, testing and writing documentation for the various blockchain node hosting apps we are launching.If you have taken a look at our App Store you will have seen there are many high-profile blockchain nodes that can already be hosted on our distributed cloud. Of course, these applications need thorough testing, not only by us but also by real users. We are currently working with a team of community members to assist us with these tasks and provide feedback which will be used to optimize the user experience and deployment of the application itself.Development updateOur engineering team is working full speed and has pushed out a couple of critical releases over the past two weeks.On December 13th we completed the upgrade of our mainnet to version v1.0.2, which included an update of various functions of our Proof of Stake (PoS) blockchain. The custom-built AnkrChain is based on the Tendermint development framework and serves the Ankr Distributed Cloud Computing Network (DCCN).Our blockchain is currently used for payments and verification proof to resource providers. The AnkrChain is built to support further upcoming features, which will be available in future releases, with the goal of implementing a free-to-use, open and decentralized resource exchange marketplace.But the developments which excite us the most are definitely the relentless and continued launch of our blockchain node hosting apps in our App Store.Binance ChainThe Binance Chain node hosting application is the first of many blockchain node hosting apps that can be deployed and run with just a couple of clicks from our App Store and be paid using Ankr tokens.While running a Binance Chain node does not offer any token rewards, it is important because it provides trust, security, and privacy to the users, and of course because of the prestige associated with being aligned and part of the Binance ecosystem.If you are interested in running a Binance Chain node on our distributed cloud, you can find a tutorial and all other relevant information here.TomoChainRight after the release of our first fully-completed node hosting application for Binance Chain, we presented our node hosting application for TomoChain, which is the first application in our App Store that lets the user earn rewards by hosting a Masternode and staking TOMO tokens!The Binance Chain and TomoChain applications are the first two applications in our App Store which implemented a new way to share the details related to hosting the node, the costs and system specs related to hosting, essential information and a full tutorial on how to deploy.This all makes it really easy to host a blockchain node on the Ankr Cloud. But at the same time, we are working on the adoption of our product together with the communities of these projects. We are in close contact with TomoChain and their Masternode hosting community to explain the benefits of hosting on Ankr.So, in case you have missed it, here is once more a short overview of why you should host your favorite blockchain node on the Ankr distributed cloud:The Ankr platform is connected to high-end servers, hosted globally from the data centers owned by some of the largest companies on the planet, such as DigitalOcean and Telefónica, to provide the highest quality service to the Ankr nodes.Our data centers guarantee an enormous global scope across 5 continents. This results in extremely low latency and maximized compute power.Hosting on Ankr is significantly cheaper as hosting on public cloud providers.Our approach is more eco-friendly since we use idle resources and are in this way optimizing the use of existing hardware.Currently, we are working on integrations with many other high-blockchains, some of which you can already see in our App Store. We will release new node hosting applications for some very interesting blockchain companies and will be connecting with their communities to actually utilize our solution to run their preferred blockchain nodes.To optimize the user experience of our applications, we are continuously updating and adding new features to our web application.It is already possible to pay for compute resources with Ankr tokens, but we are also integrating fiat payment options with credit card payment provider Stripe.Payment for compute resources and node hosting with Ankr tokens will be fully integrated with our custom-built smart contracts to provide a pay-as-you-go model as an alternative to the prepaid model.We are also integrating the provider onboarding into our platform. It will soon be possible for aspiring resource providers to get on the waitlist via our web application. We will inform you about this in a separate article.In this phase of development, we would very much appreciate your feedback on what we are building. Especially if you are currently hosting blockchain nodes or looking to host nodes, we are very interested in your comments on the current web application and blockchain node hosting apps that are already available in our App Store.Thank you for your ongoing support!Follow us on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/ankrnetworkTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkAnkr Bi-weekly Update 2019–10 was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
19. 12. 19
AnkrChain Mainnet Upgrade v...
Today we have completed the upgrade of our mainnet to version v1.0.2, which includes the update of various functions of our custom blockchain.We would also like to use this post to give a brief introduction to AnkrChain; an element of Ankr that you may not have heard much about until now.A brief introduction to AnkrChainAnkrChain is our custom built blockchain which serves the Ankr Distributed Cloud Computing Network (DCCN). The Ankr Chain is based on the Tendermint development framework and currently includes the following features：An extendable and flexible transaction structure model to support varied transaction types; support for Proof of Stake (PoS) based on Tendermint BFT (Byzantine Fault Tolerance);A sophisticated and extendable smart contracts system which is based on the WebAssembly standard; the current contracts development language is C/C++;Multi-version and multi-zone data storage based on Merkle IAVL+ Tree: highly efficient data access times for the storage and a convenient transactions rollback mechanism;A secure and succinct resource data collection from the global spread of prime data centers that are connected to our DCCN, such as DigitalOcean and Telefónica; the collected resource data from AnkrChain provides proof of utilization to our resource providers.Updates in version v1.0.2Version v1.0.2 includes, amongst many new features, the following:The ability to query utilization data from the AnkrChain nodes to provide proof of usage for data centers;Rolling transactions for increased stability;Bug modificationsAnkrChain Node structureThe node structure for the AnkrChain network includes three types of nodes:Validator nodesSentry nodes, which are geographically dispersed and designed to protect the Validator nodes from attacksFull synchronization nodesThe fourth type of node will be introduced in the future; the ‘Lite Access’ Service node, which will provide an easy way to access the AnkrChain network and query the transactions, and can be used by our resource providers to generate verification proof for their transactions to ensure fair payment for services received.Features of the AnkrChainOur blockchain is custom built to support our distributed cloud network and is currently used for payments and verification proof to resource providers.The AnkrChain is built to support further upcoming features, which will be available in future releases, with the goal of implementing a free-to-use, open and decentralized resource exchange marketplace.To fully support the marketplace, we will soon introduce a valid and robust proof for a breakdown of various types of resource usage (such as CPU/GPU, storage and network usage). Additionally, we will implement new governance architecture and optimize our consensus model.The AnkrChain P2P network will also be suitable for the adoption of our IoT and Edge network, which we will share more about in a series of upcoming articles.Follow us on social mediaWebsite: https://www.ankr.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/ankrTelegram announcements: https://t.me/anrknetworkannTelegram chat: https://t.me/ankrnetworkAnkrChain Mainnet Upgrade v1.0.2 was originally published in Ankr on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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