Node & API Providers


# Alchemy

Note

Some API calls, such as the those in the personal namespace (opens new window) make no sense in a shared environment. Such RPCs are either totally unsupported, or will return nonsensical values.

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**We strongly recommend all developers use Alchemy (opens new window). We’ve done extensive diligence and Alchemy powers our public API. **

We recommend Alchemy due to (a) the reliability, scalability and data correctness of its developer platform and (b) the comprehensive set of tooling and APIs they provide. You can run large applications on their massive free tier.

# Alchemy's Description & Pricing

Alchemy (opens new window) is our recommended Optimism API provider and developer platform. Its robust, free tier offers access to (1) enhanced features like SDKs and enhanced APIs and (2) hosted Optimism nodes.

(1) Alchemy's enhanced features

Alchemy's free private RPC endpoint provides a complimentary suite of proprietary tools. These include a custom-built Ethers.js SDK (opens new window) (which are supersets of the Ethers.js Provider and Wallet libraries) and enhanced APIs (opens new window) such as NFT, Transfers, and Notify APIs.

(2) Alchemy's hosted Optimism nodes

Alchemy hosts our public API because of its data accuracy, reliability, and scalability. It counts companies like OpenSea, dYdX, and Facebook among its customers. Its API takes only a few lines of codes to get up and running. Alchemy isn't just a node provider, but also a developer platform and API provider.

# Alchemy's Supported Networks

  • Optimism Ethereum
  • Optimism Goerli

Sign up for a free Alchemy account here (opens new window).

# Blast

# Description and Pricing

Blast (opens new window) offers access to dedicated Optimism nodes with free data access up to 12M API calls per month and 25 req/s. Paid subscription tiers are available for all development needs. On the platform, there are also Public APIs (opens new window) available that can be added easily in Metamask.

# Supported Networks

  • Optimism Ethereum

# BlockVision

BlockVision (opens new window) is a one-stop development platform and on-chain data retrieval portal for developers that boasts impressively low-latencies and high availability.

# Supported Networks

  • Optimism Ethereum
  • Optimism Kovan

# GetBlock

GetBlock developer (opens new window) tools and valuable insights guarantee a simple and reliable API access to multiple blockchains.

# Supported Networks

  • Optimism Ethereum
  • Optimism Kovan

# Infura

# Description and Pricing

Infura (opens new window) offers access to hosted Optimism nodes via addon. This addon is currently free but Infura seems to intend to charge $200/month for this addon in the future.

# Supported Networks

  • Optimism Ethereum
  • Optimism Goerli
  • Optimism Kovan

# Pocket Network

# Description and pricing

Pocket (opens new window) offers access to a highly-available dedicated pool of Optimism nodes coordinated autonomously by the Pocket Network protocol. Through the Pocket Portal, developers may mint Optimism RPC endpoints with a generous free tier of 1M requests per day (per endpoint, max 2 per account).

# Supported Networks

  • Optimism Ethereum

# QuickNode

# Description and Pricing

QuickNode (opens new window) offers access to hosted Optimism nodes for $9/month at its cheapest tier. You can select addons, like "Archive Mode" or "Trace Mode" for an additional cost.

# Supported Networks

  • Optimism Ethereum
  • Optimism Kovan
  • Optimism Goerli

# Don't see your company here?

We try to keep this list up to date as we find out about more infrastructure providers who maintain Optimism nodes. If you're a node provider and you'd like to be included in this list, please message us in our Discord (opens new window) or make a PR (opens new window).