Ethereum Co-founder Joseph Lubin is Building an AWS for Infura Nodes in Pushback on Centralization Danger

Ethereum is already pushing back on the criticism that the recently completed Merge will promote centralization.

Joseph Lubin, an Ethereum co-founder, is supporting a decentralized version of Infura that will operate like Amazon Web Services for Ethereum and other blockchain networks.

Joseph Lubin to create AWS for Infura nodes to fight centralization

Infura is a critical infrastructure provider that is controlled by ConsenSys, owned by Lubin. Infura supports over 430,000 developers worldwide, and it has now announced that it plans to unveil a decentralized infrastructure network that will improve its current offering.

A decentralized Infura is expected to include a community of infrastructure providers who will participate in an open-source platform where they will work together to overcome the drawbacks of the existing marketplace.

As a decentralized protocol, Infura will continue promoting the essence of Web3 & crypto, guaranteeing seamless cross-border services while overcoming issues such as outages and downtime. The planned upgrade is scheduled to happen during the first half of 2023.

In the announcement, Infura admitted a high demand for decentralized offerings to the current centralized systems and services worldwide. The rise in hacks and network outages were hurting users, and decentralized access to blockchain APIs was a crucial step toward boosting the network uptime and giving people control over their personal information.

Lubin commented on the planned upgrade, saying that ConsenSys was always focused on decentralization. He said:

“Our product teams are decentralizing what we do and how we do it. A Decentralized Infrastructure Network via Infura is the natural continuation of that goal.”

The co-founder of Infura, Eleazar Galano, said that the move would be an evolution seeking to underscore the values of Infura and prove that it was still committed to underscoring the values and reassure of its commitment.

Infura’s blockchain API

Infura was launched in 2016. At the time, the objective behind the launch was to reduce friction for Web3 developers by making it easy for them to access Ethereum and IPFS networks.

The Infura Ethereum API has supported more than 430,000 developers that are now building products revolving around blockchain games, decentralized finance (DeFi), decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

Besides supporting developers on Ethereum, Infura also supports other web3 products like MetaMask, Ethereum Name Service and layer 2 networks. Infura also supports a wide range of blockchain APIs to realize a multi-chain world.

Infura has a critical infrastructure that supports DeFi apps, layer two networks, and other use cases created on Ethereum and other networks. The infrastructure backend offered by Infura has been tested with years of infrastructure by managing high throughput requests lodged by customers.

The planned launch of a Decentralized Infrastructure will complement the current service offered by Infura. It will also unlock the possibility of boosting resilience and supporting the great collaboration of the entire ecosystem.

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