Blockchain venture Radar has launched a new tool for deploying blockchain nodes. Known as DEPLOY, the service will enable developers to launch independent Bitcoin or Ethereum nodes. The company has also noted that any other service such as wallets, exchanges, or DeFi apps can also operate on the new service.
New Service Based on Customer Feedback
Radar also noted that the decision to create DEPLOY service was informed by customer feedback, after engaging developers in the crypto space. The company discovered that the developers required a tool with “blockchain infrastructure control panels; off-the-shelf solutions for spinning up, monitoring, and managing nodes with enough customization and control to work for anyone.”
To fulfill the requirement, Radar built the DEPLOY service.
“With DEPLOY, developers can customize node setup, choosing from Bitcoin and Ethereum, various chain clients, and spinning up nodes that are shared or owned entirely,” Radar stated in a blog post.
Mentioning that the current talented teams in the blockchain industry only focus on how to manage nodes without considering their users, Radar CEO Alan Curtis emphasized that that only leads to struggling teams and suffering customers.
He further stated that was the reason the industry is stuck, saying that development teams required safe and simple mechanisms for spinning up and managing infrastructure.
This isn’t working. These teams are struggling. Customers are suffering. Our industry is stuck.
Teams need a safe and simple way to spin up and manage infrastructure. They need modern software functionality like indexing, monitoring, and CLI access.
— Alan Curtis (@AlanJamesCurtis) November 1, 2019
DEPLOY Supports Shared Blockchain Nodes
Radar believes that shared blockchain nodes are better, compared to owned nodes. Shared nodes operate like centralized API gateways, which give users an easy and flexible way to spin up and manage blockchain infrastructure. Besides, they are reliable, scalable, and fast giving users instant access to a fully synced node. Besides, they offer usage-based pricing where users only pay for what they use.
Overall, the blockchain startup has generated more than $13 million in venture capital funding, with its product line including Radar Relay and Radar Icon. Relay is a non-custodial crypto exchange that operates on Ethereum while Icon is an app store built on Bitcoin Lightning Network.
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