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Category: Developer platforms,Alchemy Supernode, Build, Notify, Monitor

Contributor:Jones@Daorayaki,黑白QB@Daorayaki

项目启动时间:2017年(Nikil Viswanathan and Joe Lau)

募资

Alchemy,正在迅速成为区块链世界版的亚马逊网络服务(AWS)。截止2021年4月28日,已经筹集了8000万美元。首席执行官Nikil Viswanathan在接受采访时说,自从八个月前公开发行以来,Alchemy的基础架构和开发者平台迅速增长,已达到5.05亿美元的估值。本轮融资由Coatue管理公司共同主导,该公司是由对冲基金专家Philippe Laffont领导的科技投资基金。Coatue还在3月为Alchemy的客户之一,Dapper Labs,领投了一轮3.05亿美元的融资。此外,参与Alchemy轮融资的还有科技投资者 "Lee Fixel "去年发起的13亿美元基金。其他值得注意的参与者包括电音二人组The Chainsmokers,和Glazer家族,该家族拥有曼联足球队和NFL的坦帕湾海盗队。 Alchemy的这轮融资是近年来区块链基础设施赛道规模最大的一次押注。

一、项目背景及介绍

Alchemy是领先的区块链开发者平台,为整个加密货币市场的项目和公司(如去中心化交易所、NFT平台)提供构建区块链产品的开发工具平台,例如处理区块链网络中通信点的节点管理器以及查看网络应用程序功能的Alchemy监控器。

项目背景和使命

过去50年,有三个主要的技术的重新定义了我们的生活。首先是计算机的出现,计算机构建了新的世界。现在计算机可以按照人的指令操作,您可以告诉机器执行此操作,直到机器崩溃为止。第二个是互联网,它允许机器之间交换信息,完全改变了游戏规则。第三,区块链。区块链所做的是使机器能够交换价值,这又是我们以前从未见过的另一种基础模块。人工智能是机器遵循指令和机器交换信息的组合,是一个非常强大的基础技术,但是也是基于计算机和互联网之上。而区块链是一种新的技术变化,它将一种新的模块引入到软件开发人员的工具包中。

任何新行业的最基本的挑战都是新技术如何成长。技术具有一定的生命周期。开发者开发产品,用户使用这些产品,然后更多的开发者出现。而这里的难点是开发者很难建立产品,因为在早期他们拥有的工具是非常原始的。计算机、互联网如此,区块链也是如此。在计算机的早期,你必须有大大小小的零件,物理地组装起来,然后放入巨大的机器中,这就是所谓的计算机,而现在,您只需按一下您面前这块金属上的几个按钮,就可以建立一个供全球数百万人使用的网站。因此,我们已经看到了在计算和互联网行业上为开发者提供的工具走了多远,现在Alchemy作为一家公司的使命是使开发者能够轻松地构建产品。

这一点非常重要,原因是阿基米德杠杆对(Archimedes lever)行业的影响。 "给我一个足够长的杠杆,我将会撬动世界"。同样,通过给开发者提供他们需要的工具和基础设施,使他们能够构建产品。Alchemy所做的是开源整个生态系统,使区块链开发者能够建立伟大的产品。

区块链开发者面临的巨大挑战是什么?就像在1991年建立一个网站,会有很多终端命令和大量的代码。所以从根本上说,如果你用原始工具去建造一个建筑物,你可以建造一个泥巴小屋。如果你有一个石锤和石凿,你就能建造摩天大楼,而Alchemy的目标是使建设者能够以非常高的水平将区块链的魔力引入到物理世界。回顾历史,计算产业在三层堆栈中形成,最底层有协议层,该协议是内存、CPU、硬盘。构成计算机的物理组件,挑战是巨大的。为在硬件层上编码和建立应用程序,你必须用计算机语言和1和0来写。

创新发生在微软和苹果创建操作系统的时候。操作系统从根本上说是我们在日常工作中使用的东西,我们甚至没有想到它,因为它只是在后台,但它所做的是抽象出底层的硬件,使开发者在此基础上建立应用程序变得非常容易。换句话说,把它看作是硬件上面的一个翻译层,为开发者释放硬件的力量,使他们的生活变得简单,更容易的创建这些应用程序。当你看到这一点时,你会发现这加速了创新和产业的循环,因为现在开发者可以建立产品,所以更多的用户进入,更多的开发者建立更多的应用程序,操作系统变得更好,更多的应用程序被建立,如此反复。

当你看互联网时,你会看到一个非常相似的布局,在最底层有一个后续协议,即http、ftp或smtp,你可能不熟悉这些运行互联网的核心技术,但为了建立Netflix或Uber或Pinterest,需要一个平台层,如AWS即亚马逊网络服务,它是这些技术之上的抽象层,通过它能够建立各类应用程序。有一件非常有趣的事情要注意,对于那些可能不熟悉亚马逊网络服务的人。亚马逊实际上有两项业务,一项业务是购物业务,在那里你可以去买东西,这是我们大多数人对亚马逊的印象。亚马逊实际上有另一项大多数人不知道的业务,这被称为亚马逊网络服务(AWS),AWS的作用是基础设施服务,为大多数互联网平台提供动力,如Netflix、Uber、Airbnb、Doordash和Snapchat等等。所有这些公司都在引擎盖下使用AWS或类似的技术来构建他们的应用程序,所以每次你打开Uber时,你实际上是在使用AWS,使其成为一个万亿美元的业务,这表明这个行业有多大,机会有多大,疯狂的部分是亚马逊三分之二的利润实际上来自AWS,只有三分之一来自零售和购物业务,所以它告诉了你平台层在互联网制造和发展中是多么的重要。

同样地,当你看区块链时,Alchemy是平台层,在上面有着比特币、以太坊等流量,还有各种不同的区块链,Alchemy为这些技术平台提供开发工具和基础设施。因此,从本质上讲,Alchemy所做的是使开发者能够很容易地在区块链上开发,这使得一种特定垂直行业得以出现,你会看到Alchemy为中心化交易所提供NTF交易,如Beeple艺术品销售,Patrick Mahomes NFT和许多金融应用,这仅仅是一组案例,就像互联网AWS为食品运输、骑行共享、视频流提供服务,以及为Youtube和Doordash和Uber提供服务。Alchemy为广泛加密货币提供动力,从中心化的交易所到去中心化的金融、NTF,再到全球各个角落的联合国儿童基金会。

因此,Alchemy是一个使人们能够创建应用程序的开发平台。有一件非常有趣的事情需要思考,就是开发平台,它是计算机和互联网行业的一小块,是技术行业的很小一块,也是世界上所有行业的很小很小一块。此外,地球上最有价值的公司和最有影响力的公司,如果你看看这些公司,你会发现能对地球产生广泛影响的最大方式就是建立一个开发平台,如苹果、微软、亚马逊,作为地球上四个最有价值的公司中的三个,他们都是开发平台,你可以争辩说,你知道Alphabet ,腾讯,Facebook,但这些公司都有开发者平台分部,从根本上说,开发者平台的核心性质是它能使人们能够在该技术上建立应用程序。

随着区块链的发展,如果区块链发展成为互联网一小部分,这是预期将会发生的,甚至有可能和互联网一样大,那么Alchemy就有机会真正帮助人民创造这一种可能性,并将区块链技术推广到全世界。还有一件事需要了解,就是开发者平台的行业指数。Alchemy的成功并不取决于NFTs或金融的成功,类似于亚马逊不需要共享汽车或食品物流的成功;而是该行业的任何东西成功,AWS就有机会成功,Alchemy也是如此,如果区块链的任何东西成功,Alchemy就真正有机会影响世界。

Alchemy的愿景是,区块链行业可以为世界带来金融服务的民主化,开发新技术,创造新的体验,这在以前是不可能的,比如NFTs,这是一个非常令人兴奋的空间,就像我们在1991年,从头开始建立互联网。

二、团队成员

-      Nikil Viswanathan 联合创始人、CEO

他曾被评为福布斯30岁以下精英,在斯坦福大学获得计算机科学学士和硕士学位,并曾在谷歌、微软和Facebook从事产品经理一职。作为一名连续创业者,他创建了世界上排名第一的社交应用Down To Lunch,该应用被国际媒体报道,如纽约时报的商业封面故事。他曾被众多全球媒体报道,包括《纽约时报》、《福布斯》、NBC、《商业内幕》和TechCrunch。

社交账号:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikilster

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nikilster

Github: https://github.com/nikilster

-      JOE LAU 联合创始人、CTO

作为一名连续创业者,他共同创立了世界上排名第一的社交应用,并被国际媒体报道,包括《纽约时报》商业封面故事、《福布斯》、《商业内幕》和TechCrunch。他曾被誉为福布斯30岁以下精英,曾在Pinterest、谷歌和Linkedin做过工程。他毕业于斯坦福大学,拥有计算机科学的本科和硕士学位。

社交账号:

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephlau

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thejoelau

三、Alchemy核心功能

为了促进以太坊开发,Alchemy已经构建了开发人员工具套件,增强API和高级节点基础架构,以便区块链应用程序的构建和运行无缝链接。

(一)Alchemy超级节点 (Alchemy supernode

Alchemy 超级节点是以太坊应用最广泛的API,具有节点的所有功能,具有超级可靠性、数据正确性和可扩展性的特征。

Alchemy supernode 特点

1、可靠性

可靠性节点服务峰值;100%数据正确性;动态的可伸缩性。

2、扩展功能

即时开启(不需安装或同步时间),即时Testnets,增强API,实时状态一致性。

3、易用性

单行基础设施API,每年节省1000多个小时。

现有痛点:

传统的Web 2.0方法想要扩展基础设施,会使用由负载平衡( a load balancer)管理多个无差别的服务器,但对于区块链,应用程序不能无差别地对待节点,因为每个节点都会异步( asynchronously)地同步和存储来自区块链的数据。

  • 通过负载平衡,运行节点可能会导致数据不一致,因为每个节点上的最新区块可能是不同的。
  • 数据不一致将迫使开发人员引入大量复杂的方法,导致不可避免的错误,使应用程序崩溃,破坏用户体验。
  • 直接在节点上运行的应用程序会遭受高延迟和宕机,因为节点是通用的,没有被设计为高可用性。
  • 如果没有一种新的基础设施设计方法,开发者就不得不在状态一致性和规模之间做出选择。

Alchemy supernode 优点

Alchemy supernode是一种用于去中心化应用程序的新型基础架构,具有以下优点:

  • 借助专有的协调器服务,确保数据始终正确,实时和同步。
  • 借助专用的分布式系统为每个节点功能提供动力-Facebook和Amazon都使用了相同的系统来扩展规模。
  • 快速无缝地扩展,因此您可以花费更多的时间来构建产品并获得用户满意度。
  • 包括增强API方法和升级的WebSockets,以持续监听变化,并自动处理重连接和回填错过的事件。
  • 单线基础设施API,不仅可以完成单个节点的所有工作,而且还带有正常运行时间、可用性和运行生产应用的必要条件。

(二)架构设计

Alchemy supernode是针对web3的创新架构,通过专用的去中心化系统扩展每一个节点的功能,并通过专有的协调器服务保持实时数据的正确性。

特点:

数据正确性:借助专有的协调器服务,确保数据总是正确、实时和同步的,从而消除意外崩溃。

峰值可靠性:借助高可用基础设施的保护,实现一流的正常运行,而不是直接使用节点来承受高延迟和宕机。

无限可扩展性:能够快速无缝地扩展基础架构,以便您可以花费更多的时间来运送产品和取悦用户。

(三)Alchemy通知 (Alchemy Notify)

Alchemy Notify 特点:

1、增加用户参与度:通过显著改善用户体验来提高用户参与度和留存率。

2、轻松集成:无需疯狂的基础架构或复杂的流程,只需不到15分钟即可吸引您的用户。一键式创建一个新的钩子(hook),进行配置,然后开始通知。

3、丰富的开发人员洞察力:可以访问用户关心的所有事件,例如交易记录,还具有强大的Web钩子,可以在这些事件发生时立即进行通知。

现有痛点:

-      用户体验和相关通知的缺乏是区块链应用增长的最大障碍之一。

-      获取通知用户web3事件所需的信息是复杂的,需要大量的开发时间和额外的基础设施。

-      开发者不可能触发重要事件的通知,如错失交易。

Alchemy Notify 优点

Alchemy Notify使您能够就最重要的Web3事件发送相关的、及时的通知,具有以下优点。

通过两键创建程序开始工作,省掉所有艰苦的工作。

具有内置的通知功能,用于通知挖矿交易、已放弃的交易和智能合约事件。

挖矿交易、已放弃的交易和智能合约、gas价格特点:

-      挖矿交易(Mined Transactions):让你的用户确切地知道他们的存款、购买、游戏中的行动或其他链上活动何时正式发生-这是重新参与并继续使用你的应用程序的最佳时机。

-      错失交易(Dropped Transactions):让你的用户在交易失败时立即做出反应,消除区块链用户体验中最令人沮丧的部分。不再有错过的交易,失去的拍卖,或消失的代币。

-      地址活动(Address Activity):当他们的地址发生交易活动时,会让你的用户知道。不需要刷新页面或不得不观看每个新区块,并创建自定义过滤器来跟踪用户的数据。

地址活动webhooks包括以下通知。

1、外部转账。

2、内部转账。

3、代币转让。

gas价格:gas价格网钩允许你在主网gas价格高于或低于你所选择的某个阈值时,每分钟收到一次通知。

(四)Alchemy Build

Alchemy Build特点:

1、构建速度更快。能够更快地发布产品并节省工程实现时间。

2、调试。调试以前不可能实现的新事物。

3、增强客户体验。更快地解决客户问题,为终端用户创造更好的体验。

现有痛点:

-      区块链中用于调试客户问题的好工具并不像现代web和移动开发中那样存在。

-      区块链开发人员需要花费数天的工程时间来调试简单的问题。

-      开发人员无法访问调试所需的许多数据,即使可以访问,也没有工具来搜索或过滤结果。

-      当用户遇到bug时,会不可避免地导致产品宕机。

Alchemy Build 优点

Alchemy Build可以让您轻松查找区块链产品中的bugs,具有以下优势。

l 在几毫秒内搜索数百万条历史请求。

l 为产品的所有活动提供清晰、可过滤、可读的访问。

l 提供特定的工具,用于诊断和解决超级复杂的问题,如Mempool错误。

l 让你快速建立原型,并通过即时的用户界面反馈来修复失败的请求,这样你就可以更快地将修复的成果提交给你的客户。

特点

-      浏览器:立即搜索数百万条历史请求,找到特定的bug、性能优化或错误模式。

-      Mempool Visualizer:查看Mempool中事务的实时状态,识别延迟、卡住或删除的事务。

-      编写器(Composer):直接从仪表板进行JSON-RPC调用,以便对失败的请求进行原型化和修复,或探索新方法的行为。

-      Debug Toolkit: 快速扫描最近的请求和最近的错误,加上一个用于实时查询的可视化工具,帮助您比以往更快调试。

(五)Alchemy监控(Alchemy Monitor)

Alchemy Monitor特点

1、防患于未然:通过允许您的团队在问题发生前进行预防,从而改善开发人员的体验。

2、提高性能和效率:了解并提高您的应用程序的性能和效率。

3、获得开发者洞察力。获得关于用户行为和增长趋势的洞察力,这是目前无法获得的。

4、轻松集成:无需代码,无需配置,开箱即用。

现有痛点:

  • 开发人员需要花费更多的时间对活跃的问题作出反应,而不能从一开始就防止它们发生,在这个过程中牺牲了晚上睡眠的时间。
  • 由于Web3的监控工具不存在,开发人员需要在了解错误的同时了解他们的用户。
  • 传统的分析方法让Web3开发者失望了,因为捕捉不到他们需要的所有数据。
  • 开发人员没有时间花在新产品的深度整合上。

Alchemy Monitor优点:

Alchemy Monitor将为您提供所需数据,并有以下好处。

  • 收集和显示有关整个应用程序运行的关键信息,便于在问题膨胀之前捕获和解决问题。
  • 启用实时错误监控和警报,这样您的团队将第一时间了解问题。
  • 为开发人员提供深入和丰富的分析,以了解应用程序的性能和使用情况,并实时查看优化是如何影响这些统计数据的。
  • 让你看到你的产品在世界的哪个地方被使用,以及在不同的市场中被采用的情况。
  • 使用Alchemy Supernode开箱即用,无需额外的努力。

特点:

指挥中心:在一个地方即时检查你所有应用程序的高级健康状况,包括每秒的请求、响应时间和错误率。

使用分析:随着时间的推移,查看特定应用的使用情况,比较和对比产品和阶段,或两个完全不同的应用,甚至通过方法深入研究应用的使用情况。

用户洞察:通过聚合地理位置、流量和活动数据,在不损害隐私或安全的情况下获得宝贵的用户行为洞察。

警报和摘要。每当你的应用程序遇到错误,需要你注意时,就会收到自动警报。此外,获得关键健康指标的每日报告,这样你就不会失去对性能的了解。

四、信息集

官网:https://www.Alchemy.com/

社交媒体:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlchemyPlatform

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/Alchemyinc

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Alchemyplatform/

Discord: https://discord.gg/kwqVnrA

Medium: https://medium.com/Alchemy-api

Github: https://github.com/Alchemyplatform

Alchemy: Blockchain Developer Platform and Node Services

DAOrayaki DAO Research Grant:

Fund Address: 0xCd7da526f5C943126fa9E6f63b7774fA89E88d71

Voting Result:DAO Committee Yes

Grant Amount:100 USDC

Category: Developer platforms,Alchemy Supernode, Build, Notify, Monitor

Contributor:Jones@Daorayaki,黑白QB@Daorayaki

Project foundation: Alchemy project was first founded on 2017 by Nikil Viswanathan and Joe Lau.

Fundraising

Alchemy, which is fast becoming the blockchain world’s version of Amazon Web Services (AWS), has raised $80 million. Alchemy’s ubiquitous infrastructure and developer platform has grown since its public launch eight months ago to reach a $505 million valuation, CEO Nikil Viswanathan said in an interview. The round was co-led by Coatue Management, the tech investment manager led by hedge fund maven Philippe Laffont. Coatue also led a $305 million funding round in March for Dapper Labs, one of Alchemy’s customers. Also, involved in the Alchemy round was Addition, the $1.3 billion fund launched last year by tech investor “Lee Fixel”. Other notable participants include electro-pop duo The Chainsmokers and the Glazer family, who own the Manchester United soccer team and the National Football League’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The funding round in Alchemy represents one of the larger blockchain infrastructure bets in recent memory.

I Introduction

Alchemy is the leading blockchain developer platform, and what does that mean essentially is making a product that enables people to create their own apps for the blockchain.

when you look at the past 50 years there's been three major technology shifts that have defined our lives first the computer came along and the computer gave you this new building block where now machines could follow human instructions you could tell a machine do this and it would do it until it fell apart, and the second thing that came along was the internet and this enabled a new building block also and this allowed machines exchange information between each other and this was completely game changing. Thirdly, blockchain came along and what blockchain does is enables machines to exchange value and this again is another fundamental building block like we've never seen before and even when you think about things like artificial intelligence which is a combination of machines following instructions and machines exchanging information, it's very powerful field but it's built on these two building blocks and blockchain is the first new technological change to bring a new building block into the toolkit of people who are building software.

The fundamental challenge with any new industry is how does a new technology grow and that technologies always follow the circle of life developers, build, products, and users use those products and then more developers come, because they see people are using what they built so when you see this circle of life there's always a key challenge for any new industry and that key challenge is it's difficult for developers to build products, because the tools they have are really primitive in the early days, this is true for the computer this is true for the internet and this is also true for blockchain, in the early days of computers you had to have these little big punch card things and physically lay them out and stack them and put them into like this giant machine that was called a computer, now you can just press a few buttons on this piece of metal sitting in front of you and you can build a website that millions people around the world use.

So, we've seen how far the tools for developers on the computing and internet industries came and now alchemy's mission as a company is to make it easy for developers to build products, and the reason that this is really important is the Archimedes lever for the industry and what that means is when you think about Archimedes, he had this quote where he said “give me a lever long enough and I'll move the world”. Similarly, by enabling developers to build products by giving them the tools and infrastructure they need. What Alchemy doing is opening up the whole ecosystem because now people can build great products, so more users will come and more developers come and so on and so forth.

So, what is the big challenge for blockchain developers? the challenge is developing blockchain looks like building a website in 1991 with a lot of terminal commands and a lot of coding, so in that fundamentally if you have primitive tools and you're trying to build a building you can build a mud hut, if you have a stone hammer and a stone chisel but once you get construction equipment you're able to build skyscrapers and what alchemy's goal is to enable the builders to bring the magic of blockchain to the world so at a very high level let's talk about historically how these industries have evolved? looking back at history looking at the computer, the computing industry formed in a three-layer stack at the very bottom there is protocol layer and that protocol was the RAM the CPU the hard-drive, the physical components that made up a computer the challenge was very very difficult to code and build applications for that kind of hardware layer because you had to write in computer language and ones and zeros right. So, you couldn't make things like excel word chrome which are what we know as a computer today.

The innovation happened when Microsoft and Apple created the operating systems and what the operating system fundamentally does it's something that we use for most of our daily live tasks, we don't even think about it because it's just in the background but what it does is it abstracts away the underlying hardware and makes it really easy for developers to build applications on top of this. In other words, think of it as a translation layer on top of the hardware that unlocks the power of the hardware for the developers, but makes their lives easy and enables them to create these applications and as you look at this you see that this actually fuels the cycle of innovation and industry, because now developers can build products so more users come so more developers build more applications and the operating system gets better and more applications are built and so on and so forth.

When you look at the internet you see a very similar layout where at the very bottom there is the followed protocol which either http, ftp, or smtp for those of you may not be familiar these are the core technologies that run the internet, but in order to build Netflix or Uber or Pinterest a platform layer is required such as AWS is Amazon Web Services, it is the abstraction layer on top of these technologies that enables it to be to these applications to be built. One really interesting thing to note is for those of you who may not be familiar with Amazon Web Services. Amazon actually has two businesses one business is a shopping business, where you can go and buy things this is most what most of us think of Amazon as. Amazon actually has another business that most people don't know about, which is called Amazon Web Services (AWS) what AWS does is it is the infrastructure layer that powers most of the internet platforms suh as Netflix Uber, Airbnb, Doordash, and Snapchat so on. All these companies use AWS or similar technology underneath the hood to build their applications, so every time you open Uber you're actually using AWS making it alone a trillion dollar business, which shows you how big the industry and the opportunity there is and the crazy part is two-thirds of amazon's profits actually come from AWS and only one-third comes from the retail and shopping business so it shows you how important the platform layer is in making and growing the internet and enabling that industry.

Similarly, when you look at blockchain Alchemy is that platform layer there is bitcoin, ethereum there's flow there's all these different blockchains and Alchemy is providing the developer tools and the infrastructure needed to access these technologies, so essentially what Alchemy do is making it easy for developers to build on the blockchain and this enables a whole broad set of industries of specific verticals to come up and what you'll see with Alchemy power centralized exchanges the basically huge chunk of the NFT industry for those of you who are familiar with NTFs like the Beeple art sale, the Patrick Mahomes NFT and a lot of financial applications and these are just a couple examples, just like the internet AWS powers food delivery and ride sharing and video streaming, and things like Youtube and Doordash and Uber. Alchemy powers a broad section of crypto everything from centralized exchanges to decentralized finance to NTFs to organizations like unicef in in all corners of the globe.

So, alchemy at a very high level is this developer platform that enables people to create applications. One really interesting thing to think about is developer platforms, which are one tiny piece of the computer and internet industries, which are one tiny piece of technology industries, which are one tiny piece of all industries in the world, and even though this is one tiny tiny tiny fraction of all the industries in the world. Moreover, the most valuable companies on earth and the most impactful, if you look at these companies the biggest way you can have the broad impact on the planet is to build a developer platform such Apple Microsoft Amazon these are three of the four most valuable companies on the planet and they're all developer platforms and you can argue that you know to Alphabet , Tencent, Facebook these all have segments of their companies, which are developer platforms which fundamentally the core nature of a developer platform is it enables people to build applications on top of that technology.

As blockchain grows if blockchain grows to even a fraction of the insides of the internet, which is obviously what is expected to happened or could even potentially be as big as the internet, then Alchemy has a chance to really help create this movement and bring this technology to the world, which is why it's so exciting. One other thing to understand is developer platforms index the industry. Alchemy's success is not dependent on NFTs being successful or Finance being successful similar to how Amazon doesn't need ride sharing to be successful or food delivery to be successful, if anything in the industry succeeds AWS has a chance to succeed same thing with Alchemy, if anything in blockchain succeeds Alchemy has a chance to really build a meaningful impact for the for the world.

For the last bit the alchemy big vision is when you really think about what the blockchain industry can do for the world in terms of bringing democratizing access to financial services and developing new technologies and creating new experiences that weren't possible before like NFTs this is a really exciting space it's like we're in 1991 and get to build the internet from scratch.

II Team members

-      Nikil Viswanathan is the Cofounder and CEO of Alchemy, the world's leading blockchain developer platform. He was honored as Forbes 30 Under 30, received his BS & MS in Computer Science at Stanford, and formerly did product management at Google, Microsoft, and Facebook. A serial entrepreneur, he co-created the #1 social app in the world, Down To Lunch, which was featured in international media such as a New York Times business cover story. He's been featured in numerous global media outlets including the New York Times, Forbes, NBC, Business Insider, and TechCrunch.

- Accounts:

- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikilster

- Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nikilster

- Github: https://github.com/nikilster

-      JOE LAU is the cofounder and CTO of Alchemy. A serial entrepreneur, he cofounded the #1 social app in the world and has been featured in international media including a New York Times Business cover story, Forbes, Business Insider, and TechCrunch. He has been honored as Forbes 30 under 30, formerly did engineering at Pinterest, Google, and Linkedin. Joe graduated with both an undergraduate and master's degree in computer science from Stanford University.

- Accounts:

- Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephlau

- Twitter: https://twitter.com/thejoelau

III Alchemy Core products

In order to facilitate Ethereum development a suite of developer tools, enhances APIs, and superior node infrastructure have been built to make the building and running of blockchain applications seamless.

Alchemy Supernode:

Alchemy Supernode is the mose widely used Ethereum API with all the functionality of a node, with supercharger reliability, data correctness, and scalability.

Benefits:

1.Reliability:

-Peak reliability node services.

-100% Data Correctness.

-Dynamic Scalability.

2.Extended Capabilities:

-Instant On (no setup or sync times)

-Instant Testnets.

-Enhanced API.

-Real-time state consistency.

3.Easy to Use:

-One-line infrastructure API.

-1000+ engineering hours saved per year.

Nodes are hard:

The traditional Web 2.0 approach to scaling infrastructure uses multiple, indistinguishable servers managed by a load balancer, but with blockchain, applications can’t treat nodes indistinguishably because each node syncs and stores data from the blockchain asynchronously.

-      Running nodes behind a load balancer may result in inconsistent data since the latest block on each node might be different.

-      Data inconsistencies force developers to introduce tons of complicated workarounds and lead to inevitable errors that crash applications and ruin user experience.

-      Apps that run directly on nodes suffer high latency and downtime because nodes are general-purpose and not designed to be highly available.

-      Without a new approach to infrastructure design, developers are forced to choose between state consistency and scale.

Alchemy Supernode:

Alchemy Supernode is a new kind of infrastructure for decentralized applications with the following benefits:

-      Ensures data is always correct, real-time and in sync thanks to a proprietary coordinator service.

-      Powers each piece of node functionality with a dedicated, distributed system -- the same systems used by Facebook and Amazon for achieving massive scale.

-      Scales quickly and seamlessly so you can spend more time shipping products and delighting users.

-      Includes enhanced API methods and upgraded WebSockets to continuously listen for changes and automatically handle reconnection and backfilling missed events.

-      One-line infrastructure API that not only does all the jobs of a single node, but also comes with the uptime, availability, and necessities to run a production application.

Architecture:

Alchemy Supernode's innovative architecture for web3 scales every piece of node functionality with dedicated distributed systems, and maintains real-time data correctness with a proprietary coordinator service.

Features:

Data Correctness:

Eliminate unexpected crashes by ensuring data is always correct, real-time, and in sync thanks to a proprietary coordinator service.

Peak Reliability:

Achieve best-in-class uptime, protected by highly available infrastructure, instead of suffering from high latency and downtime by using nodes directly.

Infinite Scalability:

Scale your infrastructure quickly and seamlessly so that you can spend more time shipping products and delighting users.

Alchemy Notify:

Benefits:

-      Increase User Engagement: Increases user engagement and retention by improving overall UX dramatically.

-      Easy Integration: No crazy infrastructure or complicated processes, engage your users in less than 15 minutes. Create a new hook in 1-click, configure, then start notifying.

-      Rich Developer Insights: Get access to all of the events your users care about, like mined and dropped transactions, plus powerful webhooks to instantly notify when these events happen.

Notifications don’t exist in blockchain:

-      UX and lack of relevant notifications is one of the biggest inhibitors to the growth of blockchain apps.

-      Getting the information required to notify users about web3 events is complicated and requires large amounts of dev time and extra infrastructure.

-      It’s impossible for developers to trigger notifications for important events like dropped transactions.

Alchemy Notify:

  • Alchemy Notify enables you to send relevant, timely notifications on the most important Web3 events with the following benefits:
  • Starts working with a two-click creation process, doing all the hard work for you.
  • Has built in notifications for mined transactions, dropped transactions and smart contract events.

Features:

  • Mined Transactions: Let your users know exactly when their deposits, purchases, in-game actions or other on-chain activity has officially occurred — the perfect time to re-engage and keep using your application.
  • Dropped Transactions: Let your users respond immediately when transactions fail, eliminating the most frustrating part of blockchain UX. No more missed trades, lost auctions, or disappearing tokens.
  • Address Activity: Let your users know when transaction activity occurs on their address. No more refreshing the page or having to watch each new block and create custom filters to track user’s data. The Address Activity webhooks include notifications for:External Transfers. Internal Transfers. Token Transfers.
  • Gas Price: The Gas Price Webhook allows you to receive a notification every minute when the Mainnet gas price rises above or drops below a certain threshold that you can select.

Alchemy Build:

Benefits:

-      Build Faster: Release products faster and save engineering time.

-      Debug: Debug new things that were not possible before.

-      Enhanced Customer Experience: Resolve Customer issues faster, creating a better experience for end users.

Debugging is difficult:

  • Good tools for debugging customer issues in blockchain do not exist like they do for modern web and mobile development.
  • Blockchain developers spend days of engineering time to debug simple problems.
  • Much of the data that is necessary for debugging is not accessible by developers, and if it is, there are no tools to search or filter results.
  • Debugging issues inevitably results in product downtime for users when they run into bugs.

Alchemy Build:

Alchemy Build lets you easily investigate bugs in your blockchain product with the following benefits:

  • Search through millions of your historical requests in milliseconds.
  • Gives you clear, filterable, human-readable access to all of your product’s activity.
  • Provides specific tools for diagnosing and solving super complex issues like Mempool errors.
  • Lets you quickly prototype and fix failing requests with immediate UI feedback, so you can ship fixes to your customers faster.

Features:

Explorer: Instantly search through millions of historical requests to find specific bugs, performance optimizations, or patterns of errors.

Mempool Visualizer: View the real-time state of transactions in the Mempool in order to identify delayed, stuck, or dropped transactions.

Composer: Make JSON-RPC calls directly from the dashboard in order to prototype and fix failing requests or explore the behavior of new methods.

Debug Toolkit: Quickly scan recent requests and recent errors, plus a real-time query visualizer to help you debug faster than ever.

Alchemy Monitor:

-      Prevent not React: Improve developer experience by allowing your team to prevent issues before they happen.

-      Increase Performance and Efficiency: Understand and increase the performance and efficiency of your app.

-      Gain Developer Insights: Gain insights about user behavior and growth trends that are currently unavailable.

-      Easy Integration: No code, no configuration-works out of the box.

Monitoring tools don’t exist:

  • Developers spend more time reacting to active issues than preventing them from happening in the first place, sacrificing nights of sleep in the process.
  • Because Web3 monitoring tools are non-existent, developers learn about errors at the same time as their users.
  • Traditional analytics fail Web3 developers, as they don’t capture all the data they need.
  • Developers don’t have time to spend on deep integrations with new products.

Alchemy Monitor benefit:

Alchemy monitor provides you with the data you need, and has the following benefits:

Collects and surfaces critical information about overall application health, making it easy to catch and solve issues before they balloon.

Enables real time error monitoring and alerting, so your team will be the first to know about issues.

Gives developers deep and rich analytics to understand application performance and usage, and see in real time how optimizations are affecting these stats.

Lets you see where in the world your product is being used, and how adoption is growing in different markets.

Works out of the box with Alchemy Supernode, no additional effort required.

Features:

Command Center: Instantly check on the high-level health of all your apps in one place, including requests per second, response time, and error rates.

Usage Analytics: Review specific app usage over time, compare and contrast production and staging, or two different apps completely, and even deep dive into app usage by method.

User Insights: Gain invaluable insights on your user behavior with aggregated geographic, traffic, and activity data without compromising privacy or security.

Alers and Digests: Receive automated alerts whenever your app hits errors and needs your attention. Plus, get a daily report of key health metrics so you never lose touch with performance

IV Contact information

Official Website: https://www.alchemy.com/

Social Media:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlchemyPlatform

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/alchemyinc

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alchemyplatform/

Discord: https://discord.gg/kwqVnrA

Medium: https://medium.com/alchemy-api

Github: https://github.com/alchemyplatform


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