Popular Blockchain Node Hosting Services

A handy compilation of popular blockchain node hosting services.

If you stumbled upon this post searching for blockchain node hosting services, you likely already know what a node is. If you need a refresher, read this first.

Types of blockchain nodes; image source: nodes.com
Types of blockchain nodes; image source: nodes.com

Running blockchain nodes isn't for everyone. The operational overhead of keeping nodes active and up-to-date at all times can take valuable time away from your core business. But, if you need the ability to verify the integrity of the blockchain data without relying on intermediaries, your best bet is to run and query your own node. As a healthy side benefit, running nodes is also good for increasing the security and decentralization of the blockchain network. Broadly speaking, you have the following deployment options available:

  1. Run a node manually on the cloud platforms (AWS, GCP, DigitalOcean etc).
  2. Run a dedicated node using the managed service providers listed below.
  3. Use a shared node or access the blockchain data via API instead of running a dedicated node.

Of course, your decision depends on the extent to which decentralization matters for your project vs ease of operations but, if you choose the latter, here's a handy list of the most popular node hosting services available today.

ⓒ alphasecNode TypesBlockchains SupportedFree TierRemarks
AlchemyShared nodes (API)Ethereum, Polygon, Arbitrum, Optimism, Flow, Starknet, moreYesFree 300M compute units/month, 6 chains, historical data
AllnodesMasternodes, staking/validator nodes, full/sentry nodesBitcoin, Ethereum, Polygon, Solana, Polkadot, Cosmos, Avalanche, Cardano, moreNoEth2.0 support, 30+ chains
AnkrValidator nodes, full nodesEthereum, Polygon, Arbitrum, Solana, BSC, Avalanche, Harmony, Fantom, moreNoEth2.0 support, 30+ chains
BlockdaemonValidator nodes, full nodesBitcoin, Ethereum, Polygon, Solana, Polkadot, Cosmos, Avalanche, Cardano, Diem, Hyperledger, Quorum, moreNoEth2.0 support, 40+ chains including permissioned
BlockSpacesFull nodesBitcoin, Ethereum, Polygon, Solana, Avalanche, Cardano, Corda, Hyperledger, moreNo10+ chains, enterprise focus
BloqFull nodesBitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Algorand, AvalancheNo
ChainstackFull nodes, archival nodesBitcoin, Ethereum, Polygon, Solana, BSC, Avalanche, Corda, Hyperledger, Quorum, moreYesFree shared nodes, 10+ chains, GraphQL support
Coinbase CloudValidator nodes, full nodes, archival nodesBitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, Polkadot, Cosmos, Algorand, EOS, Tezos, Diem, moreNoEth2.0 support, 25+ chains
Figment DataHubShared nodes (API)Ethereum, Polygon, Arbitrum, Solana, BSC, Avalanche, Polkadot, Cosmos, moreYesFree API access for 10+ chains, historical data
GetBlockFull nodes, shared nodesBitcoin, Ethereum, Polygon, Solana, BSC, Avalanche, Polkadot, Cosmos, moreYesFree shared nodes, 40+ chains, GraphQL support, node clusters
InfStonesFull nodes, shared nodesEthereum, Polygon, Solana, Cosmos, Tezos, moreNoFree API access for 50+ chains
InfuraShared nodes (API)Ethereum, IPFSYesFree API access for Ethereum, IPFS support
KaleidoFull nodesEthereum, Hyperledger, CordaYesFree small nodes, ISO27001/SOC2 certified
MoralisFull nodesEthereum, Polygon, BSCYesFree 10M API requests/month
QuickNodeFull nodesBitcoin, Ethereum, Polygon, Solana, BSC, Avalanche, Algorand, Fantom, Celo, moreNo7-day free trial, 10+ chains
WatchDataFull nodes, shared nodesBitcoin, Ethereum, TronYesFree 100M watch units/month

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