Web infrastructure platform Cloudflare announced support for Ethereum development and deployment to its customers through its Ethereum and IPFS gateways.
With this implementation, Cloudflare customers will now be able to log into the dashboard and configure a zone for Ethereum, InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) or both.
Cloudflare will support Ethereum 2.0 validator nodes
As one of the fastest growing data storage companies, Cloudflare’s support of Ethereum 2.0 enhances Ethereum’s dominance as a layer 1 platform focused on smart contracts.
According to the company, the Ethereum Gateway allows users to read and write access to the Ethereum network. Also, they don’t need to install any software on their computers.
In addition, they can read and access all information that existing nodes on the blockchain have validated without barriers.
As the company’s recent blog post highlighted, a new API has been created with end-to-end managed hostname deployment, ensuring that creating and managing gateways remains fast and frictionless.
To further demonstrate its infrastructure support for web3 applications, the post highlighted that DeFi protocols can use Cloudflare’s IPFS gateway to serve their front-end web applications.
Furthermore, NFT designers can use the Ethereum Gateway to drop new offers and the IPFS gateway to store the digital assets in a decentralized system.
So Dapps with high traffic volume can use your service to avoid web congestion.
Still, Cloudflare cited Ethereum’s upcoming transition to Proof-of-stake (PoS) as a critical moment to address the “scale and environmental challenges that blockchain technologies face today.”
The company stated that it will continue to support ETH’s PoS transition:
“In the coming months, Cloudflare will launch and fully stake Ethereum validator nodes on the Cloudflare global network as the community approaches its transition from Proof of Work to Proof of Stake with ‘The Merge’. These nodes will serve as a testing ground for research into energy efficiency, consistency management and network speed,” the company said.