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RPC & Node Providers

This reference guide lists different RPC and node providers to help you connect to an Optimism node.

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This page includes providers that meet specific inclusion criteria, as outlined below. Please visit the community node providers page (opens in a new tab) for an additional listing of third-party node providers.

Ankr

Description and Pricing

Ankr (opens in a new tab) provides a geo-distributed and decentralized (free) public and premium (Pay-as-you-go) Optimism RPC (opens in a new tab) comprised of many independent blockchain nodes running worldwide for low-latency and incredibly reliable connections.

Moreover, Ankr offers access to developer tooling on OP Mainnet (and testnets) like SDKs and Advanced APIs (opens in a new tab) such as NFT, Token and Query API.

Supported Networks

  • OP Mainnet
  • OP Sepolia

Alchemy

Description and Pricing

Alchemy (opens in a new tab) is a popular API provider and developer platform. Its robust, free tier offers access to enhanced features like SDKs and enhanced APIs and hosted OP Mainnet and testnet nodes.

Supported Networks

  • OP Mainnet
  • OP Sepolia

Infura

Description and Pricing

Infura (opens in a new tab) is a Web3 infrastructure provider that offers free access to hosted OP Mainnet and testnet nodes (opens in a new tab), with the option to upgrade to paid plans (opens in a new tab) for more features. With Infura's highly performant Optimism node infrastructure, developers can eliminate the need for syncing or complex setups and get reliable and consistent access to the Optimism blockchain.

Sign up for a free Infura account here (opens in a new tab)

Supported Networks

  • OP Mainnet
  • OP Sepolia

QuickNode

Description and Pricing

QuickNode (opens in a new tab) offers access to hosted OP Mainnet (and testnet) nodes for free. With the option to upgrade to a premium plan for additional features, we allow you to focus solely on optimizing your application while we manage the complex infrastructure.

Supported Networks

  • OP Mainnet
  • OP Sepolia

Inclusion Criteria

Developer teams who want to feature products/tools on this page must meet the following criteria:

  1. ongoing partnership with Optimism whether formal agreement, RPGF, RFP, collaborated on specific initiatives, etc.;
  2. established user base and OP ecosystem engagement such as governance participation, homegrown TG or Discord participation, etc.; and
  3. actively maintained developer tool that aligns with OP's commitment to a magical developer experience (e.g., easy-to-use, easy-to-integrate, great DevX, highly-rated by community, etc.)

For teams that are supporting but still establishing a user base, we encourage you to share your tool on the community node providers page (opens in a new tab). You can also promote your tool in the developer forum (opens in a new tab) and signup to share your tool at the next demo day (opens in a new tab).

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