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July 5, 2021

Launching WebSocket Support for All Moralis Speedy Nodes

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We have a big announcement to make; we’re launching WebSocket support for all Moralis Speedy Nodes! 

Moralis WebSocket Support

We at Moralis couldn’t be happier to reveal that we are now introducing WebSocket support for all our Moralis Speedy Nodes. This will massively empower developers and be invaluable when it comes to building real-time communication dApps. Moralis is designed to accommodate all types of dApps and with cross-chain compatibility in mind. As such, we will naturally roll out WebSocket support for all the networks supported by Speedy Nodes.

Our users already love Moralis Speedy Nodes with their exceptional speed, astonishing reliability, and full integration with Moralis – while still offering all the same functionality as regular nodes. However, Speedy Nodes are now getting even better, with the launch of WebSocket support for all types of Speedy Nodes! This means we’ll be rolling out WebSocket support for our Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, Polygon, and Arbitrum Speedy Nodes. 

You can now access Speedy Nodes WebSocket endpoints just as easily as HTTP endpoints. Simply log into Moralis, navigate to the Speedy Nodes tab on the left side, and select Endpoints for your desired network. This will allow you to toggle between HTTP and WS (WebSocket) endpoints with the click of a button!

What is WebSocket?

So, what is WebSocket, and why is the launch of WebSocket support for Moralis Speedy Nodes such a big deal?

In short, the WebSocket communications protocol allows for persistent, real-time communication between a user’s browser and a server. Most notably, WebSocket connections enable full-duplex – or bi-directional – communication channels over a single TCP connection. 

This is what makes real-time communication using the WebSocket protocol possible, and we are now bringing this functionality to Moralis. Developers who use Moralis will hence be able to take advantage of our new WebSocket Speedy Nodes support in any way they see fit. As such, WebSocket support will make the development of real-time blockchain apps with Moralis even more capable.

Furthermore, real-time communication is more important today than ever. Real-life use-cases for real-time communication are found in everything from real-time messaging apps to real-time multiplayer gaming, real-time financial trading platforms, and much, much more. What’s more, real-time communication is increasingly becoming a critical feature if you want to build dApps. Countless decentralized applications require real-time communication, whether these have to do with insurance, finance, governmental services, medicine, or the broader DeFi sector.

Real-time communication will likely continue to grow in importance with the advent of Web3. Bringing support for WebSocket connections to Moralis Speedy Nodes means it will be easier than ever to build great dApps. Moralis was already one of the most capable and user-friendly blockchain node providers. This introduction of WebSocket support for Speedy Nodes, however, is taking things to a new level.

About Moralis Speedy Nodes 

Those of you who have already used Moralis Speedy Nodes know that Speedy Nodes are the easiest way to connect to BSC nodes, connect to Polygon nodes, connect to Ethereum nodes, and Arbitrum nodes. On top of that, you can even create a BSC token in five steps using Moralis Speedy Nodes. Part of what makes Speedy Nodes so special is also that they allow users to connect to historical full archive nodes with ease.

Moralis is the natural blockchain middleware for real-time blockchain apps, and bringing WebSocket support to Moralis Speedy Nodes will really empower developers.

Moralis’ Speedy Nodes with WebSocket support have a massive advantage compared to standard node providers. Specifically, Moralis nodes won’t disconnect the user – which has long been a problem plaguing other blockchain node providers.

This comes less than a week after the previous major improvement to Speedy Nodes, with the launch of Arbitrum node support. In addition to this, Moralis offers a full suite of different powerful features to supercharge your Web3 and dApp development. For example, Moralis recently launched the Moralis NFT API, which is now being integrated by SuperFarm. Additionally, Moralis already features native IPFS support, and the Moralis Deep Index API allows you to access historical blockchain data without building your own blockchain index.

Moralis is a revolutionary blockchain middleware that provides developers with comprehensive Web3 backend infrastructure. As such, developers do not need to waste time, money, and resources setting up their own backend. Instead, they are able to prototype, develop and deploy dApps and Web3 apps quickly. Developers will now be able to easily build more capable dApps than ever, with the introduction of WebSocket support for Speedy Nodes.

Sign up for Moralis for free today, and get access to Moralis Speedy Nodes with WebSocket support!

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