What is Alchemy?
  • Alchemy is a Web3 developer platform focused on making blockchain development easy. We've built a suite of developer tools, enhanced APIs, and superior node infrastructure to make building and running blockchain applications seamless.
  • The platform supports 70% of the top Ethereum applications, including the top Web3 companies in the world:
  • Whether you are using Ethereum for the first time, working on a solo project, or working for the largest teams in the space, Alchemy is here to make your life as an Ethereum developer exponentially better.
Problem with Blockchain Development

With the current blockchain landscape, maintaining self-hosted nodes is expensive, unreliable, and extremely time-consuming.

Downsides of Self-Hosted Nodes

Running and maintaining self-hosted nodes can be a blockchain developer's #1 pain.

It's expensive:
  • An average of $86k/year in costs
  • $2k-5k/month in AWS costs
  • $4800/month of engineering time
It's time consuming:
  • Teams waste 25% of engineering resources managing nodes
  • It takes 3-6 months to develop robust infrastructure
  • Failures can be catastrophic, requiring up to 3 weeks to recover
It can be unreliable:
  • Nodes on average have issues once every 5 days:
    • CPU spikes, memory leaks, disk issues
    • Inconsistent peering
    • Corrupted internal databases
    • Transaction broadcasting issues
    • Frequent bugs + regressions
    • 1 in 6 “stable releases” are broken
Solution provided by Alchemy

Alchemy solves three core challenges:

  1. Reliably connecting to the blockchain
  2. Scaling your application
  3. Developer tooling
Instead of data being stored on physical servers (centralized service provider), it’s stored in a distributed ledger instead.
  • This makes it accessible by anyone, anywhere as long as there's internet
  • Requests sent through Alchemy get written to the public chain.
  • If Alchemy were to shut down, data is still accessible by switching providers or running your own nodes.

This fact is instrumental to understanding the difference between using web2 vs. web3 infrastructure.

  • Alchemy's core products are here to eliminate the pains of self-hosting nodes, in addition to providing world-class developer tools.
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Alchemy Supernode is the infrastructure engine that replaces the typical self-hosted blockchain node, with unparalleled advantages:

  • 1,000+ engineering hours saved per year
  • 99.9% Reliability
  • Dynamic Scalability: as you scale, we scale
  • 100% Data Correctness
  • Instant On (no setup or sync times)
  • Instant Testnet
  • Enhanced APIs
  • *Learn more about Alchemy Supernode here. **

Alchemy Build is our powerful suite of developer tools to help you spend less time debugging, and more time creating:

  • 25% faster product development
  • Composer: test out API calls in real-time
  • Explorer: search through historical requests to debug and optimize
  • Mempool Visualizer: see the real-time state of transactions in the mempool
  • Real Time Query Visualizer
  • *Learn more about Alchemy Build here. **

Alchemy Monitor is a monitoring tool to provide you with the data necessary to understand health and growth of your app:

  • 5 hours less per issue on average
  • Application monitoring and alerts
  • Dashboard with App details
  • Geographic visualization: know where your users are located
  • Usage measurement: understand how your app is being used
  • *Learn more about Alchemy Monitor here. **

Alchemy Notify provides timely notifications on the most important Web3 events.

  • Improved UX, Engagement and Retention
  • Transactions Mined
  • Transactions Dropped
  • Two-Click Process
  • *Learn more about Alchemy Notify here. **

Alchemy has expert, hands-on support, dedicated for all customers.

  • 98% Customer Satisfaction (CSAT) Score
  • Direct access to core engineers
  • Advising on building product
  • Connections to other people in industry
  • *Learn more about Alchemy Support here. **
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