Pocket Portal FAQs
The Pocket Portal is a gateway to a decentralized RPC network, where developers can create ("mint") blockchain network endpoints for use in their applications. Portal users can also monitor network performance and configure custom security features around their endpoint.
The Pocket Portal currently supports creating an endpoint for dozens of chains, including Ethereum, Harmony, Binance Smart Chain, Avalanche, Fuse, and many more.
The Pocket Portal currently allows a user to create unlimited blockchain-specific endpoints for any chain served via the Portal. These endpoints can each be monitored as a single Application allowing for cross-chain analytics.
The Portal organizes relay traffic through Applications (Apps), which are collections of relay traffic. An App consists of one or more Endpoints, which are URLs that can receive RPC requests from a blockchain. A Portal account can contain up to two Apps.
Each application will be allotted 250,000 free daily relays as part of the Always Free tier.
We offer a Pay As You Go (PAYG) model for users who require any amount of relays over 250,000 per day. This means that the first 250,000 relays per day is free, and we charge a per-relay rate (currently $0.000007456) for any relays over 250,000 in a 24 hour period. While we calculate the usage daily, we bill once per month.
In line with our “own your infrastructure” values, we are providing a generous program that rewards long-term customers with a stake of POKT tokens corresponding to their usage. After 24 months of paid service (does not need to be consecutive), customers will be granted a POKT amount based on their accrued usage.
Not yet, but it is in development. A priority feature for the Portal is the ability for users to stake their POKT within the Portal. Users would then receive relay throughput based on the BaseRelaysPerPOKT protocol parameter. Additionally, users will be able to unstake their POKT when service is no longer needed.
We aim to implement this feature in the beginning of 2023.
Yes! We offer enterprise customizations for accounts averaging 150 million requests per month or more. Contact us if you are interested in chatting about our enterprise offerings.
An option for paying with stablecoins is on our product roadmap.
Pay-by-invoice is available for enterprise clients only. If you are interested in our enterprise packaging please reach out to us.
The Pocket Portal has overflow protection in case an app in the Always Free plan accidentally goes over 250,000 relays in a day. All surplus relays are served by our backup infrastructure, ensuring no service interruptions. This is only a temporary measure, so the app owner should upgrade the plan to "Pay As You Go" or contact sales for an enterprise plan.
In Pocket Portal, you can manage team access by assigning roles to users. We call this feature ‘Team Access Management’.
A role is a collection of permissions that allows users to perform specific actions on the resources in the portal.
By assigning the appropriate roles to your team members, you can ensure that they have the necessary access to the features and data they need to work effectively, while maintaining the security and integrity of your app.
Pocket Network is expandable, and is continually adding support for new chains. Community members can advocate for chains to be considered by reaching out on Discord and posting a suggestion on our suggestion board.
As a customer with an existing application, you will be grandfathered into a legacy free plan for a limited time, with no further action required. In this plan, there will be no effect on your performance. No rate limiting will be put in place, and your app will operate with the service you’re accustomed to. In Q4 2022, the POKT team will reach out to you via email and in-portal notification with a schedule and instructions for next steps.
We intend to transition all of the legacy applications by December 2022.
If you would like to start paying now, simply navigate to the application you’d like to upgrade and select “Upgrade to Pay As You Go". Alternatively, if you’d like to start a new application, simply use your existing account to create a new application within the portal. The UI will lead you through the steps to start a subscription.