Tom Hay

Posts by Tom Hay

Senior Product Manager, Infura

Aug 30, 2023 • 6 min read

Progressive Decentralization of the RPC Layer: Centralization to Federation

This blog is adapted from Tom Hay's talk at EthPortland 2023, titled "Progressive Decentralization of the RPC Layer: From Centralization to Federation," given on August 18, 2023. In creating the decentralized...

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Jul 28, 2023 • 3 min read

Progressive decentralization part 1: Building the new infrastructure network

An update on key research findings and next steps as the decentralized infrastructure network team, made up of 26 partners, advances on the protocol. Since announcing plans to build a decentralized infrastructure...

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Oct 5, 2022 • 1 min read

Beacon Chain API (Eth2 API) Deprecating on October 12, 2022

In June of 2020, we launched a private beta for our Eth2 API (also known as the Beacon Chain API or the Consensus Layer API). Since then, Infura has actively supported the testing and development of what is now known...

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Sep 12, 2022 • 0 min read

Deprecation Timeline for Rinkeby, Ropsten, and Kovan Testnets

Infura is supporting the Goerli and Sepolia testnets and is deprecating Rinkeby, Ropsten, and Kovan testnets from the Infura API on October 5th, 2022. Users of Rinkeby, Ropsten, and Kovan testnets should migrate to...

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Sep 8, 2022 • 4 min read

Infura supports Goerli and Sepolia as Ethereum’s Long-lived Testnets

With the Ethereum Merge expected to happen soon now that the Bellatrix upgrade was completed, significant changes are coming to the Ethereum ecosystem. The Merge will push Ethereum into the new era of sustainable...

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