Innovation starts with your ideal network

Infura’s multichain ecosystem meets you where you are, helping you bring new ideas to life across Ethereum and 8 different networks.

Started with Ethereum. Hungry for more

We’re committed to providing a developer experience that meets you where you are. Now we're expanding into a multichain ecosystem that supports the network needs of all developers, from the person working on a side hustle to developer teams at the biggest Web3 companies.

Introducing our supported networks

Discover what our growing portfolio of networks brings to the table. Get connected with Infura's easy-to-use APIs and start building on Ethereum, Layer 2s, EVM and non-EVM
compatible chains.

Layer 1

Ethereum

The first programmable blockchain with smart contract capabilities

Layer 2

Linea

A developer ready zk rollup to scale Ethereum dapps

Layer 2

Polygon

A secure, low transaction fee network

Layer 2

Optimism

A simple, developer friendly blockchain

Layer 2

Arbitrum

Get your favorite tools and scale fast

Layer 2

StarkNet

First ZK-rollup with general-purpose smart contracts on a fully composable network

Layer 1

Avalanche C-Chain

EVM-based smart contracts chain with sub-second finality

Layer 1

Celo

A ReFi-focused network optimized for smartphones

Layer 2

Palm

The NFT network trusted by top artists

Designed for the innovators

As a leader in Web3 developer tools and infrastructure, Infura has everything developers need to build, scale, and disrupt.

No syncing or complex setups
10x faster request response times
Created by the best, for the best
Network access you can count on

A match made in Web3 heaven

Picking your ideal network will put your mind to the test - but fortunately, there are no wrong answers. Here's what we think is important to keep in my mind when you're evaluating your options, including sustainability, scalability, and security.

Organizational Health and Longevity
Cost of Operations
Level of Decentralization
Security
Developer Support
Open Source Integrations

Meet the Contenders

Use CaseConsensus Algorithm (Layer 1)Ethereum Virtual Machine CompatibilityTransaction CostTransaction Confirmation TimeDecentralizationGenesis Block Date
Ethereum
Layer 1
Smart Contract Platform
Proof-of-Stake
Yes
Few dollars
Few tens of seconds
High
July 30, 2015
Palm
Layer 2
NFTs
Proof-of-Stake
Yes
Few Cents
Few seconds
Medium
March 30th, 2021
Polygon
Layer 2
Smart Contract Platform
Proof-of-Stake
Yes
Few Cents
1-2 seconds
High
July 30th, 2015
Optimism
Layer 2
Layer 2 scaling
Optimistic Rollup (ORU) - Fraud Proofs
Yes
Few Cents
1-2 seconds
Medium
Not applicable as Optimism relies on the Ethereum blockchain's genesis block, which was created on July 30th, 2015
Arbitrum
Layer 2
Layer 2 scaling
Optimistic Rollup (ORU) - Fraud Proofs
Yes
Few Cents
1-2 seconds
Medium
Not applicable as Arbitrum relies on the Ethereum blockchain's genesis block, which was created on July 30th, 2015
Starknet
Layer 2
Layer 2 scaling
Validium
No
Few Cents
Few seconds
Low
Not applicable as Starknet relies on the Ethereum blockchain's genesis block, which was created on July 30th, 2015
Avalanche
 C-Chain
Layer 1
Smart Contract Platform
Proof-of-Stake
Yes
Few cents
Sub-1-second
High
September 20th, 2020
Celo
Layer 1
Smart Contract Platform
Proof-of-Stake
Yes
Few Cents
3-5 seconds
Medium
April 22, 2020
Linea
Layer 2
Layer 2 scaling
Proof-of-Stake
Yes
Few Cents
Few seconds
Low
Not applicable as Linea relies on the Ethereum blockchain's genesis block, which was created on July 30th, 2015

The right network makes a difference

Find out what real Web3 developers are creating

"Infura has been providing a fantastic service for our developers so that they can build on Ethereum and any other ecosystem nodes provided. We don’t even think about the node part anymore, and it’s fantastic that Infura takes that load off our shoulders."


Zhen Yong, Co-Founder at Web3Auth

The blockchain awaits

Build your next project on Infura.