Access to the largest decentralized financial database
An ecosystem of financial builders
20+ EVM compatible chains & NEAR
We are looking for the next wave of innovators. The change-makers who don't fear failing fast while learning and persevering.
If you're unsatisfied with the status quo and see a better way to solve financial challenges, don't let funding be what stands between you and your vision.
Developers choose Request Network for
Request Network gateways reduce the complexity of interacting with the blockchain. No need to manage different contracts, specific libraries, and gas. With APIs, gateways enable blockchain interactions as easily as any other SaaS.
Request Network ensures privacy and GDPR compliance. Data regarding requests is encrypted and safeguarded using elliptic-curve encryption. And while all data is saved on a public blockchain, it can only be read by the parties involved in the request.
Gradually Request Network handles more transactions per second, by saving it on IPFS instead of on the blockchain. The hash is stored on the blockchain. Transactions are batched to IPFS, enabling high throughput. This also leads to low costs, everyone’s favourite.
Request is built on top of Ethereum, safeguarding security. It ensures that data can't be changed or deleted by governments, 3rd parties, or even by us. The data exists on each node, so it can't just disappear. It's safe from the passage of time and tampering alike.
Under the hood
Ethereum is an open-source, public, blockchain-based, distributed computing platform and operating system featuring smart contract functionality.
The InterPlanetary File System is a protocol and network. It is designed to create a content-addressable, peer-to-peer method of storing and sharing hypermedia in a distributed file system.
Nodes receive transactions (such as the creation of a request or its acceptance), batch them, and save them on IPFS and Ethereum. They abstract IPFS, Ethereum and gas for the users. They also store all data.
Gateways make Request even easier to use than the nodes would on their own. They offer high-level APIs to Request users. These APIs then allow anyone to interact with Request seamlessly. That way anyone can manage their blockchain keys (if needed), identity, the purchase of gas, and so on. All using a clear, developer-friendly interface.
Payment processors connect Request with payment networks (such as BTC, Ethereum, Monero, and fiat networks). They detect payments and update the state of requests (like whether they have been paid).
Apps connect to the Request system to help manage payments. They can enable and streamline invoicing, accounting, crowdfunding, and more. These applications are not part of the protocol or its implementation but are built on top of it.
"Developers, developers, developers" is as true today in Web3 as years ago in Web2.
Focus on what you're best at, the building blocks of Web 3 - coding, while we have your back with the grant.