Ankr Switching To Pay-As-You-Go Model for Premium Users

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Everything you need to know about using our new Premium Plan on Ankr Protocol

Today, Ankr is very happy to announce that we are moving to a new Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) service model that will best serve our community of developers. Ankr Protocol helps developers, dApps, wallets, games, and more to connect to 17+ blockchains — and our new PAYG model ensures they can do so easily and efficiently by only paying for what they need and not a cent (or token) more.

This article will answer all your questions about starting or continuing a Premium Plan with Ankr Protocol.

Is Ankr’s Premium Plan Changing?

Ankr’s Premium Plan isn’t changing (besides how users pay for services) and will continue to provide everything you are used to with even more features on the way! The Ankr Premium Plan is designed to give developers everything they need to ship fast and scale their dApps with:

  • Unlimited RPC requests for 17+ chains
  • Access to Archive Node Data
  • Global node distribution
  • Dedicated RPC endpoints
  • Prioritized requests
  • Advanced Developer APIs
  • WebSockets (WS) capabilities

How Do New Pay-As-You-Go Plans Work?

Previously, those using Ankr’s Premium Plan all needed to pay the same annual fee. But now, our PAYG plan will allow developers to use our service much more flexibly and efficiently.

  • Pay for RPC requests as you make them
  • Pay for RPC requests in ANKR (discounted rate), USDC, or USDT
  • Only pay for what you need with no overpayment for annual plans
  • See all of your RPC requests, activity, and charges clearly on your dashboard
  • Top up your account with ANKR and earn additional credits for large deposits
  • Use ANKR credits to pay for requests before using your own funds (more info below)

👉More Info & Pricing Data In Developer Docs👈

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How Do I Get started?

  1. Connect your wallet to the Ankr Protocol page
  2. Explore the Account Details section in the sidebar
  3. Top up your account with the desired amount of ANKR tokens
  4. Wait for our system to generate personal endpoints for you

Integrating Ankr Credits

Starting in June 2022, Ankr will begin a new startup program aimed at giving away infrastructure credits to selected organizations (announcement coming soon). These credits can be used across all Ankr Infrastructure products and will be visible in your Ankr Developer Dashboard. You can also earn ANKR credits by topping up your account with large deposits as a reward for being a VIP user.

Can You Only Pay In ANKR Tokens?

Premium Plan users can make payments in ANKR, USDT, USDC, or use traditional payment methods like credit cards. However, if you choose to pay with ANKR, there will be a discounted rate applied.

What If My Account Balance Goes To Zero?

If your account balance goes to zero, you can either top up your account with more ANKR tokens, or you can use our public RPC endpoints that are free to use, but without many of the same benefits as the Premium Plan.

Can I Withdraw ANKR From My Account?

Yes. You are able to withdraw the ANKR tokens that you’ve deposited at any time back to the wallet of your choice. However, you cannot withdraw credits that you have received in grants or infrastructure credits.

What If I’ve Already Purchased An Annual Plan?

Those who have already purchased an annual plan will continue to have access to it until the end of their yearly subscription. After the subscription expires, their account will automatically shift to a PAYG model going forward.

Why The Change to Pay As You Go?

We are changing to pay-as-you-go for two main reasons:

  1. We believe having PAYG plans will deliver the most benefits to our developers making RPC requests, so they pay for only what they need.
  2. The PAYG model will be aligned with our new shift to decentralized infrastructure as more node providers join the network and earn ANKR tokens for every request they serve. Having our users pay as they go makes it much easier for our new node providers to earn the ANKR payments from users that will go directly to their accounts.

Have Any Other Questions?

If you have some other burning questions for us, our DevRel team would love to hear from you. Please go to our Discord channel, which is dedicated to helping you find the information you need.

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