Pocket Network为Web3创建强大的开源基础架构层!

Pocket Network是一个为Web3应用程序构建的分布式API基础设施,提供了无需信任的API层,可以轻松访问任何区块链。

项目旨在构建一个完整的区块链节点分布式网络,通过Pocket API提供的无需信任协议,开发者可以无缝地访问这些节点,结合加密经济激励措施打造DAO生态系统。Pocket Network 通过分布式网络聚合供需并降低成本,创建了强大的开源基础架构层。


4月23号晚上7点,Michael O’Rourke,Co-Founder and CEO of Pocket Network,亲临Value100为我们逐一解答。


小黄:对本群的小伙伴来说,Pocket Network可能大家了解得不多,所以,能先请您给我们简单介绍一下 Pocket吗?

Can you give a short introduction of Pocket? 

Michael :Sure! Pocket Network is a protocol that incentivizes full nodes to provide infrastructure for web3 applications. Pocket is it’s own independent blockchain. You can think of it like Uniswap for blockchain infrastructure – instead of having to depend on unreliable centralized companies to provide this critical data, they can use Pocket Network for much stronger guarantees on reliability and cost.

Pocket Network是一个协议,旨在鼓励全节点为web3应用程序提供基础设施。Pocket就是我们独有的区块链。你可以把它想象成区块链基础设施的Uniswap——而无需依赖不可靠的中心化公司来提供关键数据, Pocket Network可以在可靠性和成本有效性上为用户提供更强的保障。

小黄:是什么原因促使您创建了Pocket Network?另外Pocket的发展愿景又是什么?

What inspired you to found Pocket Network? What is your goal with Pocket?

Michael :We began thinking about and working on Pocket Network in late 2016. As 2017 came along, we saw all these amazing applications being built handling thousands of users at once, constantly refreshing pages and generating millions of requests for blockchain information like balances and smart contract information.

我们在2016年末考虑并开始创建Pocket Network。随着2017年的到来,我们看到所有这些令人惊叹的应用程序都在同时处理成千上万的用户请求,需要不断刷新页面才能生成包括余额和智能合约信息在内的百万级区块链信息请求。

To be able to handle all of this traffic, decentralized applications resorted to using third party services to handle the work, and as a result, we’ve seen a concentration of just a few providers handling all of the blockchain data we see on our dapps today.  


We saw these unstoppable blockchains having points of control and centralization floating on top of them, and designed Pocket Network to be a better option to build on. All of this data requires one thing in the end, and that is full nodes. All of the smart contract data for these applications we use every day live on full nodes.

我们发现在区块链上浮动着控制点和中心点,并决定将Pocket Network设计为一款更好的产品。所有这些数据最终目标只有一个,即满节点。我们每天使用的这些应用程序的所有智能合约数据都运行在完整节点上。

As we see crypto really become mainstream across the world, the need for data across the thousands of blockchains being released is only going to exponentially increase. We expect Pocket to be the fabric of infrastructure for every blockchain in existence.



What are the main advantages of Pocket over these other infrastructure solutions?

Michael :We’re fundamentally different from other infrastructure solutions as we’re a decentralized protocol rather than a centralized Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider.


This allows us to have 100% uptime with nodes distributed across the globe. While centralized infrastructure has additional overhead costs (redundancy, middleman tax), Pocket Network does not and passes along those benefits to the end user.

这使我们能够对分布在全球的节点拥有100%的正常运行时间。中心化基础设施有额外的开销成本(冗余、中间商税),但Pocket Network没有,并能将这些好处传递给最终用户。


How do you view Web3.0 and how does Pocket solve its problems?

Michael :Web3.0 is the natural next step in terms of human innovation, but a majority of the blockchain industry is still at the Web2 stage.


What I mean by that is while we have amazing projects with decentralized front ends, open source code, etc. an overwhelming majority of them still run on AWS or another centralized infrastructure.


For example, research (2019) from Chainstack showed that over 60% of Ethereum nodes are running in the cloud, with nearly 25% via AWS. This represents a major single point of failure, especially when cloud platform monopolies experience downtime from outages or bugs.


Pocket combats the trend of blockchain node centralization with $POKT full-node incentivizes. Because of load-balancing and session tumbling at the protocol level, node operators find the optimal strategy to earn more POKT is to horizontally scale their node operations by spinning up more nodes in order to capture more opportunities for work.


Do you remember what happened on November 11th, 2020? Infura went offline, taking down a bunch of Ethereum applications offline with it.


People who added a Pocket-powered RPC endpoint in their MetaMask wallet were still able to transact and interact with Ethereum. This is because node operators are incentivized to maintain their base layer nodes and provide applications the best chain tip (i.e. correct data by majority).



What sets your token economics apart from other decentralized infrastructure solutions? What can users of Pocket Network find there that they canve recently announced the launch of the wrapped pocket staking program. What is this program and how can others get involved?

Michael :To the best of my knowledge, there isn’t a project like ours that is trying to be a decentralized multi-chain infrastructure protocol.


Our token economics is bleeding-edge, redefining how applications pay for blockchain infrastructure:


We enable projects to transform their infrastructure costs from a monthly sunken cost to a one-time POKT bond that can be recovered at any time by unstaking POKT, then selling on a secondary market


For context, users stake POKT for a certain amount of network request bandwidth (relay throughput). Here’s an example: 25,000 POKT equals about 1,000,000 requests per day. This would cost roughly 250 per month for an DApp developer using Infura.

也就是说,用户可以通过质押POKT来获得一定数量的网络请求带宽(中继吞吐量)。举个例子,25,000 个POKT约相当于日均1,000,000次中继请求。对于使用Infura的去中心化应用程序开发者来说,大约每月成本是250美元。

As their daily relay requests needs grow, developers can unstake and then restake more POKT to increase their daily allocated relay throughput.


 Alternatively, an app developer could leverage our gateway’s load-balancing feature to stake POKT in an additional Application Authentication Token (AAT) then map that to a load-balanced endpoint to add more network bandwidth to whichever blockchain their application needs access to.


 This further splits the work of serving application requests across multiple sessions with even more nodes to scale alongside it.


Pocket Network leverages near-zero marginal costs. The longer an application stays staked and uses the protocol, the more value they extract and the closer their costs approaches zero. After a few months, the service basically is free!

Pocket Network的边际成本近乎于零。应用程序选择质押的时间越长,其使用协议的时间就越长,其能获得的价值也就越大,其成本就越接近于零。几个月后,服务基本上就是免费的了!

小黄:什么是wrapped POKT? 它有何特色?

 What is wrapped POKT? And why wrapped POKT?

Michael :Wrapped POKT (wPOKT) is an ERC20 equivalent of our POKT token (backed 1:1), allowing DeFi users and farmers to crowdsource infrastructure for Ethereum (and other blockchain) applications.

Wrapped  POKT (wPOKT)是我们的POKT通证跨到以太坊的ERC20等价物(1:1对应),它可以为DeFi用户和矿工提供以太坊(和其他区块链)应用程序基础设施的众包服务。

Pocket Network is a developer-driven, blockchain-agnostic protocol that goes to where the developers are – and with the overwhelming majority of projects on Ethereum, we simply followed to provide unstoppable infrastructure.

Pocket Network是一种由开发者驱动的泛区块链协议,旨在满足开发者的需求,并为以太坊中的绝大多数项目提供势不可挡的基础设施。

wPokt allows Pocket to bridge to the Ethereum DeFi ecosystem, increases Pocket liquidity and brings more applications to Pocket Network. wPOKT becomes a standardised ERC20 token and can leverage the benefits of Ethereum smart contracts


小黄:我们如何获得wrapped Pokt (wPOKT)代币?

How can people acquire wrapped Pokt (wPOKT)?

Michael :At the moment, wPOKT is still under development and scheduled for release sometime this quarter. When we do launch, users will be able to get wPOKT through a LBP on Balancer.



For the public sale, you are doing a Balancer Liquidity Bootstrapping Pool (LBP), can share details of that? 

Michael :Sure! Essentially a LBP is like any other liquidity pool you would see on DEX’s like Uniswap or Sushiswap. However the ratio between wPOKT/DAI (our reserve token of choice) isn’t at 50/50, rather it’s always changing.


In the beginning, the ratio maybe 10 wPOKT to 1 DAI but the curve is continually adjusted to perhaps be 2 wPOKT to 1 DAI by the end of the distribution event. We talk in length about our LBP in this article, and users interested in knowing more about LBP’s in general can read documentation provided by Balancer here https://docs.balancer.finance/guides/smart-pool-templates-gui/liquidity-bootstrapping-pool

初期,这个比率可能是10 wPOKT比1 DAI,但到派发事件结束时,曲线可能会不断调整为2 wPOKT比1 DAI。我们在本文中详述了LBP的相关内容,点击了解更多信息。


Users who are unable to participate in the LBP will be able to purchase wPOKT just like any other ERC20 token on DEX’s like Uniswap, Sushiswap, 1inch, etc.


小黄:听说您最近会推出wrapped pocket质押项目,可以给我们就该项目基本情况和参与方式做简单的介绍吗?

You’ve recently announced the launch of the wrapped pocket staking program. What is this program and how can others get involved?

Michael :Our data farming program is the first ever “regen finance” program. Immediately after the wPOKT LBP starts, those who purchase wPOKT through the token distribution event will be able to take it and stake it in the first farm, which represents daily network request bandwidth (relay throughput) for a basket of applications.

我们的数据矿场项目是史上首个“再生金融”项目。wPOKT LBP启动后,那些通过代币分发事件购买wPOKT的投资者们就能参与其中并进行质押,这代表了一篮子应用程序的每日网络请求带宽(中继吞吐量)。

Instead of bootstrapping liquidity, you can think of it as a bootstrapping or crowdsourcing mechanism for applications’ infrastructure access by Web3 users.


By staking wPOKT on behalf of these applications and subsidizing their infrastructure costs, farmers will be able to earn yield in wPOKT. The longer a farmer stays staked the more they earn. They are naturally incentivized to stake for long periods of time in order to unlock wPOKT reward bonus multipliers for maximum of 3x.


For example, staking wPOKT for an entire month gives you a 2x multiplier ad staking for two months provides a 3x multiplier.


The program encourages users to spread the word of Pocket Network so they can potentially earn additional yield. Every time a new application is onboarded to the program, a new application-specific farm will be created which provides a new opportunity for farmers to earn more wPOKT. Each farm may have different yield rates, too.

该计划鼓励用户为Pocket Network做宣传,这样他们就有可能获得额外收益。每当有新的应用程序加入到计划之中,新的特定矿场就会被建成,这为矿工们提供了赚取更多wPOKT的新方法。每个矿场的产量可能会有所差异。


 How can a project that is interested in decentralized infrastructure get involved?

Michael :For projects interested in having an unstoppable decentralized infrastructure for their backend, please fill out this form to get early access to our dashboard:




What are your milestones for the rest of this year?

Michael :We recently crossed 1 billion relays serviced, which was a big milestone for us considering our mainnet launch was less than a year ago. The network has also grown to ~3400+ nodes!

  近日,我们的中继总量已经成功突破10亿大关。对于一个推出时间不到一年的主网来说,这一成绩具有着非凡的意义。目前,Pocket Network中的节点量也已突破3400个!

Other milestones for the rest of the year include the launch of wPOKT, our Privacy-focused Dashboard, support for more blockchains / layer 2 solutions, DAO-approved exchange listings, as well as, major protocol upgrades Pocket Core RC-0.6.1 & RC-0.7.0.

此外,我们还将发布wPOKT,增强隐私保护的控制面板,提供更多支持区块链/layer2的解决方案,推出Pocket DAO 选定的交易所,以及完成包括Pocket Core RC-0.6.1和RC-0.7.0在内的主要协议升级。


Anything else you want to share with the China Pocket community?

Michael :Sign up for wPOKT email updates to be alerted when launch partnerships are announced and for when the wPOKT LBP / Farming Program goes live

点击注册wPOKT邮箱,及时获取有关合作及wPOKT LBP /挖矿项目的更新情况。


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What are the economics and what is the burn mechanism of POKT? If you buy and stake POKT, how does staking apply for each type of user?

Michael :The growth of the POKT supply is directly proportional to the number of application requests (relays) being processed by nodes. For every relay served and validated, 0.01 POKT is minted by Pocket validator nodes.


The “Growth Phase” of Pocket Network is characterized as a period with relatively high rewards as well as an increase in the POKT supply designed to subsidize the bootstrapping of the network from both a node and application perspective. Once the relay growth rate starts to decrease, Pocket will enter the “Maturity Phase”.

Pocket Network的“成长期”的特点是有相对高的回报期,并通过增加POKT供应量以从节点和应用的角度提供自举激励。一旦中继增长率开始下降,Pocket就将进入“成熟期”。

At this point, the Pocket DAO can decide to institute the Application Burn Rate (ABR). This burns a developers’ stake to offset future inflation. The ABR basically caps the total amount of POKT, ensuring a network equilibrium where minty rate and burn rate are equal.

此时,Pocket DAO可以决定建立应用程序燃烧率(ABR),以此来销毁开发者的质押从而抵消未来的通胀。ABR基本上限制了POKT的总量,确保了网络的平衡,其中铸造率和焚毁率是相等的。

From here on out, application developers essentially pay through dilution while node rummers earn through inflation.


The Pocket DAO also has the discretion to increase or decrease the mint over time to either encourage node infrastructure bootstrapping or control the glut of nodes on the network.

Pocket DAO还可以酌情调整铸币量,以鼓励节点基础设施启动或控制网络上的节点过剩。

Nodes can be slashed for bad behavior. If slashing events like serving incorrect data or incorrect block validation drive a node’s stake below the minimum stake over time, then the node’s entire stake will be entirely burned.


If you buy and stake POKT, how does staking apply for each type of user?

如果买入并质押POKT, 如何实现价值的长期增值

Pocket Network is a two-sided marketplace between application developers consuming blockchain data requests and node operators servicing those relays.

Pocket Network是一个双向市场,应用程序开发人员使用区块链数据请求,节点运营商为这些中继提供服务。

Apps stake POKT in exchange for a desired amount of daily network bandwidth (relay throughput) of a blockchain, such as Ethereum or Avalanche or Solana (or all three if a multi-chain application).


Nodes stake POKT in order to receive the right to participate in Pocket’s work economy of relaying application requests and PoS consensus of validating blocks. Nodes can be slashed for bad behavior.


These two-sided tokenomics between apps and nodes reduce the available POKT in circulation.  



How many tokens have been minted and how many are in circulation?On which exchanges are the tokens issued?

 Michael :Since launch, Pocket has successfully served roughly 1 Billion relays. That means node operators in Pocket Network have minted an estimated 10 million POKT in network revenue.

 自发布以来,Pocket的中继服务量已经成功突破了了10亿次。这意味着Pocket Network的节点运营商已经创造了约1000万POKT的网络收入。

 The initial supply at genesis was 650M POKT tokens. Out of the ~660M POKT in the total supply, about 297M POKT has been staked by nodes and applications in Pocket Network. That’s nearly 222.75M USD in total locked value in staked POKT tokens.

 初期的供应量为6.5亿个POKT代币。在总供应的约6.6亿POKT中,约2.97亿POKT已被Pocket Network的节点和应用所质押。POKT代币锁定价值总计近22275万美元。

 You can check out the live network statistics with this community-built tool:



 On which exchanges are the tokens issued?


 POKT is not available on exchanges yet. However, the Pocket DAO recently voted and approved for a committee to pursue exchange listings.

 POKT目前尚未上线交易所。但近日Pocket DAO投票批准了委员会提交的发行提议

 A wPOKT LBP will be available to participate in this quarter. The data farming program is to be simultaneously launched alongside the wPOKT LBP. So participants would be able to stake wPOKT behalf of applications in the first farm and earn a yield for subsidizing the blockchain network bandwidth for that initial basket of applications. As new applications are onboarded, app-specific farms can be planted.

 wPOKT LBP将在本季度正式启动,数据挖矿计划也将同期开展。因此,参与者将能够代表首个挖矿应用程序投资wPOKT代币,并通过补贴最初一篮子应用程序的区块链网络带宽获得收益。随着新应用的出现,可以就特定的应用进行挖矿。

第三位来自“荒唐”的提问:Pocket Network可以通过什么方式产生利润/收入来维持您的项目,其收入模型是什么?它如何使投资者和您的项目双赢?

How does Pocket Network generate profit/revenue to sustain the protocol, and what is its revenue model?

 Michael :Of the POKT minted, 89% goes to service nodes, 1% goes to block producers, and 10% goes to the Pocket DAO.

 89%的POKT代币流向了服务节点,1%流向区块生产者,10%则流向了Pocket DAO。

 The Pocket DAO funds were fully unlocked at launch. too. By vote, POKT is distributed to project proposals via DAO grants. A recently passed proposal was wPOKT LBP and Data Farming program!

 Pocket DAO的资金在发布时完全解锁。经过投票,POKT通过DAO的赠款分发给项目提案。最近通过的一项提案是wPOKT LBP与数据挖矿计划!

 This growth mechanism will drive more relays to the protocol, which means more network revenue to be distributed among service nodes, validators, and the Pocket DAO.

 这种增长机制将推动协议中中继量的增长,这意味着更多的网络收入将被分配给服务节点、验证器和Pocket DAO。

 Applications developers and node operators are encouraged to become DAO members in order to vote on proposals and steward the protocol forward.


第四位来自“追剧小男孩.”:黑客导致的黑天鹅事件层出不穷,那么Pocket Network在安全性上,能否突破目前的区块链瓶颈呢?

Black Swan events caused by hackers emerge consistently. Given this context, how will Pocket Network break through the current bottleneck in blockchain in terms of security?

Michael :As mentioned earlier, a black swan event did occur in the Ethereum Ethereum ecosystem when Infura went offline for a handful of hours last year. This was due to a consensus bug that affected specific versions of Geth. Because so many applications and services depend heavily on Infura, a majority of them were brought down with Infura. It’s one of many single points of failures that plague centralized providers.


 This didn’t affect MetaMask users who added a Pocket-powered RPC Ethereum endpoint to their wallet. They were still able to transact and interact with DApps or Smart Contracts. This is because Pocket Network node runners have a diversity of Ethereum clients (Geth, OpenEthereum, Nethermind, or TurboGeth) . It makes for a more resilient, unstoppable network service!

 此类事故并不会影响到那些将Pocket RPC以太坊端点添加到钱包中的MetaMask用户。他们仍然能够与DApps或智能合约进行交易和交互。这是因为Pocket Network节点运行者拥有多种以太坊客户端(Geth、OpenEthereum、Nethermind或TurboGeth)。它使网络服务更具弹性,势不可挡!

 Pocket Network is unchallenged on the privacy front, too.  

 Pocket Network在隐私方面也十分安全。

 Every hour an application gets automatically paired in a session with 5 random nodes from the network. This adds a layer of obfuscation valued by privacy-orientated apps or services. The privacy can be amplified by mapping additional AATs to load-balanced endpoints and spreading the work more evenly across the network throughout multiple sessions. It ensures that only a portion of nodes are getting a portion of the total data, so no single node provider would get the whole picture.



As the middleware of Web3.0, can Pocket connect Web3.0 and Web 2.0 seamlessly? Will  Web2.0 be eliminated completely?

 Michael :Web2 will not be completely eliminated. But Pocket can certainly be the bridge between web3 and web2 paradigms. It’s uniquely positioned to do so, and provide a boost of decentralization.


 Other than blockchains, Pocket can support any public-verifiable open databases.


 Imagine POKT full-node incentives for spinning up and running The Onion Router (TOR) nodes!

 设想当POKT的全节点激励机制全面运作之时,洋葱路由器(Onion Router, TOR)节点也将被运行起来!


 Michael :Since launch, Pocket has successfully served roughly 1 Billion relays. That means node operators in Pocket Network have minted an estimated 10 million POKT in network revenue.


 The initial supply at genesis was 650M POKT tokens. Out of the ~660M POKT in the total supply, about 297M POKT has been staked by nodes and applications in Pocket Network. That’s nearly 222.75M USD in total locked value in staked POKT tokens.


You can check out the live network statistics with this community-built tool:



 POKT tokens are distributed to nodes who to the work through inflation. You can think of it like bitcoin mining, but instead of hashing data, you are providing a service to developers and applications all around the world



Michael : What’s great is that node runners on Pocket can provide infrastructure through Pocket for traditional industries. They went from trying to build on private blockchains, to public ones like Ethereum now. We already have 2 companies beginning to do this on Pocket, Blockspaces and Skillz.


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