📡 Arbitrum One Relays Go 2x, as Daily All-Time Highs are Tested

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Nov 15, 2023
📡 Arbitrum One Relays Go 2x, as Daily All-Time Highs are Tested

Relay Recap #105 brings 2x growth from Arbitrum One RPC relays, and 10 other chains growing relays by at least 10%. This recap covers stats from March 2 - March 8.

Happy Friday! We're back with another Relay Recap.

We had a slight increase in relays this week, as the network mostly kept pace with the relay numbers of the last several weeks.

Early in the period, we had multiple days that pushed towards the daily all time high around 1.4 billion relays, although not quite crossing that mark.

While the top two chains, Polygon and Ethereum, put up nearly the exact same number of relays as last week, we had growth from several other Top 10 chains, as well as some of the network's smaller sources of relays, all of which helped to grow overall relays week over week. Part of this growth included Arbitrum One RPC relays more than doubling compared to the prior Recap.

All in all, we had 11 different supported chains that grew their weekly relays by more than 10% during this period, highlighting the strong diversity of relay sources as Ethereum and Polygon relays stayed flat. You can check out the Chain Highlights section below to see the charts and stats for each of these.

Arbitrum One RPC relays help overall Pocket Network relays stay flat.

Throughout this period, the network serviced an average of 1.279 billion daily relays. The daily high for this time period was recorded at 1.395 billion on March 2nd.

Overall, 8.95 billion relays were serviced during the week. This was a 1% increase from the 8.88 billion relays the prior week.

Arbitrum One RPC relays contribute to 1% growth for total Pocket Network weekly relays.

Chain Highlights

Below are some of the chains with the top week-over-week relay growth.

The green percentages show total weekly relay growth, while the charts show the two-week trend in relays per node. Images courtesy of POKTscan!

Arbitrum One ↗️ 122%

Arbitrum One RPC relays grow by 122% week over week.

🦾 221 nodes servicing

📡 4,617 average daily relays per node

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Polygon Mumbai ↗️ 60%

🦾 410 nodes servicing

📡 4,002 average daily relays per node

Boba ↗️ 56%

🦾 3,755 nodes servicing

📡 1,028 average daily relays per node

Swimmer ↗️ 53%

🦾 3,323 nodes servicing

📡 707 average daily relays per node

IoTeX ↗️ 31%

🦾 18,722 nodes servicing

📡 1,137 average daily relays per node

Osmosis ↗️ 28%

🦾 389 nodes servicing

📡 138 average daily relays per node

OEC ↗️ 24%

🦾 2,406 nodes servicing

📡 1,139 average daily relays per node

Moonriver ↗️ 15%

🦾 3,745 nodes servicing

📡 865 average daily relays per node

Moonbeam ↗️ 13%

🦾 13,680 nodes servicing

📡 494 average daily relays per node

BSC ↗️ 12%

🦾 20,543 nodes servicing

📡 4,708 average daily relays per node

Ethereum Archival ↗️ 10%

🦾 14,331 nodes servicing

📡 151 average daily relays per node

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Node Earnings

From March 2nd through March 8th, we had a similar picture in POKT earnings as we've seen in recent weeks. Ethereum continues to be a close second to Polygon in terms of total POKT earnings, while Gnosis - xDai remains in a distant third.

In terms of average daily POKT per node, we saw the following chains make the Top 15 list.

Arbitrum One RPC growth helps the chain move up to the #3 spot for average daily POKT earned per node.

As far as Arbitrum One RPC traffic goes, two big days at the beginning of the week (both over 1 million daily relays), and an even bigger day to close the period (nearly 2 million daily relays) helped the chain to grow relays by more than 100%, and vault Arbitrum One up 9 spots and into the Top 3.

Polygon Mumbai also made a sizable move up into the Top 5 this week, thanks to its 60% relay growth. While Polygon Mumbai was clocking in above last week's performance for several days during this period, its 60% growth was due in part especially to big days on March 3rd and 4th, in which relays were around 2-3x higher than the numbers we were seeing last week.

Meanwhile, Solana did not sustain a huge spike in relays that we saw last week, as the chain dropped 10 spots on this list to finish at the #13 spot.

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Node Infrastructure

As of March 8th, Pocket Network’s decentralized infrastructure included 21,197 active nodes across more than 25 different countries, allowing the network to provide constant uptime and resiliency while supporting dozens of different chains.

This total node count was down about 0.75% from the previous week.

Note: PIP-22 and PUP-19 brought big changes to the incentives that shape Pocket’s node infrastructure, by way of introducing stake-weighted servicer rewards and increased validator rewards. We’ll likely continue seeing a consolidation of nodes, as node runners and providers combine stakes to take advantage of these incentive structures that were rolled out in v0.9.0.

Wrap Up

  • Arbitrum One RPC relays grow more than 2x, and the chain moves into the Top 3 for average POKT per node.
  • Significant growth from many chains outside the Top 5 helps balance out a flat week from Polygon and Ethereum.
  • Daily all-time highs are tested several times in the beginning of the period.

Thank you for reading!

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