Mask Network

Reliable and High-Performance Infrastructure to Power Mask Network’s Bridge to Web 3.0

Mask Network Website

Executive Summary

Mask Network is a browser extension which is positioned to become the bridge that connects internet users from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0. The foundational technology of Mask Network is a peer to peer encrypted messaging application, with new functions continuously created around this foundation. Mask Network integrates decentralized social messaging, borderless payment network, and decentralized file storage and sharing to provide a safe and convenient portal for users to jump right into the continent of decentralized finance and then the new world of Web 3.0. Check out this article to learn more about the project.

Challenges

Mask Network has long been committed to bringing different decentralized applications to social networks like Twitter and Facebook. One example is their use of ITOs (Initial Twitter Offering), which enable users to directly participate in the public issuance of tokens on Twitter.

However, twenty minutes before their first ITO on February 22, 2021, some of their users started to report that Ethereum related features (e.g. wallet balances) were down. They identified the issue five minutes prior to the ITO and decided to postpone the release because it required stable Ethereum RPC endpoint connection. The issue came from the outage of their Ethereum RPC endpoint provider due to a sudden rise of traffic.

Reliable and High-Performance Infrastructure to Power Mask Network’s Bridge to Web 3.0

The Mask Network team responded to their issue by contacting a few projects in order to find a skilled Ethereum infrastructure team that could help them quickly increase the scalability and reliability of their service. Within an hour, they were able to connect with the Infura team to brainstorm a solution that would help them achieve a successful ITO.

“During the three rounds of ITOs in 36 hours, Infura helped our users process over 10 million requests with a 100% success rate at a very last minute notice (aka in the middle of the night). Infura is one of the keys towards our successful ITO and many thanks to them for their reliable and high-performance service.”
Mask Network Team

With Infura’s help, Mask Network successfully launched their ITO offering and has since powered multiple ITOs, including Loopring’s LRC and Mirror’s synthetic asset $mTSLA. The two cases have thoroughly demonstrated Mask Network’s capacity to connect social media with decentralized finance, as well as the demand of existing social media users for a user-friendly way to access the world of DeFi and Web 3.0.

As the Web 3.0 ecosystem grows, scalable and trusted infrastructure that developers can build on is becoming increasingly important. We are proud to power Mask Network and we look forward to continuing to support them as they push forward the blockchain ecosystem!

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