Top Polygon (Matic) APIs

Polygon, previously known as MATIC, is a layer-2 scaling solution for Ethereum that aims to increase the scalability and interoperability of the Ethereum network. By building an additional layer on top of the existing Ethereum blockchain, Polygon offers faster and cheaper transactions while maintaining the security and decentralization of the underlying network.

Polygon’s zkEVM is a specific implementation of the zero-knowledge proof methodology, which is a way of proving the authenticity of a transaction without revealing any sensitive information allowing faster and more secure processing of transactions on the network. The launch of its zkEVM technology on mainnet beta in March 2023 is a highly anticipated milestone for the project and the broader crypto community.

With its growing list of integrations and partnerships, Polygon has become a popular choice for developers and users seeking a more scalable and cost-effective alternative to the main Ethereum network. Polygon recently rolled out a hardfork in January 2023 to combat gas spikes and chain reorgs.

What are Matic APIs?

Polygon APIs are designed to provide easy access to the Polygon Network’s functionality and allow developers to create decentralized applications (dApps) that can scale and perform more efficiently than on the Ethereum network. Several types of APIs are available including JSON-RPC APIs, Web3.js APIs, and SDK APIs.

We have researched and compiled a list of some of the top Polygon/Matic APIs to simplify the process for you.

Best Matic ( Polygon) APIs

1. Bitquery

Bitquery is a blockchain data company that provides a suite of APIs for interacting with the Polygon blockchain. These APIs provide a convenient and flexible way for developers to access data and perform various operations on the Polygon network, enabling them to build a wide range of applications, including decentralized apps, analytics tools, and other blockchain-based solutions.

The Polygon (Matic) Explorer by Bitquery is an invaluable resource for blockchain enthusiasts and developers, as it presents a wide range of information that can be easily accessed. Additionally, the API comes equipped with a GraphQL IDE, allowing users to write and tailor custom queries to extract the specific data they require.

Answering your data questions about the chain:

What are the crypto prices in the last 5 minutes? Where can I get the details of this smart contract?

Bitquery APIs provide a wide range of data to answer questions about the Polygon blockchain. Some examples of the types of data that the Bitquery API can provide include:

Transactions for any smart contract: You can retrieve transaction data for any smart contract or any token on the Polygon network. This can be useful for analyzing the behavior of smart contracts and tracking their usage over time.

Dex exchanges by pair: The API can also provide data on decentralized exchanges (DEXs) on the Polygon network, including information on trade volumes. This can be useful for analyzing the performance of specific trading pairs and identifying trends in DEX activity.

Outflows of a wallet: If you want to track the movement of funds in and out of a specific wallet on the Polygon network, the API has it covered with data on transactions and other related metrics.

Vault Gas Spend: Bitquery provides data on the gas consumed by smart contracts on the Polygon network. This is useful for tracking smart contract execution costs and optimizing gas consumption.

Fetch last X minutes prices: You can get real-time price data for assets on the Polygon network, allowing you to fetch the last X-minute prices and track changes in asset values over time.

These are a few instances of what you can achieve using the API. Experiment with it to discover the impressive applications you can build.

Support for multiple blockchains: In addition to Polygon, Bitquery also supports 30+ other blockchain networks, such as Ethereum, Bitcoin, and Binance Chain.

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2. BlockDaemon

Blockdaemon is an infrastructure-as-service product that gives on-chain data and staking services for Polygon that cater to institutional needs. Whether you are a developer requiring fully managed nodes or a financial institution aiming to maximize your assets’ yield through validator nodes, Blockdaemon has got you covered.

By using the Ubiquity Native RPC Access API, you can access various major protocols, including Polygon, via their respective native APIs. The Native RPC Access expands on the Ubiquity Universal API’s features, allowing you to delve further into a particular blockchain. You can easily incorporate this adaptable and scalable API into your existing applications by directing your calls to Ubiquity.

3. PolygonScan

The PolygonScan APIs are useful for developers who want to build applications or services that require access to blockchain data from the Polygon POS Chain. With the PolygonScan Developer APIs, you can access data about accounts such as balance and transaction history.

Additionally, the APIs also provide information about ERC-20 Token Transfer Events, which can be particularly useful for developers working with Ethereum-based tokens on the Polygon network. The Geth Proxy API provided by PolygonScan can allow developers to interact with the Polygon network using the Geth JSON-RPC interface.

In the free plan, you can make up to 100,000 API calls per day with a limit of 5 API calls per second which is sufficient for most small-scale projects.

4. Quicknode

QuickNode is a platform that provides developers and businesses with an end-to-end solution for accessing the Polygon blockchain. It provides access to elastic APIs, powerful tools, and analytics through an easy-to-use control panel. The platform supports both the Polygon Mainnet and the Mumbai Testnet, which is a replica of the mainnet used for testing.

Trace mode is a feature of QuickNode that allows developers to request the node to re-execute a desired transaction with varying degrees of data collection.

Archive mode is another feature of QuickNode that makes all historical states of values in smart contracts, as well as all balances of an account, accessible. This can be useful for conducting historical analyses and audits.

The free plan offered by QuickNode provides 10 million API credits with a limit of 25 requests per second.

5. Covalenthq

Covalent’s Unified API is designed to make it easier for developers to access and integrate blockchain data from a wide range of different sources.

The Covalent API provides a RESTful interface, which means that developers can access the data they need by making HTTP requests to specific API endpoints. For example, a developer might use the Covalent API to fetch all the token balances for a particular wallet address or to retrieve a list of recent transactions on Polygon.

Covalent’s free developer account offers access to both Class A and Class B endpoints with a limit of 4 requests per second.

6. Moralis

Moralis is a blockchain middleware that provides developers with easy-to-use APIs to build dApps on the Polygon network. With Moralis, developers can access and index all NFTs, tokens, balances, and other blockchain-related data from multiple EVM-compatible blockchains, including Polygon.

Moralis also offers a Streams API that allows developers to stream on-chain Polygon events to their backend in real time to build real-time applications that can respond to user actions on the blockchain as soon as they occur. Additionally, developers can set up custom ABIs and filters, and get notified the moment users make Polygon transactions, transfers, stakes, swaps, and more.

The free starter plan offered by Moralis includes access to the Moralis APIs, Web3 Authentication, and Moralis Streams.

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