โœจ Gateway

The bloXroute Gateway is open-source software that acts as the entrypoint for blockchain clients (such as Geth, Bitcoin ABC, etc.) to bloXrouteโ€™s BDN, passing transactions and blocks between the blockchain client and the rest of the BDN. The Gateway talks to the blockchain client using the blockchain clientโ€™s native peer-to-peer communication protocol. From the perspective of the blockchain client, a Gateway is simply another peer in the network

To communicate with the rest of the bloXroute BDN, the Gateway communicates in the BLXR protocol. As open-source software, anyone can modify the Gateway to meet their needs, or review the code to ensure that the software is behaving as expected.

There are two types of Gateways, a Local Gateway and a Hosted Gateway. A Local Gateway is installed by the user on a server with low latency to their blockchain client and configures it to communicate with the blockchain client. A Hosted Gateway is conveniently hosted and managed by bloXroute in its Cloud infrastructure.