Connect to blockchain nodes without being tracked

Blockchain RPC Provider That Won’t Track You: Case of GetBlock

Here’s how your dApp can connect to a blockchain node without being tracked and why this is important to your customers.

After huge FTX collapse, the Web3 segment was shaken up by MetaMask’s announcement. For the very first time many crypto users for the first time ever checked the RPC provider their dApps are using, and not for nothing.

Decentralization theater: Top blockchain RPC providers are tracking clients’ IP addresses

The leading Ethereum wallet, MetaMask, has a default partnership with Infura — a provider of endpoints for remote procedure calls. This partnership led to MetaMask’s statement that Privacy Policy updates on November 24, 2022 would make headlines. Additionally, Infura APIs are used by default in all of MetaMask’s interactions.

As Twitter users were getting mad about such an announcement made by #1 decentralized wallet in Web3, MetaMask team released another one. It attempted to explain that nothing special happened as new policies ‘did not result in more intrusive data collection or data processing. They also stated that the announcement wasn’t related to any regulatory changes or inquiries.

But still some MetaMask users decided to change their RPC service provider and moved from Infura to its competitors.


Chinese crypto media outlet BlockBeats reports that other RPC providers, including Quicknode, Moralis and Alchemy, collect the IP addresses and other personal information of their users. This led many MetaMask users to wonder why other providers followed the same standards.

Wake-up call for users and teams?

This is dangerous to average cryptocurrency holders (check out our shortest guide for them on how to circumvent IP tracking) and for Web3 applications.

DeFi users reveal information to surveillance agencies thanks to their wallet builds. With this information in hand, every watchdog can easily link personal transactions and IP addresses. This obviously affects anyone who uses a DeFi wallet — regardless of their experience level or intentions. As government agencies crack down on privacy rights in the crypto space, this fact persists as a worrisome reality for both new and experienced Web 3.0 users. It contradicts the “on-chain” “non-custodial” and “decentralized” nature of Web 3.0 apps.

In March 2022, Iran and Venezuela faced a widespread Infura and MetaMask interruption. This was at least one time that this particular policy has already been implemented and led to a censorship event.

These restrictions are even more dangerous for the teams of on-chain applications as they might reveal their visitors’ data for tracking.

It is time to test out a service that focuses on providing privacy and anonymity for its clients.

Time to move to GetBlock, a nodes provider that doesn’t sacrifice your privacy

GetBlock is a top-tier blockchain RPC provider. We have never tracked the wallets and IP addresses of our clients through our services. Normally we don’t require customers to provide their IDs or credit cards when using GetBlock. As we are not a financial institution or similar organization, we don’t have to require this information.

To provide a more in-depth service, we only need to collect data that is necessary to our work. For more information about our Privacy Policy, please refer to this link.

GetBlock does not log and store the IP addresses of its users. We don’t associate IP addresses with our users’ wallets or identities, so users remain anonymous. Using GetBlock as a payment option doesn’t require users to share bank card information. Additionally, using the app isn’t dependent on accepting cryptocurrency.

We use Google Analytics service for better user experience. However, this can not allow us to track users’ activity on our nodes.

Although many users prefer an easy way to sign in, GetBlock accepts e-mail accounts. Users who want extra privacy can use the secure email services Tutanota, Proton Mail or Mailfence. Most users also choose to use these privacy-focused services instead.

Switching to GetBlock is a smart move for your dApp as it will gain anonymity and privacy.

GetBlock offers access to 50+ blockchains through multiple interfaces, including mainstream chains such as Ethereum, BNB Chain, Bitcoin and Polygon. We provide free and paid access to shared and dedicated nodes.

Get access to our nodes now.

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GetBlock is a service that provides fast and easy API connection to blockchain nodes of 40+ cryptocurrencies.

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GetBlock is a service that provides fast and easy API connection to blockchain nodes of 40+ cryptocurrencies.