Ending Soon! Save 33% on All Access

This Web3 Infrastructure Platform Serves More Than 2 Trillion Transactions a Year The co-founder of Ankr shares his insights on Web3 development and his crypto predictions for 2023.

By Jessica Abo

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

Chandler Song was a student at UC Berkeley when he was introduced to Bitcoin in 2014. Today, he is the co-founder and CEO of Ankr, a decentralized Web3 infrastructure platform, which services more than 50 proof-of-stake chains with a global node delivery system and RPC aggregator.

Ankr currently serves more than 2 trillion transactions a year across Web3 and is a leading infrastructure provider for BSC, Fantom, and Polygon chains as of 2022. Ankr also offers a suite of developer tools, including the Liquid Staking SDK, Web3 Gaming SDK, and AppChains.

Song's previous interests in blockchain, quantitative finance, and AI all crystallized into a passion for crypto and decentralized finance - DeFi.

Soon after graduating, he was working as an Amazon Web Services (AWS) engineer when he had the first iteration of an idea for a platform that could provide the node infrastructure for blockchain-based systems in a novel way. He pitched this idea to the Ankr co-founders, and the platform went on to become an early success story in the blockchain industry.

Song sat down with Jessica Abo to talk about his ideal client, how Ankr works, and his predictions for the crypto winter around the corner.

Jessica Abo

Entrepreneur Leadership Network® Contributor

Media Trainer, Keynote Speaker, and Author

Jessica Abo is a sought-after media trainer, award-winning journalist and best-selling author. Her client roster includes medical and legal experts, entrepreneurs, small business owners, startup founders, C-Suite executives, coaches, celebrities and philanthropists. Visit www.jessicaabo.com.

Want to be an Entrepreneur Leadership Network contributor? Apply now to join.

More from Jessica Abo

These Dads Are Trying to Make Brain Nutrition Accessible to All

How to Find Balance When You're a Startup Founder

How This Company is Trying to Help Mainstream Users Navigate the Web3 Economy

How to Maintain Your Integrity While Keeping Up With a Rapidly Changing Environment

Business Models

How to Become an AI-Centric Business (and Why It's Crucial for Long-Term Success)

Learn the essential steps to integrate AI at the core of your operations and stay competitive in an ever-evolving landscape.

Business Ideas

63 Small Business Ideas to Start in 2024

We put together a list of the best, most profitable small business ideas for entrepreneurs to pursue in 2024.


Is Consumer Services a Good Career Path for 2024? Here's the Verdict

Consumer services is a broad field with a variety of benefits and drawbacks. Here's what you should consider before choosing it as a career path.