Blockchain Backend Firm Alchemy Moves to Bring NFTs to a Wider Audience

The influential blockchain infrastructure company is rolling out an API that links NFTs with ever more platforms.

AccessTimeIconNov 18, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. UTC
Updated May 11, 2023 at 4:43 p.m. UTC

A key company in non-fungible token (NFT) infrastructure is rolling out a new tool to help NFTs go mainstream.

Alchemy Insights, Inc., the developer-centric firm plugged into Dapper Labs and many Ethereum blue-chips, on Thursday launched an NFT API that it said will bridge assets like CryptoPunks with websites, social media and other non-crypto-native platforms.

Think of it as Web 3 meets Web 2, CEO Nikil Viswanathan told CoinDesk.

He said the new product line makes it easier for developers to integrate NFTs with the wider digital world. It’s not just as simple as screenshot and paste, he said, especially when it comes to future NFT applications like the metaverse.

“It’s really difficult to build complex applications on top of NFTs,” he said. “Our goal here is to make NFTs accessible to any developer.”


Please note that our privacy policy, terms of use, cookies, and do not sell my personal information has been updated.

CoinDesk is an award-winning media outlet that covers the cryptocurrency industry. Its journalists abide by a strict set of editorial policies. In November 2023, CoinDesk was acquired by the Bullish group, owner of Bullish, a regulated, digital assets exchange. The Bullish group is majority-owned by; both companies have interests in a variety of blockchain and digital asset businesses and significant holdings of digital assets, including bitcoin. CoinDesk operates as an independent subsidiary with an editorial committee to protect journalistic independence. CoinDesk employees, including journalists, may receive options in the Bullish group as part of their compensation.

Danny Nelson

Danny is CoinDesk's Managing Editor for Data & Tokens. He owns BTC, ETH and SOL.

Read more about