Cloudflare is your gateway to Web3

Easy access to IPFS and Ethereum networks

Web 1.0 gave the world the ability to rapidly distribute information, while Web 2.0 made that information interactive. Web 3.0, or Web3, is held to be the next iteration of the World Wide Web, built on decentralized technologies like IPFS and Ethereum.

Cloudflare manages, maintains, and monitors Web3 infrastructure, so you can focus on what matters: building applications. Leverage our industry-leading global network to create secure, reliable, and fast services built on Web3 technology.

What is Web3?


Web3 does not rely on any central provider or authority. Instead, data and files are decentralized and distributed across nodes on the network.

Implicit trust

Web3 inherently incorporates aspects of implicit trust using cryptographic hashes to ensure data has not been tampered with and users receive what they expect to receive. Applications built on blockchains like Ethereum do not rely on any central authority and are verified by all connected nodes.

Peer-to-peer (P2P) networking

The Interplanetary File System (IPFS) provides a storage layer for Web3. IPFS is a protocol and peer-to-peer (P2P) distributed network for storing data across nodes within the network.

Fast, reliable, secure access to IPFS and Ethereum

The Cloudflare network spans more than 275 cities in over 100 countries and is uniquely positioned to provide fast, secure access to Web3 storage and services. Leverage our caching capabilities to deliver content as quickly as possible to users. Focus on building Web3 services and rely on Cloudflare to provide secure, reliable, and fast-performing Web3 infrastructure.

IPFS Gateway

Cloudflare IPFS Gateway provides a bridge between the current Web 2.0 model and the new decentralized and trustless model of Web3. With Cloudflare IPFS Gateway, customers can start leveraging IPFS and make content on IPFS easily accessible via HTTP. Customers can use Cloudflare DNS to map IPFS content to a domain name.

Cloudflare IPFS Gateway allows customers to continue using HTTP while enjoying the benefits of IPFS. It allows for easy consumption for the larger user base using traditional web clients.

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Ethereum Gateway

Cloudflare Ethereum Gateway helps developers and anyone wanting to access the Ethereum blockchain by enabling them to do so without deploying their own Ethereum nodes, which is a resource-intensive process. Deploy and access distributed applications (DApps) quickly and easily with our gateway.

Cloudflare Ethereum Gateway also allows customers to use their own domains. JSON RPC queries over HTTP can be sent to a custom domain name.

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Cloudflare IPFS Gateway Whitepaper

Learn about the challenges of the centralized web, the benefits of the distributed web and the Interplanetary File System (IPFS), and how Cloudflare IPFS Gateway makes it possible to incorporate IPFS into your services.

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Cloudflare Ethereum Gateway Whitepaper

Learn about blockchain, Ethereum, and how the Cloudflare Ethereum Gateway helps you use Ethereum without the time-intensive process of setting up your own nodes. Learn how to incorporate Ethereum into your services.

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Webinar: Introduction to Cloudflare Web3 Gateways

Watch this webinar to learn how Cloudflare can help in your Web3 journey. Understand the motivation behind Web3, how Cloudflare Web3 Gateways work, and their respective benefits. With Varun Mehta, Product Manager at Cloudflare, and Humair Ahmed, Technical Marketing Director at Cloudflare.

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