From Challenge to Success with Blast: Our NIM Mainnet Launch Experience

From Challenge to Success with Blast: Our NIM Mainnet Launch Experience

Blast Team

2 min read

On May 1st, 2024, NIM Network, the first RollApp to ever be deployed on Dymension, released its Mainnet, which led to a massive surge in traffic, given the concurrent TGE airdrop. Having integrated NIM Mainnet since Day 1, our engineers immediately took action. We established a war room and conducted a thorough analysis involving all stakeholders. By the time of the launch, Blast had effectively scaled its infrastructure and implemented essential fixes in production, ensuring a smooth user experience for NIM users.

Although the end-user experience was smooth and efficient during the event, the complexity of the backend operations managed by the Blast team might not be immediately obvious. This article explores the technical efforts and efforts made to maintain this level of service for the NIM Mainnet Launch. Continue reading to discover more about our journey.

What is NIM Network?

NIM is the first RollApp to be deployed on Dymension, blending blockchain and gaming technologies to create crypto-native gaming experiences. It runs on Dymension using Celestia DA technology and an EVM framework. NIM fosters a collaborative environment among infrastructure firms, specialized AI models, computing providers, and gaming dApp developers, focusing on exploring and experimenting with cutting-edge technology and novel primitives. The NIM Network advances a development ecosystem for games that utilize AI and blockchain technology. It addresses Web3 challenges through fast iteration and feedback loops and uses a modular stack approach to integrate existing infrastructure with consumer applications.

Our Experience with the NIM Mainnet Launch

Following the war-room setup, in 2 days our team of engineers has managed to scale our infrastructure in order to support the smooth unfolding of the NIM Mainnet Launch. In total, Blast has served 38,404,551 API calls, detailed in the graph below.

The NIM Mainnet Launch served as a proof to the meticulous planning and flawless execution by Blast’s team. In anticipation of the surge, our team set up a dedicated war room to enable seamless collaboration and ensure a rapid response. This proactive strategy led to lightning-fast transactions and nearly undetectable latency, providing a frictionless user experience.

Furthermore, it proved to be an immensely valuable learning experience that required quick thinking and agile responses to maintain optimal user experiences. The insights we gained have strengthened our ability to handle high-traffic situations not only on NIM but across all networks supported by Blast, reaffirming our steadfast commitment to providing exceptional service universally.

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