Ankr Network is a platform that brings together concepts from web3 and DeFi ecosystems to power the crypto economy. Ankr aims to help developers to build products like smart contracts, dApps, and protocols with more streamlined processes and at reduced costs. To do so, Ankr is building a framework that enables businesses to use distributed cloud computing. It also offers investors the opportunity to achieve a higher rate of return over traditional staking methods. The ANKR token is used as payment on the platform, and can be earned for activities such as staking crypto.