As a blockchain developer, do you often struggle to efficiently access and navigate current and historical on-chain data? This time we are pleased to invite BlockVision, a one-stop developer platform, to introduce how their various APIs and developer kits can greatly enhance and optimize the developer experience on BNBChain. Let’s take a look!
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1. Please describe BlockVision to those unfamiliar with it. What’s your vision and mission?
BlockVision is a one-stop development platform and on-chain data retrieval portal for developers that boasts impressively low-latencies and high availability due to its distributed multi-node architecture. With our powerful HTAP engine and Data Cloud, BlockVision is able to provide a suite of enhanced FT & NFT & DeFi APIs, development toolkits, high-performance node services and smart alerts to make your web 3.0 experience better and smoother.
BlockVision aims to become an open infrastructure and network for developers to build, contribute and utilize their own datasets as well as customized APIs. Built for developers and by developers. Plus, we are expanding our boundaries and reaching more potential. Other than the already released products and functions, DeFi protocol analytics and GameFi related indexing APIs will be launched and they are going to accelerate your experience in development.
2. What’s your products’ killer feature?
FT portfolio and NFT portfolio, you can use this API to check out the position, the token or NFT an wallet holds, of any accounts. Apart from portfolio APIs, all token or NFT behaviors like transfer, mint, auction, and approval can be obtained through our APIs. As is known, the datasets of BNB chain are extremely large and hard to get. Our data system is a real time streaming engine so that you can acquire the data in realtime. Developers can check our NFT API, ERC20 API and Account API for more details.
3. This month BlockVision launched NFT APIs on BNB chain. Could you please introduce the features of these groundbreaking APIs? And what can developers do with these APIs?
A variety of gorgeous NFT projects on the BNB chain are on the fast lane and heading to the next stage of blockchain. BlockVision could be a powerful engine to speed up your pace and level up performance. Here are some details and guides of these APIs.
This column of powerful APIs contribute to data analysis and forecast trends. Using these APIs, you can acknowledge detailed information of analytical data like volume, floor price and listing price as well as the current and historical pyramid information. The NFT market is rather changeable and the data of this market is varied and numerous. Analytical data could ameliorate the trading strategies. In the meantime, users could gain insight into the dynamic changes of certain NFT that you intend to query.
This bundle of APIs help users by provisioning for account information. Some users might need to look into the internal figures of a wallet, like the balance, what kind of NFT collections the holder owns as well as portfolio scanning of certain wallets. Through these APIs, NFT projects could effortlessly fetch the NFT account data and integrate this data with your projects.
NFT ranking APIs are used to have a broad view of the pyramid data of NFT like top collections, top buyers and sellers, top NFTs and top accounts. These APIs are rather significant for users who would like to investigate some top tier giants and APIs will help users save time without scanning the whole chain. Some visualized NFT data portals or internal investigations could utilize these NFT ranking APIs.
NFT holders are keeping an eye on NFT assets so as to get hold of some specific data of their beloved or interested NFTs. Users could check the owners of the NFT or the metadata like specific description of the certain NFT, the link of the image in IPFS and token URI, etc. Using this kind of APIs, some airdrops and marketing strategies could be made according to these returning stats.
With the booming of various NFT collections, it’s essential to figure out detailed information of certain collections and users could call this kind of API to know the bird-eye view of market infos of a collection. Plus, what NFT and holders of certain NFT collections could be queried through these APIs.
Sometimes users are likely to explore activities like auction records from a single NFT to the whole collection. And events like approvals, mints and transfers can also be known by calling this kind of APIs. NFT projects could trace these hard-to-get NFT activities and implement detective actions easily via these APIs.
4. Let’s say I want to start using BlockVision. Where do I start? Where can I find some how-to guides?
The best way to start is to go through our official website: developers can start by creating an APP on our easy-to-operate dashboard and use multiple fantastic functions immediately. With BlockVision’s powerful development toolkit, users are able to access API call history, API call Analytics, monitor the life cycle of transactions on the chain and get notified in real-time. Developers could call indexing APIs, make the alerts and do debugging, etc. For more how-to information about BlockVision products, please check out our documentation.
5. When was the idea behind BlockVision born, and what led to it?
Three pain points in the current process of Web3 development have led to the setup of BlockVision.
Firstly, lack of a complete development toolkit. The current market has a number of basic node service providers.However, this is far from enough to meet the needs of the user base across multiple chains. Apart from node services, developers also require enhanced development toolkits to assist them in R&D as well as debugging.
Secondly, lack of a dataset provider with high availability and low latency. Dapps are becoming increasingly data-driven in the Web3 era. Meanwhile, the volume of data is growing at an exponential pace with various high-performance public chains and roll-up solutions. The market lacks a high-availability and low-latency dataset provider.
Last but not least, lack of open infrastructure for lake-house & APIs. It takes more than a single team to cater to developers’ needs in the fast-growing Web3 era. What we need now is a community-driven open network and infrastructure where developers are able to build their own data lakehouse and APIs.
6. What are the main advantages of BlockVision for the user, compared to a similar project from a mainstream infrastructure market?
Most of our engineers have rich development experience in big data and data warehouses, and they’re also family with Web3 development. Talents are the most valuable assets in a fast-growing industry,since everything has just begun and is constantly changing.
For example, the most competitive function of our Data Cloud is snapshot analytics.Most of our APIs can support users to query the current status as well as historical status. As far as we know, we’re the only one that can provide this kind of indexing. To provide those APIs, lots of our tables have more than 1 billion records. It’s hard to achieve an HTAP engine to store those dataset and ensure low latency and high availability. We have the confidence to say that we are way better than our competitor in both depth and width of the data service.
7. Why did you decide to migrate/build on the BNB Chain?
We believe that BNB chain is the most promising and powerful ecosystem in the whole blockchain industry and there are massive great projects on BNB chain. What’s more, we believe in the synergies between Binance and BNB chain. In the ups and downs of the market, we believe BNB chain will lead the trend and guide developers and project builders to a better future. BNB staff’s support is also beneficial, especially for a project that wants to grow from 0 to 1.
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