Aster’s vision is to become the best blockchain to build on…
This partnership announcement with Covalent bring them one step closer to this goal to be the best.
But of course, they are far from done as they have many more ideas for the future months ahead. Just check out the future initiatives they have in mind going forward. If you don’t consider them the very best yet just keep watching.
Astar Partners with Covalent!
06/14/2022 — Astar is excited to announce their newest partnership — Covalent! Covalent brings an excellent indexing solution to Astar. This partnership is part of their vision of making Astar the best blockchain to build on. Providing developers with reliable, high-quality data that will allow them to build faster and easier is another step towards reaching that vision.
Future initiatives that will roll out in later stages include:
- Decentralizing the Astar Network data stack for redundancy and validator incentives
- The ability for developers to build their own endpoints in the chain
- Covalent’s analyst mode — enabling developers to write SQL to build bespoke dashboards
Developers now can access Astar mainnet data with Covalent’s Unified API.
The data available includes:
- Token balances per address
- Get NFT transactions for contract
- Historical transactions per address
- Get all contract metadata
Covalent brings full transparency and visibility to assets that span over 32 blockchains and is used and trusted by over 27,000 developers and counting! The dataset supports 25B+ transactions, 30,000+ price feeds, and 200,000 smart contracts for querying. A multichain can be enabled in minutes with Covalent’s Unified API by changing the chain ID parameter.
“One of the key features needed in launching a smart contract platform is an indexer. Covalent is one of the most used indexers out there and already offering great services to our builders on Shiden, our canary network on Kusama. Astar builders will find Covalent a great fit for creating the next generation dApps with innovative features.”
-Maarten Henskens — Head of Ecosystem Development.
Covalent’s vision aligns with Astar’s, giving users access to composable, verifiable, permissionless, and trustless data. Their shared vision of Web 3.0 makes them very proud and excited about this partnership and what Covalent enables developers to build on Astar.
Covalent provides the industry-leading Unified API bringing visibility to billions of Web3 data points. Developers use Covalent to build exciting multi-chain applications like crypto wallets, NFT galleries, and investor dashboard tools utilizing data from 32+ blockchains. Covalent is trusted by a community of 27,000+ developers and powers data for 1000+ applications including 0x, Zerion, Rainbow Wallet, Rotki, Bitski and many others.
Astar Network is the Smart Contract Hub for WASM + EVM and the top Parachain on Polkadot in Total Value Locked + Most Ethereum Assets. Since winning its Parachain auction in January 2022, Astar Network has become the top Parachain in the Polkadot ecosystem in Total Value Locked and most Ethereum assets transferred over. Astar Network is the leading smart contract hub that connects the Polkadot ecosystem to Ethereum, Cosmos, and all major layer 1 blockchains. Astar Network supports dApps using multiple virtual machines — namely WASM and EVM — and offers the best technology solutions and financial incentives via its Build2Earn and Astar Incubation Program for Web3 developers to build on top of a secure, scalable, and interoperable blockchain.
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