Wandering the crypto landscape can feel like a trek through vast, sprawling wilderness. It's enticing, but can you really navigate through the mammoth Ethereum blockchain that's nearly 1 TB in size? And that's where we step in.
Indexer.xyz is the friendly guide you didn't know you needed. Our job? To help you navigate the expansive data territories of the crypto world in a user-friendly and efficient manner.
Understanding Indexers: The What and Why
In simple terms, an indexer grabs data of interest from the blockchain (let's face it, not every transaction is crucial to your Dapp), and neatly stores it in a database. SQL or NoSQL, it doesn't matter. What's important is that it's now structured and ready for swift and efficient exploration.
Peeking Into Indexer.xyz's Multichain Indexer
Armed with a deeper understanding of indexer responsibilities, let's delve into the heart of Indexer.xyz. Our platform is designed with three distinct types of indexers:
- NFT Indexer: Indexes all NFT-related actions such as minting, transferring, and burning. It actively listens to changes in NFT item ownership.
- Token/Balance-Indexer: Keeps track of user balances. For example, it ensures that a user has enough of a particular currency to place a bid.
- Order Indexer: Manages order information including the order price, capturing details like if an order was executed and its current status.
How Does Indexer.xyz Gather Data?
Simply put, our indexer eavesdrops on specific events on the blockchain. Every transaction and movement on a blockchain takes the form of logs. Each log has a unique topic id, making it easily identifiable. Our indexer is also attentive to block creation events, assuring that we catch all relevant events.
What Events Does Indexer.xyz Listen To?
Primarily, our indexer keeps an ear out for transfer-type events, as most NFT-related actions involve a transfer method. These actions create an NFT, transferring it from the 0x0 address to the creator's address.
From the fetched logs, the indexer formulates item and ownership objects and stores them in a database. It also monitors events for specific collections to create a token entity, which is also stored in the database.
Multichain Abstraction with Indexer.xyz
Different blockchains like Stacks, Aptos, Sui and NEAR, each have unique architectures. Merging them isn't straightforward. So, we've abstracted the process. Indexer.xyz's unified data model, merges multiple blockchain architecture into one unifying data model. This allows you to access information from all blockchains using one Multichain API.
So, if you're ready to dive deep into the vast ocean of blockchain data with an easy-to-use, efficient solution, Indexer.xyz is here to be your guide.
To start your journey, request your API key today.
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