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Shiden Integrates with Covalent, Bringing Data Accessibility to the Platform

Published date: November 29 2021
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Shiden Network, the smart contract platform on Kusama, is pleased to announce our collaboration and integration with Covalent. The integration includes the complete indexing of Shiden Network.

Covalent, the leading provider of indexing solutions for blockchains, has integrated with Shiden, expanding the availability of data on the platform and simplifying the experience for developers who need reliable, high-quality data.

Covalent provides a unified API to bring full transparency and visibility to assets across all blockchain networks. Its dataset supports 25B+ transactions, 30,000+ price feeds, and 200,000+ smart contracts for querying.

Through this integration, Shiden is expanding the availability of data on the platform and simplifying the experience for developers who need reliable, high-quality data. Using the Covalent API, developers can pull Shiden mainnet data. You can access the network via the unified API by changing the chainId parameter. The blockchain data available includes:

  • Token balances per address
  • Historical transactions per address
  • Historical prices by address and ticker symbol
  • Decoded log events

This seamless experience significantly enhances the Shiden developer experience. Covalent will also support Astar Network on Polkadot when launched.

“Shiden’s innovative multichain and scaling solutions are crucial to meet the growing demand of crypto products and services. We are excited about this integration which allows us to provide best in class data with the Covalent API as they bridge to more blockchains.” — Ganesh Swami, Covalent CEO

Covalent will soon launch a unique campaign to win a Shiden NFT. Follow our socials to get the latest updates. Also Covalent will join our future hackathon in Q1 next year with a campaign for developers building with Shiden Network.

About Covalent

Covalent leverages big-data technologies to create meaning from hundreds of billions of data points, delivering actionable insights to investors and allowing developers to allocate resources to higher-utility goals within their organization. Instead of pain-stakingly sourcing data from a small handful of chains, Covalent aggregates information from across dozens of sources including nodes, chains and data feeds. The Covalent API then sources end users with individualized data by wallet, including current and historical investment performance across all types of digital assets. Most importantly, Covalent returns this data in a rapid and consistent manner, incorporating all relevant data within one API interface.

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About Astar

Astar Network (previously known as Plasm) is a dApp hub on Polkadot that supports Ethereum, WebAssembly, and layer 2 solutions like ZK Rollups. Astar aims to be a multi-chain smart contract platform that will support multiple blockchains and virtual machines. Polkadot Relay Chain doesn’t support smart contracts, that’s why it’s important for the ecosystem to have a parachain that enables this for all developers who want to build in the Polkadot ecosystem. Astar is here to provide the best solution for all developers by not only supporting EVM but making a parachain where EVM and WASM smart contracts can co-exist and communicate with each other. Astar is also ready to answer the need for scalability by providing layer 2 solutions from day 1.

Besides being a true supporter of Gavin Woods’s vision and building on Substrate from the early days. Astar received the most Web3 grants in the Polkadot ecosystem with a total of 7. Astar believes that we and all other projects in the Polkadot ecosystem are building the future Web3.0 infrastructure.

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