What Is Ubiquity -The Blockdaemon API?

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The Blockdaemon data API, Ubiquity, is a universal read-only API for supporting exchanges, wallets and data companies with full nodes + data. In the V1 rollout,

Interaction between Blockdaemon nodes and the API

Some Blockdaemon nodes have their own APIs available natively as part of the client (e.g. Geth's JSON RPC, or the Horizon add-on rest API for Stellar core). Those are part of the node product itself, and if you run those nodes, those have built in availability.

Anybody that deals more than just a couple of blockchain protocols knows how tedious it can be to have to constantly switch contexts and re-learn a new set of commands and APIs. Ubiquity solves this issue by providing a unified interface across an ever-increasing range of protocols.

Ubiquity is not tied to any notion of node ownership as it is multi-protocol (as are a large number of APIs). Pricing is based on on the number of calls you can make in a month and how fast you require the transactions to happen.

Ubiquity (v1) is a standardized way to access multiple blockchains' data- so, for instance, you'll have one syntax for retrieving data from Stellar, Ethereum, BTC, or XRP with more protocols being added.

Ubiquity is also non-transactional, so, for example, if you want to create a transaction to send someone 5 BTC, you can't do that through the data API, you'd have to do that with a node.

Ubiquity + Blockdaemon Nodes: 

If you buy a Blockdaemon node, we'll give you a certain amount of credits to try the Ubiquity for free to see if it fits your needs.   You can use it to connect to any supported protocol, , execute queries and more. Ifyou need more calls than the free version provides, we can upgrade your plan and add more call credits. For more in depth information, view our documentation

Features

  • Standard API commands and data structures regardless of protocol
  • High-performance access to historic data
    • Transactions, wallets, addresses
    • Contract & token data
  • Up to the moment access to pending events
    • Txpool/mempool pending transactions
    • Smart contract event
    • Live blocks
  • On-Premise Deploy
  • Streaming Data
  • Block Explorer Integration

Pricing

Introductory pricing available, please contact us

 

Further reading

Getting the API for your organization

Using the API

Creating new API token keys

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