Naturally, for someone like myself I found fascinating anything related with data and I believe Blockchain technologies generate A LOT of it. I mean, Blockchain is like a huge database itself.
At first I started thinking about how to maximize my learning about these technologies. Then I started following @topbooster as he had really nice insights regarding POB staked over X-period of time. It got me thinking. How can I be a participant in a data-driven platform without even accessing the data?
I asked topbooster about it and he pointed me to Hive's SQL database. I really didn't have enough time today to look into everything but I starting already digging into some nice ideas I have for this data - and it is helping A LOT to learn more about this platform.
I started thinking about other public databases that could help me learn about Blockchain. Of course there is some possibility for myself to just do some web scraping - but I really don't want to spend time on that if someone has already simplified that issue for me. Always take advantage of already automated processes.
I found three interesting APIs that I would love to check out:
- CoinMarketCap: best suitable for getting information on different cryptocurrencies.
- Coinbase: best suitable for tracking exchange rates, metadata, and payment methods.
- CoinAPI: best suitable for getting latest & historcial crypto trade data from all markets.
I am looking forward to start sharing some insights on this data!