‘libravista-api’, a developer-friendly API to Libra chain data, is released

Jul 5 · 2 min read

‘ibravista-api’ (https://api-testnet.libravista.com/doc/) aims to provide an easy access to Libra on-chain data.

gRPC, the protocol adopted by Libra to communicate its validators with the clients, is not that user-friendly to new developers. To lower the threshold to learn Libra and explore the live Libra on-chain data, we developed and released the `libravista-api` project, which provides easy access to the Libra chain data.

A few days ago, we have just released the first Libra browser, LibraVista(http://www.libravista.com), through which you can check each Libra transaction, create Libra Wallet, try Libra applications, and join developer communities. And Itis also backed up by `libravista-api`.

How to use ‘libravista-api’

‘libravista-api’is a set of HTTP APIthat wraps the original Libra gRPC protocol. To get the latest transactions on the Libra chain, you no longer need to setup a gRPC client and fill the parameters carefully. Instead, with `libravista-api` you can send a fetch request via your web browser, and the corresponding results will be rendered instantly as the following screenshot shows.

Currently, the `libravista-api` supports to check the account balanceand the transactionhistory. In addition, you can mintnew Libra coins and send it to a specific account. Account-to-account transfer, on the other hand, is still under development.

Implementation Details

`libravista-api` is implemented via NodeJS and built on top of grpc. To avoid the `libravista-api` backend server from accessing the official Libra validators too frequently, all the results are cached in the internal database of LibraVista. Thus the results of the `libravista-api` are expected to be at most 10seconds older than the real-time Libra block data.

API List

The full list of available APIs is as following:



We, as the developers of LibraVista and its API, hope you have a great journey in the Libra world ;-)

LibraVista:LibraVista.com & TokenClub:TokenClub.com

Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight. Watch
Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox. Explore
Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month. Upgrade