Data Lenses v2 Release Notes

Numia Data
6 min readSep 13, 2023

Exactly 8 weeks ago, Lenses, the interactive analytics platform for the Interchain, was introduced to the world for the first time. In our continuous pursuit to consistently address community feedback and expand in the ecosystem, we are delighted to present the next improved version today.

1. New Cosmos Hub Dashboard

2. New Features

3. UI/UX refinement

4. Backend Upgrade

In this article you can find the highlights of the upgrade.

1. New Cosmos Hub Dashboard

Thanks to the grant from the ATOM Accelerator Program (AADAO), a new page dedicated to the Cosmos Hub has been added to Lenses and can be found in the navigation bar.

On the dashboard, you’ll find a curated set of widgets and insights. These widgets allow interactive visualization and analysis of on-chain data streams on the Cosmos Hub network. Initially, the dashboard includes the following widgets:

Transaction Flow

These widgets visualize the total inflow and outflow volumes broken down by the hour and highlight the largest individual transactions. Depending on the type of widget, the inflow and outflow types vary. For the Cosmos Hub, the following types are involved:

  • Staking: Delegation (Inflow) & Undelegation (Outflow)
  • IBC: Deposit to the Cosmos Hub (Inflow) & Withdrawal to IBC chain (Outflow)
  • Liquid Staking (Stride): Mint of stATOM (Inflow) & Redemption of stATOM (Outflow) on Stride Network

Total Liquid Staked ATOM

This widget provides information on the number of ATOM tokens staked on the largest Liquid Staking networks/protocols in the ecosystem and how this number constantly changes. Initially, Stride and Persistence are integrated as the major Liquid Staking providers. Depending on the total value locked in other protocols, they will also be added.


A special highlight of the Cosmos Hub Dashboard is the visualization of various business models within the ATOM Economic Zone (AEZ). One of these new models includes providing Replicated Security for Consumer Chains in exchange for revenues generated by the Consumer Chains. Thus, ATOM stakers are simultaneously investors in Consumer Chains like Stride and Neutron and receive a share of their revenues. In this widget, the Annual Percentage Returns (APR) per staked ATOM-dollar is made tangible for all ATOM stakeholders. Since this business model is still very new, significant returns are not expected. Nevertheless, with this tool, community members can transparently derive and measure trend developments.

AEZ Revenue Flow

Similar to the previous section, this widget provides information about the actual absolute revenues currently paid by the Consumer Chains to the Cosmos Hub for the provision of Replicated Security. Depending on the chain, the revenue types vary. For instance, Stride shares revenues generated from Liquid Staking Fees (LSF) and also Transaction Fees (TRF) with the Hub, plus fees associated with the Interchain Security (ICS) usage.

ATOM Whale Tracker

Similar to the OSMO Whale Tracker on the Osmosis Dashboard, this table will provide details about the largest ATOM shareholders, their Liquid Staking volumes, their accumulated rewards and their portfolio changes. To finalize this widget, the backend upgrade still needs to be fully completed, which will take some more time. However, its release is expected later this month.

2. New Features

To allow everyone to perform data analysis in the simplest way possible, we are continuously expanding the features of Data Lenses. Our credo is to always prioritize user needs and implement everything you need to work better with the tool. This includes minor refinements under the hood as well as significant extensions, such as:

IBC Transaction Flow Granularity

This widget is now capable of visualizing not only the entire IBC flow per chain but also of selecting individual chains for deeper analysis.

Toggle Between Chart and Table View

Previously, to examine the data points visualized in charts more closely, users had to export the data to a CSV via our built-in function. However, now, a simple click on the table icon in the menu bar of a chart widget allows for direct viewing:

Within the table view you can also sort descending, to identify the largest movements quickly, by clicking on a column head.

Display Price

To identify potential correlations between price movements of the Appchain’s native tokens and certain data streams more easily, there’s now the option to display the price directly in the widget by clicking on the switch button at the top right of a widget:

For the Cosmos Hub dashboard, the ATOM price is displayed, and for Osmosis, the OSMO price is shown.

SQL Access Link

For those who want even more depth, there’s now the option to interact directly with all source datasets on Google BigQuery. You can find the link for this by clicking on the info button behind a widget’s title.

3. UI/UX refinement

We listened to your feedback, and many adjustments were made, including improvements to the overall user interface, color schemes, and accessibility features. The design has been refined, the app’s performance optimized, and the user interface expanded in favor of an improved UX. Now, you can find more details about individual buttons and there are new customization options in the widget settings. Furthermore, the view of some charts is pre-configured so that the contents can be better analyzed straight away.

4. Backend Upgrade

The foundation of our platform is the data it’s built on, and the backend is crucial for ensuring data accuracy and timely updates. This section is more for the techies among you, but still, a few hints follow. A new crucial infrastructure we are working on and which will be released soon is the streaming of state changes. This includes balances of addresses, staking rewards, and more. This information is not emitted as a transaction or event on-chain and therefore had to be painstakingly retrieved individually from RPCs, which is not a scalable solution. As soon as this solution is released, the ATOM whale balance tracker widget will also be supplied with these new data streams. Moreover, a whole new design space will open up, which we will explore step by step.

In conclusion, your feedback has been invaluable to us in our development process. As the Interchain continues to grow, we hope to serve as your lens to navigate this ever-expanding world. Thank you for your continued support, and stay tuned for more updates!

We would like to thank the AADAO program and, accordingly, the represented Cosmos Hub community, which subsidized the construction of the Cosmos Hub page on Lenses. We hope that the insights provided will make a significant contribution to making the various business models of the Cosmos Hub today and in the future more transparent and tangible for the community. We are always eager to further develop Lenses and expand it in the ecosystem. Your input as users, developers, founders, and Cosmonauts in general is essential.

Do you want a Cosmos chain to be included? To measure and visualize its business model, or just have new and better features to take Interchain Data Science to the next level? Then simply contact us via the feedback button on

We look forward to every input.