Shawn Douglass
Jul 12 · 4 min read

It’s been another amazing month here at Amberdata! The number and caliber of teams evaluating and building upon Amberdata are humbling and the support from our partners is heartfelt. It is absolutely invigorating building the core data infrastructure that so many people need. Our team continues to ship new features and improve our APIs every day. With your help, Amberdata has become the leading Crypto data provider.

Many of the teams we are working with are Startups just like us. You have asked for more flexible pricing so you can freely explore the power of our API without being locked into a fixed cost when getting started. Our core mission has always been to enable people to build and operate data-powered businesses, so when you ask we listen :-)

I’m super excited to announce that we just launched On-Demand Pricing. With just $50/month, you will have access to all the Pro Tier endpoints and get the first 1000 API requests free and only $0.50 for each additional 1,000 calls. You may upgrade your plan at any time, to make it easier for anyone to ramp up and build upon the Amberdata API!

We just hosted our first Amberdata virtual hackathon. In just three days six amazing projects were built upon our APIs. Read about it here.

Tongtong also just got back from CSDN & Linktime Ethereum Conference and Hackathon in Beijing. It is always awesome to see so many Ethereum builders around the world coming together. Several teams built upon our APIs and saved hours if not days of time.

This month we also witnessed catalysts introduced, that set in motion forces which have the potential to be world changing for payments and digital assets. J.P.Morgan, Fidelity, Microsoft, and many others have seen crypto as an emerging asset class and Web3 infrastructure as an opportunity. However, with a reach of 2.4 Billion monthly active users, Facebook’s announcements changes everything.

Crypto Assets are the internet of value and enable global trade and transactions at a fraction of the cost of the traditional financial systems. The world is changing, our financial systems are going through a metamorphosis. Information and global collaboration was unlocked by the internet. According to Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2019 report, the internet has reached > 50% of the world’s population, that took us only 22-years since HTTP 1.0 enabled the internet as we know it.

You are probably intellectually curious and hunting for catalysts of change, like me. It’s not hard to imagine with a little exponential thinking applied, a world where 50% of the population has access to cryptocurrencies and digital assets.

Although controversial, Libra and Facebook’s wallet Calibra massively increases the probability of that. The not-for-profit and open source Libra Association based in Switzerland sounds like many crypto projects of an earlier cohort. However, being pegged to a basket of fiat currencies with the attributes of a stablecoin and the backing of its founding members, it’s hard to imagine that the project will not test boundaries across the globe and forever change the payments landscape. I believe, in the foreseeable future, central banks feeling left out may want to define their own cryptoeconomic systems. There is convergence across many industries that Cryptocurrencies and digital assets are coming into the mainstream.

Today the Crypto community is truly global, however, we are still in the very, very early stages of empowering the 30M developers to build blockchain-based applications. Accessing data from the blockchain is complex. Getting live updates is challenging. Blockchain is also not optimized for search. We make accessing on-chain and digital asset market (price) data easy for any team building real-time data-powered applications today! We combine validated blockchain and market data from the top crypto exchanges into a unified platform and API, reducing complexity and operational headaches. Build the future now with Amberdata.

Send us an email, we would love to learn about what you are building and how we can help.

See you at BuildETh in SF and The TradersEXPO Chicago!

Thank you

-sd


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Shawn Douglass

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