Top Crypto/Blockchain Visualization Tools that Deserve Your Attention
Remember, we talked about cool cryptocurrency maps and charts? This selection opens the next level of visualization. It’s not a secret that blockchain and crypto concepts rely on data heavily. That’s why traders, investors, and curious users should have tools to study this data. While traditional resources like CoinMarketCap or Coin360 provide extremely helpful information in a convenient form, there are more things to discuss.
Instead of focusing on tangled details, we at Superorder want to show you a few spectacular, beautiful, interesting, and data-rich tools. We bet you will love them!
Well, the first resource is pretty traditional and familiar. Designed by a famous crypto news agency, CoinDesk Data compares top cryptocurrencies by price, volume, transactions, social impact, developers, and benchmarks. What we love is the pentagon-shaped visual representation of the networks’ results in these categories. You can easily select several coins and check out how they compete.
Map of Coins
This great and informative project seems to be stuck in late 2017 but it’s still worth a look. Map of Coins discovers how different altcoins relate to parental cryptocurrencies. It depicts these links as stylish trees with core data about each crypto project. Now, you can explore trees of BTC, BCN, NXT, and XRP from the very first branching to December 2017. Yes, the picture shows only half of the BTC tree.
A simple map that includes loads of data, Bitnodes focuses on the reachable Bitcoin nodes across the world. It shows top user agents, top ASNs, and locations of various nodes. This map updates regularly, after downloading info about all nodes. There are more insights on the main page of this project.
But we like another tool by Bitnodes — the 3D model. This one is interactive and revolving, you can enjoy the view, select different segments, or make a network snapshot. The latter option reveals the number of nodes, types, locations, user agents, countries, and networks. There are hundreds of pages with detailed info about each node!
The Bitcoin Big Bang
Here’s another a bit outdated but ingenious resource. The Bitcoin Big Bang by Elliptic takes the Big Bang model and combines it with BTC history. It shows how the network developed over time, how different agents appeared, and how they interacted. Satoshi Nakamoto is in the center while other dots revolve around it. Sadly, the majority of agents are anonymized to avoid privacy violations. And the picture is limited to 2015.
It’s a real gem. BitBonkers by Billfodl is a model that visualizes Bitcoin transactions and blocks. Here, each block is a giant square, and each transaction is a sphere of different sizes and colors. The bigger a sphere is the more BTC this transaction features. All things are live, surely. And there are three quality levels, so even low-power machines can run the visualization. Be careful, you can easily get sucked into this site!
Instead of pictures, this project focuses on sounds. According to the name, BitListen allows you to hear the blockchain transaction of BTC! The site supports three sound types: Celesta, Planet, Wikki. Audio correlates with market data as bigger transactions relate to deeper sounds. In addition to this, transactions are also represented as bubbles with the sums inside. Sounds (yeah) like a nice relaxation!
The Bitcoin Globe
Compared to other reviewed tools, this one may look a bit odd. But it also delivers an interesting experience. The Bitcoin Globe is a model of Earth with real-time BTC transactions and blocks tied to specific locations where they occur. Green cubes on the surface represent these actions. The strangest thing about this resource is that the globe is spinning all the time to show where transactions take place. Dizzy!
Last but not least, there’s our favorite project. Powered by the Lightning Network, Satoshi’s Place is a giant online collaborative drawing board. Its size is 1 million pixels, and anybody can paint anything there. To paint one pixel, users pay one satoshi. To paint the whole canvas, you’ll need 1 million SAT or 0.01 BTC or around $87. Surely, the project is designed to show the power of microtransactions via the Lightning Network.