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Partnership with BlockVigil: API Gateway for ThunderCore

Peter Abilla
Apr 10, 2019 · 3 min read

Our co-founder, Chris Wang, has a background that is both unusual for Blockchain and also incredibly helpful: he has a ton of experience in consumer technology.

He was a co-founder at Playdom, which he sold to Disney. During his time there, he gained first-hand experience with the needs of both consumers and game developers — after all, when you start a platform with over 1 million daily active users, you learn a thing or two about users and the developers that make those games that people love playing.

There was definitely one thing common between gamer and game developer: both wanted to create an easy-to-use game that was fun, elegant, beautiful, and kept the user coming back for more. And to make great games required that we make it easy for developers to build the games users want.

Chris is bringing that same ethos to ThunderCore — how can we make it easy for developers to build on ThunderCore?

One step toward that goal is to create simple interfaces developers can interact with.

To that end, we are excited to announce our partnership with BlockVigil today. The partnership will provide ThunderCore with enhanced integration capabilities that will deliver users a transparent API layer.

This capability will make development on ThunderCore a breeze with considerably fewer lines of code compared to the current approach of using either web3 libraries or low level JSONRPC. ThunderVigil specifically focuses on the ThunderCore platform and ecosystem and exposes standardized approaches like REST API calls and Webhooks over HTTP for rapid development, testing and deployment at scale.

Here’s a sneak peek of the ThunderVigil API front end:

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Familiar REST API requiring no prior experience of blockchain

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Setup integrations such as webhooks, email & Slack

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Deploy 1-click blockchain apps without writing a single line of code

ThunderVigil is currently deployed on ThunderCore’s TestNet and will also be deployed on ThunderCore’s MainNet when it launches.

BlockVigil, Inc. develops a platform for building and scaling blockchain applications. It offers an application programming interface (API) gateway for blockchain which allows any developer to quickly build apps with just a few lines of code. The company was founded in 2018 and is backed by 500 Startups in San Francisco, California. To learn more about BlockVigil, please visit or follow the company on Medium and Twitter.


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