HOW ATLAS ORGANIZES INFORMATION
With hundreds of cryptoassets, each with an ever growing ledger, Coin Metrics designed a way to better organize blockchain data so that it can be accessed more efficiently.
BEFORE WE CAN SEARCH
Coin Metrics runs over 100 blockchain full nodes. While the general concept of transactions grouped into interconnected blocks (a blockchain) is widely used across most cryptoassets, the underlying data structure and transactional mechanisms widely vary from one blockchain to another. This makes working with multiple blockchains very challenging. To address this, ATLAS™ search normalizes data though our universal blockchain data model, which converts the idiosyncrasies of each blockchain into double-entry bookkeeping. The use of this novel data model provides a generalized view of blockchains, where transactions of any cryptoasset can be simply expressed as sets of debit and credit operations, ultimately making blockchains more universally searchable.