Instant and scalable APIs for those looking for a trusted source of data points from the Cardano blockchain. Also offering numerous SDKs for developers.
Consumers can interact with the tools provided by Blockfrost through four monthly payment plans, each with its own ceiling limits on three factors:
- Pull Requests
- IPFS Storage Space
- Quantity of unique project one can have
End users are limited to 10 requests per second, and can send bursts of up to 500 requests at a time; but these still “cool off” at 10 requests per second, taking 50 seconds to process them all. Larger request quantities can be accommodated but need to be discussed with the company directly.
Blockfrosts APIs work on the Cardano mainnet, testnet, and with the IPFS. When a user signs up they receive a unique project_id token which must be used to authenticate the user’s request against Blockfrost’s server. This token can only be used for one network of the users choosing.
Blockfrost has numerous APIs in their database allowing users to pull multiple data points on each of the following elements of the Cardano blockchain: accounts, addresses, assets, blocks, epochs, ledger, metadata, network, pools, and transactions. They have APIs built to interact with the IPFS and also facilitate access to nut.link oracles.