VANCOUVER, March 9th, 2021 - Covalent is delighted to announce a technical partnership with Elrond, a sharded smart contracts execution platform with a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus mechanism specifically designed to be secure, efficient, scalable and interoperable.
When Elrond was conceptualized, the ultimate aim was (and still is today) to become the backbone of the permissionless, borderless, globally accessible internet economy. Elrond has thus far made significant steps in achieving such with some of the performance highlights being 15,000 current transactions per second (TPS), 6 second block time, $0.001 transaction cost, as well as an ability to scale beyond 100,000 (263,000 TPS in testnet). Now, the next step in achieving its mission is bringing data accessibility to the Elrond network.
As with every layer-1, making on-chain data accessible and transparent is extremely difficult given the nature of blockchain data. Covalent’s indexing querying solution overcomes such an issue and with this partnership, the historical and current Elrond mainnet data will soon be accessible through the Covalent API. State, transaction information, and smart contract status will be queryable by anyone using standard methods.
Quote from Ganesh, Covalent’s CEO
Quote from Beniamin Mincu, Elrond CEO
This partnership will not only enable in-depth analysis of Elrond, but developers will experience drastically lower data acquisition times resulting in faster go-to-market for products leveraging Elrond’s mainnet.
Elrond is the internet-scale blockchain, designed from scratch to bring a 1000-fold cumulative improvement in throughput and execution speed. To achieve this, Elrond introduces two key innovations: a novel Adaptive State Sharding mechanism, and a Secure Proof of Stake (PoS) algorithm, enabling linear scalability with a fast, efficient, and secure consensus mechanism. Thus, Elrond can process upwards of 15,000 transactions per second (TPS), with 6-second latency, and negligible cost, attempting to become the backbone of a permissionless, borderless, globally accessible internet economy.
Covalent provides the industry-leading Unified API bringing visibility to billions of Web3 data points. Developers use Covalent to build exciting multi-chain applications like crypto wallets, NFT galleries, and investor dashboard tools utilizing data from 32+ blockchains. Covalent is trusted by a community of 27,000+ developers and powers data for 1000+ applications including 0x, Zerion, Rainbow Wallet, Rotki, Bitski and many others.