Despite all the progress we’ve made in crypto tooling the last couple of years, one difficult task remains unsolved: extracting data from blockchains. Blockchain data is messy, disorganized and time-consuming even for an experienced engineer. Today, we are excited to announce a software development kit (SDK) to query data from the Ethereum blockchain – a problem we’ve been trying to solve for many years. We’ve been dogfooding the SDK internally for the last few months and used it to instrument over 20 DeFi protocols supporting over a dozen customers and thousands of users.
TL;DR: From September 10-12th, the Covalent team embarked on our first company retreat in Whistler, Canada!
With everyone on the team vaccinated, this was the first time we could assemble the whole crew for a weekend of fun (and a little strategy 😉).
This time last year, Covalent had 3 employees. Over the course of a year we raised funds, launched CQT, hired over 30 people, expanded our community to 2500, listed on multiple exchanges, included L2 chains, and more. We aren’t stopping any time soon.
This retreat was a celebration of how far we’ve come, but also how many great things we know are on our path ahead.
As a first time sponsor at HackFS, we at Covalent were blown away by the innovation and creativity of the projects! Congrats to all the participants making up the 150+ submissions. We had 10 submissions using our unified API to bring transparency and visibility to assets across all blockchain networks. The Covalent API is ideal for hackathons because it is simply the fastest way for teams to access granular and historical on-chain data without code, unlocking One Billion possibilities.