Google Releases Public Dataset for Ethereum Blockchain Analytics
Tech giant Google (GOOGL) recently made the Ethereum database available to the public for analysis in Google BigQuery, the company’s web service that enables interactive analysis of massively large datasets.
According to the company’s announcement, Google decided to make the Ethereum blockchain data available on Google Cloud in an effort to improve the analytic tools currently available to businesses and investors.
Google claims that API endpoints currently don’t exist for viewing the blockchain data in aggregate, limiting the access to important insights from on-chain data.
While the Ethereum blockchain peer-to-peer software has an API for a subset of commonly used random-access functions…, API endpoints don’t exist for easy access to all of the data stored on-chain.
In the announcement, Google provides three examples of Ethereum data queries and analyses, including smart contract function calls, on-chain transaction time-series and transaction networks and smart contract function analytics.
Interestingly, the output reveals that several earlier versions of the GeneScience contract are most similar to the current version of the smart contract, in addition to other games like CryptoPuppies. The visualization of this data can be seen below.
GoogleThis news comes after Google similarly added all Bitcoin blockchain data for exploration with BigQuery last February. Taken together, Google is clearly making a concerted effort to boost its support for major blockchain platforms.
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