Avascan blog


Dec 4th, 2020

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Unveiling Norge, Avascan’s custom indexer

We have it! After months of development, we have now deployed the first version of Norge, our custom indexer that enable developers and users to take full advantage of all the data generated on the Avalanche network.

Norge 1.0 only supports X-Chain at the moment, but there will be more integrations in the future. As we use the CI/CD approach, this release may contain few bugs that we did not find before, but we can’t know for sure. We warmly welcome all feedback that may come from the community! Read more in the ‘What’s new of Avascan’ section.

We will add a comprehensive guide to navigate Avascan to our documentation in the coming weeks.

For developers: the API now still relies on the pre-existing indexer. We will update our API to Norge in the coming weeks.

This week in Avalanche

  • AvalancheGo v1.0.6 released. The patch includes performance improvements and some quality of life improvements. For validators, the update is optional but encouraged.
  • AvalancheJS v3.0.6 released. This includes changes so that when adding a validator/delegator you won’t stake locked tokens will be prioritised over unlocked.

Read more on This Week in Avalanche, Dec 3, 2020

This week in Avascan

We have now mapped 196 validators both with the Validator Claim Program and our forensics work on-chain!

Want to claim your validator? Click here.

What’s new on Avascan

  • You can now navigate asset transfers from X to C and from C to X (you can only navigate in one way, you cannot go back at the moment). We will add more navigation options by Christmas;
  • The new coloring scheme has been implemented: across all the website, information about P-Chain will be displayed in light blue, X-Chain in red and C-Chain in green.

X-Chain improvements with Norge 1.0

  • Full support for NFTs! You can now see the payload of an NFT right in the Transaction Details page (example)
  • The Address Details page now features a Status tab that shows the balance of all assets along with the last transaction (that will be enriched with more data in the future), and a UTXO tab, that lists all unspent UTXO associated with that address (including NFTs);
  • For developers: raw bytes for each transactions are now available in the Transaction Details page, ready to be copied with one click!
  • You can now see the type of the transaction: we use a slightly different tagging system than the one you find using the official API, for a better browsing experience;
  • For NFTs and variable cap assets, we now show Minting Rights. A separate and dedicated documentation on Minting Rights and how we show them will be published in the coming weeks;
  • Data related to variable-cap assets is now displayed properly, including total supply and minting rights;
  • Avascan now loads thousands of data in seconds: try looking at this 28K-UTXOs address, it loads instantly! Use #AvascanFast on Twitter and share your results!

And much, much more! Share the features that you like on Twitter using #AvascanFast and let us know how you like it!

Improvements to C-Chain

  • In the Blocks list, you can now see the volume of AVAX associated with each block;
  • In the Token Contract page, you can now inspect the internal operations executed by it;
  • In the Transaction Details page, we now show a sleeker interface for the logs produced by the tx; For specific contracts we can even display data in a user-friendly layout (example)

Explore the Road

  • Next week we’ll release the Avascan website for the Avalanche testnet. It will have a different color scheme and will be accessible by choosing the network in the toggle on the right of the navigation bar;
  • We are working on extending the capabilities of the search bar by including results on C-Chain, NodeIDs, Manager Aliases, UTXOs and much more. We’re also working on autocomplete and multiple-page results;

We want to hear your feedback: head to our Changemap page to request new features or report bugs, and start a conversation in the #feedback channel in our Discord server or in the Telegram community.

See you next week, and thank you for reading!