- Algorand (ALGO) is a blockchain that features its own indexer, which is responsible for a wide range of functionality within the network.
- Just like with anything else, indexers need to get updated based on the latest standards, and this is the case with the ALGO indexer update 2.14.1.
What is ALGO indexer?
The primary goal that Algorand’s indexer node has is to essentially provide what is known as a REST API interface, of API calls, as a means of supporting the research of the blockchain network.
The database gets populated with the same indexer instance, or a separate instance of the indexer, that has to connect to the algod process that is a part of a running node of the network, with the goal of reading block data.
The indexer gives access to a set of REST API calls for searching throughout transactions, accounts, assets, and even blocks. All of the calls also have several filter parameters as a means of supporting refining searches.
Numerous new changes were made, and as such, here, we are going to be taking an in-depth look at each one of them, and what they provide to the indexer.
- A bug was fixed in reveals lookup, and there was a downgrade mockery as a means of preventing innocent deprecation warning.
- Additionally, there are new features in the config that can help accept yaml and ylm configuration files.
- Testing has been improved with the ability to add a sample state proof with a high index for testing.
- There was an enhancement added that can clarify REST query parameters for accounts search and an update to the e2e test policy.
How to connect to the Algorand node?
Anyone can connect to an updated Algorand node with the usage of NOWNOdes.
All you have to do in order to connect as a user is to access the NOWNodes website, enter your email address and click on “GET FREE API KEY.”
By leveraging the power of a blockchain node, you will be able to access any data that you are interested in finding Algorand, such as the block height, blockchain size, wallet addresses, or other types of data.GET ACCESS TO ALGORAND