Build Power Apps on a Budget with Kenshi Indexing

Pouya Eghbali
4 min readSep 6, 2023

This article will delve into the exciting realm of blockchain smart contract indexing infrastructure and explore its pricing landscape. Discover the sheer power of Kenshi Deep Index — an exceptional solution meticulously crafted for seamless data consumption, cost-efficient, and efficient event management within the intricate world of EVM compatible blockchains.

Data Indexing at a Glance

Kenshi understood that the data infrastructure landscape has been growing tremendously, although with the remarkable level of accessibility of on-chain data, the costs associated with indexing new contracts for events on-chain has radically increased. We wanted to build infrastructure that would help facilitate and onboard all users who have the versatility to integrate their web apps, telegram/twitter/discord bots, and other infrastructure with the most ideal features.

Kenshi wanted to eliminate the friction of blockchain data development and empower users with unparalleled analytical capabilities that can enable insights into all sectors of on-chain applications, not limited to DeFi, NFTs, or LSDFi. Build tailored dashboards with smart contract functionalities across a multitude of EVM compatible chains.

Data Indexing Platforms Breakdown

Analytics Platforms

Many large data analytics providers have conveniently offered greater accessibility to on-chain data as a main stage for visualization. It illuminates opportunities for data scientists, engineers, and researchers to build insights with their technical experiences and share it to the public.

However, the initial hurdle of understanding how to build queries can be challenging for users integrating with the platform. Additionally, most notable platforms in this space were charging approximately $410k in credits for indexing usage with their API. This is in contrast to Kenshi’s Reverse-API which costs $49.99 for the same service and allows for 2,592,000 indexing runs (or a run per second for the entire month).

Popular DEX Protocols

The emergence of DEX protocols has led to the creation of data infrastructure that integrates with platforms at a lower cost, while simulating environments that enable better understanding of retrieving on-chain events.

However, pricing for many of these protocols lacks transparency and requires payment on Ethereum, which incurs greater gas fees, making it more difficult for new developers to onboard. Kenshi takes a different approach by creating robust data infrastructure that is up-front, transparent, and cost-efficient. By being on Arbitrum, Kenshi spends less on gas fees (and even less with the introduction of EIP-4844) and offers competitive pricing.

How does Kenshi do it?

Kenshi’s Deep Indexing ecosystem is a highly efficient system that periodically runs tasks, fetches events from the blockchain, and stores them into a distributed Kenshi blockchain data cluster across the world. This system is designed to ensure that all data is safely and securely stored, and can be accessed from anywhere in the world. One of the key benefits of this ecosystem is that syncing tasks is fully managed by our service, which means that you don’t have to worry about setting up external servers to create your working environment.

Integration is made effortless too — thanks to our streamlined approach catered towards easy incorporation with existing systems involving smart contracts across multiple platforms on:

  • Ethereum
  • Arbitrum
  • Aurora
  • Avalanche
  • Bitgert
  • BNB Chain
  • Fantom
  • Polygon… and more

Enabling seamless integrations to your workflows without any hassle or disruption. Kenshi understands that navigating today’s fast-paced digital economy, if you are looking for more EVM compatible chains, reach out to us here, Kenshi can integrate newly launched EVMs in 1–3 hours.

Indexing for All

Kenshi is a blockchain platform that is committed to solving the problem of unrealistic pricing models offered to developers in the blockchain ecosystems. The platform recognizes that accessibility for data infrastructure should not be opaque and indeterministic, and that developers need user-friendly interfaces that align perfectly to modern expectations.

To achieve its goal, Kenshi has developed an innovative pricing model that is transparent, predictable, and scalable. This model ensures that developers can easily access the resources they need to build and deploy their blockchain applications without having to worry about hidden fees or unexpected costs.

In addition, Kenshi’s user-friendly interface is designed to simplify the development process and make it more accessible to a wider range of users. The platform’s intuitive design enables developers to quickly and easily navigate through the various features and tools that they need to build their applications, while also providing them with the flexibility and customization options they need to meet their unique requirements.

The breadth of applications can open doors to revolutionize the way developers access and utilize blockchain technology. With its innovative pricing model and user-friendly interface, the platform is well-positioned to help drive and maximize the industry forward into the future with greater confidence.

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Pouya Eghbali

Founder at Kenshi, Clio programming language, and CTO at Equip.