- Crypto / Web3
Ora is the first search engine for blockchain data
Ora enables anyone to make sense of blockchain data by providing a human-readable interface to easily interpret on-chain accounts and transactions. Users can traverse blockchains with attribute filters and natural language converted into SQL commands. Our vision is to make querying a blockchain as easy as a Google search.
What’s the problem? It's impossible for the average user to understand what's happening on-chain. Simple questions like "which wallet owns the most Bored Apes?" or "how much did I pay Magic Eden in fees last year?" require complex solutions such as indexing an archive node or running SQL queries. This leaves most users in the dark and forces them to trust 3rd party information, which is antithetical to the promise of web3.
Why now? Crypto is going mainstream via web3 - the rise of NFTs, DeFi and blockchain gaming has paved the way for crypto reaching a mass market. Blockchains are a radical shift in data transparency - the premise of public data opens up new opportunities to leverage this data. Blockchains produce a ton of data - especially on high-throughput, low-latency layer 1s like Solana. Large Language Models (LLMs) are turning into APIs - it's becoming easier and easier to use the capabilities of LLMs in production, specifically to query databases with natural language.
Dennis: expert with all things UI/UX, react, and vercel; contributor to the official Solana explorer; previously, SWE at Marissa Mayer's startup in the Bay area
Sanny: AI research, social media expert, and can generally do anything thaat is needed; security researcher at Sec3, special projects at Acquired FM; previously, AI intern at TikTok, Audi, and SAP - top 1% on Kaggle
Jacob: manages back-end infra and data processing logic; developer at Metaplex, previously, SWE II at Amazon