Statoshi.info: Real-Time Bitcoin Node Stats & Transactions?
It is possible to create, save, and share your own custom dashboards on Statoshi.info. Besides, it takes only a few minutes if you follow the instructions properly. The first step to getting started on Statoshi.info is to create an account.
You can create the account manually with your e-mail and password combination or you can make the process simpler by just linking your Google or GitHub account. Once your account is up and running, you can be able to log in to your account and access the main Statoshi dashboard.
Remember, your account is automatically given a read-only access to the Satoshi organization. It is also possible to create your own dashboards, which you can do by creating a new organization over which you can have full administrative access.
Statoshi.info's Common Criticism
The main criticism of Satoshi is that many users think it is too complicated for the average user to configure and install. However, the developers are working on that. If you would like to see the Satoshi project interface, it is publicly available. The developers realized that instead of simply providing the Graphite interface, which can be a bit difficult to navigate, they swapped it with the Grafana interface.
What is Grafana Interface?
Grafana is a powerful tool for building dashboards. For a demo of its capabilities, you can check it out here: The developers of Satoshi platform have confidence in Grafana and hope that it will be intuitive for the average user to browse while equally delivering the complexity that a highly technical person requires to glean insights from the data.
Meanwhile, the developers are still exploring all of the customizations available with the Grafana interface. Note that in addition to the graphs you see on the main page, you can also create custom dashboards using any of the available stats. The custom graphs are not currently storable, though.
How to Access the Statistics
You should be able to access all of the statistics captured by Statoshi.info by clicking on a graph title and selecting the “Edit” option. If you use the Statoshi.info regularly, you should consider enabling the Auto-Refresh feature, which allows you to monitor what’s going on in real-time.
If you are lost or cannot understand anything while looking at the graphs on Statoshi.info, you can rely on these guides for more information and direction. You must first acquaint yourself with the Bitcoin protocol to help you understand the data on Satoshi.
If you are interested in the technical specs of Statoshi, here are some of them:
- Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit OS
- 1Core CPU
- 4GB RAM
- 60 GB Hard Disk
- 100 Mbit dedicated bandwidth
- Geographic location: Bissen, Luxembourg
The Statoshi.info project is still under construction. There is a need to make the platform easier for every node operator to access the statistics with no strain. For example, the developers are considering making the platform to support a hosted StatsD/graphing service that a Statoshi node operator can point their node to. This could eliminate the need for a node operator to install different software from the node itself.