# OoO Data API Guide

This guide covers the supported data offered by the Finchains OoO API, which is available as a data request via the xFUND Router network.

# Data Providers

See Providers for a list of Oracles providing data for both Mainnet and Rinkeby, along with their associated fees and wallet addresses.

Note

OoO data providers may wait for 2 - 3 or more block confirmations before processing a request. Depending on network congestion and gas prices, it may therefore take up to a minute or more for data to be sent to your smart contract from the time your request Tx was received by the provider oracle.

# Introduction

Data is acquired via the OoO API using dot-separated strings to define the desired data - for example "Average BTC/USD Price over 24 hours, with outliers removed" would be requested using BTC.USD.PR.AVI.24H.

The hex-encoded string is supplied along with the Provider address (as defined above, depending on Ethereum network) and the xFUND fee as parameters to your smart contract, using the requestdata function you defined.

The Finchains OoO Data Provider picks up this request, and supplies the data via the recievedata function you defined.

# Request String Format

The request format follows BASE.TARGET.TYPE.SUBTYPE[.SUPP1][.SUPP2][.SUPP3]

BASE, TARGET, and TYPE are all required parameters. SUBTYPE is required for type PR

NOTE

The data request string should be converted to a Bytes32 (Hex) value before submitting it to your smart contract's request function, for example:

const endpoint = web3.utils.asciiToHex("BTC.USD.PR.AVI")

# BASE

The three or four-letter code for the base currency for which the price will be returned, e.g. BTC (Bitcoin), ETH (Ether) etc.

# TARGET

The three or four-letter code for the target currency in which to return the price, e.g. GBP, USD

A full list of supported currency BASE/TARGET pairs is available from the Finchains API (opens new window). Supported pairs specific to each exchange are linked below.

# TYPE

The code for the data point being requested, for example PR etc. The currently implemented types are as follows:

  • PR
  • AD

# TYPE: PR

Price, calculated using all available exchange data for the selected pair. See SUBTYPEs for supported query endpoints.

# TYPE: AD

Note

This TYPE endpoint is currently in beta testing and as such is currently only processed by the Rinkeby testnet OoO provider

Adhoc data requests for pairs not yet supported by Finchains. There are currently no SUBTYPEs for AD endpoint TYPEs.

The OoO provider will attempt to query supported DEXs' subgraphs to determine whether the BASE and TARGET symbols are known to the DEX, and also whether the DEX has a liquidity pool representing the pair. If a pair exists, it will attempt to retrieve the latest price from each DEX before calculating the mean price from all data found.

Note

If a DEX is aware of more than one token contract address for a given token symbol, the contract address with the highest transaction count will be used for the query.

The currently supported DEXs are:

  • Uniswap v2
  • Uniswap v3
  • Shibaswap
  • Sushiswap
  • Quickswap

IMPORTANT

BASE and TARGET are CaSe SeNsItIvE for adhoc queries! XFUND is not the same as xFUND. Always check your request endpoints, and that at least one DEX supports the pair before sending a data request!

Example

The token JAZZHANDS is not yet tracked by Finchains, but we'd like to acquire the WETH price for JAZZHANDS. We know that JAZZHANDS/WETH pair is listed on Uniswap v2 and Shibaswap, so we can use the query endpoint:

JAZZHANDS.WETH.AD

The OoO provider will pick up the request, and since it is an AD endpoint TYPE, will try to find the token contract addresses for JAZZHANDS and WETH instead of querying Finchains' API. From these, it will attempt to discover the pair contract addresses for the respective DEXs. If a DEX supports the pair, it will query the latest price from all supported DEXes, and calculate the mean price from all results.

# SUBTYPE

Used with TYPE endpoint PR.

The data sub-type, for example AVG (mean), AVI (mean with outliers removed). Some TYPEs, require additional SUPPN data in the query. Some may have optional data defined in SUPPN.

The currently implemented types are as follows:

# SUBTYPE: AVG

Supported TYPEs: PR

Average (Mean) price, calculated from all available exchange data for a given time period.

The default timespan is 1 Hour. The following supported timespans can be supplied in SUPP1:

  • 5M: 5 Minutes
  • 10M: 10 Minutes
  • 30M: 30 Minutes
  • 1H: 1 Hour
  • 2H: 2 Hours
  • 6H: 6 Hours
  • 12H: 12 Hours
  • 24H: 24 Hours
  • 48H: 48 Hours

Examples

BTC.USD.PR.AGV - Mean BTC/USD price from all available exchanges, using data from the last hour
BTC.USD.PR.AGV.30M - as above, but data from the last 30 minutes

# SUBTYPE: AVI

Supported TYPEs: PR

Average (Mean) price, calculated from all available exchange data for a given time period, with outliers (very high or very low values) removed form the calculation

The default timespan is 1 Hour. The following supported timespans can be supplied in SUPP1:

  • 5M: 5 Minutes
  • 10M: 10 Minutes
  • 30M: 30 Minutes
  • 1H: 1 Hour
  • 2H: 2 Hours
  • 6H: 6 Hours
  • 12H: 12 Hours
  • 24H: 24 Hours
  • 48H: 48 Hours

BTC.USD.PR.AVI - Mean BTC/USD price with outliers removed, using data from the last hour
BTC.USD.PR.AVI.30M - as above, but data from the last 30 minutes

# SUBTYPE: AVP

Supported TYPEs: PR

Mean price with outliers removed using Peirce's criterion (opens new window)

The default timespan is 1 Hour. The following supported timespans can be supplied in SUPP1:

  • 5M: 5 Minutes
  • 10M: 10 Minutes
  • 30M: 30 Minutes
  • 1H: 1 Hour
  • 2H: 2 Hours
  • 6H: 6 Hours
  • 12H: 12 Hours
  • 24H: 24 Hours
  • 48H: 48 Hours

BTC.USD.PR.AVP - Mean BTC/USD price with outliers removed, using data from the last hour
BTC.USD.PR.AVP.30M - as above, but data from the last 30 minutes

# SUBTYPE: AVC

Supported TYPEs: PR

Mean price with outliers removed using Chauvenet's criterion (opens new window)

The default timespan is 1 Hour. The following supported timespans can be supplied in SUPP1:

  • 5M: 5 Minutes
  • 10M: 10 Minutes
  • 30M: 30 Minutes
  • 1H: 1 Hour
  • 2H: 2 Hours
  • 6H: 6 Hours
  • 12H: 12 Hours
  • 24H: 24 Hours
  • 48H: 48 Hours

The default value for dMax (max standard deviations) is 3. A custom threshold can be supplied as an integer value in SUPP2.

Important

If a custom dMax value is required, then timespan must also be set in SUPP1

BTC.USD.PR.AVC - Mean BTC/USD price with outliers removed, using data from the last hour
BTC.USD.PR.AVC.30M - as above, but data from the last 30 minutes
BTC.USD.PR.AVC.24H.2 - as above, but data from the last 24 hours, with dMax of 2

# SUPP1

Any supplementary request data, e.g. GDX (coinbase) etc. required for TYPE.SUBTYPE queries such as EX.LAT, or timespan values for AVG and AVI calculations etc.

These are outlined in the respective TYPE or SUBTYPE definitions above where appropriate.

# SUPP2

Any supplementary request data in addition to SUPP1, e.g. GDX (coinbase) etc. required for comparisons on TYPEs.

These are outlined in the respective TYPE or SUBTYPE definitions above where appropriate.

# SUPP3

Any supplementary request data in addition to SUPP1 and SUPP2.

These are outlined in the respective TYPE or SUBTYPE definitions above where appropriate.

# Return data

All price data is supplied by the Oracle as actualPrice * (10 ^ 18) to standardise decimal removal, and allow integer calculations in smart contracts.

# Examples

Based on the currently implemented API functionality, some examples are as follows:

  • BTC.GBP.PR.AVG: average BTC/GBP price, calculated from all supported exchanges over the last hour.
  • ETH.USD.PR.AVI: average ETH/USD price, calculated from all supported exchanges over the last hour, removing outliers (extremely high/low values) from the calculation.
  • ETH.USD.PR.AVI.24H: average ETH/USD price, calculated from all supported exchanges over the last 24 hours, removing outliers (extremely high/low values) from the calculation.
  • COOL.WETH.AD: adhoc request for COOL/WETH pair. Will query DEXs for current price and return the mean price.
Last Updated: 2/2/2022, 11:13:36 AM