Tatum Platform

Modified on Tue, 23 Aug 2022 at 11:29 AM


The Tatum platform connects blockchain infrastructure with enterprise features. We run both the platform and the blockchain infrastructure for you. To get access to the platform, you need to register and get an API key. You'll get unlimited development and production API keys.

Virtual accounts

Blockchains like Bitcoin and Ethereum are not exactly scalable. Bitcoin can send around 7 transactions per second (tps), and Ethereum can do about 15 tps globally. But what if you need to scale past the blockchain's limitations?

Virtual accounts allow you to perform instant, feeless transactions separately from the blockchain, and periodically synchronize with it. It ensures minimal transaction fees and limitless scalability, even on older blockchains.

Virtual accounts also allow you to work with FIAT and virtual currencies and have a comprehensive suite of advanced developer tools built-in and ready.

Metadata layer

The metadata layer stores or enhances information that cannot be stored in a blockchain. It runs on autopilot, and you don't need to do anything. Imagine you're developing a crypto payment gateway. One of the features you would like to introduce to your users is a payment note. 

However, in most cases, you cannot save a payment note into a blockchain. That's where the metadata layer steps in and helps you. All you have to do is to include a payment note field when sending a payment using Tatum.

Compliance engine

The compliance engine helps you in four areas:

  • Global regulations
  • Local regulations
  • Accounting standards
  • Freezing digital assets

You always have the ability to override the compliance engine if necessary.

Abstraction layer

This layer unifies access for developers to all blockchains and platform features like virtual accounts, off-chain, etc. 

Abstraction is the key layer that simplifies everything and enables developers to build blockchain apps so quickly and without any blockchain expertise.

API security

Your access to the API is secured with an SSL certificate and API key. To learn more about security, please go to the security section.

Data location

Tatum stores data in the European Union and the United States. Data associated with an EU API key are stored in the EU, and data associated with a US API key are stored in the US.

API keys are region-sensitive:

  • If you have a US API key, you need to use the US URL: api-us-west1.tatum.io
  • If you have an EU API key, you need to use the EU URL: api-eu1.tatum.io

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