What metrics does Coinbase use to determine Rosetta's success?

Curious about the motivations behind this project, and how those motivations could shape Rosetta’s future adoption.

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Hi @smooke,

The motivation was to grow the crypto-economy by speeding up integration time for both developers and crypto platforms!

Some initial metrics we will track are:

  • Number of blockchains with validated Rosetta implementations
  • Total time for technical integration (at Coinbase and externally)
  • Number of apps built on top of Rosetta APIs
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To add on to @jai.prasad’s point, the tooling we’ve worked on thus far has been focused on optimizing these initial metrics.


  • Write a Rosetta implementation without working about server boilerplate code using the server package.
  • Read data from any Rosetta implementation with the client package.
  • Reliably a sync a range of blocks from any implementation (handling re-orgs) using the syncer package. This one is SUPER useful for building a block explorer.
  • Verify all balance changes are present in a Rosetta implementation using the reconciler package.


  • Easily view a block (rosetta-cli view:block X) or account balance (rosetta-cli view:account Y) while debugging an implementation.
  • Make it easy for anyone to run a suite of checks (rosetta-cli check) against any implementation to ensure it adheres to the rosetta-specifications and represents all balance changes.

We are actively working on a few more tools to make everyone’s life easier and look forward to sharing those soon!