🔍Exploring Your First "Look"

For this example, we'll be studying a Look that explores possible correlations between minting of USDT (Tether) on the Tron blockchain, and whether that has any impact on the price of bitcoin.

To jump straight to the example Look, go here:

https://dashargos.chainargos.com/looks/679

Otherwise, follow the instructions below to navigate to the example Look.

1. Let's start with the "Knowledge Base"

The Look we'll be exploring already exists on the "Knowledge Base," so click on "Knowledge Base" to start.

2. The "Knowledge Base"

The "Knowledge Base" has many Looks and Dashboards created by ChainArgos as well as other users.

You can contribute your Looks to the "Knowledge Base" by emailing the link to your Look to

info@chainargos.com

Looks and Dashboards are personal to you, so only contribute to the "Knowledge Base" if you think it's important to add to the common pool of knowledge, whether in advancing the space, or fostering more research into a specific area.

3. Finding the Example Look

Because the Look we'll be exploring has to do with stablecoins, it's likely to be in the "Stablecoins" folder, so click on that.

Once inside, you'll see an array of folders, as well as a collection of Dashboards and Looks already created in alphabetical order.

The convention for Dashboards and Looks is to place specific blockchain assets in parenthesis "[...]" so for example, a Look that only deals with the Tron blockchain will be labeled as [Tron].

Dashboards and Looks that are multi-chain do not have parenthesis, and are also arranged alphabetically.

Because our example is to do with USDT on the Tron blockchain, it'll likely be in the "TRON" folder as well, so click on that.

In the "TRON" folder select "[Tron] USDT Minting vs Average BTC Price (Past 90 Days)" to start.

The Look will be based on dates in the most recent query (as highlighted in the red box below).

Now because the original query dates may not be the dates you're interested in, let's see how we can do some simple adjustments to this Look.

4. Adjusting the Example Look

4.1 Adjusting the Time Filters

Let's start with adjusting the time examined in this Look. Click on ▶ Filters to bring down the "Filters" dropdown.

To learn more about "Filters" please go here, otherwise, let's adjust the existing Look.

As you can see, there are only two filters for our Look, one is "Tokens Symbol is USDT" and the other is "Block Times Block Written Date".

Let's start by adjusting the date.

In this example, the date range is from October 16, 2023 to December 17, 2023. In DashArgos, all time conventions are based on YYYY/MM/DD.

Clicking on any date will bring up the range. Do note that if you select the current GMT day, the data will be incomplete, as it will not be a full days' worth of data. In such cases, it may be preferable to select the previous day for more accurate information.

As you can see, it's quite easy to manipulate the data range to whatever you want.

But it's just as easy to change the "Tokens Symbol."

4.2 Adjusting the Tokens Symbol Filters

Perhaps you're interested in USDC minting on Tron as opposed to USDT. To change the token, just click on the window, type in "usdc" and scroll down till you find "USDC" in the drop down.

Assuming you are interested in Circle Internet Financial's USDC product, select "USDC" as the other versions are wrapped or pegged versions of USDC.

Now select "Run" in the top right-hand corner of your screen and wait for the new returns.

The new visualization displays USDC minting in relation to the average bitcoin price.

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