Currently I am doing the Ruby on Rails Tutorial from Michael Hartl. I am
developing that code within the cloud9 IDE. What I am interested in
ultimately is to develop some application relating to cryptocurrencies
especially the counterparty protocol. For that, I want to read data from
the blockscan API (google that). There are API requests I want to made
for receiving blockchain data. This data is delivered in json.
Now as a starter, I do not know how to read this json data into a Ruby
variable, do something with it, and render it to a page. Can some one
provide me example code (only the essential lines) that would accomplish
what I wish to do?