How Blockchain Explorer Works

How Blockchain Explorer Works

By NOWNodes | NOWNodes | 17 Jul 2020


If you are new to the crypto industry, then you have already heard the term “Block Explorer”. Initially, Block Explorer and its data may seem confusing, but as soon as you master this tool, you will understand how effective it is in the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

Block Explorer Essentials 

Block Explorer is a website or tool that allows you to view blocks, view wallet addresses, network hash rate, transaction data and other key information in the blockchain.

Block Explorer is just a search tool. Just like you use web browsers to browse and search for information on the Internet. Block Explorer allows you to view blockchain data. These are search engines created specifically for searching blockchain blocks.

Just as we have various web browsers and search engines for finding information on the Internet, many Block Explorers are available for every coin, including Monero. This can be either officially created by Explorer, or developed by the community, or one that is supported by some individual organizations. If you try to find Block Explorer on Google, then some of the results displayed are blockexplorer.comblockchain.comblockcypher.com and btc.com.

Source: Blockchain.com

The block and transaction feed displayed on the main page will be the same for all Block Explorer. However, depending on the service, the information displayed will be limited. If you want to know more information, you need to study a specific block. You can either click the block link or enter the block height number directly in the search field in Block Explorer.

Search for a specific block and view all its transactions

Source: Blockchain.com

The block and transaction feed displayed on the main page will be the same for all Block Explorer. However, depending on the service, the information displayed will be limited. If you want to know more information, you need to study a specific block. You can either click the block link or enter the block height number directly in the search field in Block Explorer.

Network Status: Hashrate, Difficulty and More

Source: our nodes gallery

If you are a Bitcoin miner, then this is information that will be useful to you, and you will begin to use it constantly. Not all Block Explorer displays it, but some, such as btc.com, provide more detailed information about the current network.

Working with Block Explorers using NOWNodes

Hopefully, you don’t need to build your custom Explorer and just start using NOWNOdes.

We provide access to Block Explorers of 45 most popular blockchain networks, including BitcoinEthereumLitecoinDigiByte and even Monero. Our Blockchain-as-a-Service solution focused on wallets, exchanges, dApps and any project that aims at working with blockchain. You can check our documentation and popular Explorer and Nodes requests here.

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