19 October 2020
A Blockchain Explorer is simply a browser for the blockchain, it can be called as the Google in the crypto space. Blockchain Explorers facilitates its users to view the block or the transaction feed, transaction’s progress, to check the balance of the address, address’s transaction history, the input and output of transactions, viewing the genesis block and to check the mempool status.
Every blockchain has its explorer and because there are so many different explorers available on the market.
In this blog, we are going to dive in and learn about 5 Finest Blockchain Explorers.
Blockchain.com is one of the most popular blockchain explorers for Bitcoin which has an easy to understand and use interface. It facilitates real-time data, block feeds, about block’s relying on the mining pool, transactions, addresses, Bitcoin network’s charts - consisting of blockchain size, hashrate size and distribution, it has advanced view mode - transaction size, timestamp and many more. With Blockchain.com the user can explore 20 languages and over 20 national currencies. Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash explorers are also available and an extensive API too. It is located at Blockchain.info.
2. Block Explorer
Block Explorer is free to use and is an open-source explorer that facilitates its users to explore blocks, Bitcoin public addresses and transactions, view input and output of transactions, transaction-related attached fees and received confirmations. It supports Bitcoin Cash’s blockchain post the BCC fork. The user can explore Bitcoin’s blockchain in German, English, Japanese and Spanish and currencies like USD, BTC, mBTC and Bits.
BlockCypher is an open-source and free to use blockchain explorer that facilitates transactions, blocks, addresses, sleek UI that is easy to use and navigate, real-time transaction feeds, suggestions of the fees, predictions confirmation, notifications of bitcoin public address for cold wallet addresses. It lets the user explore in 4 currencies like Satoshi, Bits, mBTC, BTC, it supports Litecoin and Dogecoin blockchains and has a developer section consisting BlockCypher API.
Blocktraill facilitates recommended fee, mempool size, block feed, hashrate distribution, easy to use, transaction history exportation related to the public address on a CSV file, and developer’s section.
BTC.com is a free application and facilitates UI navigation to search blocks through an inbuilt calendar, real-time block feed, stats like transactions, public addresses, confirmations, also viewing unconfirmed transactions, rich lists, fees trends, current transactions fees, and so forth. It lets the users explorer in 25 languages and is one of the oldest blockchain explorers. The user can also explore Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash on the explorer.