Like the different search engines and web browsers to search the web, there are various blockchain explorers available. If you search “Block Explorer” in Google some of the sites that show up are blockexplorer.com, blockchain.com, blockcypher.com, and btc.com. Bitcoin Block Explorer is one of them. All works same, supply the same information and are most trusted and are well established by third-party Crypto Companies.
Blockchain Explorer is online blockchain browsers which display the contents of individual Bitcoin transactions, blocks, and balances of addresses and the transaction histories. In other words, using this block explorer you can get a wide variety of statistics about the network such as the current hash rate and more.
Well, on the main home page of this Ethereum and Bitcoin Blockchain Explorer, which resemble as like a search engine. You will see a search field to search by transactions, addresses or even block hashes. Here, you can see all the latest information about blocks and tracking Ethereum & Bitcoin Transactions. You can also select that currency in which you wish values to be displayed. Sometimes, it defaults to USD.
Apart from, on the top right, there are few options like the setting menu, QR scanner to read QR codes and link to view all the blocks along with some chain statistics. However, in the setting menu, you can change or select the language, currency display and switch from Cash Address to Legacy one. Apart from, we now have Tokens menu in which you can search the SLP tokens and see the major data points and their performance.
In the middle of the page, there is a search tool. Here, you can search typically by pasting or pasting Bitcoin transaction ID and Bitcoin addresses.
Similarly, at the bottom, you will see all the recent transaction and blocks data and if you click into any of the links you can see more details.
To provide another example, if you click into any of the recent transactions by clicking view details.
Moreover, when you click the tracking Bitcoin and Ethereum transactions details, there are two main sections:
• The top section will show you a summary with important information such as what is the transaction fee<, what block contains this transaction, when the transaction was made, how much the transaction size and how many times the confirmations it has etc.
• In the next section, you will see the number of outputs and inputs for this transaction along with its value in BTC or BCH and selected currency for display.
Here are some useful tips to get you going and becoming a blockchain explorer master:
• When viewing transaction details, you can always see where the transaction is coming from by looking from left to right. The transaction sender is on the left, and the receiver [address] is on the right. The “change address” is below the receiver address, placed on the bottom of each transaction.
• For more advanced users, when viewing transaction details, if you hover over the addresses you will see an information icon; click on it to view the transaction Opcode and scripts.