The first time I heard of blockchain browser, I think there would be a series of problems in my mind. What is a blockchain browser? Is it an application? Is it a program built on the public chain?
Blockchain browser is a website, through which you can query some of the blockchain information, such as search transaction records, the details of a block, the height of the current chain, and so on. You can also inquire the details of the balance or transaction through the wallet address or transaction ID. Therefore, blockchain browser is not an application, nor a program built on the public chain. In a simple way, it is a website can query blockchain data, and is built on a common centralized network. Maybe you still don’t fully understand it, it doesn’t matter, let me give you another example. Let’s compare the general browser with the blockchain browser. Both of them are used to query information, with the difference is that general browser is used to query some scientific or life information, etc. We can use the general browser to log into various types of websites, inquire about all kinds of information and news, and even use the browser to listen to songs, play web games and so on. But the blockchain browser can only query the information or transaction information related to blockchain. It is a professional information website. In fact, the blockchain browser is ‘Blockchain Information Query Website ‘, not an application, but a website accessible by the general browser, which can query all the relevant information of the blockchain.
After introducing the concept of blockchain browser, let’s popularize the terms often used in blockchain browser queries.
Block hash is the number obtained through the twice hash calculation of block head. It is one of the blockchain identifier, which can uniquely and clearly identify a block.
The block height refers to the number of bitcoin blocks dug up since the creation block, which is one of the block identifiers, but does not identify a single block. Two or more blocks may have the same block height and occupy the same position in the blockchain.
Transaction fee, namely transfer fee, is related to the number of bytes consumed by the transaction, and has nothing to do with the size of the transfer amount.
Mining difficulty measures the average number of calculations needed to excavate a block, reflecting how long it takes to dig a certain number of blocks under a certain difficulty.
After introducing the terminology, which blockchain browsers are available now? Let’s take a look at some of the existing blockchain browsers and the new versions of blockchain browsers just released by Trias.
Blockchain.org is a popular bitcoin browser that can be searched by lock, transaction, or address. It is safe, reliable and has a nice interface. It can also view the wealth statistics related to bitcoin activities in the past 24 hours.
Blockchair.com can search for various information on the BTC, BCH and ETH, including the size of money pool, handling fee, number of nodes, difficulty value, and words or paragraphs that are encoded into the blockchain.
Tokenview.com supports the search of more than 20 mainstream blockchains, which can not only query transaction addresses and hashes, block hashes, block heights, but also the latest burst block information. The latest releases include the rich list, the K-line chart, and the market movement.
Etherscan.io is the most popular blockchain browser for Ethereum. It is particularly good at finding smart contracts, Gas fees, browsing DEX activities, and is often used to check the balance of tokens in the wallet address.
Bitcoin.com has a compact interface that allows you to quickly find transactions on the BCH and BTC networks. It also allows you to scan a QR code to see the wallet address, and a button at the bottom of the wallet lets you switch between old and new BCH addresses.
Trias Blockchain Browser
Just last week, Trias released its own blockchain browser, open-source code, compatible with Ethereum. For most blockchain browsers are not open-source, it is impossible for users to determine whether the data is real. Open-source guarantees the authenticity of the data. Users can download the source code to run locally and create a local blockchain browser to view the data in the database. Users can also compare local data to online data, and consistency means that the data is real. Therefore, open source blockchain browser allows users to verify the authenticity of data, users can trust the operation of Trias blockchain platform with ease, and also allows Trias blockchain platform to grow in self-disclosure and user supervision.