Block Explorer

Cardano has its own Block Explorer. This is a useful tool that can be used to check the history of transactions that have taken place on the Cardano blockchain.

All Ada transactions are publicly recorded on the blockchain and you can search to find details about any one of them. Information you will be able to see includes the amount of Ada sent, the public address of the sender, and the time and date of the transaction.

The Cardano Block Explorer can help you check transactions on the Cardano testnet, which is running now, as well as on the real version of the network, which is to be launched soon. (The Cardano Testnet is a pilot version of the network on which engineers are running tests to make sure it is operating smoothly and securely before the launch of the real network.)

Developers are building the capabilities of the Cardano Block Explorer and it is planned to become a complete resource which will contain statistics, charts, and many more features.

How to use the Cardano Block Explorer

On the home page, you will see a table showing the latest activity of the Cardano blockchain, headed “Last Slots”. This table shows you what epoch the blockchain has reached, the corresponding slot numbers in that epoch, and how long ago those stages were reached. You can also see the number of transactions that occurred, the amount of Ada that was transacted, and the block size. You can click on the slots to find out more information about the blockchain at that particular stage.

The home page also features the “Transactions Feed”, a table at the bottom of the page showing the latest Ada transactions that have taken place. This table lists the transaction identity number, the date and time of the transaction, and the amount of Ada sent. You can click on any transaction to reveal more details about it. You can also click on any address to see details of that address and a history of the transactions made to and from that address.

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