Blockscout Search Tool For Ethereum Is Released

Announcements, Blockchain, Innovation | October 14, 2018 By:

POA Network, the ethereum platform offering an open-source framework for smart contracts, has unveiled BlockScout, the first full featured open-source block explorer tool for the ethereum ecosystem. BlockScout is a tool that lets users search and explore transactions, addresses, and balances on the ethereum, Ethereum Classic, and POA Network blockchains.

BlockScout lets users view detailed information on blocks, balances, transactions, and token transfers, both in the past and as they occur in real-time on an intuitive interface. Boasting open-source code, BlockScout lets anyone contribute to its development and customize the tool to suit their own needs. BlockScout also offers support for ERC-20 and ERC-721 tokens. Additional features include smart contract verification, smart contract querying, and real-time tracking of block confirmations.

“While building POA Network, we realized the existing block explorer options were closed source and limited in functionality,” said Igor Barinov, Tech Lead of POA Network. “This meant we couldn’t propose updates, contribute to development or integrate sidechain platforms. BlockScout provides detailed insights for users looking to verify transactions on the ethereum blockchain, sidechains, and private chains.”

Initially funded by POA Network and a grant from ETHPrize, a beta version of BlockScout was released on GitHub for community input in August 2018 after nearly a year of development, with more than 2,000 commits and 27 community contributors.