A blockchain explorer allows you to search and navigate through the blockchain. Using a Bitcoin block explorer you can check the balance of different Bitcoin public addresses, track coin transfer histories watch how many confirmations a transaction has and get a wide variety of statistics about the network such as the current hash rate and more.
BTC.COM is a free to use Bitcoin blockchain explorer. It easier to navigate through the user interface which allows you to search blocks using an inbuilt calendar. When you go to the homepage, it shows the block feed in real-time.
Apart from showing general stats such as transaction details, public addresses, and confirmations, it also shows
- unconfirmed transactions,
- current best transaction fees,
- rich lists
- historic fees trends.
It has 27 languages being supported, which makes it a worldwide used block explorer. There is also the feature of searching transactions through QR codes with the help of one click.
Blockcypher is an another open-source blockchain explorer for Bitcoin that allows you explore transactions, blocks, and addresses. It has a sleek user interface which is easy to use and navigate. It also shows blocks and transaction feeds in real-time.
Apart from the regular features, it has some special features which I haven’t see in any other block explorers. These special features include like
- confirmation predictions
- fees suggestions
- Bitcoin public address notifications for your cold wallet addresses.
Blockcypher doesn’t support Bitcoin Cash, but it does support the Litecoin and Dogecoin blockchains.
If you want a block explorer for both Bitcoin and Ethereum in one place, Blocktrail’s block explorer homepage which gives you information for Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash such as recommended fee, block feed, mempool size, and pool-specific hashrate distribution.
Its user interface may not be great but it is easy to use.
It also provides a unique feature of exporting all transaction history associated with a public address in a CSV file.
Ethereum Blockchain Explorers
As the name suggests, Ethereum users to lookup, confirm and validate transactions taking place in the popular Ethereum blockchain more easily.
With TradeBlock provides the block exploration of bitcoin blockchain and Ethereum blockchain at one place