Blockchain, a decentralized, immutable distributed ledger, can solve the trust problem with multi-party participation, so what is the blockchain browser? What does it do?


When it comes to the browser, we all know that entering the URL can access the website we want to visit, and the blockchain browser is also a access tool to get multichain explorer, but the access content is the data on the blockchain network, users can view the height of the blockchain browser, the transaction data of the ledger, the operation of the blockchain network, the operation efficiency and so on. In other words, the blockchain browser is a data presentation tool within the blockchain, which is an essential application for almost every blockchain project.


Blockchain browser mainly has a large number of functions:


  1. Query function

You can enter the hash value of the blockchain, the height of the block, or the hash value of a specific transaction for precise queries, and the blockchain browser will return the corresponding data in the ledger to you. In the public chain, all transaction information in the wallet can be queried through the wallet address.


Hash value: A unique value generated based on the content, characterized by a single function and unable to backtrack on what the original data is.


Block height: The number of newest blocks in the ledger. The blockchain ledger structure is where multiple transactions (or possibly one) form a block, and multiple blocks are connected together to form a chained data ledger.


Transaction: business-related data link, here the transaction not only refers to the public chain transfer transaction, the alliance chain of various business data link is also a transaction. In simple terms, every update to the contents of the data ledger is a transaction.


  1. Statistical function

The blockchain browser can show users the statistics of the operation of the blockchain, including the network running time, the number of nodes, the average block time, TPS, transaction curve, etc., for some blockchain projects of the public chain, it will also statistics the computing power of the whole network, processing fees, revenue value, circulation and circulation rate.


These statistics can assist users to understand the operating status of the blockchain network, health status, business activity, etc. Different blockchain browsers have different statistical indicators, but they are all developed based on the interface that is open at the bottom of the blockchain.


Blockchain browser is a very important query tool for the public chain, for the alliance chain, the browser is mainly to assist enterprises to participate in the management of the blockchain network, because in the alliance chain project, the data in the blockchain is generally in the form of an interface directly to the upper application, such as small programs, apps, web systems, etc.