A blockchain explorer is a tool or website that allows users to view and track transactions, blocks, and addresses on a blockchain network. It provides a public and transparent view of the blockchain ledger and allows anyone to search for specific transactions, addresses, or blocks.
Blockchain explorers display a range of information, including the time and date of transactions, the type of transaction, the amount transferred, the wallet addresses involved, and the transaction fees paid. They also provide details about the current state of the blockchain network, such as the total number of blocks, the current block height, and the current difficulty level.
Block explorers are often used by cryptocurrency enthusiasts and traders to monitor their transactions and account balances. They can also be used to verify the authenticity of transactions and to investigate suspicious activity on the blockchain.
A notable blockchain explorer is Etherscan which can be used to monitor transactions on the Ethereum blockchain. Enter a wallet ID or transaction ID or contract address in the search bar for results.