This guide provides information on Algorand block explorers. Block explorers are invaluable tools for interacting with any blockchain network. They allow users to browse blocks, transactions, addresses, and assets on the blockchain in an easy-to-use interface. The Algorand blockchain is no exception, with block explorers playing an important role for those interested in exploring the network.
What is a block explorer?
A block explorer is a web tool that allows users to browse and search transactions made on a blockchain. It provides a way to view details of addresses, balances, blocks and individual transactions in a transparent manner. With a block explorer, users can:
- Search for addresses, transactions or blocks by ID/hash.
- View transaction details like sender, recipient, amount, fees, timestamps.
- Browse latest blocks and confirmations.
- Check account balances and transaction histories.
- Gain transparency into the blockchain without running a full node. (See What is a node?)
- Be confident that transactions are finalized on the chain.
Algorand block explorers
Allo, an Algorand blockchain explorer developed by AlgoNode, officially launched in December 2023 with the mission of making the Algorand blockchain accessible to everyone, not just experts. On the Allo platform, users can seamlessly search for a variety of elements, including assets, accounts, apps, blocks, transactions, projects, and NFDomains. (See What are Web3 domains?)
Within its diverse set of applications, Allo features a TEAL inspector, providing users with a tool to inspect and analyze TEAL smart contracts, enhancing transparency and understanding in the Algorand ecosystem.
In the realm of transactions, Allo introduces innovative features such as group summary, which allows users to efficiently summarize and analyze grouped transactions. Additionally, the platform offers transaction filters, empowering users to refine and tailor their search criteria for transactions based on specific parameters, further enhancing the user experience and enabling precise exploration of the Algorand blockchain.
Furthermore, Allo provides valuable insights and features related to the broader blockchain landscape, including Pera verification badges, NFT rarity information, and token prices. These additions contribute to Allo's commitment to democratizing access to blockchain information and fostering a more inclusive and informed community.
In addition to the Allo blockchain explorer, Allo has launched AlloAlerts, a dedicated account monitoring and notification system. Users can conveniently receive notifications for a range of crucial events, including Algo payments, account balance, participation key expiration, voting performance, and more. AlloAlerts represents a commitment to providing users with a holistic and proactive approach to account management on the Algorand blockchain.
Pera Explorer is a robust Algorand block explorer that is built and maintained by the team behind Pera Wallet, Algorand’s most popular self-custodial wallet. Originally introduced as a web-based NFT viewer, Pera Explorer released a major update in January 2024 that added transaction details, improved account information, and other new explorer functionalities.
Pera Explorer offers a user-centric experience that gives users a simple and fast way to search for accounts, transactions, apps, and more. The account details pages are intuitively designed, allowing users to navigate effortlessly, whether they want to view additional transaction details or account information. With ease of use in mind, Pera Explorer allows users to conveniently opt-in for Algorand NFTs and ASAs, reducing friction to engage with Algorand’s vibrant ecosystem. Pera Explorer is actively working on releasing new features with plans for live updates, dynamic ASA price graphs, search improvements, NFT enhancements, and design upgrades to further elevate the user experience.
In addition to building the Pera Wallet and Pera Explorer, the Pera team also runs and maintains an ASA Verification program and has developed a Verified ASAs database, serving as a valuable research tool for users seeking verified information about Algorand Standard Assets.
Are you migrating from AlgoExplorer? Check out the Pera Explorer Migration Guide.
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Dappflow is a versatile and powerful Algorand block explorer designed to cater to developers at all skill levels. Beyond simply searching public nodes, it lets you connect to your very own local sandbox private network, making it ideal for development and testing. Dappflow is also a full-fledged developer suite, offering asset and application management, smart contract interaction through Beaker Studio, secure ABI crafting, node management, and even API access for programmatic control. Whether you're a beginner using its drag-and-drop composer or a seasoned developer wielding advanced search features, Dappflow empowers you to navigate the Algorand blockchain with ease.
Bitquery Explorer is a multi-chain explorer supporting over 40 blockchains, including Algorand. It allows users to easily explore and access real-time metrics and data from the Algorand blockchain through its user-friendly interface. Developers and users of Algorand can also leverage Bitquery's GraphQL APIs and widgets to gain insight into essential on-chain metrics and track important transactions, addresses, and other information on the blockchain.
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