Bitcoin Cash Block Explorer
The way in which Bitcoin has revolutionized the financial industry remains unparalleled and no other coin has managed to surpass it in popularity.
However, with the recent advances in technology and the fact that cryptocurrencies are becoming a hot topic for investors around the world, it’s only natural for people to start noticing some flaws with Bitcoin and to come up with newer innovative solutions for those problems.
This is how Bitcoin Cash (BCH) was created back in 2017 with what is known as a “hard fork”. The hard fork recognizes that the system was based on Bitcoin but creates a separate and somewhat modified blockchain.
Our guide today focuses on Bitcoin Cash and its blockchain network. We’ll tell you how you can explore both the network and the transactions kept there with a useful application called BCH Block Explorer. Let’s begin!
What Is Bitcoin Cash Blockchain Explorer?
Probably the first question that comes to your mind.
The Bitcoin Cash block explorer is a server that lets you explore the Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) balances and transactions which are stored on their blockchains.
Now, the BCH blockchain is not nearly as large and compact as the Bitcoin one. However, with the rise in popularity of the Bitcoin Cash coin, more and more transactions get recorded on the network daily. It would be impossible to go through all the data manually. Luckily, you can use the blockchain explorer.
What Would I Search the Blockchain for?
You can use this software for many reasons. They could range from personal reasons like checking your account balance to some inquisitive ones like checking someone else’s latest account balance if you know his/her address. Simply input the address and wait for the results.
Or maybe you’ve made a deal with someone and he/she is supposed to pay you out in crypto. The funds haven’t arrived yet but the person keeps repeating he/she sent them to you. What you can do is use the block explorer to check their transaction history.
How to Use the App
Using the block explorer is very straightforward. All you need to do is visit the official BCH Block Explorer website. You should see the following screen:
In the top left corner, you can see “BCH”, “BTC”, and “MainNet” (or “TestNet” if you click on the arrow) on the navigation bar. Choose “BCH” if you want to explore Bitcoin Cash. Another option is to directly search the block explorer. Insert an account address, a block hash, or a transaction to start searching.
Other Features on the App
In the far right corner, you’ll spot the “Settings” tab. Once you click on it, the drop-down menu lists the following options: “Currency” (to change the currency), “Language” (to change the language), “Scan QR Code”, “Address” (to choose between a Cash or a Legacy Address), “Sound”, and “Night Theme”.
Here you can choose from “All Tokens” and “Charts” to either browse through the tokens or explore performance charts of that same token.
If you choose “Blocks”, you’ll find out information about the recently mined blocks. If you choose “Charts”, you get information on the network hash rate, best block height, daily transactions, block reward halving, etc.
- How To
If you get lost on the website, this tab has some useful step-by-step instructions.
- The lower half of the screen
If you scroll down past the search box, you’ll see two boxes with information. They show up-to-date data on the latest blocks or latest transactions processed on the network. You can click on them for more details.
- Transaction ID
If you click on a transaction number, you’ll be redirected to learn the details of that transaction. First, on the left, it will say whether the transaction has been broadcasted or confirmed. If it’s unconfirmed, you won’t see all of the data that we’ll go through next.
- Transaction Details
First, you have the “Summary” section where you can see the exact time and date when the transaction was broadcasted. In the row that says “Block”, click on the number for more details about the block where this transaction has been stored.
You can also find out how many users have confirmed the transaction, the fees per byte, Unix Timestamp, and the transaction size. Beneath all this, you’ll find two more boxes, one for the inputs, and the other one for the outputs.
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