How is Bitcoin’s ‘Liquid sidechain’ different from the Lightning network?
Faisal Khan

Blockstream had been working on a block explorer tool for its Liquid sidechain ever since it was announced & finally “Liquid Block Explorer”, a website to visually examine Liquid’s blockchain data and cross-check transactions has been announced (located at

Here are the main features of the new tool according to Blockstream:

  • Bitcoin Mainnet, Testnet, and Liquid support
  • No analytics scripts, no tracking
  • Support for Bech32 addresses
  • Support for Confidential addresses (Liquid)
  • Monitor peg-in and peg-outs between Bitcoin and Liquid
  • Better privacy through Tor support (version 2; version 3)