The CSC Explorer
If you are new to Cryptocurrencies then by now you might have heard the term “Block Explorer”. Blockchain Explorers and its data might seem confusing at the beginning but once you master this tool you’ll know how effective it is in the cryptocurrency ecosystem
Block explorers are one of the most important tools in a crypto enthusiast’s arsenal. They provide an online interface for searching a blockchain, and enable you to retrieve data about transactions, addresses, blocks, fees, and more. Each block explorer provides data about a particular blockchain, and the type of information included will vary depending on the architecture of the blockchain it serves. Here we're going to get familiar with the CSC explorer.
Before we get to know about Blockchain Explorer here are few things to know about Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain in general. Nearly all Cryptocurrencies out there relies on blockchain to conduct transactions. Blockchain is a encryption technology and is an ever growing set of blocks that have a record of transaction data. Blockchain is immutable, distributed, decentralized and a secure digital ledger. As this digital information is accessible to anyone on the internet it becomes transparent and incorruptible. Anybody can check the balance of any public address and anyone can view any transaction details on the blockchain. How? By using block explorers.
What is a Block Explorer
Block explorers enable you to search for information on a particular blockchain. Block explorer is a website or a tool that allows one to browse through blocks, view wallet addresses, network hashrate, transaction data and other key information on the blockchain. Block Explorer is simply a search tool. Just like how you use web browsers to browse through the Internet; block explorers allows one to browse the blockchain. They are search engines made specifically to search the blocks of a blockchain. Each and every cryptocurrency that relies on its own blockchain will also have its own block explorer. So you must use block explorers specific to that cryptocurrency
Blockchain technology is often lauded for its transparency, and block explorers are a key part of this value proposition. A block explorer is an online tool that enables you to search for real-time and historical information about a blockchain, including data related to blocks, transactions, addresses, and more. Every block explorer contains information about one particular blockchain
Why Use a Block Explorer
Block explorers have potential utility for traders, miners, validators, businesses, and enthusiasts alike. You can use a block explorer to check the status of a transaction if you’re buying or selling crypto. You can also acquire information associated with your blockchain address, including your transaction history, the total value of the assets held at the address, the total amount of crypto received at the address, and the total amount of crypto sent from the address, among other data points.
Miners can use block explorers to check if they’ve successfully mined a block, and businesses can analyze transaction data related to their projects. Likewise, anyone can use block explorers to monitor the activity of whales and individuals with known blockchain addresses. For example, monitoring addresses known to belong to Satoshi Nakamoto is a favorite community pastime.
Block explorers also enable enthusiasts to find technical information about the inner workings of the blockchain, such as latest transactions and blocks, block difficulty, hash rate, block height, transaction fees, transaction volume, and more. Likewise, a block explorer can provide market data such as the circulating supply, maximum supply, and market capitalization of a cryptocurrency.
How To Use a Block Explorer
Here, we're working with a specific Block Explorer which is the CSC explorer. When you visit a block explorer site, you will likely see a main search bar that enables you to retrieve specific types of information — typically wallet addresses, transaction hashes, and block numbers, though this varies by explorer and by blockchain. Likewise, the homepage of most block explorers often displays data about the latest transactions and blocks.
To view data related to a particular transaction, type the transaction hash or ID into the search bar — this will be given to you by your wallet software when you initiate the transaction. The block explorer will indicate whether your transaction has been confirmed or if it is still processing. You can also view your transaction by searching for the address of the wallet you sent it from. Make sure that you enter your public key address and not your private key address when searching. Searching for your transaction by the block in which it was included is not recommended, as the block is likely to contain many other transactions. It’s perhaps helpful to conceptualize a block explorer like a search engine for a blockchain. These useful tools provide insight into every aspect of a blockchain’s functioning — from consensus mechanism to transaction history — and are an essential tool in navigating the blockchain ecosystem.
Exploring Genesis Block
Block explorer allows you to search any information about any block that you wish. You can even navigate to the first block that was mined. You can check the genesis block difficulty, wallet address that mined it and the reward. To find the genesis block just type 1 in search bar of block explorer and it will display the information of block height #1
CSC Genesis File
The Genesis file defines the initial state of CoinEx Smart Chain (CSC), which may be viewed at block height 0. CSC’s first block starts from 1, whose parent block is Genesis Block.
To facilitate user operation, CSC directly integrates Genesis Block into the binary package cetd and no download is required when setting up the node. If you are interested in Genesis Block, you can download and view the details via GitHub. For those who want to build their own chain with CSC, Genesis File is also available for customization and editing. Refer to Private Chain.