Block explorer, What does it mean?

Block explorer is a term used in the cryptocurrencies field. It is key to understand it in order to fully understand this world

Definition of Block explorer

A block explorer is a tool (usually a website) allowing to scan a blockchain and to access every and each blocks in order to get block data and metadata. It is usually used to analyze transactions volume, type and source/destination. Cryptocurrencies are all based on some blockchain setup wich is public an distributed. Anyboby can therefore have full access to the blockchain and would use a block explorer to get access to block information.

Block explorer is related to

BlockchainHash (one way hash)Block

See more: Cryptonyms glossary