POA Network (POA) is an Ethereum-based platform that offers an open-source framework for smart contracts. POA Network is a sidechain to Ethereum utilizing Proof of Authority as its consensus mechanism.
On August 13, POA Network presented BlockScout, the open source Ethereum explorer.
- Real-time UI
Everything from blocks, transactions, balances, and tokens transfers are displayed in real-time. You can simply stay on your account page to view transactions and balance updates as they happen on the blockchain.
- Token Support
The v1 release includes support for both ERC-20 and ERC-721 tokens. Token information is displayed directly on the transactions tab in an easy to read format.
“Originally slated for v2, we’ve expedited ERC-721 support due to DApp developer needs. Several DApps recently migrated from Ethereum to POA Network to take advantage of lower cost transactions and increased speed. These include DopeRaider and EverDragons, with more on the way. We are developing additional features for ERC-721 tokens as DApps continue to move to the POA Network”, – writes the POA team.
- Contract Verification
Smart contract verification promotes transparency by providing contract code for independent verification. Users can interact with a verified contract in the Read Smart Contract tab. Additional features will follow in subsequent releases.
The API is well documented and built to support developers. The functionality is purposefully similar to Etherscan, allowing current Etherscan users to easily port to BlockScout without a lot of refactoring. The v1 release includes several endpoints and a “Try it Out” feature to assist with development and testing.
To learn more about BlockScout, you can check out its GitHub here → https://github.com/poanetwork/blockscout