This is beginners guide to understanding the different ways the block explorer can be used.
Search bar : When looking for a specific transaction, you can enter details here such as; the block height, block hash or transaction hash.
Server time : the server time is the date and time in Co-ordinated Universal Time (UTC).
Network difficulty : this shows the current difficulty the blockchain is running at.
Hash rate : the estimated amount of power being put out by the miners.
Median block size limit : the size of the block after penalties are applied.
Transaction pool : the transaction pool/mempool contains all the transactions currently waiting to be assigned a block.
Transactions in the last 11 blocks : This shows all the transactions that were in the most recent 11 blocks, and it has the average size of the aforementioned 11 blocks.
Tx hash : the transaction (Tx) hash is the unique identifier of the transaction.
Tx public key : is used for stealth addresses
Timestamp : a classic timestamp. It equals to the date shown by the “second” (UTC) timestamp
Timestamp UTC : this is a translation of the first timestamp, but in human comprehensive way.
Age : the age of the transaction in years, days, hours, minutes and seconds.
Block : these show the block that your transaction has been assigned to. You can click on the block number and see more information, such as; all the other transactions in the block, the size of the block, etc.
Fee : this shows the fee that was paid when the transaction was sent.
Tx size : the size of the transaction (Tx) in kilo bytes (KB)
Tx version : the version of the transaction (Tx)
No of confirmations : the number of blocks that have gone by since your transaction entered the chain.
RingCT/type : this is called a ring signature, which is used for privacy. During our fork in May, we removed that so our transaction size would be smaller, allowing more transactions to fit in one block.
Extra : extra field of arbitrary data
Outputs : this can give a different number of outputs, depending on the size of the transaction. This is used as a privacy tactic, so that you cannot see how much has been sent.
Decode output : you can use this to check which of the outputs relates to the transactions. For example, only 3 out of 5 of the outputs would be “true”, so they would make up the actual amount of Electroneum (ETN) sent.
Prove sending : use this to prove to someone that you have sent them Electroneum in this transaction.
Inputs : these are made up of individual transactions originally sent to the user, which are now being sent out. (i.e. if the user is sending 30 ETN, but it was sent to them in two transactions of 10 ETN and two transactions of 5 ETN, in the input section you will see those four transactions that created the 30 ETN originally)