Block Viewer: A Blockchain Explorer For Researchers and Private EVM Networks

Kerala Blockchain Academy
2 min readSep 11, 2023

In the ever-evolving world of blockchain technology, there’s a growing need for tools that seamlessly integrate with private EVM-based networks. Researchers and professionals working on custom EVM-based blockchain networks for various experiments and those operating on private EVM chains often need a lightweight, efficient, and reliable blockchain explorer. Here is Block Viewer.

Purpose And The Audience

Block Viewer is primarily designed for real-time viewing of private blockchain networks. It addresses the unique requirements when EVM-based networks are utilized for private applications. Do you know this makes it an invaluable tool for researchers seeking a quick explorer setup for their custom EVM-based blockchain experiments? Moreover, Block Viewer offers a lightweight solution for those working on private EVM chains that ensure efficient and direct interaction with the network.

Streamlined Design and Efficiency

One of the standout features is its lightweight design. Unlike many of its counterparts, which often hog excessive computational resources, Block Viewer operates without such constraints. This ensures its ability to run concurrently with the network, making it an ideal choice for those requiring a less taxing solution on their system’s resources.

User-Friendly Interface and Integration

With a user-friendly interface at its core, Block Viewer ensures a smooth and efficient experience. Users with access to the RPC APIs can easily integrate and utilize Block Viewer, bypassing the often cumbersome processes associated with other explorers.

Reduced Dependence on External Libraries

Instead of relying heavily on external libraries like web3 or ether.js, Block Viewer strategically utilizes the APIs provided by the EVM client. This direct approach ensures a more streamlined operation and simplifies maintenance, making it hassle-free.

Versatility in Application

While many blockchain explorers fall short in compatibility with private network setups, Block Viewer shines. It’s adept at handling public and private network explorations, filling a significant gap in the market.

Conclusion

In essence, Block Viewer is a meticulously crafted blockchain explorer designed with the specific needs of researchers and private EVM network professionals in mind. Its efficiency, reliability, and versatility make it an indispensable tool in the blockchain toolkit.

GitHub Repository: https://github.com/Kerala-Blockchain-Academy/light-explorer

Thank You Team !!!

Lekshmi P G

Vinesh T K

Aldrin Fernandez

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