BlocksScan XinFin Network
XinFin Network, as a public and open-source ledger, has the ability to provide information and data to network users.
One thing is to receive information in an organized and readable manner, and another is for it to appear all scattered.
It's of no use if I give you a dictionary that's all disorganized; it would be impossible to ﬁnd a single word.
Or if they provide you with a dictionary that hasn't included all the words it should.
The idea of this document is to make a portion of the information ﬂowing within the network visible, which currently the average user would only ﬁnd through the blockchain scanner.
Through this, we perform a comparison with another explorer, where these comparisons will reﬂect suggestions to add to BlocksScan.
For this, we take Etherscan as our reference: https://etherscan.io/
It would be nice to add the dropdown to perform a more individualized ﬁlter.
Providing a practical and user-friendly interface to both regular users and developers seeking information while conducting relevant tests on their code is crucial. An example of this could be the dropdown menu under "Developers" or the one under the "More" tab.
Decent documentation is necessary. The speciﬁcations of the APIs should be included, for instance: a developer needs to know how many requests they can make if there is a maximum limit.
There should be a Gitbook accessible directly from the blockchain explorer. It should contain something like this:
If we observe the transition that other major companies are undergoing, we realize that they are moving away from using Swagger. Moreover, for new developers, it can present certain complexities.
The next step to professionalize the APIs in BlocksScan would be to create documents similar to what other companies are doing:
-Etherscan or Moralis would be good examples too.
XinFin Network is currently quite substantial and is increasingly catching the attention of users due to the rise in Market Cap and the visibility it's gaining at in-person Blockchain events and on social media platforms. Swagger is becoming inadequate for its current scale.
- Txns When we access a transaction (Txns), it takes a long time to display the information related to that transaction. Is there a lack of data indexing?
On the other hand, if we access the TxHash of a transaction on Etherscan and go to "Logs," we encounter two things:
- A visually appealing interface
- The ability to convert hexadecimal values to decoded ones
- Data connection Data connection with one-page web links that display much more information about that speciﬁc data.
Leads us to: https://etherscan.io/gastracker
Furthermore, GAS is a piece of data that is not currently tracked on BlocksScan, and it's very important.
It indicates the price we will pay for using the network. In other words, it tells us how much XDC we will use to carry out transactions. Thanks to this, we can determine the minimum we need to pay in fees.
By expressing it in gas units relative to $, we can understand how much we can pay to prioritize our transaction and have it executed faster.
There are other examples:
Leads us to: https://etherscan.io/stat/supply
We can view detailed information about the types of supply based on rewards. If we click on:
Leads us to: https://etherscan.io/chart/etherprice
- Latest Blocks
If we click on ‘’View all blocks’’:
We come across large boxes that provide additional information. Moreover, in the transaction concatenation, we have more columns on etherscan.
When searching in the explorer for an address:
-Balance and assets
In the blockchain, everything is public, including the balance. That's why we can see all the tokens a wallet holds from here.
This way, if, for instance, I published my address, you could know exactly how much I have down to the last dollar.
Right next to the tokens dropdown, there's an icon of a wallet. If we click on it, it takes us to a unique wallet link.
Here, we can see in detail how many cryptocurrencies it holds and the quantity of each of them.
NFTs are currently one of the major focal points on the XDC network due to Prime Numbers.
If we click on "Top NFTs," which would be equivalent to XRC721 tokens on BlocksScan, we ﬁnd numerous columns with information about the collections.
However, we can see that on Etherscan, there are more sections.
The 'Item' column displays a small image of the NFT.
It would be great to have detailed information within the "Properties" section and the "Details" section.
//Post Written by Victor Manero (Prime Numbers Labs- Team)