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Open Source Ethereum Block Explorer

Open Source Ethereum Block Explorer

Balance / GeneralApril 15, 2018 · 11:41pm
This needs to exist.
https://twitter.com/ricburton/status/983496307821219840?s=12
https://twitter.com/ricburton/status/980067315680243712
https://github.com/TrustWallet/trust-ray

April 18, 2018 · 7:46am

Totally agree with this. One thing that keeps coming to mind for me is how to architect/fund such a system so that it won't run out of money to maintain. For example, if you build an open source block explorer, you'll have to pay for the data/server costs. That's the main challenge here. Infura for example can keep bank rolling a free service because of funding support from Consensys, but building an open source explorer is going to be tough to sustain. Will keep thinking on this though. I think it's very important for the ecosystem to thrive.

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Hi, this is awesome. I thought that no one is thinking about the problem right now. We are trying to solve the problem for multiple blockchains but decided to start with centralized architecture and move to "Open Aggregation Layer" when this problem will be apparent to more people. Also the potential solutions we came up with to make it decentralized are much harder than doing it in centralized manner (for now).

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April 20, 2018 · 10:54am

Totally agree. Some really interesting projects have come out of the woodwork. @lrettig will be talking and sharing more :)

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May 2, 2018 · 6:05am

Not being a developer, this is mostly Greek to me but it sounded like it might be relevant to some of the challenges Balance faces

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Also came across this ... Pricefeed as a Service, with plans to possibly open source it

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May 2, 2018 · 1:06pm

woah this is so cool @logonaut. Thanks for sharing :)

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woah this is so cool @logonaut. Thanks for sharing :)

Sure thing :)

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June 8, 2018 · 8:27pm

June 9, 2018 · 6:28pm

Super cool stuff. It is still all half finished and not quite right. That is why we partnered with TheGraph.com

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July 6, 2018 · 3:31pm

Speaking about an Open Source Ethereum Block Explorer, is the https://indexer.balance.io Open Source?

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Speaking about an Open Source Ethereum Block Explorer, is the https://indexer.balance.io Open Source?

Yeah we definitely will if we use it long term. Hoping to move it all to thegraph.com in the next 2-3 months. They will be totally open source.

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