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BSHA3 RPC Explorer

Simple, database-free BSHA3 blockchain explorer, via RPC. Built with Node.js, express, bootstrap-v4.

This tool is intended to be a simple, self-hosted explorer for the BSHA3 blockchain, driven by RPC calls to your own bsha3d node. This tool is easy to run but currently lacks features compared to database-backed explorers.

With this explorer, you can not only explore the blockchain (in the traditional sense of the term "explorer"), but also explore the functional capabilities of your own node.

Features

  • Browse blocks
  • View block details
  • View transaction details, with navigation "backward" via spent transaction outputs
  • View JSON content used to generate most pages
  • Search supports transactions, blocks, addresses
  • Optional transaction history for addresses by querying configurable ElectrumX servers
  • Mempool summary, with fee, size, and age breakdowns
  • RPC command browser and terminal

Getting started

The below instructions are geared toward BSHA3, but can be adapted easily to other coins.

Prerequisites

  1. Install and run a full, archiving node. Ensure that your bsha3 node has full transaction indexing enabled (txindex=1) and the RPC server enabled (server=1).
  2. Synchronize your node with the bsha3 network.
  3. "Recent" version of Node.js (8+ recommended).

Instructions

  1. Clone this repo: git clone https://github.com/BSHA3/bsha3-rpc-explorer
  2. npm install
  3. npm run build
  4. Edit the "rpc" settings in app/credentials.js to target your node
  5. Optional: Change the "coin" value in app/config.js
  6. Optional: Add an ipstack.com API access key to app/credentials.js. Doing so will add a map to the /peers page.
  7. npm start to start the local server
  8. Visit http://127.0.0.1:3002/

Run via Docker

  1. docker build -t bsha3-rpc-explorer .
  2. docker run -p 3002:3002 -it bsha3-rpc-explorer