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Electric Cash RPC Explorer

This is a fork of BTC RPC Explorer with minor modifications to adapt it to Electric Cash.

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

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

Whatever reasons one might have for running a full node (trustlessness, technical curiosity, supporting the network, etc) it's helpful to appreciate the "fullness" of your node. 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.

Live demo available at: and


  • Browse blocks
  • View block details
  • View transaction details, with navigation "backward" via spent transaction outputs
  • View JSON content used to generate most pages
  • Search by transaction ID, block hash/height, and address
  • Optional transaction history for addresses by querying from ElectrumX
  • Mempool summary, with fee, size, and age breakdowns

Getting started

The below instructions are geared toward Electric Cash.


  1. Install and run a full, archiving node. Ensure that your bitcoin node has full transaction indexing enabled (txindex=1) and the RPC server enabled (server=1).
  2. Synchronize your node with the Electric Cash network.
  3. "Recent" version of Node.js (16+ recommended).


apt-get install node npm 
git clone
cd explorer
npm install

If you're running on mainnet with the default datadir and port, this Should Just Work. Open to view the explorer.

You may set configuration options in a .env file or using CLI args. See configuration for details.


Configuration options may be passed as environment variables or by creating an env file at ~/.config/elcash-rpc-explorer.env or at .env in the working directory. See .env-sample for a list of the options and details for formatting .env.

In simple cases, you may use the following configuration:

BTCEXP_API_URL=<URL to your api>
BTCEXP_IS_TESTNET=<true if testnet>

Additional required env's.

Name Mainnet Testnet Notes
BTCEXP_GENESIS_BLOCK_HASH 00000000a9811adc411f15a9c525d667ca467d83dc5461e2d7fc791d1d3926de 00000000d491a4c437cab521a329bb967c3a2bcb849a83a2c53f7f3c50179ab6 Required
BTCEXP_GENESIS_COINBASE_TRANSACTION_ID d3133f9c8d4261f44fbd2a8029c56d5d97106adfef11c652d971796cc75dd967 d3133f9c8d4261f44fbd2a8029c56d5d97106adfef11c652d971796cc75dd967 Required
{"in_active_chain": true,"txid": "d3133f9c8d4261f44fbd2a8029c56d5d97106adfef11c652d971796cc75dd967",  "hash": "d3133f9c8d4261f44fbd2a8029c56d5d97106adfef11c652d971796cc75dd967",  "version": 1,  "size": 189,  "vsize": 189,  "weight": 756,  "locktime": 0,  "vin": [    {      "coinbase": "04ffff001d4c575765276c6c2061696d20746f206d616b652063727970746f207472616e736665727320736f2063686561702028262066617374292074686174206f6e6c792074686520726963682077696c6c207573652062616e6b732e",      "sequence": 4294967295    }  ],  "vout": [    {      "value": 500.00000000,      "n": 0,      "scriptPubKey": {    "reqSigs": 1,   "addresses": [  "elcash1qkzcr9rak0gx539guzc3wlxuuw9ycjyr2n7nmu3"    ],    "asm": "021eeacfd38a03fa3eceea46694a2673f933348fa41a4633b5dffd7799154e26d9 OP_CHECKSIG",        "hex": "21021eeacfd38a03fa3eceea46694a2673f933348fa41a4633b5dffd7799154e26d9ac",        "type": "pubkey"      }    }  ],  "hex": "01000000010000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000ffffffff5e04ffff001d4c575765276c6c2061696d20746f206d616b652063727970746f207472616e736665727320736f2063686561702028262066617374292074686174206f6e6c792074686520726963682077696c6c207573652062616e6b732effffffff0100743ba40b0000002321021eeacfd38a03fa3eceea46694a2673f933348fa41a4633b5dffd7799154e26d9ac00000000",  "blockhash": "00000000a9811adc411f15a9c525d667ca467d83dc5461e2d7fc791d1d3926de",  "confirmations": 1,  "time": 1608451200,  "blocktime": 1608451200}
{  "in_active_chain": true,  "txid": "d3133f9c8d4261f44fbd2a8029c56d5d97106adfef11c652d971796cc75dd967",  "hash": "d3133f9c8d4261f44fbd2a8029c56d5d97106adfef11c652d971796cc75dd967",  "version": 1,  "size": 189,  "vsize": 189,  "weight": 756,  "locktime": 0,  "vin": [    {      "coinbase": "04ffff001d4c575765276c6c2061696d20746f206d616b652063727970746f207472616e736665727320736f2063686561702028262066617374292074686174206f6e6c792074686520726963682077696c6c207573652062616e6b732e",      "sequence": 4294967295    }  ],  "vout": [    {      "value": 500.00000000,      "n": 0,      "scriptPubKey": {  "reqSigs": 1,    "addresses": [ "telcash1qkzcr9rak0gx539guzc3wlxuuw9ycjyr2rt76mt"    ],      "asm": "021eeacfd38a03fa3eceea46694a2673f933348fa41a4633b5dffd7799154e26d9 OP_CHECKSIG",        "hex": "21021eeacfd38a03fa3eceea46694a2673f933348fa41a4633b5dffd7799154e26d9ac",        "type": "pubkey"      }    }  ],  "hex": "01000000010000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000ffffffff5e04ffff001d4c575765276c6c2061696d20746f206d616b652063727970746f207472616e736665727320736f2063686561702028262066617374292074686174206f6e6c792074686520726963682077696c6c207573652062616e6b732effffffff0100743ba40b0000002321021eeacfd38a03fa3eceea46694a2673f933348fa41a4633b5dffd7799154e26d9ac00000000",  "blockhash": "00000000d491a4c437cab521a329bb967c3a2bcb849a83a2c53f7f3c50179ab6",  "confirmations": 2540,  "time": 1600000200,  "blocktime": 1600000200 }

You may also pass options as CLI arguments, for example:

./bin/cli.js --port 8080 --bitcoind-port 18443 --bitcoind-cookie ~/.elcash/regtest/.cookie

See ./bin/cli.js --help for the full list of CLI options.

Run via Docker

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

Local dev environment via docker-compose

  1. Prepare .env file. If you want setup testnet environment, just copy: .env-sample
  2. docker-compose up -d


Support the original developer of BTC RPC Explorer by donating BTC to:

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