Last month, Blockstream, a leading developer of blockchain technologies, launched a new block explorer that allows users to monitor real-time data for both the Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain and the Liquid Network sidechain.
After receiving a largely positive response, the company has made the decision to release Esplora, the free and open-source software that powers the site.
We’re excited to announce Esplora, the source code behind https://t.co/P9ewc84Utn! Developers can now contribute to the project, build their own extensions, or even create their own independent #Bitcoin & #LiquidNetwork #blockchain explorers. ⛓️?? https://t.co/a8BpMuSmvg pic.twitter.com/k37B1gRCtS
— Blockstream (@Blockstream) December 6, 2018
According to the announcement, Blockstream has made Esplora open source to allow developers to contribute to Blockstream.info, build their own extensions on top of the project, or even create their own independent blockchain explorers.
Esplora supports the following features, according to Blockstream:
- Bitcoin Mainnet, Testnet, and Liquid
- Bech32 addresses
- Confidential addresses (Liquid)
- Links peg-in and peg-outs between Bitcoin and Liquid
- Light-Mode for reduced resource usage/personal use
This release is just the latest in a rapidly growing line of products put out by the San Francisco-based company. Blockstream most recently launched Metal, a highly-durable branded cold storage device for cryptocurrency wallet private keys and seeds.
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