Flare Launches Its Ecosystem Explorer In Partnership With Avascan Block Explorer Team
Smart contract platform, Flare partners with Avalanche-based Avascan Block Explorer to launch its own explorer, Flarescan. The block explorer will also provide a developer API to enhance building on Flare.
Flare, the blockchain for data EVM smart contracts, has announced a partnership with the development team of Avascan Block Explorer. The strategic collaboration will see the Avascan team build out Flarescan, a comprehensive explorer for the Flare ecosystem. The explorer will include all key metrics and features on the Flare ecosystem, allowing Flare users to keep track of all the happenings within the ecosystem in real-time.
According to the statement, released Thursday, the Flarescan block explorer will provide users with data across all Flare’s networks, including the Flare and Songbird mainnets as well as the Coston and Coston2 testnets. Similar to Etherscan (for Ethereum-based networks) and Avascan, Flarescan will allow users to view their on chain transaction histories and balance of public addresses, trace the flow of tokens within the ecosystem, monitor Flare network’s efficiency, and examine the network as blocks are created.
Speaking on the launch of Flarescan, Hugo Philion, co-founder and CEO of Flare, stated the rapid developments within the Flare ecosystem aim to enhance the usability and accessibility of the network. Additionally, the launch of Flarescan will enhance the development of the Flare ecosystem, providing builders with comprehensive and insightful data.
“Flare is committed to providing builders with a quality development experience, and the block explorer is a very important part of that,” Philion said. “FlareScan will be accessible to everyone while also providing the in-depth insights that developers require.”
Launched in 2020 as an independently run block explorer, Avascan has grown into one of the biggest blockchain explorers in the market today. The platform is developed and maintained by an independent, distributed, and fully committed international team awarded with an Avalanche-X grant. The platform offers Avalanche users a comprehensive and user-friendly approach to getting accurate and insightful data from the AVAX blockchain.
Additionally, the team also launched Routescan, a block explorer platform that uses the same indexing technology developed for Avascan, with a focus on EVM-based blockchain networks. Flarescan will be available as an ecosystem explorer on the Routescan block explorer or users can directly go to Flare’s website to use the explorer.
“Flarescan is the next step in Avascan’s journey in servicing blockchain developers with a high-quality explorer that will continuously improve on features, speed and user and developer experience,” Giacomo Barbieri, a representative of the Avascan team said about the upcoming launch of Flarescan.
Flarescan will be available for the C-chain and P-Chain
Built on Avalanche blockchain’s unique infrastructure, Flare uses two main sidechains – the C-chain and P-chain. The C-Chain is home to Avalanche’s decentralized finance (DeFi) community and hosts smart contracts. The P-Chain is the platform chain is used for staking AVAX and AVAX-based tokens, as well as serving as a validator.
Following the launch of Flarescan, developers will have access to all the data from both the C-chain and P-chain, easing their development activities across the ecosystem. The explorer will offer a detailed and user-friendly platform that provides comprehensive and well-visualized data, including broad network statistics and granular transactions on graphs. A key aspect of Flarescan is its verification process, denoted by a check mark on verified contracts, ensuring the accuracy of displayed information.
The explorer is set to launch on October 16th with full support on C-chain and basic support for P-chain transactions, with the full support set to launch later in November. Flarescan will also provide comprehensive live and historic staking analysis.