Cardano tracking tools¶
Since Cardano is a public blockchain ledger, it is possible to easily track all recent transactions, block details, and epoch data using different tools.
Exploring transactions and blocks¶
Cardano Explorer is a user-oriented tool that fetches data from the main database and reflects it in a straightforward and convenient web interface.
The Explorer shows the latest epoch details. You can click the latest epoch and see:
a number of blocks produced during this epoch
time the epoch started
time of last produced block
number of processed transactions
total output in ada
Figure 1. Latest epoch summary
By choosing a specific block, you can explore it in more detail to see its ID, size, epoch and block details, number of included transactions and confirmations:
Figure 2. Block summary
You can also search for specific epochs, transactions or blocks by pasting their IDs in the search field.
Here is a list of other explorers to consider:
Cardano supports multi-asset creation and management. To see a list of created assets and tokens, you can use these tools:
Exploring stake pools¶
To find a list of all registered stake pools, their tickers, pool names, and IDs, you can use these tools:
Note: IOHK has developed a stake pool metadata aggregation server (SMASH) to provide the community with a list of verified stake pools with valid metadata. Smash is integrated with the Daedalus wallet, and users can see a list of valid stake pools in the delegation center tab.