Zcash testnet block explorer

The Zcash testnet block explorer is live!

EDIT: Now at https://explorer.testnet.z.cash/


Hi @str4d is this going to be open source later (I meant your work based on insight)? or would you mind my team member make a similar one with more languages/currencies support?:blush:

It's all open-source - there's a link right on the front page of the explorer to my fork of insight-ui (and all the other components are also visible in my forks).

great, thanks! btw, I tried the scan qr functions, it turns on camera. Even when I closed the window, the green light still stay on. This reminds me mark zuckerberg tape over his macbook pro camera :grinning:

All I've done thus far is port it to Zcash (getting it working with zcashd, including backporting all the Bitcore patches from Bitcoin 0.12.1 to 0.11.2), and added the Zcash-specific changes to blocks and transactions. I haven't touched any of the rest of it, so all other features should currently be as-is from upstream.

great work, thx str4d.

Great, thx. I encounter issues for npm installing the bitcore-node-zcash, are there any missing parts or instructions for this?

NM, I figured out, but facing a new error. Not able to call api



Just a heads-up - I'm getting the following message for https://explorer.z.cash when using TAILS / Tor:

Your connection is not secure

The owner of explorer.z.cash has configured their website improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, Tor Browser has not connected to this website

This is because the URL has changed:


The old URL is going to be kept for potential use when we launch mainnet :slight_smile:

Does this also include the insight API ? https://github.com/bitpay/insight-api

Yes, at https://explorer.testnet.z.cash/api

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Does this mean that if someone have your public address, will be able to see how much zcash you have?

Check it out - this is the founder's reward address on the testnet: https://explorer.testnet.z.cash/address/2N2e2FRfP9D1dRN1oRWkH7pbFM69eGNAuQ4

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Only if it is a transparent address (same as for Bitcoin). Private Zcash addresses are implemented in a similar way to stealth addresses, in that the information on the blockchain (in our case, the notes encrypted to the recipient) can't be linked to the address (a concept called "key privacy").

Doesn't seem to be running anymore. Has it been taken down?

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Hey, how did you resolved your problem?
I have the same error cause api