Blockscout News: February 2024

Blockscout News February 2024

Hello Blockscout friends! Our February was absolutely packed... and then ETHDenver happened ๐Ÿฅ„๐Ÿณ. Needless to say schedules were thrown out of whack as we spent the week mingling with chains, projects, apps, developers and enthusiasts in person, as well as taking in the one-of-a-kind experience that can only be found at ETHDenver.

Preparing for the EthDenver Mermaid Parade

Our team presented at several events, including the XPR Ledger Zone (the new XPR Ledger Sidechain is using Blockscout as their primary explorer) and an alpha announcement of VERA, the new verifier alliance dedicated to providing open access to the source-code of EVM smart contracts.

We're extremely proud to be part of this collective effort which includes Sourcify, Tenderly, Routescan, Dora, Beaconchain, Codeslaw, Conduit, Paradigm, Vyper and more, and dropped the alpha announcement on the BASE stage.

Presenting at the BASE stage - video coming soon

We also held a dinner for friends and partners which included live music, great food, even better company, and blockchain games with Austin Griffith, who helped us throw some blockchain dice and catch some blockchain fish.

Overall it was an amazing time, and hopefully we had a chance to say ๐Ÿ‘‹ and see you IRL. If not, we'll be at more events this year spreading the word about an open-source explorer that's everywhere you look ๐Ÿ‘€ You know, Blockscout!

A little belatedly, here are some more February updates.

Product Updates

AI integration

In February we announced our brand new AI integration for transaction interpretation. Our proprietary AI engine takes complex transaction data and creates a simple summary, so users can easily understand what happened at the top of every transaction. This advancement is helping make blockchain data more accessible than ever before. Read the full article here.

Gas tracker preview

One of the more requested features for Blockscout is an advanced gas tracker. While we have basic gas tracking capabilites, many users want more information including historical gas prices. We wanted to share a quick mockup of what we're working on...look for the advanced gas tracker charts and stats to go live o production instances in the coming months.

Gas tracker preview

Blobs are coming!

The Dencun (EIP-4884) upgrade on March 13 will bring blobs to Ethereum, reducing fees and posting costs for L2s. We'll share more on how Blockscout works with blobs and blob details once they go live!

Blockscout Instances & RaaS Providers

We welcomed several new instances to the Blockscout family this month, along with integrations from new RaaS providers!

Etherlink testnet launched with a Blockscout instance. We sat down for an interview to discuss some Etherlink differentiators including the fact that it is EVM enshrined, has a decentralized sequencer, sub-second L2 finality, and external data retrieval.

Etherlink selects Blockscout for their smart rollup explorer
When selecting an explorer for Etherlink, key features included an open-source codebase, community support, extensive blockchain analytics capabilities, and ease of integration with Etherlinkโ€™s unique architecture.


Lisk testnet launched with a Gelato, a leading RaaS provider who is launching some amazing rollups and including Blockscout as the explorer of choice.


Bitcoin L2s are beginning to launch with Blockscout as their primary explorer. ZKSats is the first ZK-Rollup Bitcoin Layer 2 Network using Blockscout!


PineX is a new decentralized platform for web3 builders. Look for rollups with Blockscout support coming soon.


Zeeve is a growing RaaS provider using Blockscout. We had a chance to meet in Denver and talk rollups, integrations and more.

DAppscout Updates

The DAppscout marketplace is expanding with more DApps and features. We introduced several new features in February, including enhanced sorting and connection info that makes DAppscout easier to use.

+Filters, Sorting and Connectivity

Zetachain DAppscout

Zetachain launched a DAppscout instance on their explorer and over 50 DApps have been added! The Zetachain ecosystem continues to thrive as it connects assets across ecosystems.

โœ… Kleros: DAppscout DApp of the Month

Read more about Kleros on our Twitter thread. Kleros is a decentralized arbitration service for the disputes of the new economy.

More News

Catapulta automated verification

Catapulta is now integrated with Blockscout! Learn more about how it works in the Blockscout docs.

Lightlink's online hackathon was a success with over 30 winners who used Blockscout with their projects!

๐ŸŒฑ 20K subs and growing!

Finally, we want to welcome the newest members of our community! Blockscout now has over 20,000 newsletter subscribers, and open rates are typically over 25%! We appreciate our engaged community and welcome your comments and insights in our Discord, or please submit a PR directly to our open-source Github repo if you prefer.

The Blockscout monthly newsletter goes out to all MyAccount community users on supported chains. We would love to get your feedback on topics you'd like to see covered or any questions you have. Visit us on X or Discord to get your explorer questions answered or get your project added to our growing network list โฌ‡๏ธ