Hello fellow explorers👨🚀! Thanks for making Blockscout the #1 open-source decentralized explorer available today. This monthly newsletter goes out to all MyAccount community users on supported chains. We hope you find it informative, and would love to get your feedback on topics you'd like to see covered or questions you have.
Announcing DAppscout 🎉
Marketplace for DApps
DAppscout has been simmering in the background as we've been building out new marketplace features. Today, we're super excited to announce DAppScout Marketplace Alpha! If you have a DApp, sign up now to join our alpha program and see how Blockscout can help elevate your project!
Open Source Observer
Open Source Observer provides visibility and helps measure the usage and impact of open-source projects. Blockscout is now included in the OSS directory, providing an important window into open-source adoption. Check out Blockscout and other fine projects at https://www.opensource.observer/project/blockscout
Out and About with Blockscout
November was a busy month for exploring. Team members attended DevConnect and had a chance to meet with many excellent projects and give several talks on infrastructure and block explorer evolution. It was awesome to see projects like Celo, Arbitrum, Filecoin, Suave and more highlighting Blockscout in their presentations when showing transactions, smart contracts, and other on-chain interactions.
Optimism On-Chain Summit
Ulyana presented a lighting talk at the WalletUncon on the evolution of UX in both crypto wallets and blockchain explorers. Check it out!
ETHAbuDhabi Keynote & Hackathon
Igor gave the opening keynote at ETHAbuDhabi. Blockscout was a hackathon sponsor and projects including Spruce DAO, Dlaunchpad, Shamixx 2.0, WalletSync, CryptoCoffeeCart, and EthVote used Blockscout in their projects to claim a share of the $1000 pool prize. More about participating projects here.
New Instances and Integrations
In November we were excited to announce the new Stability instance and continue working on several new Blockscout EaaS instances coming 🔜. We also added some important integrations that extend data availability for Blockscout users, and Rotki included Blockscout API support to help gather important Ethereum data.
Stability is the first tokenless public blockchain - no cryptocurrency, no transaction fees required. Stability testnet is now live, with mainnet coming soon. Learn about the integration and visit the Stability testnet at https://stability-testnet.blockscout.com/.
Token Name Service (TKN)
Blockscout is now using Token Name Service, a decentralized token registry, to bring accurate, reliable, and up-to-date token data to all Blockscout users. We encourage projects and users to submit their project information to the Token Name Service dataset! Read more and submit here.
BlockSec & MetaDock
We're working on a native MetaDock integration to bring comprehensive information to blockscout users. We'll keep you updated on this exciting collaboration!
It's important to provide choice and the ability to verify when viewing blockchain transactions. We are working together with L2Scan to add reference links to supported instances (currently zkSync https://zksync.blockscout.com & Base https://base.blockscout.com), giving viewers more options to verify any transaction.
Rotki added Blockscout to their interface as an additional data source. If you are a heavy user or an Ethereum staker, get a free API key through Blockscout MyAccount to increase your API limits.
Grants and Support
Gitcoin Grants Ethereum Infrastructure Round was a success with close to 2500 contributors donating to Blockscout! We received over $1300.00 in individual donations and will receive additional funds from Gitcoin. Thanks again to all who participated to help move Ethereum Infrastructure forward!
Optimism RetroPGF3 will reward contributors to the development and adoption of Optimism with 30 million OP! Blockscout is excited to participate in this round and join the company of so many amazing projects on Optimism. Voting by badgeholders goes until December 7th. Learn more and vote for Blockscout here.
Thanks again friends for your support of Blockscout! Visit us on X or Discord for more information or to get your explorer questions answered. If your network needs a reliable, open-source explorer let's get in touch 👋 and to join the DAppscout Alpha, get signed up here!