Blockchain

MyEtherWallet launches an open-source blockchain explorer to promote innovation

March 11, 2019, 11:59AM EDT

In an attempt to make blockchain more approachable, MyEtherWallet is launching an open-source blockchain explorer, the company has announced in a press release. EthVM Alpha will allow for easy navigation; it will help new users understand the Ethereum network by granting users complete transparency. It will provide them with access to blockchain data like balances, transactions, and smart contracts.

Olga Kupchevskaya, Vice President of MEW, said the new explorer will “encourage crypto-literacy among users.” Since the code is open source, it will promote learning and community collaboration.

“The explosion of interest in cryptocurrencies in 2017 brought many new players to the blockchain space, but also bewildered many newcomers,” she said. “What we need are open-source blockchain tools that can provide knowledge and resources to this growing community, in order to facilitate healthy technology development.”

EthVM Alpha will launch on the Ethereum Test Network. It will support Ethereum and will shortly be available for all Ethereum fork chains.

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