How to Use the Betanet Radix Explorer

How to Use the Betanet Radix Explorer

The Radix Explorer is a website run by the Radix Foundation with the purpose of providing real-time information on the state of the Radix Ledger, including information about the current validator set for staking your XRD tokens. 

You can visit the explorer website here.

At the top of the Explorer is a search bar that allows you to search for detailed information about specific Radix addresses or transaction IDs. You will also see a “Validators” link in the navigation bar that will take you to the current list of Radix validator nodes.

From here, the Explorer provides four views:

1. Home View

The purpose of Home View is to serve as the front page of the Radix Explorer, providing general information on the state of the ledger, including the latest transactions.

You can access Home View at any time by clicking the RADIX logo at the top left corner of all views.

Home View includes the following information:

  • Throughput of the entire ledger in transactions per second (TPS)
  • Demand for the entire ledger in transactions per second (TPS)

2. Account View

The purpose of this view is to allow users to see details of any particular account address on the Radix Ledger. As Radix is a public ledger, all addresses will be available to view, although you will need the account address in order to view an account.

You can access Account View either by clicking on an account address from Home View, or by searching for a specific account address from the search bar.

When you access Account View, each page will be specific to the individual account being viewed. For example, the following is a unique account address:

  • 9SBRrNSxu6zacM8qyuUpDh4gNqou8QX6QEu53LKVsT4FXjvD77ou
  • You can copy this address by clicking Copy Address. 

In this view, we can see the following information for that account:

  • Address
  • Total account balance (XRD)
  • Amount staked (XRD)
  • Amount staked per validator (XRD)
  • Amount available (XRD)
  • Additional balances in other tokens

3. Transaction View

The purpose of this view is to allow users to see details pertaining to any transaction on the Radix Ledger. As Radix is a public ledger, all transactions will be available to view, although you will need the Transaction ID in order to view any particular transaction.

You can access Transaction View either by clicking on a transaction ID from Home View, or by searching for a specific transaction ID from the search bar.

When you access Transaction View, each page will be specific to the individual transaction ID being viewed. For example, the following is a unique Transaction ID:

  • dead beefdead beefdead beefdead beefdead beefdead beefdead beefdead beef 

In this view, we can see the following information for that transaction:

  • Transaction ID
  • Date and time
  • Message
  • Type - e.g. send, or stake
  • To
  • From
  • Amount

4. Validator View

When you access Validator View, you can see the list of validators currently in the validator set. These are the top 100 nodes sorted by highest stake first. This stake is the sum of both the owner’s stake and delegated stake from others.

You can access Validator View by clicking on the link in the header.

This view is important as it provides information relating to the security of the Radix Ledger. Radix depends on stake to be delegated across a wide range of validators in order to secure the network against an attack from any one party.

In this view, we can see the following information:

  • Top 100 validators, with highest stake first
  • Name of validator and link to their website
  • Stake - Their total stake and percentage of total
  • Owner stake - the percentage of stake that is theirs (may not be enabled at betanet)
  • Validator’s account address.
  • A red/green indicator for whether the node is accepting delegated stake from others.

For more details on how to stake, as well as general details pertaining to the betanet and mainnet, please see the betanet FAQ document here.