How to Use the Radix Explorer

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How to Use the Radix Explorer

The Radix Explorer is a website that provides real-time information on the state of the Radix Public Network, including information about the current validator nodes that are available for staking your XRD tokens.

At the top of the Explorer is a search bar that allows you to search for detailed information about specific Radix addresses, validator node IDs, or transaction IDs. 

The Explorer provides four views:

Home View is the first page you will see when opening the explorer. 

Account View is shown when you use the search bar to look up a wallet address. This shows details of an account address, including balance & amount staked

Transaction View is shown when you use the search bar to look up a transaction ID.  This allows you to view details of any transaction on the Radix Ledger. 

Validator View: View details and statistics of all validators. Click the Validator Icon in the top right of the page. 

Let's look closer at each one. 

Home View

The Home View serves as the front page of the Radix Explorer. You can access Home View at any time by clicking the RADIX logo at the top left corner of all views. 

You can use the search bar to look up transactions, accounts, or validators. 

You will also see a Validators link in the top right corner of the navigation bar, this will take you to the current list of Radix validator nodes.

Account View

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

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.

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:

dx1qspupnz4h0wp5dawv98mf6uqkajg43athtlsy6xvr9lxqll4ccatqygr555hz

You can copy this address by clicking Copy Address

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


Transaction View

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.

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 to view any particular transaction.

 

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: 22d0ed1438296e40ff3f4b045aff1689c2a37ea37d7643e46dcf07065d969428

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

Validator View

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

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.

This view is essential 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 to secure the network against an attack from any one party.

In this view, we can see the following information:

  • Top 100 validators, with the highest stake first
  • Name of validator and link to their website
  • Stake - Their total stake and percentage of the total stake
  • Owner stake - the percentage of stake that is delegated by the registered owner address for the validator node.
  • Validator’s account address.
  • A green/yellow indicator for whether the node is accepting delegated stake from others.
  • An “uptime” indication, showing the percentage of “proposals” the validator has successfully made over roughly the past 2 weeks. This directly affects the emissions you may earn staking to this node. (See here for more details.)
  • Fee % - This is the percentage of potential emissions to stakers that the validator takes as their own reward for node operation.

For more details on how to stake, please see the staking FAQ here..


By clicking on a validator's name you can view the following details.

  • Validator Info URL: May include a website URL 
  • The Validator’s Address: This won’t change
  • Delegated Stake: How much XRD is currently staked to that validator 
  • Stake Percent: The percentage of the total stake network stake allocated to that node.
  • Owner Delegation: How much the validators personal XRD is delegated to the stake
  • Owner Address: The validator’s personal address 
  • Accept Delegated Stake: Some validator nodes, like those run by Radix Tokens (Jersey) Limited, will not accept stake from others. 
  • Uptime (as above)
  • Fee % (as above)

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