In 2021, the XDC Network has become home to many pioneering efforts and integrations in the global blockchain space, including the first NFT transaction that follows a unique trade finance standard. The XDC Network has introduced some of the most advanced innovations and utilities as the ecosystem has worked to build and release blockchain applications designed to streamline blockchain-based processes and improve the network user experience.

The XDC Roadmap showcases many of the network's technical accomplishments, and the XDC Foundation's Medium page shares many of the network's milestones. If a person is just starting to learn about the XDC world, they may not be aware of the various blockchain-based products that will be released and/or some of the expected developments on the XDC network in 2022. One of the most anticipated products decentralized applications is XDC Observatory.

The XDC Observatory is the block browser for the XDC network. Observatory's core services include extracting data from the XDC distributed ledger, indexing and displaying processed data in a clean, user-friendly way for cryptocurrency enthusiasts (and more importantly, laymen). This is the first step towards mainstream interaction with the blockchain network.

Observatory will serve as XDC Network's preferred analytics platform, a search engine for users looking for detailed information on block generation, and a customizable way to view and track all transactions executed on the blockchain. The key difference, however, is the Observatory's user interface.

What makes the XDC Observatory unique?

While traditional block browsers can serve as a primary resource for web users to view transactions, validate contract code, and visualize other web data, they have historically been unimaginative and rather limited in scope. XDC Observatory's user interface provides an easy-to-use package of tools and features that help populate useful network data in a more accessible manner.

Users will be able to register and create an account on XDC Observatory. After registering, users can add addresses to their watchlist and receive notifications via email of any relevant transactions. Using a compatible wallet like XDCPay, they can connect to Observatory and even send tokens from one account to another. Developers will have access to all the API services needed to build decentralized applications and provide data feeds to the XDC Observatory to display network information.

With its Observatory, the XDC network brings a new user experience to the web, emphasizing transparency, accessibility, network trust – and perhaps most uniquely, personalization of the user experience.

Basic functions of the XDC Observatory

The most basic functions of the XDC chronometer include.

Explore XDC Addresses

XDC Observatory allows users to search for transaction history, smart contract execution and token transfer information. Users need to paste the address in the search field and the observatory will return all the details including token balance, number of transactions, sender and recipient addresses, etc.

The Transactions tab will display all transactions being executed on the chain. For each transaction, Observatory raises the TxHash (transaction hash or transaction ID), its block number, the value being transferred, the duration of the transaction after confirmation, details of the sender and receiver, and the cost of the transaction. In addition, users can save addresses and/or specific transactions to their watchlist and receive notifications of any activity.

Check TxHash

TxHash is used to track the status of transactions. When the user searches for specific transaction details, Observatory will present data that includes the status of the transaction received – the success or failure of the transaction, the block height, the value being transferred, the amount of gas used, and the addresses of the sender and receiver.

Monitor the entire blockchain

XDC Observatory is a reliable resource for real-time blockchain data. In addition to representing all contracts, tokens, blocks and transaction details, it monitors gas prices and makes them visible to users. Users can view gas prices and adjust gas fees before confirming transactions.

The data representation on Observatory is easy to understand – including transaction history K-line charts, token supply tables, address growth K-line charts, and network information. With its real-time graphs, tables and K-line charts, XDC Observatory serves as an illustrative tool for all XDC users and stakeholders.

Conclusion

XDC Observatory is a useful tool for every XDC user to track transactions, check smart contracts, view XRC-20 tokens, monitor the entire network, and stay up to date on anything that's happening on the chain. Free to use, Observatory is a feature-rich, personalized block browser that presents real-time data to users in a way that few browsers can.

XDC Observatory will be released soon.