Chainlens EVM Explorer Overview

Chainlens is a modern, user-friendly and fast blockchain explorer that's 10 - 100x cheaper than the market leader.

Chainlens by Web3 Labs, is the go-to appchain and blockchain explorer for EVM-compatible networks, designed to demystify blockchain assets and smart contracts.

With a focus on ease of use, Chainlens offers:

- Full NFT and token support (ERC-20, ERC-721, ERC-1155)

- Advanced search, filter, and sort features

- Customisation tailored to your brand

- Robust API for streamlined reporting

Used by hundreds of companies and protocols globally, Chainlens has accelerated blockchain adoption and made it easier to manage digital assets.

Supported chains

Chainlens supports both public and private blockchains and appchains. Some of the supported networks and clients include:

Public networks

Ethereum mainnet and testnets using a variety of clients including:

  • Hyperledger Besu
  • Geth
  • Nethermind
  • Erigon and others

Appchains/layer 2 networks

  • OP Stack (Optimism, Base)
  • Polygon Edge and ZK-EVM
  • Linea
  • Substrate
  • and more

Private networks

How it works

Chainlens ingests raw blockchain data and restructuring it to provide information about activity taking place on the blockchain.

This information is presented in its user interface. Chainlens provides views of the following blockchain data:

  • Tokens
  • NFTs
  • Accounts
  • Smart contracts
  • Events
  • Transactions
  • Blocks

By browsing to the relevant tab in Chainlens, you are presented with the associated blockchain data.

In addition, you can use its search functionality to locate specific accounts, blocks, transactions or contracts by their address or hash.

The Features section provides an in-depth overview.

Frequently asked questions

What is a Blockchain Explorer as a Service?

A Blockchain Explorer as a Service (EaaS) provides a fully managed blockchain explorer for your network and its users, without the need for local infrastructure setup.

How does Chainlens benefit developers working on EVM blockchains?

Chainlens enhances productivity for developers allowing them to see on-chain activity associated with their contracts. with advanced tools for data analysis, contract testing, and seamless integration with existing EVM and Ethereum standards.

What kind of blockchain data and insights can I access through Chainlens?

Chainlens provides a number of types of data —enriched blockchain data on on-chain asset such as NFTs and tokens as well as user balances associated with them. It also provides decoded smart contract data and metadata associated with NFTs. Raw blockchain data such as block information and transaction details are also included. Comprehensive analytical data is also collected for many types of data.

Can Chainlens help me track my NFTs on EVM blockchains?

Yes, Chainlens provides comprehensive NFT support, allowing you to view NFTs that are contained within specific wallets, or browse entire collections on EVM blockchains. It also provides a breakdown of attributes associated with specific NFTs.

Does Chainlens offer any analytics or reporting capabilities?

Chainlens includes comprehensive analytics and reporting features that provide deep insights into both historical and current blockchain activity and trends for networks.

What kind of documentation and support is available for Chainlens?

Chainlens offers detailed documentation and responsive customer support to assist users with issues when they occur.

Can Chainlens scale to meet the needs of large or high-traffic networks?

Yes, Chainlens is designed to scale efficiently as networks grow, both in terms of handling greater volumes of user traffic, as well as supporting large volumes of network transactions.

Does Chainlens stay updated with the latest network developments and updates?

Chainlens continually updates its services to cater for upgrades and enhancements made to network protocols. 

What features and tools does Chainlens offer?

Chainlens offers customizable branding, powerful search, sleek dashboards, a complete API for integrations, and great support for NFTs and tokens. It also provides high-quality decoded blockchain data for network operators, developers and end-users.

Is Chainlens compatible with existing Ethereum tools and standards?

Yes, Chainlens supports the EIP-3091 standard for block explorer API allowing it to seamlessly  integrate with existing Ethereum tools such as wallets. It also supports contract verification via the Sourcify service.

How does Chainlens handle smart contract interaction and verification?

Chainlens supports direct interaction with verified contracts. Verified contracts are those that have been verified using the Sourcify service. This can be done directly from Chainlens when viewing the details of a smart contract or directly via the Sourcify service.

What are the advantages of using Chainlens over building my own blockchain exploration tools?

Using Chainlens saves time and resources so your team can focus on their core competencies. Using Chainlens managed service offers significant cost savings over running your explorer infrastructure yourself, offering a ready-to-use, scalable, and platform for blockchain exploration and analytics to serve both your team and community.

How easy is it to integrate Chainlens into my existing projects or workflows?

Integration is streamlined and user-friendly via Chainlens powerful API. which has extensive documentation to guide users through the process.

Are there any pricing plans or subscription options for Chainlens?

Chainlens provides flexible pricing plans tailored to the needs of different networks, from new networks with only a few thousand transactions up to large established networks with tens or hundreds of millions of transactions.

How secure and reliable is the infrastructure behind Chainlens?

Chainlens uses robust security measures and reliable cloud based infrastructure providers to ensure safe and uninterrupted service.

Can Chainlens assist with smart contract deployment and management?

The deployment process is usually driven by developers. However, Chainlens complements this by providing tools for verifying and working with deployed smart contracts efficiently.

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Chainlens is a modern,
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EVM blockchain explorer

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