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Your Affordable Blockchain Explorer

Significantly Lower Costs with Chainlens

Using Chainlens is 10 to 100 times cheaper than using the market leader. This substantial cost reduction makes it an attractive choice for blockchain projects with budget constraints.

The Hidden Costs of Self-Hosting a Block Explorer

Opting for open-source blockchain explorers that you can self-host may seem like a cost-effective solution. However, these typically come with numerous hidden costs, often amounting to 4-5 times the expense of using a hosted Chainlens instance. These self-hosting costs usually include:

 Initial Setup ($20,000)

  • Infra provisioning
  • Explorer deployment
  • Endpoint monitoring
  • Infra monitoring
  • Database backup
  • Explorer customisations
  • Sourcify integration

Support, Maintenance + Scaling ($3,000+ monthly)

  • New release testing and deployment
  • Ongoing infra costs
  • Infra capacity management
  • Ongoing monitoring
  • No dedicated product support team

Product Roadmap ($10,000+)

  • Little or no input into future roadmap
  • Bespoke feature development

Key Benefits of Chainlens Hosted Block Explorer

Reduction of Hidden Costs

Self-hosting a blockchain explorer comes with numerous hidden costs, including infrastructure provisioning, deployment, monitoring, and ongoing maintenance. Chainlens eliminates these expenses by offering a fully managed service, which includes endpoint monitoring, database backup, and infrastructure capacity management.

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Chainlens - EVM cost-efficient block explorer

Operational Efficiency

The platform's intuitive design and comprehensive features, such as advanced token support, robust API services, and data enrichment capabilities, reduce the time and resources required for setup and ongoing management. Chainlens' ability to launch new instances quickly (within hours) further saves time compared to other solutions that may take days to set up.

Freeing Up Internal Resources

By using Chainlens, teams can focus on their core competencies instead of diverting resources to manage and troubleshoot an internal explorer. This was highlighted by a customer case study where the cost and time savings were significant factors in choosing Chainlens over self-hosting.

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Chainlens - cost-efficient block explorer

Flexible Pricing Plans

Chainlens offers flexible pricing tailored to projects of various sizes and transaction volumes, making it accessible to both small and large networks. This flexibility ensures that users only pay for what they need, avoiding unnecessary expenditure.

Support and Maintenance

The service includes dedicated product support and regular updates, which are crucial for maintaining operational efficiency and reducing downtime. This ensures that users do not incur additional costs related to support and system failures.

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More Chainlens Features

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User-Friendly Interface

Designed for both technical and non-technical users, ensuring easy navigation and interaction with blockchain data and assets.
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Save significantly compared to other blockchain explorers, with flexible pricing plans to suit various needs.
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Fast Deployment

Get your Blockchain Explorer up and running in hours, not days.
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High-Quality Data

Access verified data from trusted sources including Sourcify, providing decoded smart contract transactions alongside other information on on-chain assets.
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Fully Customizable

Tailor Chainlens with your branding and preferred URL.
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Excellent Support

Our dedicated team provides timely and effective support to ensure your success with Chainlens.

“Chainlens’ clean, simple interface makes it easy for our community to find the information they need quickly”

Andrea Lerdo de Tejada
Executive Director Palm Foundation

“We recommend to all of our partners and customers using Azure Blockchain Service that they make use of Web3 Labs’ Chainlens for its exceptional user experience and insights it provides.”

Marley Gray
Principal Architect, Azure Blockchain Engineering, Cloud & Enterprise, Microsoft

“Chainlens is our go-to platform for monitoring new tokens and contracts on the Palm Network.”

Daniel Heyman
President and Chief Strategy Officer, Candy Digital
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Success story: Palm Network

Palm Network needed real-time insights on new tokens and efficient tracking of NFT mints. Chainlens addressed these needs by providing real-time insights, enhancing functionality, and visual appeal, allowing Palm Network to monitor NFT releases and cater to their diverse community efficiently.

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Schedule a personalized demo to see Chainlens in action.

Our team will guide you through the features and capabilities tailored to your needs.

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Have specific questions or need guidance on how Chainlens can fit into your existing workflows?

Our experts are available to consult with you and provide insights on optimizing your blockchain exploration and analysis.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the purpose of a block explorer?

A block explorer allows users to track blockchain transactions, view transaction histories, and understand the flow of funds within the blockchain network. It is an essential tool for ensuring transparency and verifying on-chain activity.

How does a block explorer work?

A block explorer works by indexing blockchain data, such as transactions and blocks, and presenting it in a user-friendly interface. It allows users to search for specific transactions, addresses, and other on-chain data such as tokens, NFTs and account balances to gain insights into the network's activity.

Why should I choose Chainlens over other block explorers?

Chainlens stands out due to its significant cost savings, flexible pricing plans, comprehensive features, and dedicated support. It is designed to cater to both novice and experienced blockchain users, offering an intuitive interface and powerful analytics to enhance the blockchain exploration experience.

Can I start for free?

Yes, we offer a Developer Plan which allows you to run Chainlens locally on your machine for free. This plan includes block, transaction, address and contract views.
Simply fill out this form to get started!

How do I get started with Chainlens?

Simply book a demo to learn more about our services and how Chainlens can benefit your project. Our team will guide you through the setup and onboarding process.

How much does it cost to build a blockchain explorer?

The cost of building a blockchain explorer can vary widely depending on the complexity and features required. Chainlens offers a cost-effective alternative by providing a ready-to-use blockchain explorer service, significantly reducing development time and costs.

What is the best block explorer?

Chainlens is a leading option due to its affordability, comprehensive features, and ease of use, making it suitable for both novice and experienced blockchain users.

Does Chainlens offer real-time data access?

Yes, Chainlens provides real-time access to blockchain data, allowing users to monitor transactions and network activity as they happen.

What blockchains does Chainlens support?

Chainlens supports multiple blockchains, including Ethereum, Polygon, ZK-EVM, Optimism, and Substrate, making it versatile across different EVM blockchain networks.

What are the pricing plans for Chainlens?

Chainlens offers flexible pricing plans tailored to the needs of different networks, from small startups to large established networks. Check our pricing page.