13 Nov 2022 | Updated 14 Nov 2022 [services] [mining]

sech1 starts hosting new Monero blockchain explorer

sech11 has started hosting a new Monero blockchain explorer at p2pool.io/explorer2:

In light of xmrchain.net being down for a while recently, I’ve spun up a block explorer [..] It will be running as a backup explorer for everyone in case xmrchain.net is down again, and as a main explorer for p2pool.io itself.3

The popular xmrchain.net4 explorer is still offline at the moment, but it won’t be down permanently, according to gingeropolous5, the server co-admin. The community is speculating6 that the downtime might be connected to Hetzner’s anti-crypto policies.

sech1 urges projects in the Monero ecosystem to make use of the onion-monero-blockchain-explorer open source software and start hosting more blockchain explorer instances:

[..] it’s really easy to have your own explorer instance and be independent of 3rd party outages [..]

A hidden service for the new P2Pool Monero block explorer will be available tomorrow7.

This is an ongoing story and the report will be updated when new information is available.

Update: P2Pool Monero onion block explorer deployed8; xmrchain.net is back online.

  1. https://github.com/SChernykh 

  2. https://p2pool.io/explorer/ 

  3. https://libreddit.de/yu95nh/ 

  4. https://xmrchain.net/ 

  5. https://libreddit.de/r/Monero/comments/ytg014/explorers_xmrchainnet_and_others_offline_for_long/iw48313/?context=3 

  6. https://libera.monerologs.net/monero-dev/20221113#c158372 

  7. https://libreddit.de/r/Monero/comments/yu95nh/in_light_of_xmrchainnet_being_down_for_a_while/iw8gza1/?context=3 

  8. http://yucmgsbw7nknw7oi3bkuwudvc657g2xcqahhbjyewazusyytapqo4xid.onion/explorer/