Aurora is pleased to announce an important and long-awaited milestone: Etherscan is now integrated into the Aurora chain, bringing the most popular explorer to its users and developers.
This instance of Etherscan on the Aurora network is called Aurorascan, and leverages Etherscan’s comprehensive feature set and proven reliability. Through Aurorascan, users and developers can get access to developer tools and network statistics that provide extended insights into Aurora's EVM. This is a beta release, as more features will be added soon.
To extend the Ethereum ecosystem, Aurora believes that the proper solution should be as simple as possible to give projects the most seamless migration. For this reason, Aurora uses ETH as a base token—the token in which the transaction fees will be denominated. However, protocol-level/API compatibility is not everything. It is quite important for users and developers to have the same infrastructure projects in place to feel comfortable.
Etherscan is the most well-known block explorer for Ethereum, capable of delivering statistics, token transfers and lists, smart contract source code verification, and issuing read & write calls directly from the UI. Users will be able to view transactions, addresses, and blocks. Developers will also be able to see a wide range of charts and statistics related to smart contract execution, collator data, specific transfers between tokens, and a list of ERC-20 tokens on Aurora.
Aurora is an Ethereum scalability solution which gives an opportunity for Ethereum projects to be launched outside of Ethereum to acquire additional markets and provide lower fees to the users. Good user and developer experience are among the primary focus points for Aurora. Aurora is implemented as a smart contract on top of the NEAR blockchain, so it inherits all the advantages of NEAR: a scalable sharded solution that provides the capability of increasing the amount of transactions-per-second horizontally.
Etherscan is the leading block explorer, search, API, and analytics platform for Ethereum. Launched in 2015, it is one of the earliest and longest running independent projects built around Ethereum, with the mission of providing equitable access to blockchain data.