Operating as the global commercial arm of the blockchain Cardano, EMURGO has officially announced the release of its brand new blockchain explorer.
This new system offers users the ability to monitor a wide range of ADA transactions that take place within the blockchain, as well as check the balance of specific wallet addresses.
Referred to as ‘Seiza' – which comes from the Japanese word for ‘Constellation' – the Cardano-based blockchain explorer will also provide a way for users to effectively navigate across the network of Cardano. EMURGO anticipates a late May launch for the Seiza explorer, according to the company which revealed the news during the Miami based IOHK Conference.
Since the very first block of ADA was mined back in September 2017, there have been approximately 7.3 trillion transactions relating to ADA and more than one million transactions on the Cardano network. Over this same span of time, approximately 2.4 million blocks have officially been validated along with 1.2 million active wallet addresses.
The introduction of Seiza is not really a revelation for active users of Cardano, with a range of blockchain explorers already in operation.
EMURGO argues that Seiza stands above the rest due to it coming with a range of functions and features which serve to enhance the overall user experience, while making it easier for users to track as well as trace the activity of various blockchain addresses, while also finding data on specific ADA blocks.
Seiza and Shelley – A Heaven Sent Constellation
The introduction of Seiza coincides exceptionally well with the accompanying news that Cardano is set to release its latest protocol called Shelley. This new protocol will allow already existing ADA holders to stake tokens as well as earn passive rewards for the validation of transactions.
Out of all the improvements coming to the Cardano network, Shelley has been one of the most widely anticipated updates. Reason being because it would allow for Cardano to operate effectively as one of the first major proof of stake blockchain solutions.
This update makes the Seiza explorer all the more interesting for potential users, allowing users to gain access to real time data from these same staking pools.
Out of all the companies involved in operations within the ecosystem of Cardano, EMURGO is one of the big three. In conjunction with EMURGO, the IOHK plays an active role in developments within the blockchain itself, with the associated Cardano Foundation serving to distribute funds from related ICOs, and provide support for projects interested in developing on Cardano.
“EMURGO is fully committed to providing valuable utility to the Cardano community,” said Nicolas Arqueros, CTO of EMURGO. “Seiza is an essential user-friendly tool that EMURGO was eager to develop to further the advancement of the Cardano ecosystem.”
“I am excited to see that EMURGO has developed such a useful and innovative product for the Cardano community,” said Charles Hoskinson, CEO of IOHK. “The ability to have transparency is a vital function for the Cardano blockchain protocol and Seiza delivers this in an amazing way for users.”