After seeing a growing amount of requests for an etherscan version of Harmony (on reddit) and the issues that users (seeing blank pages of the explorer after load, homepage not up to date on the blocks) are facing or the lack of basic functionalities with https://explorer.harmony.one/, I decided to open this thread so that everyone is clear regarding it.
To my understanding, there was a request made back 1-2 years ago to have the etherscan team host an explorer for Harmony One but due to its high cost, it was not accepted.
As we are seeing an increasing number of transactions daily, I think an explorer with a user friendly interface is now more important than ever especially when there is a daily transactions of over 3M.
Is it possible to ask for a new quote about it and re-iterate the reasons why it was not accepted.
Some discussion found on this topic are posted below:
We really need something like this.
A blockchain like Harmony can’t afford not having a decent explorer.
This is of utmost importance and expensive is a very relative term.
What’s expensive, for users and developers, is not having a decent explorer because the current one is a pain.