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Blockstream Launched Block Explorer For Bitcoin Network And Liquid Sidechain

Developer of bitcoin and blockchain solutions Blockstream company publicly launched block explorer for bitcoin networkd and Liquid sidechain.
Initially, the developers were planning to create a tool only for Liquid, but them decided to implement a solution for bitcoin network, adding native support of SegWit protocol and bech32 address format. It is notable that the block explorer supports bitcoin testnet, too.
At the same time, the tool is compatible with Confidential Transactions in Liquid, allows to track bitcoin addresses which the transactions are linked to in sidechain.
Also, the developers added support of Tor browser to increase the level of users’ privacy.
In addition, Blockstream provided a client for launching a full node in Liquid network. Holders of such nodes will be able to issue their own assets [Issued Assets], send and receive them and exchange Liquid BTC (L-TBC).
To recap, Blockstream announced launch of block explorer in the beginning of August, Liquid sidechain was released on October, 10th.