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Explorer: How do I use the P-Chain Explorer?
Explorer: How do I use the P-Chain Explorer?
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The Platform Chain is the metadata blockchain on Avalanche and coordinates validators, staking, keeps track of active Subnets, and enables the creation of new Subnets. The Platform Chain implements the Snowman consensus protocol.

The P-Chain explorer allows users to search Subnets for tx hash, block IDs, addresses, tokens, and more.

Note that when using these addresses, it is best practice to follow case sensitivity.

P-Chain Explorer

This view provides overall views of the P-Chain from the latest blocks and transactions to general chain information.

Details page

The details page provides more information about the C and P-Chain, from validator counts to validator staking details.

When looking up a P-Chain wallet address, users can see details about staked and unstaked tokens, UTXOs, and transaction history.

Looking at a transaction

When searching for a transaction, users can view details from the block hash, input and outputs of the transaction, and even the staking details.

Looking at cross-chain transactions

Cross-chain transactions happen in a two-step process: exporting from the origination chain and importing on the destination chain.

For example, a cross-chain transfer being imported onto the P-Chain would look like this:

Additionally, a cross-chain transfer exporting from the P-Chain would look like this:

Looking at a Node ID

This view allows users to see the progress of the validator staking, staked amount, and validation history of a node.

For any additional questions, please view our other knowledge base articles or contact a support team member via the chat button.

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