All Collections
Avalanche Explorer
Explorer: How do I use the P-Chain Explorer?
Explorer: How do I use the P-Chain Explorer?
H avatar
Written by H
Updated over a week ago

The Avalanche network's Platform Chain (P-Chain) serves as its metadata blockchain, responsible for organizing validators, managing staking processes, tracking active Subnets (subnetworks), and facilitating the creation of new Subnets. It utilizes the Snowman consensus protocol to maintain security and efficiency.

Additionally, the P-Chain explorer is a tool that enables users to conduct detailed searches within Subnets, including transaction hashes, block IDs, addresses, tokens, and more, providing a comprehensive view of network activities.

NOTE: When using P-Chain 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. To view a narrated overview of the P-Chain explorer, please check out this video.

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. Examples are for illustrative purposes only.

Did this answer your question?