The X-Chain (Exchange Chain) is the default asset blockchain on Avalanche® and enables the creation of new assets, exchange between assets, and cross-Subnet transfers. This blockchain is for applications that don’t require total ordering (for total ordering, use the Contract Chain). The X-Chain implements the Avalanche consensus protocol.
Note that when using these addresses, it is best practice to follow case sensitivity.
The main view shares information about the latest X-Chain blocks, transactions, and generic chain information.
When clicking on a specific block, the following information will appear:
The Details tab shares more information about transactions on the X-Chain and current network validators.
Viewing an address
To view an address on the X-Chain explorer, paste the address into the search bar.
After clicking on the address, information on balances and transactions will appear.
Viewing a transaction
To view a transaction, users can paste the transaction ID into the search bar or click on a recent transaction on the Explorer overview.
Once clicked, the following transaction information appears.
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 X-Chain would look like this:
Additionally, a cross-chain transfer exporting from the X-Chain would look like this:
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