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Meaning of Etherscan

Etherscan is the leading BlockExplorer for the Ethereum Blockchain independently operated and developed by a team of individuals who are truly passionate and excited about the kinds of decentralized information and infrastructure applications that Ethereum makes possible.

And just like you and any other users, Etherscan platform is also user of the Ethereum Blockchain. Thus, not funded, operated or managed by the Ethereum Foundation but instead exists as an independent entity. The Ethereum Blockchain has a public ledger (like a decentralized database) which indexes and then makes available this information through their site to facilitate Blockchain transparency by indexing and making searchable all transactions on the Ethereum Blockchain in the most transparent and accessible way possible.

Etherscan is not wallet service provider, do not store users Ethereum private keys and have no control over the transactions that take place over the Ethereum network.

In addition, Etherscan also provide a set of load balanced robust API Services that can be used to either build decentralized applications or to serve as data feeds for Ethereum Blockchain information.


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