DEV Community

Cover image for I Built Dexplorer: Disposable Cosmos-based Blockchain Explorer
Miftahul Arifin
Miftahul Arifin

Posted on

I Built Dexplorer: Disposable Cosmos-based Blockchain Explorer

Recently, I built an exciting project called Dexplorer. As a developer working on a Cosmos-based blockchain on my local machine, I found it quite challenging to test a local chain because we had to query through CLI all the time. So, I came up with an idea: what if we built a temporary explorer that works for all Cosmos-based chains? That's when I started developing Dexplorer, a disposable light explorer specifically designed to connect to any Cosmos SDK chain using only WebSocket RPC.


Dexplorer is only a frontend application, which means there is no cache or pre-processing. However, it pulls data from RPC as needed, making it an excellent tool for developers working on Cosmos-based chains who want to explore blockchain data through a user interface.

Currently, the app has several features, including:

  • The ability to connect to any Cosmos-based RPC
  • A dashboard to easily monitor chain activity
  • The ability to subscribe to the latest blocks and transactions
  • A search function that allows you to quickly find blocks, transactions, and accounts
  • A list of active validators
  • A list of proposals
  • Blockchain parameters

With Dexplorer, you can quickly and easily monitor the activity of Cosmos-based chains, making it an invaluable tool for developers. And, in the future, I plan to connect Dexplorer with a wallet, enabling users to process transactions directly through the app.

If you're interested in checking out Dexplorer for yourself, head to And if you want to dive into the code, you can find it on Github at

Top comments (2)

catalyst_019 profile image
šŸ’«Anonymous TraderšŸ’«~

good day man,pls how can i contact you ,just a newbie willing to block chain dev

arifintahu profile image
Miftahul Arifin

hello, you can contact me on my twitter