I set up a private blockchain with ganache in the server. Now I want to view the transactions like in the public blockchain explorer. Locally I use Ganache GUI where I can actually track down everything. How can I do the same for my private blockchain?

  • Did you try running ganache gui in the server? It should work the same as local.
    – Ismael
    Feb 7, 2021 at 5:16
  • Not yet. I think I should give a try
    – NinjaMAN
    Feb 8, 2021 at 5:01
  • Can you guide how do I setup Ganache GUI and view it in the browser?
    – NinjaMAN
    Feb 8, 2021 at 15:52

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Ethernal (https://tryethernal.com/) is an open-source block explorer for private EVM-based chains. You'll have the same feature as Etherscan or Ganache UI but you can connect it to any chain.

(I am the developer of this project)

  • How does this differ re the OP's question from using Ganache? Feb 24, 2021 at 16:21
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    @TheRenaissance, You can only use Ganache UI with the chain started by Ganache UI, you can't use it with another chain (like a ganache-cli one running locally, or a remote one). From what I understood, this is what OP wants to do, Ethernal is a way to do this.
    – Antoine
    Feb 25, 2021 at 11:37
  • Can you explore local blockchain with it? Dec 16, 2021 at 18:47
  • @PlumillonForge yes it's possible
    – Antoine
    Dec 17, 2021 at 19:08
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    @Antoine I tested ethernal out and it works great!
    – juil
    Apr 20, 2023 at 23:50

You are able to use Blockscout as a block explorer for ganache-cli.

To do a local trial run I recommend using Blockscout via Docker:

  1. Start a local chain via ganache-cli
  2. Clone Blockscout and change to docker
  3. Run (assuming you are on macOS)
    COIN=ETH \
    ETHEREUM_JSONRPC_HTTP_URL=http://host.docker.internal:8545 \
    ETHEREUM_JSONRPC_WS_URL=ws://host.docker.internal:8545 \
    make start
    • the first build takes a lot of time (about 15m on my machine)
    • consecutive starts are much faster
  4. Visit http://localhost:4000

You are able to permanently set up Blockscout by following their (manual) install doc.

  • way too many requirements, we just want a simple explorer Dec 28, 2022 at 12:43

I prefer explorer from etherparty.

  1. you can change the host and port from here as today's version. app/app.js Line no: 30.
  • works perfectly thanks! Dec 28, 2022 at 12:47

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