Ethereum (ETH) Blockchain Explorer

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The end of April brought a dual spring feeling for Ethereum. ETH prices climbed to all time highs while gas prices dropped to lows unseen for months. As Ethereum received wider attention from the general public, so too have the community's memes. Ultrasound money made it to CNBC (even if they misspelled Ethereum!) while triple halving morphed from a meme into a 79-page investment report.

Highlighting another part of Ethereum culture has been the amount given back to the community, some warm stories of which we cover below.

On the product side, Etherscan pushed one of our most useful features ever in the new Method field and introduced new community labels with the help of Flashbots. The team is hard at work supporting the ecosystem as a whole. Keep an eye out for some interesting news on that front!

To help users revise on their gas knowledge, in this issue we provide $10 in ETH for lucky respondents of our gas quiz.



A New Hope (for Gas Price)

A New Hope (for Gas Price)

Gas prices recovered to more affordable rates towards the end of April. It's happy news for users, but can we hope that it will last?

We analyze the possible reasons shared for the drop:

  • Gas limit increase
  • Flashbots reducing PGA bots' profits
  • Activity moving to other chains
  • Less activity in the market
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Method Field


Method Field

Understand the method used for each transaction in one glance.

Flashbots Community Labels


Flashbots Community Labels

New labels provided by community partners, in this case highlighting MEV.



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Uniswap V3 Mainnet Launch

The much-awaited Uniswap V3 is finally launched and is a boon for liquidity providers, with custom price ranges, fee tiers and unique NFTs.

1-Day Developer Test Network The Merge

The Merge between Eth1 and Eth2 is one step closer to reality with the Steklo testnet, an effort by 7 clients as part of the Rayonism project.

DeFi's First Loan Backed by Real World Assets

Centrifuge, MakerDAO and New Silver worked together to launch a USD 5 million credit line for minting real estate-backed DAI.

European Investment Bank's Digital Bonds on Ethereum

Issued through Goldman Sachs, Santander, and Societe Generale, the bonds worth EUR 100 million is another example of TradFi x Ethereum!

1729: A Newsletter That Pays You to Learn About Blockchain

Created by the founder of, 1729 pays you for learning different things within the blockchain space, such as learning Solidity.


Why Sharding is Great: Demystifying the Technical Properties

Vitalik walks through the properties sharding provides, how it differs with other technologies and the tradeoffs it makes versus other systems.

PRBMath, a Library for Advanced Fixed-Point Math

Operating with signed and unsigned denary numbers at a precision of 18 decimals, it offers logs, exp and pow. It's gas efficient yet user-friendly.


The Road to Ethereum

Barnabé Monnot provides an accessible explanation (with stick figure drawings!) of a merged, data-sharded, rollup-centric future for Ethereum.

India Covid-Crypto Relief Fund

A testament to Ethereum's culture and the power of blockchain technology, this relief fund amassed USD 6 million in 2 weeks with full transparency.

Pick of the Month

Transaction: Donation by KittehDesign Following NFT Sale

A thoughtful twist on NFT sale practices, this designer donated a portion of their revenue from selling the B1OCK EXP1ORER NFT to Etherscan!

Address: MelaBeeOfficial

This talented Twitch streamer ​was raided by crypto users mid-stream and received USD 200 million of donations. Watch it happen from 1:29:00 here.


Questions received last month:

How can we get a list of transactions to use for tax reporting?
You can download a CSV export from any address page. If you're technically inclined, you can also utilize our API calls.

Why are some Etherscan services sometimes down?
The website undergoes regular maintenance which can lead to certain services going down. You can check this link for updates on maintenance.

Confused with some terms in this newsletter?
Remember to check the Etherscan glossary!


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Quiz: Understanding Gas


Quiz: Understanding Gas

Revise your knowledge on gas in Ethereum and stand to win $10 in ETH!

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