3 aelf Block Explorer Tutorial

3.1 View the Whole Network Status

You can view basic information about the aelf ecosystem on the Explorer homepage, such as the number of transactions per minute, block height, total transaction volume, total number of accounts, number of applications, and number of sidechains.

3.2 View Contracts and History Record

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3.3 View Blocks and Transaction Overview

3.4 View Address Information

3.5 Node Election and Voting

Users can apply to be a node and vote for other nodes through the aelf Blockchain Explorer. In the explorer you can do the following:

(1) Apply to become a candidate node

1. Scenario:
Bob wants to become an aelf production node, participate in block production, and maintain the operation of the entire aelf ecosystem. At this time, Bob needs to apply for a node on the aelf Blockchain Explorer.
2. Procedure:
2.1 Bob goes to the aelf Blockchain Explorer and logs in to his aelf browser plug-in NIGHT ELF;
2.2 After entering the voting module, Bob read through the requirements and voting rules of the node election as outlined in the the node election plan, he then mortgaged 100,000 ELF, filled in the node information, and completed the application through the plug-in authorization. At this time, Bob has become a candidate node;
2.3 When a user votes for Bob and he ranks in the top 17 (there are 17 production nodes in the first year, and 2 more will be added each year thereafter), Bob will become a production node.
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(2) Voting for Members

1. Scenario:
Alice wants to vote for the aelf's nodes and work with other users to choose her top nodes. At this time Alice needs to cast her votes in the aelf Blockchain Explorer.
2. Voting process:
2.1 Alice opens the aelf Blockchain Explorer page and logs in to the aelf browser plug-in NIGHT ELF;
2.2 After entering the voting module, Alice reads through the voting rules as outlined in the shareholders' meeting plan, viewing the information of each group in the report list, and selects one of the nodes to vote;
2.3 Alice uses votes from ELF in her wallet or from votes already cast. If choosing to vote from the wallet, Alice needs to fill in the number of votes, select the locking period, and the vote will be completed after the plugin is authorized; if Alice wants to select previous votes cast, the vote will be completed after the plugin is authorized.

(3) Redemption of votes

1. Scenario:
Alice wants to redeem votes previously cast, Alice will need to redeem the votes through the aelf Blockchain Explorer.
2. Refund process:
2.1 Alice opens the aelf Blockchain Explorer and logs in to the aelf browser plug-in NIGHT ELF.
2.2 After entering the voting module, Alice chooses one of the sections with redeemable votes.
2.3 Alice chooses a redeemable voting transaction, and the redemption is completed after the plugin is authorized.

3.6 Resources Purchasing

Users can buy and sell resource tokens which are required for on-chain governance through the aelf blockchain browser. Resource tokens include the following: CPU resources, RAM resources, DISK resources, NET resources, READ resources, WRITE resources, STORAGE resources, and TRAFFIC resources. In the explorer, examples are as follows:
1. Scenario:
Bob has developed his own application on the aelf platform. In order to ensure normal operation of the application, Bob needs to purchase multiple resource tokens through the aelf blockchain explorer.
2. Purchase Resource Token process:
2.1 Bob opens the aelf blockchain browser and logs in to the aelf browser plug-in NIGHT ELF;
2.2 After entering the resource purchase module, Bob selects CPU resources and enters the quantity he wishes to purchase. After the plug-in is authorized, Bob completes the purchase of CPU resources.

3.7 Proposal

Users can get involved in Chain Governance by viewing, applying proposals, and building their own organizations through the aelf Block Explorer. One way to apply a proposal and build your own organization, is to use the Explorer Extensions to log in.
Check the proposal in the aelf Explorer
Apply the proposal in the aelf Explorer
View and create organizations in the aelf Explorer
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