Blockchain browsers have come a long way from the early days of Bitcoin to now. What started out from nothing, followed by just a few basic models that supported users searching for specific wallet addresses or transactions, has now sprung up with a plethora of browsers that can grab all kinds of data from different blockchains, including hidden information on the blockchain, blockchain heights, and rich lists, among others.
Blockchain Explorer is the Google of cryptocurrencies
Essentially, the blockchain as a large communal database is meant to be searched. It took a while for an interface to be developed that supported this search function. Previously, cryptocurrency holders used blockchain browsers to check the status of incoming and outgoing transactions or the balance of their addresses, but now these tools do more than that. The blockchain browser is now feature-rich, like a cryptocurrency version of Google, and data that was previously hidden or difficult to access can now be viewed.