This post will explain what’s going on on our “Address Page” and how to use it 🙂
A page for a specific address may be accessed with a link of this form:
And then you will see something like this:
Let’s start from the top.
The header contains 3 links:
1. Clicking on the big “Clio.1” logo will take you back to the main page
2. Clicking on the “Address” will take you back to the “Latest Active Addresses” page
3. Clicking on the question mark will take you to this blog-post
At the top of the page you can see the full address and some general information about it, specifically:
1. Balance and Balance Share. How much ADA coins this address “contains” right now, after last known block, and what percentage of the current total supply constitutes this number. (More specifically an address balance is sum of all UTxOs assigned to this address.)
2. Rank. The position of this address in the total ranking among all other addresses by balance. The rank 1 means that this is the richest address currently in the system. (The address on the image is the known IOHK address, and it’s the top address at the moment of writing). More details on ranks later.
3. Transactions. Just the total number of transactions on this address at the moment when the page was loaded.
4. Last activity. The date and time of the latest transaction with this address.
Rank shows what position this address takes in the total table of balances (from richest down). And also shows what percentile of richness it occupies. For example the image above shows that this address is on the first positions by balance and there’re 0% of addresses with larger balance. Other examples are:
Address with ~ 65K ADA is ~ on 28K position from the top and 9.2% of addresses have larger balance:
An address with ~180 ADA is ~ on 196K position from the top and ~65% of addresses have larger balance:
The time in the brackets shows when the ranking were calculated last time, so you can see how actual the information is. But there might a case when address was active after the ranking was calculated last time. In this case we cannot be sure that its rank is still valid, and that’s why we calculate another potential ranking for addresses like this:
You can see that the time of the last activity is larger than the time of the last rank calculation. And that’s why you also can see the ~ sign before the rank number. This rank was calculated right at this moment using the current actual address balance, and it shows at what position this address will potentially be when the proper ranking will be calculated next time.
Opening the IOHK address page you will see a list of its transactions looking something like this. Each row shows a single simplified transaction, from newest to oldest. In each row you can see the slot (epoch/slot) where the block with this transaction was created, the shortened transaction ID (hash), the date and time of the transaction, and its value. Value shows the exact number that was other added or subtracted from the address, including the fees.
The list uses smart pagination which means that up to 24 transactions – it will look like on the image above (just a plain list). But if the number of transactions on the address is 25 or more – they are gonna be separated in “pages” of 10. List displays two pages by default, and also allows you to load further older pages. See the example on the video:
The address used in the video is the old Binance address page.
Seeing a list of simplified transactions will probably be enough for most of the cases, to just see the address activity, debits, and credits. But sometimes it’s not enough.
While checking out the list of simplified transaction you can decide to see the extended details of one or several transactions. You can do it simply by clicking on the special icon ‘≡’ on the right of each row, or actually anywhere on the row itself, apart from text places. See the demo video:
You can open like this any transaction from the list. Here’s are details on what you going to see in there:
Here you can see, first of all, the full transaction hash (ID), so you can select and copy it. Then you can see two tables: inputs (where coins came from), and outputs (where coins went to).
Next to each address you can see the red or green number – how much coins were either subtracted from this address (if input), or added to the address (if output).
Almost all addresses are blue and clickable – clicking on any of them will open the page for this clicked address. One of the addresses is bold and not clickable – that’s the address we are currently watching, so we are already on its page. (Note that it’s ok for the same address to potentially be in both inputs and outputs, for example, when change is sent back to the same address.)
You also can see red and green numbers in the table headers. They show the total sum of inputs (how much coins entered the transaction) and total sum of outputs (how much coins came out of the transaction). These number are displayed only when there are multiple inputs or multiple outputs.
In the bottom output row you can also see the Fee value. The fee shows how much coins “disappeared” from the transaction (burned for now) and that’s why the number is negative.