Monitoring Ethereum with Sirato Blockchain Explorer

In December, we announced our latest beta release of VMware Blockchain for Ethereum, which included updated features and enhancements that deliver on privacy, more governance over accounts, and a simpler deployment for enterprises.

As part of this release, we also announced integration with the Sirato Blockchain Explorer (formerly Epirus) from Web3 Labs. Together Sirato Blockchain Explorer and VMware Blockchain give customers comprehensive visibility, more transparency and security into their transactions, smart contract code, tokens, and assets.

Let’s get into the details of our partnership and share how you can get started using VMware Blockchain and Sirato Blockchain Explorer today.

What is Web3 Labs?

Web3 Labs is a leading blockchain strategy and technology company specializing in decentralized infrastructure solutions. Their customers include Microsoft, J.P. Morgan, and Vodafone.

Besides Sirato’s blockchain explorer capabilities, it also provides data and analytics through Sirato’s API back-end service that provides custom metrics.

A Demo of Sirato Blockchain Explorer

Web3 Labs’ Sirato Blockchain Explorer and Web3j library make it easier for developers to build and manage Ethereum applications at scale. Coming out of our latest beta release, Sirato Blockchain Explorer now fully supports deployment scripts for Kubernetes on the VMware Blockchain platform. Below is a dashboard that shows how easy it is to view all your transactions in one place.

Fig 1.: Sirato Blockchain Explorer dashboard

See how Sirato Blockchain Explorer works in this quick breakdown of how the platform integrates with VMware Blockchain.

  • Launch a minikube local cluster and check the status
  • Clone the Sirato repository from GitHub. Change directories to the Kubernetes-specific folder. Launch the Sirato script, which specifies the RPC endpoints of the nodes of the VMWare blockchain network and check the status of the launched containers
  • Enable ingress to access the Sirato web service via your browser
  • Once the dashboard is compiled and running, refresh the page to load the Sirato dashboard. This shows the total transactions, tokens, and contracts created over different time periods. Note: this can take 5-10 minutes
  • The ‘Contracts’ tab indicates the different types of contacts deployed on the network and the ERC standards they implement. One can click on a specific contract to see all the transactions and events that have taken place on it. Sirato’s capabilities for address mapping allow you to annotate contracts with descriptive names to make their purpose clear, like the privacy contacts embedded within the VMware Blockchain Platform
  • The Sirato web explorer also has a dedicated Transactions view and Blocks view for detailed information. The mapping capabilities value becomes clear here where you can see how the VMware Blockchain privacy components are bootstrapped into the platform. Sirato’s capability to upload contract metadata so transaction details can be even further analyzed.

What does this mean for VMware Blockchain Customers?

More visibility into transactions between more than one person or party and smart contracts on the blockchain allows customers to govern their applications in regulated environments. Sirato Blockchain Explorer delivers this by ensuring full support for public and private transactions of digital assets running on Ethereum.

VMware Blockchain customers can now see for themselves how this works in their environment with access through our VMware Blockchain for Ethereum beta program. Through the beta program, you can also access our webinar with Web3 Labs’ founder, Conor Svensson, to learn more about our partnership.

Get Access to the VMware Blockchain for Ethereum (Beta 1) Developer Kit

VMware Blockchain for Ethereum is available to download and run. To get access, sign up to download the Developer Kit by registering for the VMware Blockchain for Ethereum beta program here.

Reach out to Web3 Labs for more information on Sirato Blockchain Explorer here.

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