Explore the network

Account, actor & message explorers

These explorers allow you to view the states of Filecoin accounts and actors (smart contracts) and the details of messages sent across the network.

Glif Explorer

Website: https://explorer.glif.io

Block explorers

Block explorers allow you to view the details of the Filecoin network on a single website. Individual block explorers contain different features that may be useful. None of these sites are created or maintained by Protocol Labs or the Filecoin Foundation. This list is in alphabetical order:


Website: filfox.io


Website: filscan.io


Website: filscout


Once you are set up with Lotus, you can use the command line to query information about the network.

Get the head tipset:

lotus chain head

Print a block:

lotus chain getblock <block_cid>

Print message information:

lotus chain getmessage <message_cid>

For additional chain-related commands:

lotus chain --help