How to explore Ethereum, run a node or mine / stake ETH?

Whether you choose to become a developer or just a user of Ethereum, various explorers and utilities will provide you useful ecosystem informations and services.

As anyone is able to run an Ethereum node on their computer, you can also decide to participate in validating transactions and blocks on the Ethereum blockchain.


Etherscan  – block explorer and analytics platform
Amberdata  – live monitoring, insights, blockchain data and smart contracts
Ethplorer  – block explorer providing token information and analytics
BlockScout  – blockchain explorer inspecting and analyzing EVM based blockchains
Alethio  – data, analytics & visualization platform
Ethernodes  – Ethereum network & node explorer
Ethereum Gas Station  – explorer of a gas prices, transaction confirmation times, and miner policies on the Ethereum network
Gitcoin Gas Station  – gas price history chart
ObservEth  – fast visual access to the information available on the open Ethereum ledger
State of the dApps  – curated directory of decentralized applications
DappReview  – DApp data, user insights and market analytics
DappRadar  – data (volume, DAU, etc) on decentralized applications
Loanscan  – Ethereum loan explorer providing financial information and analytics for debt issued on the Ethereum
DeFi Pulse  – decentralized finance’s tools tracked and ranked by value locked
DeFi Score  – open framework for evaluating DeFi protocols
DEXWatch  – decentralized exchanges explorer
Etherscan DEX Tracker –  decentralized exchanges explorer
DexIndex  – tool that searches Ethereum decentralized exchanges to find the best token prices
Pools.fyi  – find the best liquidity pools
OnChainFX  – cryptoasset network value, market cap, rankings and metrics
Frontrun me  – visualization of Ethereum gas auctions
ETHSimple  – view and renew .eth domains
Ethereum 2.0 Beacon Chain Explorer  – using Prysmatic’s client

Run an Ethereum node

Running an Ethereum node  – summary of different types of nodes a user can run, their settings, and what they mean
Ethereum node configuration modes cheat sheet  – quick cheat sheet of most common Geth and Parity configurations explained
How to Set Up an Ethereum Node  – learn how to setup your node to help make it impossible to take down or censor the Ethereum network
How to install and synchronize your own remote Ethereum node  – learn in two part tutorial and contribute to the decentralization of the Ethereum network
Ethereum on ARMturn your ARM device into a full Ethereum node just by flashing a MicroSD card
Running an Ethereum Full Node on a RaspberryPi 4  – summary of the different options available to synchronise the Ethereum blockchain with Geth
Running Ethereum Full Nodes  – guide for the barely motivated
How To Sync an Ethereum Node via Tor  – syncing an Ethereum node over the Tor network is not principally about privacy, but about censorship resistance
Tutorial in getting data off your own node  – learn how to access the Ethereum blockchain data on our own
Ethereum Node Runners  – knowledge base for anyone running an Ethereum node

NanoPC-T4 plug-and-play
Ethereum Grid  – Download, configure and run Ethereum nodes


Mining  – introduction to Ethereum mining
Cryptocurrency Mining  – a primer
Ethereum Miner Test  – results

CoinWarz  – mining profitability calculator
CryptoCompare  – mining profitability calculator
EtherScan  – mining profitability calculator
Coinmine  – provide all-in-one crypto device to mine Ethereum or other cryptocurrencies


Ethereum 2.0 Knowledge Base
Validated: Staking on eth2  – overview of eth2 which will form the basis for a series on all aspects of eth2 relevant to validators
Ethereum 2.0 Economics  – economics of staking – paying validators to secure the network
Exploring Ethereum 2 Validator Costs  – running a validator in Ethereum 2 incurs a number of costs, such as setup work, hardware and software depreciation, and on-going maintenance
Ethereum 2.0 staking capable hardware  – what are the most viable setups for ease of use?
A Validator’s Journey Through the Beacon Chaineasy to understand breakdown of a validator’s journey in eth2 phase 0
Staking Pools  – the economics of Ethereum staking pools
Staking  – why to be excited about the launch of staking on Ethereum
Decentralizationhow eth2 staking is designed to promote decentralization

Other utilities

Ethereum Name Service  – human-readable names instead of long addresses
Ethereum Alarm Clock  – scheduling of transactions for delayed execution in the future
Eth2  – send Ether to anyone simply by phone number or special link
Quidli  – enables you to issue real equity on security tokens to use as incentives to your employees and community members
MetaMask Plugin  – add crypto-based functionality to normal websites
Status Chat Widget  – easily embed a Status chat room in your website
Vac  – modular peer-to-peer messaging stack, with a focus on secure messaging
Enzypt  – buy and sell files through Ethereum and IPFS
Fairdrop  – decentralised, private and secure file transfer DApp running on Swarm
Atstake  – allows you to create two-person agreements, where one or both of you stake ETH or ERC20 tokens, which are later distributed in any way between you, based on any criteria
Signatorio  – sign, verify, and share messages signed with your Eth keys
Esence  – simple decentralized identity note taking application
ETHMail  – allows anyone to email anyone who has used Ethereum
Cryptoraves  – tokens that you can Tweet for free to grow your online credibility
Almonit – search engine for the decentralized web
FindEth  – find your lost Ether or address
EthSites  – upload your website to a censorship-resistant registry of websites stored on the Ethereum blockchain
Pinata  – how to easily host your website on IPFS
tBTC  – deposit your Bitcoin and mint Bitcoin tokens on Ethereum without a middleman or KYC
Synthetic Token Builder  – create tokens that track the price of anything
Wrapped Kitties  – make your ERC-721 into ERC-20
POAP  – proof-of-attendance protocol for issuing and displaying cool NFT crypto-badges
Vocdoni  – app for anonymous, onchain voting
MetaFactory – crowdfunding platform for the creation of community-owned brands with an initial focus on fashion/apparel
Ethereum.World  – an interface that accelerates the adoption of Ethereum apps
Gitcoin Grants  – support exciting projects with a recurring subscription funding
Assemble – support the projects you care most about as a funder
CodeFund  – display ethical ads on developer websites to fund contributors of the open source ecosystem
Lexon  – human readable program language instead of Ethereum code, that allows you to write agreements and business logic into smart contracts
Build it  – a small selection of inspiring projects that come out of ETHGlobal hackathons
Ethereum hackathons  – browse projects submissions from Ethereum hackathons
ConcourseQ  – community-sourced due diligence for token sales
Gitcoin Quests  – gamified web3 learning
Coinbase Earn  – earn crypto while learning about crypto
Swash  – browser extension that enables you to sell your browser data and earn Streamr’s DATA token