Etherscan launches a decentralized search engine that supports .Zil .Crypto and .Eth sites. Etherscan, one of the most popular block analysis services on the Ethereum blockchain, has released a search engine that supports the decentralized sites .zil .crypto and .eth.
The company wrote in a blog post that the new search engine should help users discover unverified websites that “have long been considered one of the possible ways to use Ethereum.”
Currently, Blockscan search engine supports three popular blockchain domains and includes a catalog of 150 well-known sites. Etherscan asks users to provide information about their unverified moderator sites to expand the list.
According to a blog post, a decentralized website is a site hosted on a distributed file system (IPFS). The web pages of these sites are hashed and stored on several nodes connected to the network, therefore, if one node fails or is blocked, other nodes can serve the same data.
Internet moves towards decentralization – Services like ENS and Unstoppable have already helped make IPFS-based websites more usable by running .eth and .crypto domains, making them easy to read compared to bulky IPFS hashes. After starting the .crypto domain, the Unstoppable Domains blockchain startup noted:
The modern Internet is full of censors that control our behavior and our lives in the digital space. .Crypto was created in order to restore freedom to users. You decide what you want to publish and in which transactions to participate on the Internet. No company or third party, including Unstoppable Domains, can take your domain.
Some browsers already support decentralized sites. Opera, which launched a built-in cryptocurrency wallet that supports BTC, ETH, and TRX, works with Unstoppable Domains so that users can register .crypto domain names and wallet addresses and send and receive cryptocurrency with ease.
Back in April, the Etherscan service launched a tool that helps identify dubious broadcast addresses, called ETHProtect. This tool uses the so-called Taint Inference Analysis Engine, which, according to Etherscan, can change parameters and identify dubious addresses for each unique scenario, because the addresses can be fraught with danger depending on the circumstances. The system is supplemented by an autonomous database of addresses that exists outside the blockchain.