A data from non-profit monitoring organization GreatFire, alleges that China blocked one of the most popular ETH block browsers, Etherscan in October 2019.
Timeline Of The Block
The CEO of the firm, Matthew Tan reportedly said that Etherscan noticed the action “within the last 3 months.”
As of Aug. 17, 2019 Etherscan was still intact with “no censorship detected” according to GreatFire, which collects a database of websites blocked by the Great Firewall.
The Ethereum block browser was fully blocked by Oct. 29, 2019, while the exact time of the block is not known.
Local ETH Block Explorers Still Accessible In China
A block explorer is a site that includes tools to track blocks, wallet addresses, network hashrate, transaction data and other key data on a certain blockchain- such as the Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain, the Litecoin (LTC) blockchain, or the Ethereum blockchain.
Source: Cointelegraph | Coindesk | Image: Shutterstock