The supporters of Bitcoin have gone through the challenge of explaining their book of transactions to family and friends not polished on the subject. We speak of a challenge so pronounced that it borders on the exhaustive – it is a world full of layers – and that is why games based on technologies such as virtual reality have appeared. In fact, the British developer Kevin Small has created a Blockchain explorer that allows appreciating, in a didactic and simple way, the methodical way in which the ecosystem that gives life to Bitcoin works. This is a solution that will seek to delight fans at the Blockchain Summit in London, an event that promises good networking opportunities for the public to connect with multiple leading personalities in the industry; will be held on November 28.
Thus, with the prototype that is already running, it is possible to focus on a specific direction and trace the flow of bitcoins as they move in the chain of blocks; What’s more, with this tool it is possible to reconstruct the last days of Mt Gox – the company from Japan that went on to become the largest Bitcoin exchange worldwide, handling more than 70% of all transactions – and even find out what happened with the BTC that we sold years ago. The biggest attraction of the Blockchain is that all its facets can be monitored and analyzed, and thanks to the solution that occupies us it is possible to eliminate the abstraction of the process.
Blockchain 3D Explorer is a very intuitive tool and can be downloaded for free for Windows, Mac, Android, and Linux; it also works with Google Cardboard – the platform designed to encourage the development of VR applications – although the 3D version looks pretty good. Among its most outstanding details are: BTC addresses are represented as red cubes and transactions with light blue spheres; the entries and exits are shown with large dark blue arrows, and each time an object is clicked it is possible to immerse yourself further in the digital transaction book.
Eduardo Gómez is a Venezuelan freelance writer and Information’s Technology Professional. He discovered Bitcoin in 2012 and has been drawn to it ever since. He also works as a Customer Support Agent at the San Francisco-based Bitcoin startup Purse.io