WEB3SCAN makes multi-chain data accessible and understandable.

Mission 

 

WEB3SCAN’s activities are guided by a number of core-principles. The blockchain industry is heading towards a future with many specialized and interoperable blockchains. These blockchains will be built by utilizing a limited number of core technology frameworks. Specialization of skills leads to the emergence of highly competent ecosystem and industry service providers. Blockchain development teams, blockchain stewards and blockchain ecosystems as a whole will be more than happy to delegate the execution of non-core activities to these specialized service providers.
 

WEB3SCAN is a specialized service provider that offers products and services in support of its mission to make multi-chain data accessible and understandable.

Leaderschip team

 

Emiel Sebastiaan

CEO

Emiel Sebastiaan is Chief Executive Officer of WEB3SCAN. Emiel is an active participant in ‘Open Data NOW!’ and is a visible and respected community member in the Polkadot-ecosystem and broader blockchain industry

Arjan Zijderveld

CTO


Arjan Zijderveld is Chief Technology Officer of WEB3SCAN. Arjan has a background in computer science and 15 years coding experience.

Dave Hoogendoorn

Director Business Development
 

Dave Hoogendoorn is Director Business Development of WEB3SCAN. Dave has been active in the IT industry for 27 years.

Products & services

 

WEB3SCAN’s portfolio has three pillars: technology stack, data services and enterprise solutions.

 

Technology stack

WEB3SCAN’s technology stack produces and disseminates data. Either for individual classes of blockchain technologies or for a collection of classes of technologies. In addition WEB3SCAN develops software that facilitates its primary software activities though various infrastructure tools.

All our services are leveraging an Enterprise grade architecture able to service the most demanding customer and highest service levels.

 

 

Data services

WEB3SCAN’s data services provide access the data assets produced by our technology stack. Using enterprise grade technology we provide anyone to use the data as they see fit.

 

 

Enterprise services

We strongly believe that enterprise adoption of blockchain technology is inevitable. Initiatives such as: Energy Web Foundation and Libra are early but nonetheless clear indicators of this. Enterprise adoption will lead to a need for enterprise services. Enterprise adoption will open a huge market of first degree customers and second degree customers for services, such as: consulting, integration and service management activities.

 

Technology stack

 

WEB3SCAN’s technology stack produces and disseminates data. Either for individual classes of blockchain technologies or for a collection of classes of technologies. In addition WEB3SCAN develops software that facilitates its primary software activities though various infrastructure tools.

All our services are leveraging an Enterprise grade architecture able to service the most demanding customer and highest service levels.


PRE Explorer
The PRE Explorer is WEB3SCAN’s product-line of block explorer technologies for the Polkadot Runtime Environment (PRE). This product-line provides a generalized stack for any Substrate-based blockchain, including a node-infrastructure, a data harvester, an explorer API, an explorer GUI and various libraries.

WEB3SCAN is a Web3 Foundation wave one grant recipient for the development of a minimum-viable product of this product-line (branded as Polkascan). This product-line allows any Substrate-based blockchain project to have an open-source block explorer. WEB3SCAN has [almost] completed the wave one grant work.

Currently the following blockchain-networks are supported by the PRE Explorer product-line: Alexander, Edgeware-testnet, Robonomics-testnet, Joystream-testnet, Kusama-testnet, Akropolis-testnet, Cennznet-testnet, and any other Polkadot Runtime Environment network that can be supported by a tailored Substrate-client.

 

EVM Explorer
The EVM Explorer is WEB3SCAN’s product-line of block explorer technologies for the Ethereum Virtual Machines (EVM). This product-line provides a generalized stack for any EVM-based blockchain, including a node-infrastructure, a data harvester, an explorer API, and explorer GUI and various libraries. We have made many contributions to ‘Open Data Now!’ (formerly known as ‘Open Block Explorers Now!’) which is moderated by Griff Green (Giveth).

 

Currently the following blockchain-networks are supported by the EVM Explorer product-line: Ethereum Mainnet, Ethereum Classic, POA Network, EWF Tobalaba, EWF Mainnet, Expanse, Musicoin, Ellaism, Mix, Callisto, Morden Testnet, Ropsten Testnet, Kovan Testnet, Rinkeby Testnet, Goerli Testnet, Kotti Testnet, Sokol Testnet, and any other EVM-based network that can be supported by the Parity Ethereum client.


MC Explorer
The MC Explorer is WEB3SCAN’s flagship product-line and offers a multi-chain block explorer technology. This product-line provides a heterogeneous multi-chain layer for many individual explorers. Our MC Explorer currently supports Substrate-based blockchains and EVM-based blockchains. This in turn allows our MC Explorer product-line to support a high percentage of the dominant blockchains.

A prototype of our multi-chain explorer for the Ethereum-ecosystem has been operational since early 2018 and a prototype of our multi-chain explorer for the Polkadot-ecosystem has been operational since September 2018. Our MVP for the Polkadot-ecosystem has been operational since April 2019 and can be found at: https://polkascan.io. This software product relies heavily on many individual instances of our open-source PRE Explorer. The MC Explorer contains many components that are currently not released under an open-source licence. We perform weekly software updates. Further development activities are mostly guided by and closely aligned with the bleeding-edge progress made by Parity Technologies and Web3 Foundation. Polkascan.io is currently the de-facto public block explorer for all blockchains built on Substrate and all blockchains in the Polkadot-ecosystem.


. Infrastructure Tools
During the development of our technology stack we run into many challenges requiring custom solutions. This has led to a collection of infrastructure tools suitable for broader application. Examples are: node cluster tools, caching tools, docker tools and benchmarking tools.

 

Data services

 

WEB3SCAN’s data services provide access the data assets produced by our technology stack. Using enterprise grade technology we provide anyone to use the data as they see fit.


 

API Services
API services disseminate blockchain data to a wide audience in a reliable manner. We offer two types of APIs:

  • Blockchain Node API
    Provide standard API endpoints for any Substrate-based and any EVM-based blockchain node.

  • WEB3SCAN API
    Provide rich API endpoints for all the data that is produced by our explorer technology stack.

 

Monitoring Services
Monitoring services notify users of important events right at the moment they happen. Event driven notifications are an important instrument for those who want to be up-to-date on things like validator set changes, slashing events, token movement, etc. Monitoring services are offered in three ways:

 

  • Curated events
    Providing a number of curated monitors to events we believe to be of interest to the general public.
     

  • Subscription events
    Providing a subscription service to receive only those events that are of interest.
     

  • Tailored events
    Fully customizable event selection, including setting filters and thresholds.

 

Reporting Services
Reporting services provide comprehensive reports over a particular duration on specific topics, such as: staking, governance and network.

  • Curated reports
    Providing a number of curated reports we believe to be of interest to the general public.
     

  • Subscription reports
    Providing a subscription service to receive only those reports that are of interest.
     

  • Tailored reports
    Fully customizable report selection, including setting filters and thresholds providing access with the highest
    granularity. Delivered when you need it in the exact format you want.

 

Enterprise Services

 

We strongly believe that enterprise adoption of blockchain technology is inevitable. Initiatives such as: Energy Web Foundation and Libra are early but nonetheless clear indicators of this. Enterprise adoption will lead to a need for enterprise services. Enterprise adoption will open a huge market of first degree customers and second degree customers for services, such as: consulting, integration and service management activities.