Etherscan Advanced Filter Feature Helps On-chain Sleuths

Blockchain investigators can quickly hone in on useful data thanks to new filters

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The Ethereum blockchain explorer Etherscan has rolled out a new advanced filtering feature that expands the tool kit available for reading on-chain data.

The new feature, in beta, makes it easier to search for specific information directly on the data analytics platform, without needing to run specialized queries in analytics dashboards such as Dune Analytics, which require knowledge of SQL.

Etherscan serves as a powerful microscope for the blockchain that empowers researchers to uncover valuable insights into transaction histories.

It has been operating since 2015 as a free and open-source project “with the mission of providing equitable access to blockchain data,” according to its About Us page.

The Advanced Filter beta currently supports filtering by various criteria, including transaction type, method, from or to addresses, types and amounts of assets.

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With an Etherscan login, you can save filtered queries for later use.

For instance, you might want to see withdrawals larger than $1 million in USDC from Binance over the past 24 hours, to gauge customer reaction to Monday’s SEC lawsuit.

The tool will be a boon for on-chain sleuths like ZachXBT and MyCrypto founder Taylor Monahan in efforts to track down scammers and thieves and their victims more efficiently.

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Among many use-cases, it should come in handy for tasks like piecing together data for tax filing purposes or more fanciful endeavors like checking the latest auction bids for The Llamas NFT collection.

The feature is still somewhat limited — you can’t dial in specific amount ranges, or sort and export results, for instance — but the Etherscan team expects to update it with improvements based on user feedback.

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