NewEconoLabs, a Chinese community of open source developers to support the NEO ecosystem, has released a blockchain explorer application, and a light wallet, in a tweet posted on the 22nd of April. It’s claimed that the light wallet will be integrated with the NNS (NEO Name Service) on TestNet in the near future.
The block explorer by NewEconoLabs, which can be accessed here, provides details for the latest block, total transactions, and the number of wallet addresses created for the NEO blockchain. There also different views for seeing the block height, size, and creation times, as well as details on each transaction.
When clicking on the TXID in the block explorer, one is presented with all the details that correspond to it, like its transaction type (invocation, claim, miner, contract, etc.), network and system fee (paid in GAS), size, blockindex and creation time. Clicking on the TXID will also show the input and output address(es).
The block explorer is available on both the NEO MainNet and TestNet and is usable in both English and Chinese. Both the language and network explored is changeable with a simple dropdown interface at the top and bottom of the page.
The block explorer also has links to NewEconoLab’s Light Wallet. The Light Wallet lets users quickly create a new wallet address through the creation of a username, password, and a downloadable keystore file, which is used for logging into the Light Wallet user interface.
NewEconoLab’s wallet lets users store, send, and receive NEO to and from other addresses on the NEO blockchain. Having a dedicated wallet for holding NEO is recommended over keeping currency at an exchange, as crypto is often a prime target for thieves if an exchange’s security is breached.
To login to the wallet, upload the keystore file generated during the registration process and enter your password. You can also import your key from a WIF or NEP2 string.
NewEconoLabs has also built a wallet application for NEO on WeChat, China’s most popular multi-purpose messaging and social media app, and the world’s largest standalone mobile app by monthly active users. The WeChat “mini program” is currently being tested on the NEO TestNet and does not support NEP5 at the time being. However, you can still scan the provided code in this tweet in order to use it.