Onstacks allows users to explore the Stacks network by searching the explorer.
Onstacks currently supports BNS or .btc domain search. Users are able to input any valid .btc domain on the search bar from https://onstacks.com/explorer.
The result from the search should return BNS Name and the address of the BNS name is associated to as shown below.
Result return from the search bar with BNS name
The BNS name will also be displayed on the address detail page, along with the full address associated with the BNS name.
BNS name on address detail page next to the full STX address associated to the BNS address
In the example above, we demostrate a BNS address that ends with .btc. However, the search function also supported other BNS formats such as .id shown below
To secure your own BNS name, please visit the link here to acquire your own BNS name.
User can search for a specific transaction by using the search bar available on the Onstack home page. To search for a transaction, simply copy the Transaction ID that you would like to search and paste it in the search bar.
Stacks uses the Bitcoin blockchain only as a reliable storage and broadcast medium for recording the set of all Stacks blocks ever produced, as well as the parent/child linkages between them. The state of the system settles on Bitcoin — the act of creating a new Stacks block entails sending a well-formed Bitcoin transaction that records the hash of a Stacks block and where it attaches to the blockchain. Settling the system on Bitcoin grants Stacks novel security properties not seen in other blockchains — it leverages the security of Bitcoin to guarantee that all Stacks forks are public, and to help bootstrapping Stacks nodes identify the canonical Stacks fork and find Stacks blocks they have not yet downloaded.
To learn more, please refer to this article by Jude