What is Etherscan?

What is Etherscan?

Etherscan is a Block Explorer and Analytics Platform for Ethereum, a decentralized smart contracts platform. 

 Etherscan is one of the most trusted and popular block explorers for Ethereum. However, it's more important to understand why you should use a block explorer like Etherscan to check on-chain information. Using Etherscan allows you to monitor and look transparently into the status of your transaction, the pricing you paid, and the fees associated with the payment. 
You can access Etherscan during your ETH payment by selecting the transaction hash at confirmation or selecting the transaction hash through Metamask.