Your Ultimate Guide to Etherscan

pothu
5 min readMay 9, 2022

You can find real-time alpha and 100x gems with Etherscan. Etherscan is really useful but most people don’t know how to use it correctly.

Here’s your guide to alpha hunting with Etherscan.

In this Guide:

  • Gas Tracker
  • ERC-20 tokens
  • Wallet Tracking
  • NFT analysis
  • Making Transactions
  • Smart Contract Search
  • Reading Contracts

Gas tracker

Etherscan’s gas tracker is really useful. Gas on Ethereum can get really expensive. The cost adds up. You can view current gas prices on Etherscan, and choose one that fits your needs best. You can try to estimate the lowest price for a transaction to go through with this info.

Etherscan also displays gas price history. Based on the 7 day gas price graph, we can see that the lowest gas prices for the week are around 12 gwei.

This is really useful when your transaction isn’t time sensitive. I would set my gas price to around 15–20 in this case. Most wallets let you set your gas prices when you make transactions

You can find the Etherscan gas tracker here: https://etherscan.io/gastracker

ERC-20 Tokens

You can use Etherscan to research any ERC-20 altcoin. You can easily access key data like market cap, volume, and number of holders.

You can easily view how much money is going in and out, as well as the change in holdings. Here you can see the holder breakdown for Uniswap.

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pothu

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