Why is the Block Explorer so slow? It used to work reasonably fast, and now it just spins and spins for 20 minutes? Is it doing some kind of timing out?

This is a very important utility for the whole Bitcoin network and it is in everyone's better interest that they can look up Bitcoin values without having to have an account somewhere.

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    You can use blockchain.info as an alternative – nmat Dec 2 '11 at 17:15
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    There are a few other block explorers too, such as ABE (which is open source). So I wouldn't say that blockexplorer.com is "a very important utility for the whole bitcoin network". But it's a good tool, sure. – D.H. - bitcoin.se Dec 2 '11 at 18:47
  • I`m currently working on an alternative block explorer that will be sitting on Google's mainframe (fast and reliable, can handle basically anything), keep your fingers crossed for awhile longer;). – ThePiachu Dec 2 '11 at 19:51
  • that's cool, dude. – shoeless joe Dec 8 '11 at 16:17
  • You can use blockr.io block explorer as an alternative fot Bitcoin and Litecoin – Blockr.io Jan 22 '14 at 12:07

On what pages is it slow? It only seems a little slower for me.

The "mirror" (which is actually usually the main server) went down for a while, so BBE switched to my server, which has much fewer resources.

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  • It is very, very slow on looking at a new address and normal, fast looking for an existing address. – shoeless joe Dec 3 '11 at 22:42

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