Download the version for your chosen platform. On the first screen you can choose an individual address or transaction to start displaying, or just let the app choose something to show you. If your platform supports VR then you can choose to see the results in VR, otherwise choose 3D output.
A Typical Bitcoin Transaction
In your typical personal banking account a transaction moves money from one account to one other account. It is a one-to-one relationship. With Bitcoin, transactions can be from one or many addresses to one or many addresses.
In this app, Bitcoin transactions are shown as blue spheres and Bitcoin addresses are red cubes.
A typical bitcoin transaction is shown in the diagram and consists of:
Inputs that move Bitcoin from an address into a transaction. These are shown as blue arrows going into the transaction. They have a value associated with them.
Outputs that move Bitcoin from a transaction into an address. These are shown as blue arrows going out of the transaction. They also have a value associated with them.
The transaction shown in the image has one input and two outputs.
Click on Addresses or Transactions to See More
Now gaze at the address or transaction you want to know more about and click or tap to see more links from that object. Some addresses have many thousands of transactions. Instead of trying to display all at once, the system shows them in “pages”. You can see how many links are displayed out of how many links there are when you gaze at an object.
The colours of addresses and transactions change when they have all links displayed. Addresses go a slightly darker red and transactions change from a coral green/blue colour to a dark blue colour.
You can keep clicking on objects to follow their links, basically until the hardware you are running on starts to struggle. On standalone builds (Windows, MacOS, Linux) you can press P on the keyboard to toggle the physics calculations on and off.
Keyboard Controls (Windows, MacOS, Linux)
|M||Toggle mouse inversion|
|P||Toggle physics (improves performance at the expense of pretty layouts)|
|Esc||Toggle mouse being used to update where you are looking|
|WASD||Fly forward, left, back, right|
|QE||Float up and down|