How to make payments using Ethereum
Once your wallet’s balance shows that you have some ETH transferred to your wallet, you can spend your funds and pay to other people, online web sites, etc. using your Ethereum assets.
In order to spend your ETH coins, you simple need to open your wallet and choose ‘Send’ and proceed with providing the recipient’s Ethereum address, as well as the amount to transfer.
You may need to track your payments. To do this, the Etherscan web site helps. Etherscan allows you to explore, lookup, confirm, and validate transactions that have taken place on the Ethereum Blockchain. It has been widely used by the industry as the basic tool for data query and data analysis on the blockchain.
At a glance, the site is full of strings and confusing terms that might seem overwhelming. However, once you understand it, you will feel attached to it.
Just like one can track their packages on Amazon.com or their shipments on Fedex.com, the primary function of Etherscan is allowing people to check the historical transactions. Just enter your Ethereum address into the search box, you can view the balance, Ether value, as well as all the transactions made through (IN / OUT) this address.
Now let’s click on a random "TxHash" to see the details of a transaction from / to this Ethereum address.
Breaking down the data displayed: