The VeChain Foundation wants to take this opportunity to emphasize that we will stay committed to supporting ecosystem builders on the VeChainThor Blockchain. The Foundation will continue its numerous monetary and non-monetary grants to aspiring start-ups and community builders as well as offering technical support from the core development team.

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The Foundation believes that with our technical and non-technical support, management teams and community developers can fully focus on deriving a functional business, monetization and sustainable growth model for their projects.

We wish Totient Labs the best for their future business endeavours.

Summary and FAQ

Q1: What is the VeForge Explorer and when will it be discontinued? What will replace it?

The VeForge Explorer is a VeChain blockchain explorer developed by Totient Labs, a community development team. As officially communicated to us by Totient Labs, it will be discontinued on Monday, 21 October 2019 12:00 PM PDT. The VeChain development team reinstated the project of an in-house developed blockchain explorer which will go live by the end of November. In the meantime, VeChain Insight can be used.


Q2: What is the VeForge Vault and when will it be discontinued? What will replace it?

The VeForge Vault is a user interface for VeChain Ledger users to access their wallets developed by Totient Labs, a community development team. As per Totient Labs, it will be discontinued on Monday, 21 October 2019 12:00 PM PDT. The VeChain development team is working closely with the Ledger team to allow users to manage their VeChain wallets on Ledger via Sync, the desktop wallet and dApp browser.

Q3: I am a Mobile Wallet user. Should I be worried?

No. VeChainThor mobile wallet users will not be impacted.


Q4: I am a Ledger Wallet user. When can I access my funds?

You will be able to access your funds via Sync in two weeks starting from Oct 21 2019 when the new Ledger Wallet Interface by VeChain is released. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Q5: I have a Economic/X-node linked to my Ledger Wallet Address. Should I be worried?

Your Economic/X-nodes are completely safe and intact on your Ledger VeChain wallet address even if the Vault is no longer available.

Q6: What will happen to exchanges which are currently linking to VeForge Block Explorer?

We have already notified exchanges to redirect transaction inquiries to VeChain Insights to avoid any disruption to users.

Q7: Are there alternatives to VeForge Explorer right now?

Yes, you can use VeChain Insights, which is another serverless blockchain explorer developed by the VeChain team.


Q8: What will happen to the Comet Wallet Chrome Extension?

It’s up to the Totient Labs to decide if they are going to continue the development of Comet. The notification we received is only related to VeForge. But you are strongly encouraged to backup the seed words of the address created in Comet wallet so that you can import into other wallets when needed.

Q9: Why did VeChain announce this so suddenly? There isn’t even a 48 hour notice.

This announcement has been prepared as soon as we received the decision from Totient Labs today that VeForge will discontinue its service on Monday, 21 October 2019 12:00 PM PDT.

Q10: Why did Totient Labs decide to stop support for VeForge Explorer and Vault?

It’s Totient Labs’ own business decision.

Q11: Is Totient Labs still partnered with VeChain as announced in this article — Introducing Totient as a Partner Pioneering New Heights For The VeChainThor Ecosystem?

The VeChainThor blockchain is a public blockchain, and development teams like Totient Labs are always welcomed to develop on it.


Q12: I am trying to access VeForge Explorer before the official cut-off date mentioned in this article but it seems to be down right now.

The official cut-off time and date mentioned in this article was communicated officially to us by Totient Labs. We have no information other than that.

Q13: How will dApps and developers be affected? Will this affect whether transaction creators such as Walmart make Txs etc?

dApps and developers will not be affected. If your application links to the VeForge explorer, please redirect to VeChain Insights. Enterprise solutions will not be affected either as they are completely built on VeChain’s ToolChain infrastructure.

Q14: Will the new explorer be open source? If so will there be bounties for improvements and/or features made by the developer community?

The new Explorer and Sync Official Ledger Wallet Interface will be open source so that the developer community can also participate and contribute.

Q15: What if I have questions that are unanswered in this article?

Feel free to email us via [email protected]