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eth_blockNumber

Returns the current "latest" block number.

REQUEST

POST https://<network>.infura.io/v3/YOUR-API-KEY

HEADERS

Content-Type: application/json

EXAMPLE

## JSON-RPC over HTTPS POST
## Replace YOUR-API-KEY with the API key from your Infura Dashboard
## You can also replace mainnet with a different supported network
curl https://mainnet.infura.io/v3/YOUR-API-KEY \
-X POST \
-H "Content-Type: application/json" \
-d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_blockNumber","params": [],"id":1}'
## JSON-RPC over WSS
## Replace YOUR-API-KEY with the API key from your Infura Dashboard
## You can also replace mainnet with a different supported network
wscat -c wss://mainnet.infura.io/ws/v3/YOUR-PROJECT-ID
>{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_blockNumber","params":[],"id":1}

RESPONSE

RESULT FIELDS

  • BLOCK NUMBER - a hex code of an integer representing the current block number the client is on.

BODY

"jsonrpc": "2.0",
"id": 1,
"result": "0x65a8db"
}