I understand having APIs around addresses and transactions, but I'm less clear why I need to know what's happening with a Block(s). This is to confirm one's transactions? Might someone provide some context?


E.g. for debugging purposes, for miners, for parties who work directly with Bitcoin protocol.

"I see only block X on my local bitcoind, but the latest on blockchain.info is Y".

Application developers are less interested about blocks.

  • And miners need to know so they can pick what to work on? – tim peterson Sep 24 '14 at 20:00
  • You get the same information from raw bitcoin network. It is just in more readable format. – Mikko Ohtamaa Sep 25 '14 at 5:57
  • Mikko, what kind of information specifically do miners need in a more readable format? – tim peterson Sep 25 '14 at 18:41
  • I think the last block would be most useful information to check if their bitcoind is still following the network correctly. – Mikko Ohtamaa Sep 25 '14 at 19:50

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