This URL today: https://blockchain.info/q/getblockcount

Was giving the error "Too many requests".

Any alternative out there to get the blockcount via an API? Thanks

  • Works fine for me (5 minutes after you posted your question). – Greg Hewgill Jun 27 '16 at 0:42

Another public API I found for this:


But the best one so far, is blockR.io because it even has testnet support:

MainNet: http://btc.blockr.io/api/v1/coin/info

TestNet: http://tbtc.blockr.io/api/v1/coin/info

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You can use our API:

Get latest block (total blocks count )


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  • testnet support? – knocte Dec 29 '16 at 8:05

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