New to using BTC and the Blockchain.
My understanding is that (for the Bitcoin), one can download/install btcd.
Then, one has to use btcd to synchronize the "local" Blockchain with the "main" Blockchain(?)
If so, what is the best API that one can use to access the data in the Blockchain?
For example, I have seen blockchain.info - but - I am not sure that one can download this and have it "point" to one's local btcd.
Any suggestions, help or hints would be greatly appreciated.