What is the program in Python that print information about the current block the world try to mine (I mean Version, Previous Block, Merkle Root, Time, Bits) plus how many zeros we are looking for for the output of the hash!

  • Do you have a need to a parser for file blk? Sep 23, 2019 at 13:02
  • @vincenzopalazzo I don't understand what do you mean!
    – Prometheus
    Sep 23, 2019 at 15:48
  • What are you looking for? where do you want to get that information from? Sep 23, 2019 at 15:54
  • @vincenzopalazzo I think that I could get them from a library. How do mining programs get these information?
    – Prometheus
    Sep 23, 2019 at 16:00
  • From the bitcoin RPC Framework Sep 23, 2019 at 16:03

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To take the information of the bitcoin blockchain, you can use the bitcoin core RPC Framework, for use it, you must have all blockchain on your computer

  1. Download Bitcoin core
  2. aligns the bitcoin node
  3. Configure rpc framework
  4. Use the API to take the information, I prefer using this library with python, this is an example for using it

You can use this documentation for study API

also for a response to the last comment, you can use the API for call the Mining commands but is difficult understand your question "I can print information about the block they're mining now" because the mining is a war for the node and each node can have different information

  • Is it oblige to do steps 1 and 2 and 3? Couldn't I use the API directly?
    – Prometheus
    Sep 25, 2019 at 22:57
  • What are the names of functions that I can get information with them?
    – Prometheus
    Sep 25, 2019 at 22:58

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