blockexplorer.com API - Get Block Data

This section describes how to get block data with blockexplorer.com API.

Bitcoin blockexplorer.com API offers two primary services to get Bitcoin block data:

Both services requires you to provide the block hash to identify the bock. If you don't know the block hash, you can get it use the "/api/block-index/[:height]" service.

You can try Bitcoin blockexplorer.com API to get Bitcoin block data with any Web browser. Here is what I did to get information of block # 500 on the Bitcoin test network:

GET https://testnet.blockexplorer.com/api/block-index/500

{"blockHash":
 "00000000a2424460c992803ed44cfe0c0333e91af04fde9a6a97b468bf1b5f70"}

GET https://testnet.blockexplorer.com/api/rawblock
   /00000000a2424460c992803ed44cfe0c0333e91af04fde9a6a97b468bf1b5f70

{"rawblock":"01000000272ecd270665dc39e924838516da62f8588270f1e37812aab..."}

GET https://testnet.blockexplorer.com/api/block
   /00000000a2424460c992803ed44cfe0c0333e91af04fde9a6a97b468bf1b5f70

{"hash":"00000000a2424460c992803ed44cfe0c0333e91af04fde9a6a97b468bf1b5f70",
"size":1868,"height":500,"version":1,"merkleroot":"dd3f288510dd3b632940bd3f
b1db162d3ff99b19ddb0c586cfa3ac9a76d42517","tx":["a647d0c4112b4727f3c856782f
f6bbaf099be929b27214a8e0dfedee4383eb68","24b8a4c788b8c805b810438ddd99e569e1
84ff20f4394ac49a6d832e69f57242","c5ffd70c3bc4998465cef55ed6d5d831ab3a550406
423eb611117ed8ee41c278","4692772a73ea834c836915089acf97f2c790380a2b8fd32f82
729da72545d8c5","82d6d88081e3e0eb36730f7f3aedb17228142b9e00a6dbaab4b53b798d
0742c1","fc407d7a3b819daa5cf1ecc2c2a4b103c3782104d1425d170993bd534779a0da",
"95ad3ffb2a9426d6f5f5b97a134d90153ae16c9375f74eb385f481cff2771d77"],"time":
1296746771,"nonce":2325411586,"bits":"1d00ffff","difficulty":1,"chainwork":
"000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001f501f501f5","confirm
ations":1283001,"previousblockhash":"000000008cd4b1bdaa1278e3f1708258f862da
16858324e939dc650627cd2e27","nextblockhash":"00000000c7f50b6dfac8b8a59e11b7
e62f07fdef20597089b9c5d64ebfe6d682","reward":50,"isMainChain":true,"poolInf
o":{}}

Below is a screenshot of Chrome running Bitcoin blockexplorer.com API:

blockexplorer.com API - Get Block Data
blockexplorer.com API - Get Block Data

Last update: 2018.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of Bitcoin

 Bitcoin Blockchain

 Bitcoin Wallet

 Bitcoin Core

 Bitcoin Transaction

 Bitcoin-Qt - Bitcoin Core GUI

 Bitcoin Mining

 Bitcoin Consensus Rules

 Bitcoin Block Data Structure

 Bitcoin Transaction Data Structure

blockexplorer.com API

 Introduction of blockexplorer.com API

blockexplorer.com API - Get Block Data

 blockexplorer.com API - Get Transaction Data

 blockexplorer.com API - Get Address Data

 Copay - Bitcoin Wallet

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