Get Best Block Hash

The getbestblockhash RPC returns the header hash of the most recent block on the best block chain.

Parameters: none

Result—hash of the tip from the best block chain

Name Type Presence Description
result string (hex) Required
(exactly 1)
The hash of the block header from the most recent block on the best block chain, encoded as hex in RPC byte order

Example

pai-cli -testnet getbestblockhash

Result:

0000000000075c58ed39c3e50f99b32183d090aefa0cf8c324a82eea9b01a887

See also

  • GetBlock: gets a block with a particular header hash from the local block database either as a JSON object or as a serialized block.
  • GetBlockHash: returns the header hash of a block at the given height in the local best block chain.