Quickstart: Querying blockchain data
This how-to guide will guide you through using Tenderly Node to query the Mainnet for the latest block number.
On the left-side menu, click Node. This will open the Tenderly Node page, presenting the list of networks and Request builder.
Below the list of networks, you'll find the request builder.
Step 1: From the first drop-down menu, select Mainnet.
Step 2: From the second dropdown, select
eth_blockNumber. This JSON RPC method will return the latest block number on the network.
Step 3: Click Send Request. The result with the latest block number will show up in the lower pane. Results are shown in JSON RPC response format.
Step 4: Click the Decoded tab to see results in a more accessible form:
Step 5: In the Request Preview click cURL and click Copy. The cURL calling the
eth_blockNumber will be in your clipboard.
Step 6: Open a terminal, paste the command, and hit Enter. You just interacted with blockchain from your command line!
Output should be similar to the previous one: