How to use it

// Import required libraries and modules from Tatum SDK
import { TatumSDK, Tezos, Network } from '@tatumio/tatum';

// Initialize the Tatum SDK for Tezos
const tatum = await TatumSDK.init<Tezos>({ network: Network.TEZOS });

// Define the chain ID and block ID (Replace placeholders with actual values)
const params = { 
    chainId: 'YOUR_CHAIN_ID',           // Specify the chain ID (Network identifier)
    blockId: 'YOUR_BLOCK_ID',           // Optional: Specify the block ID (hash)

// Fetch details of a specific block by its ID
const blockDetails = await tatum.rpc.getBlock(params);

// Log the block details
console.log('Block Details:', blockDetails);

// Always destroy the Tatum SDK instance when done to stop any background processes
await tatum.destroy();


The getBlock method allows you to retrieve detailed information about a specific block within a Tezos chain. By providing the chain ID and block ID as parameters, you can access various data associated with the chosen block, including its hash, timestamp, operations, and more.

Example use cases:

  1. Block Inspection: Developers and analysts can use this method to inspect and verify the details of a specific block on the Tezos blockchain. This can be useful for auditing purposes.

  2. Transaction Confirmation: Applications built on Tezos may use this method to confirm the inclusion of specific transactions in a block, ensuring their execution.

  3. Historical Data Retrieval: Researchers may need to retrieve historical data from specific blocks for data analysis, historical record-keeping, or statistical analysis.

Request Parameters

The getBlock method requires the following parameters:

  • chainId (string, required): The identifier of the Tezos chain from which to retrieve the block.

  • blockId (string, required): The unique identifier (hash) of the block for which you want to retrieve details.

Return Object

The getBlock method returns an object containing various details about the requested block:

  • protocol (string): The protocol identifier, e.g., "PtNairobiyssHuh87hEhfVBGCVrK3WnS8Z2FT4ymB5tAa4r1nQf".

  • chain_id (string): The chain's unique identifier, e.g., "NetXdQprcVkpaWU".

  • hash (string): The hash of the block, e.g., "BLVRfBFc8Mb7s4PUacDfaeQTPj9HtzTNEArM1Ni1YbxRuK73htp".

  • level (integer): The level (block number) of the block, e.g., 4456790.

  • proto (integer): The protocol version, e.g., 17.

  • predecessor (string): The hash of the block's predecessor.

  • timestamp (string): The block's timestamp, e.g., "2023-10-24T11:21:30Z".

  • validation_pass (integer): The number of validation passes, e.g., 4.

  • operations_hash (string): The hash of the operations included in this block.

(Note: There are additional fields in the response not covered in this list, such as fitness, context, and signature which provide further information about the block.)

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