getchaintips

getchaintips

Return information about all known tips in the block tree, including the main chain as well as orphaned branches.

Result

[
  {
    "height": xxxx,         (numeric) height of the chain tip
    "hash": "xxxx",         (string) block hash of the tip
    "branchlen": 0          (numeric) zero for main chain
    "status": "active"      (string) "active" for the main chain
  },
  {
    "height": xxxx,
    "hash": "xxxx",
    "branchlen": 1          (numeric) length of branch connecting the tip to the main chain
    "status": "xxxx"        (string) status of the chain (active, valid-fork, valid-headers, headers-only, invalid)
  }
]

Examples

bitcoin-cli getchaintips
curl --user myusername --data-binary '{"jsonrpc": "1.0", "id":"curltest", "method": "getchaintips", "params": [] }' -H 'content-type: text/plain;' http://127.0.0.1:8332/