Ethereum: basics 1
Download the Full BlockChain, epoch by epoch
Download Ethereum Blockchain - Epoch 5Donate at 0x57f64f50ab0510650b551ec2cb7c7f5d6c7271a5
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Basics: Epoch 5: The Block
A generic block B is identified by an incremental natural number ID.
The block chain is built block by block, through an operation called mining.
Nodes perfoming mining are called miners, and they receive a reward for their work.
A block is made up by 3 parts:
B = BH + BT + BU
- B is the block
- BH is the header of the block
- BT is the series of transactions comprised in this block
- BU is the set of headers of ommer blocks
How to explore the blocks
There are a lot of block explorers where you can see all the infos cointained in every block.
For example you can see the infos about block 3333333 here:
Etherscan block explorer - block 3333333
Take a look at what is shown; we will explain these data in the detail in the next pages.