Returns information about a block by block number.


  • QUANTITY|TAG - integer of a block number, or the string "earliest", "latest" or "pending", as in the default block parameter.
  • Boolean - If true it returns the full transaction objects, if false only the hashes of the transactions.
params: [


Object - A block object with the following fields, or null when no block was found:

  • number: QUANTITY - the block number. null when its pending block.
  • hash: DATA, 32 Bytes - hash of the block. null when its pending block.
  • parentHash: DATA, 32 Bytes - hash of the parent block.
  • nonce: DATA, 8 Bytes - hash of the generated proof-of-work. null when its pending block.
  • sha3Uncles: DATA, 32 Bytes - SHA3 of the uncles data in the block.
  • logsBloom: DATA, 256 Bytes - the bloom filter for the logs of the block. null when its pending block.
  • transactionsRoot: DATA, 32 Bytes - the root of the transaction trie of the block.
  • stateRoot: DATA, 32 Bytes - the root of the final state trie of the block.
  • receiptsRoot: DATA, 32 Bytes - the root of the receipts trie of the block.
  • miner: DATA, 20 Bytes - the address of the beneficiary to whom the mining rewards were given.
  • difficulty: QUANTITY - integer of the difficulty for this block.
  • totalDifficulty: QUANTITY - integer of the total difficulty of the chain until this block.
  • extraData: DATA - the "extra data" field of this block.
  • size: QUANTITY - integer the size of this block in bytes.
  • gasLimit: QUANTITY - the maximum gas allowed in this block.
  • gasUsed: QUANTITY - the total used gas by all transactions in this block.
  • timestamp: QUANTITY - the unix timestamp for when the block was collated.
  • transactions: Array - Array of transaction objects, or 32 Bytes transaction hashes depending on the last given parameter.
  • uncles: Array - Array of uncle hashes.


The Alchemy Composer allows you to make a no-code example request via your browser. Try it out above!


curl \
-H "Content-Type: application/json" \
-d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_getBlockByNumber","params":["0x1b4", true],"id":0}'
RequestType: POST
    "params":["0x1b4", true],
// Setup: npm install alchemy-sdk
// Github:
import { Network, Alchemy } from "alchemy-sdk";

// Optional config object, but defaults to demo api-key and eth-mainnet.
const settings = {
  apiKey: "demo", // Replace with your Alchemy API Key.
  network: Network.MATIC_MAINNET, // Replace with your network.
const alchemy = new Alchemy(settings);



    "jsonrpc": "2.0",
    "id": 0,
    "result": {
        "difficulty": "0x7",
        "extraData": "0xd58301090083626f7286676f312e3133856c696e757800000000000000000000e14198dde4da0ea1015e9d38ad288f5ba62cf8d1b9a98ccd02fb6f75553ee51c70caa1c376cf4a937c644cae060effe8bf25409cef9ecd25013a608b3a51cbef00",
        "gasLimit": "0xe984c2",
        "gasUsed": "0x0",
        "hash": "0xa284f649d7d9a3c0dea48e3bf3d295767a4893902e61d27e1590d4cece691b6f",
        "logsBloom": "0x00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000",
        "miner": "0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000000",
        "mixHash": "0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000",
        "nonce": "0x0000000000000000",
        "number": "0x1b4",
        "parentHash": "0x9481d3bb2bbe842f0e4703cb5be094d95650fe8345b4da5642ed27bec3acd0d5",
        "receiptsRoot": "0x56e81f171bcc55a6ff8345e692c0f86e5b48e01b996cadc001622fb5e363b421",
        "sha3Uncles": "0x1dcc4de8dec75d7aab85b567b6ccd41ad312451b948a7413f0a142fd40d49347",
        "size": "0x260",
        "stateRoot": "0x01b797385461764bd56336dd5e810f3d57529d47bcbf3260c7d9c770bf6c5af4",
        "timestamp": "0x5ed28d86",
        "totalDifficulty": "0xbed",
        "transactions": [],
        "transactionsRoot": "0x56e81f171bcc55a6ff8345e692c0f86e5b48e01b996cadc001622fb5e363b421",
        "uncles": []


The below parameter inputs do not work, please reference the section above instead.