I'm looking at the RPC spec. Many calls (eth_getBalance, eth_getStorageAt) allow for a custom "block parameter" where I can pass in any block number.

How does this work? Does each node maintain a copy of the state for each block (I assume not). Do nodes synced via --fast have access to blocks before they were fast synced?

Cheers -Aakil



Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.