I installed go-ethereum via
brew today (osx) and I created a new account. When I run
$ geth I see an endless list of
INFO [06-26|17:56:59] Imported new block receipts count=47 elapsed=25.671ms number=3810452 hash=5ec9c0…8f07fb ignored=0 INFO [06-26|17:57:01] Imported new block receipts count=55 elapsed=163.820ms number=3810507 hash=5319b1…947eb1 ignored=0 INFO [06-26|17:57:02] Imported new block receipts count=26 elapsed=64.938ms number=3810533 hash=fc5aa7…d7a33f ignored=0 INFO [06-26|17:57:04] Imported new block receipts count=142 elapsed=341.847ms number=3810675 hash=b8b3af…594219 ignored=0 INFO [06-26|17:57:05] Imported new block receipts count=39 elapsed=85.936ms number=3810714 hash=8f7b44…008241 ignored=0 INFO [06-26|17:57:06] Imported new block receipts count=48 elapsed=214.607ms number=3810762 hash=f270db…b82dbc ignored=0 INFO [06-26|17:57:07] Imported new block receipts count=99 elapsed=148.928ms number=3810861 hash=dea7b3…e914b9 ignored=0
From the go-ethereum github page I understand
$ geth as
Our main Ethereum CLI client. It is the entry point into the Ethereum network (main-, test- or private net), capable of running as a full node (default) archive node (retaining all historical state) or a light node (retrieving data live). It can be used by other processes as a gateway into the Ethereum network via JSON RPC endpoints exposed on top of HTTP, WebSocket and/or IPC transports. geth --help and the CLI Wiki page for command line options
I still have no idea what this means. Can someone explain in newbie terms what is going on here?