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What would be the best way to explore the blockchain content of the testing network? Ideally, is there a way to adapt https://live.ether.camp to track the local network? Alternatively, what could one use to inspect contents of the blockchain?

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With Web3.js, you can get chainblock content by command of eth.getBlock(eth.blockNumber), and access every attribute,

currentBlock = eth.getBlock(eth.blockNumber);
currentBlock.extraData;
currentBlock.transactions;
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  • I am still a newbie, can you give me some more context please: where could I use the code you suggest? (or how to connect it to the blockchain). currently I am using truffle and its testing mechanism to experiment – kruk Aug 9 '17 at 16:22
  • please execute command web3.eth.getBlock(0) in truffle console, and web3.eth.getBlock(0).attribute will return attribute value. – BinGoBinBin Aug 10 '17 at 1:13
  • great! The feature of live.ether.camp that I am missing is inspecting what the transactions contain (is it contract creation; is it ether transfer, what exactly is transferred...) - but now I have a good place to start. If you know the place where this is explained, let me know – kruk Aug 10 '17 at 16:08

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