I have an ether account (whose details I prefer not to disclose here). I can confirm in
etherchain.org that it has the correct amount of funds. I can also check that the funds were transferred in block
I am running geth on my linux desktop with the plain command
i.e. no "-fast" or nothing enabled. At the moment:
currentBlock: 3953293, highestBlock: 4161833, knownStates: 62693, pulledStates: 58536, startingBlock: 3914231
So, at this stage I should be able to check the balance of my account also from geth console using
However, I get zero all the time.
Starting to feel cold sweat: I think I've been screwed.. just don't know how! Why I'm getting zero balance?
A Bonus question: what's the essence of "startingBlock" ?
** EDIT **
Phew.. using any account gives me a zero. So, is it so that the blockchain must be downloaded completely before checking account balances works .. ? I guess so.
** EDIT EDIT **
OK, it's finally synchronized & everything works as expected. .. I am using
I wonder if "-fast" is now the default..?