I am new to Ethereum block-chain.One question in my mind. I connect geth node to test network with "--fast and --cache=2048" parameters.So my node is sync is after 8 hours.And I successfully deploy smart contract on test network(rinkeby). But one question in my mind.
- How does my node sync with the highest block number??
- What is the format the time is displayed when I request for the sync status in Geth??
It might be a silly question but here i want to understand this concept more deeply.
Please help to clear my above query.