Is there a way to get only latest log for e.g myContractInstance.myEvent? Don't wanna rewind whole past. I know I can pass latest to a filter object, but that's not quite what I want. I'd like to get latest one from the past (no matter at which block it happened) and then continue listening for a new ones. Is this possible?

  • Would you know a rough upper bound on how long ago the last event would have been produced? Also, have you considered using a state variable in your contract instead of an event? Seems like that's more suited to your use case Sep 19 '16 at 15:36
  • yea, indeed, it can be solved with state variable. I was just curious if such thing is possible. Thanks
    – ma2s
    Sep 19 '16 at 20:02

How about {fromBlock: "latest", toBlock: "latest" }?

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    hmm, I don't think this is it. For example if myEvent was executed 20 times during lifetime of a smart-contract. I want to get that 20th time, I don't care if it was called 20th time in latest, first, or whichever block
    – ma2s
    Sep 19 '16 at 15:20
  • It sounds like what you need is a state variable indeed. If only to store block.number. Sep 19 '16 at 16:16

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