What Is The Block Height?


Jake Morr


August 25, 2023

Block Height is the number of blocks preceding a specific block in the Bitcoin blockchain. Starting from the first block, known as the Genesis block (at height zero), each subsequent block is numbered in increasing order. Thus, the block height indicates the length of the blockchain up to a particular block. It serves as a chronological reference point, with certain events, like Bitcoin halvings, occurring at designated block heights. Every 10 minutes, a new block, with its unique height, is added to the chain. When seeking a specific transaction within the Bitcoin blockchain, one can refer to its associated block height. Over time, as more transactions are recorded, the blockchain lengthens, and the block height correspondingly increases.


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