Cool things to see and do on a bitcoin node

Here is a list of cool things you can see, do and find out on a bitcoin node. Specifically for full nodes running in CLI or daemon mode - not GUI client.

Get Info

There are a few ways to get information

bitcoin-cli help | grep info
getblockchaininfo
getmempoolinfo
gettxoutsetinfo ( "hash_type" )
getmemoryinfo ( "mode" )
getrpcinfo
getmininginfo
getaddednodeinfo ( "node" )
getnetworkinfo
getpeerinfo
getdescriptorinfo "descriptor"
getindexinfo ( "index_name" )
getaddressinfo "address"
getwalletinfo

Get Block Count

Get the total number of blocks in your version of the blockchain - the one on your local node. If it is up to date then this will be the number of blocks in total verified on the bitcoin blockchain.

bitcoin-cli getblockcount
685608