Block height is the current block number in the blockchain. By measuring the current 'height' of a blockchain, one can see the progress that the network is making. Block height increasing is a strong signal that the network is working, online and healthy. It is also a way to see that any node or validator is up to date with the current state of the blockchain.
For example, if the current block height of a network is 1000 but a node or validator is at 900, one can tell that the node or validator is not "caught up" to the current state of the chain—and, as such, cannot sign new blocks or be queried for data stored in blocks after 900.
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We also make it easy for anyone building Web 3.0 applications to connect to blockchain data from 33 protocols with Query & Transact (QT). Our goal is for the entire blockchain ecosystem to flourish by providing robust infrastructure for the pioneers of tomorrow.
In January, 2021, we announced Bison Trails joined Coinbase to accelerate our mission to provide easy-to-use blockchain infrastructure, now as a standalone product line. The Bison Trails platform will continue to support our customers. With Coinbase’s backing, we will enhance our infrastructure platform and make it even easier to participate in decentralized networks and build applications that connect to blockchain data.