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The RPC API allows you to communicate directly with the NEAR network. For example, tools such as near-api-js are just abstractions making RPC calls.

RPC Providers

There are multiple RPC providers which you can choose from. These providers will work as intermediaries to help you interact with the NEAR network.

Access KeysRetrieve information about an account's access keys.
Accounts / ContractsView details about accounts and contracts as well as perform contract calls.
Block / ChunkQuery the network and get details about specific blocks or chunks.
GasGet gas price for a specific block or hash.
ProtocolRetrieve current genesis and protocol configuration.
NetworkReturn status information for nodes and validators.
TransactionsSend transactions and query their status.
Maintenance WindowsQuery the maintenance windows in current epoch for a validator.

You can access the JSON RPC 2.0 endpoints using Postman, JavaScript, and HTTPie.

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