# eth/v1/beacon/genesis RPC method

Ethereum consensus layer Beacon Chain API call that returns the current chain's genesis details. This call can also be used to easily identify the chain.

Parameters:

  • none

Returns:

  • dataobject with:
    • genesis_timestring — the genesis_time configured for the consensus layer Beacon Chain node. This is the Unix time of when the Beacon Chain started.
    • genesis_validators_rootstring — the genesis validator root.
    • genesis_fork_versionstring — the fork version number.

Example:

curl -X GET https://beacon-nd-123-456-789.p2pify.com/3c6e0b8a9c15224a8228b9a98ca1531d/eth/v1/beacon/genesis