# WAX-RPC API
The WAX Blockchain RPC API includes public endpoints used to get block information, block history, node information, and node producer information. Exposed through nodeos plugins, this API is available on the WAX mainnet and your local development environment.
If you're making local requests, nodeos must be running.
|WAX mainnet||Check node availability at https://validate.eosnation.io/wax/reports/endpoints.html (opens new window)|
You can make API requests directly to blockchain endpoints:
curl --request POST \ --url http://127.0.0.1:8888/v1/chain/get_info \ --header 'content-type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded; charset=UTF-8'
You can also call these endpoints using cleos commands:
cleos -u [api-url] get info
# Additional Information and Third-Party Tools
Refer to RPC API documentation for a list of API calls.