Let's make sure our account balance is 0 first, unless someone already managed to send some Ether out of her/his good heart.
You can locate this file in the the default data directory while the Geth program is running:
Let's interact with the Rinkeby network using the "geth attach" cmd in another terminal while your blockchain node is running. Make sure to pass the absolute path to the IPC file otherwise you will get an error.
eth.accounts: to check your currently available accounts
eth.syncing: to make sure our state, DB is fully up to date with rest of the network to ensure the getBalance response will be based on the latest state
eth.getBalance("<your address>"): to query the DB.
The Ethereum foundation has a very neat program called "Faucet" available online for assigning Ether to accounts requesting it in real-time.
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