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Supported JSON RPC methods

For EVM-compatible chains, Ankr supports the following methods:

Unsupported Methods

Be aware that the following methods are NOT supported on Ankr Protocol RPCs:

'eth_newFilter'

'eth_getFilterChanges'

'eth_syncing'

'eth_coinbase'

'eth_hashrate'

'eth_mining'

'eth_getWork'

'eth_submitWork'

'eth_submitHashrate'

'net_peerCount'

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web3_clientVersion

Returns the current client version.

Parameters

none

Returns

String - The current client version

Example

// Request
curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"web3_clientVersion","params":[],"id":67}'

// Result
{
"id":67,
"jsonrpc":"2.0",
"result": "Mist/v0.9.3/darwin/go1.4.1"
}

web3_sha3

Returns Keccak-256 (not the standardized SHA3-256) of the given data.

Parameters

DATA - the data to convert into a SHA3 hash

params: [
"0x68656c6c6f20776f726c64"
]

Returns

DATA - The SHA3 result of the given string.

Example

// Request
curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"web3_sha3","params":["0x68656c6c6f20776f726c64"],"id":64}'

// Result
{
"id":64,
"jsonrpc": "2.0",
"result": "0x47173285a8d7341e5e972fc677286384f802f8ef42a5ec5f03bbfa254cb01fad"
}

eth_blockNumber

Returns the number of most recent block.

Parameters

none

Returns

QUANTITY - integer of the current block number the client is on.

Example

// Request
curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_blockNumber","params":[],"id":83}' https://apis-sj.ankr.com/5b35f2812b16458b86af90b07eb25734/426563cffe4da67496916285dcfe3ebc/eth/fast/main

// Result
{"id":83,"jsonrpc":"2.0","result":"0xc9c64f"}

curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_blockNumber","params":[],"id":83}'

eth_call

Executes a new message call immediately without creating a transaction on the block chain.

Parameters

  1. Object - The transaction call object
  • from: DATA, 20 Bytes - (optional) The address the transaction is sent from.
  • to: DATA, 20 Bytes - The address the transaction is directed to.
  • gas: QUANTITY - (optional) Integer of the gas provided for the transaction execution. eth_call consumes zero gas, but this parameter may be needed by some executions.
  • gasPrice: QUANTITY - (optional) Integer of the gasPrice used for each paid gas
  • value: QUANTITY - (optional) Integer of the value sent with this transaction
  • data: DATA - (optional) Hash of the method signature and encoded parameters. For details see Ethereum Contract ABI in the Solidity documentation

2. QUANTITY|TAG - integer block number, or the string "latest", "earliest" or "pending", see the default block parameter

Returns

DATA - the return value of executed contract.

Example

// Request
curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_call","params":[{see above}],"id":1}'

// Result
{
"id":1,
"jsonrpc": "2.0",
"result": "0x"
}

eth_chainId

Returns the currently configured chain ID, a value used in replay-protected transaction signing as introduced by EIP-155.

The chain ID returned should always correspond to the information in the current known head block. This ensures that caller of this RPC method can always use the retrieved information to sign transactions built on top of the head.

Parameters

None

Returns

QUANTITY - integer of the current chain ID.

Example

curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_chainId","params":[],"id":83}'

// Result
{
"id": 83,
"jsonrpc": "2.0",
"result": "0x3d" // 61
}

eth_estimateGas

Generates and returns an estimate of how much gas is necessary to allow the transaction to complete. The transaction will not be added to the blockchain. Note that the estimate may be significantly more than the amount of gas actually used by the transaction, for a variety of reasons including EVM mechanics and node performance.

Parameters

See eth_call parameters, expect that all properties are optional. If no gas limit is specified geth uses the block gas limit from the pending block as an upper bound. As a result the returned estimate might not be enough to executed the call/transaction when the amount of gas is higher than the pending block gas limit.

Returns

QUANTITY - the amount of gas used.

Example

// Request
curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_estimateGas","params":[{see above}],"id":1}'

// Result
{
"id":1,
"jsonrpc": "2.0",
"result": "0x5208" // 21000
}

eth_gasPrice

Returns the current price per gas in wei.

Parameters

none

Returns

QUANTITY - integer of the current gas price in wei.

Example

// Request
curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_gasPrice","params":[],"id":73}'

// Result
{
"id":73,
"jsonrpc": "2.0",
"result": "0x1dfd14000" // 8049999872 Wei
}

eth_getBalance

Returns the balance of the account of given address.

Parameters

  1. DATA, 20 Bytes - address to check for balance.
  2. QUANTITY|TAG - integer block number, or the string "latest", "earliest" or "pending", see the default block parameter
params: [
'0x407d73d8a49eeb85d32cf465507dd71d507100c1',
'latest'
]

Returns

QUANTITY - integer of the current balance in wei.

Example

// Request
curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_getBalance","params":["0x407d73d8a49eeb85d32cf465507dd71d507100c1", "latest"],"id":1}'

// Result
{
"id":1,
"jsonrpc": "2.0",
"result": "0x0234c8a3397aab58" // 158972490234375000
}

eth_getBlockByHash

Returns information about a block by hash.

Parameters

  1. DATA, 32 Bytes - Hash of a block.
  2. Boolean - If true it returns the full transaction objects, if false only the hashes of the transactions.
params: [
'0xdc0818cf78f21a8e70579cb46a43643f78291264dda342ae31049421c82d21ae',
false
]

Returns

Object - A block object, or null when no block was found:

  • number: QUANTITY - the block number. null when its pending block.
  • hash: DATA, 32 Bytes - hash of the block. null when its pending block.
  • parentHash: DATA, 32 Bytes - hash of the parent block.
  • nonce: DATA, 8 Bytes - hash of the generated proof-of-work. null when its pending block.
  • sha3Uncles: DATA, 32 Bytes - SHA3 of the uncles data in the block.
  • logsBloom: DATA, 256 Bytes - the bloom filter for the logs of the block. null when its pending block.
  • transactionsRoot: DATA, 32 Bytes - the root of the transaction trie of the block.
  • stateRoot: DATA, 32 Bytes - the root of the final state trie of the block.
  • receiptsRoot: DATA, 32 Bytes - the root of the receipts trie of the block.
  • miner: DATA, 20 Bytes - the address of the beneficiary to whom the mining rewards were given.
  • difficulty: QUANTITY - integer of the difficulty for this block.
  • totalDifficulty: QUANTITY - integer of the total difficulty of the chain until this block.
  • extraData: DATA - the “extra data” field of this block.
  • size: QUANTITY - integer the size of this block in bytes.
  • gasLimit: QUANTITY - the maximum gas allowed in this block.
  • gasUsed: QUANTITY - the total used gas by all transactions in this block.
  • timestamp: QUANTITY - the unix timestamp for when the block was collated.
  • transactions: Array - Array of transaction objects, or 32 Bytes transaction hashes depending on the last given parameter.
  • uncles: Array - Array of uncle hashes.

Example

// Request
curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_getBlockByHash","params":["0xdc0818cf78f21a8e70579cb46a43643f78291264dda342ae31049421c82d21ae", false],"id":1}'

// Result
{
{
"jsonrpc": "2.0",
"id": 1,
"result": {
"difficulty": "0x4ea3f27bc",
"extraData": "0x476574682f4c5649562f76312e302e302f6c696e75782f676f312e342e32",
"gasLimit": "0x1388",
"gasUsed": "0x0",
"hash": "0xdc0818cf78f21a8e70579cb46a43643f78291264dda342ae31049421c82d21ae",
"logsBloom": "0x00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000",
"miner": "0xbb7b8287f3f0a933474a79eae42cbca977791171",
"mixHash": "0x4fffe9ae21f1c9e15207b1f472d5bbdd68c9595d461666602f2be20daf5e7843",
"nonce": "0x689056015818adbe",
"number": "0x1b4",
"parentHash": "0xe99e022112df268087ea7eafaf4790497fd21dbeeb6bd7a1721df161a6657a54",
"receiptsRoot": "0x56e81f171bcc55a6ff8345e692c0f86e5b48e01b996cadc001622fb5e363b421",
"sha3Uncles": "0x1dcc4de8dec75d7aab85b567b6ccd41ad312451b948a7413f0a142fd40d49347",
"size": "0x220",
"stateRoot": "0xddc8b0234c2e0cad087c8b389aa7ef01f7d79b2570bccb77ce48648aa61c904d",
"timestamp": "0x55ba467c",
"totalDifficulty": "0x78ed983323d",
"transactions": [
],
"transactionsRoot": "0x56e81f171bcc55a6ff8345e692c0f86e5b48e01b996cadc001622fb5e363b421",
"uncles": [
]
}
}

eth_getBlockByNumber

Returns information about a block by block number.

Parameters

  1. QUANTITY|TAG - integer of a block number, or the string "earliest", "latest" or "pending", as in the default block parameter.
  2. Boolean - If true it returns the full transaction objects, if false only the hashes of the transactions.
params: [
'0x1b4', // 436
true
]

Returns

Object - A block object, or null when no block was found:

  • number: QUANTITY - the block number. null when its pending block.
  • hash: DATA, 32 Bytes - hash of the block. null when its pending block.
  • parentHash: DATA, 32 Bytes - hash of the parent block.
  • nonce: DATA, 8 Bytes - hash of the generated proof-of-work. null when its pending block.
  • sha3Uncles: DATA, 32 Bytes - SHA3 of the uncles data in the block.
  • logsBloom: DATA, 256 Bytes - the bloom filter for the logs of the block. null when its pending block.
  • transactionsRoot: DATA, 32 Bytes - the root of the transaction trie of the block.
  • stateRoot: DATA, 32 Bytes - the root of the final state trie of the block.
  • receiptsRoot: DATA, 32 Bytes - the root of the receipts trie of the block.
  • miner: DATA, 20 Bytes - the address of the beneficiary to whom the mining rewards were given.
  • difficulty: QUANTITY - integer of the difficulty for this block.
  • totalDifficulty: QUANTITY - integer of the total difficulty of the chain until this block.
  • extraData: DATA - the “extra data” field of this block.
  • size: QUANTITY - integer the size of this block in bytes.
  • gasLimit: QUANTITY - the maximum gas allowed in this block.
  • gasUsed: QUANTITY - the total used gas by all transactions in this block.
  • timestamp: QUANTITY - the unix timestamp for when the block was collated.
  • transactions: Array - Array of transaction objects, or 32 Bytes transaction hashes depending on the last given parameter.
  • uncles: Array - Array of uncle hashes.

Example

// Request
curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_getBlockByNumber","params":["0x1b4", true],"id":1}'
// Result
{
{
"jsonrpc": "2.0",
"id": 1,
"result": {
"difficulty": "0x4ea3f27bc",
"extraData": "0x476574682f4c5649562f76312e302e302f6c696e75782f676f312e342e32",
"gasLimit": "0x1388",
"gasUsed": "0x0",
"hash": "0xdc0818cf78f21a8e70579cb46a43643f78291264dda342ae31049421c82d21ae",
"logsBloom": "0x00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000",
"miner": "0xbb7b8287f3f0a933474a79eae42cbca977791171",
"mixHash": "0x4fffe9ae21f1c9e15207b1f472d5bbdd68c9595d461666602f2be20daf5e7843",
"nonce": "0x689056015818adbe",
"number": "0x1b4",
"parentHash": "0xe99e022112df268087ea7eafaf4790497fd21dbeeb6bd7a1721df161a6657a54",
"receiptsRoot": "0x56e81f171bcc55a6ff8345e692c0f86e5b48e01b996cadc001622fb5e363b421",
"sha3Uncles": "0x1dcc4de8dec75d7aab85b567b6ccd41ad312451b948a7413f0a142fd40d49347",
"size": "0x220",
"stateRoot": "0xddc8b0234c2e0cad087c8b389aa7ef01f7d79b2570bccb77ce48648aa61c904d",
"timestamp": "0x55ba467c",
"totalDifficulty": "0x78ed983323d",
"transactions": [
],
"transactionsRoot": "0x56e81f171bcc55a6ff8345e692c0f86e5b48e01b996cadc001622fb5e363b421",
"uncles": [
]
}
}

eth_getBlockTransactionCountByHash

Returns the number of transactions in a block from a block matching the given block hash.

Parameters

  1. DATA, 32 Bytes - hash of a block
params: [
'0xb903239f8543d04b5dc1ba6579132b143087c68db1b2168786408fcbce568238'
]

Returns

QUANTITY - integer of the number of transactions in this block.

Example

// Request
curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_getBlockTransactionCountByHash","params":["0xb903239f8543d04b5dc1ba6579132b143087c68db1b2168786408fcbce568238"],"id":1}'

// Result
{
"id":1,
"jsonrpc": "2.0",
"result": "0xb" // 11
}

eth_getBlockTransactionCountyByNumber

Returns the number of transactions in a block matching the given block number.

Parameters

  1. QUANTITY|TAG - integer of a block number, or the string "earliest", "latest" or "pending", as in the default block parameter.
params: [
'0xe8', // 232
]

Returns

QUANTITY - integer of the number of transactions in this block.

Example

// Request
curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_getBlockTransactionCountByNumber","params":["0xe8"],"id":1}'

// Result
{
"id":1,
"jsonrpc": "2.0",
"result": "0xa" // 10
}

eth_getCode

Returns code at a given address.

Parameters

  1. DATA, 20 Bytes - address
  2. QUANTITY|TAG - integer block number, or the string "latest", "earliest" or "pending", see the default block parameter
params: [
'0xa94f5374fce5edbc8e2a8697c15331677e6ebf0b',
'0x2' // 2
]

Returns

DATA - the code from the given address.

Example

// Request
curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_getCode","params":["0xa94f5374fce5edbc8e2a8697c15331677e6ebf0b", "0x2"],"id":1}'

// Result
{
"id":1,
"jsonrpc": "2.0",
"result": "0x600160008035811a818181146012578301005b601b6001356025565b8060005260206000f25b600060078202905091905056"
}

eth_getLogs

Returns an array of all logs matching a given filter object.

Parameters

  1. Object - The filter options:
  • fromBlock: QUANTITY|TAG - (optional, default: "latest") Integer block number, or "latest" for the last mined block or "pending", "earliest" for not yet mined transactions.
  • toBlock: QUANTITY|TAG - (optional, default: "latest") Integer block number, or "latest" for the last mined block or "pending", "earliest" for not yet mined transactions.
  • address: DATA|Array, 20 Bytes - (optional) Contract address or a list of addresses from which logs should originate.
  • topics: Array of DATA, - (optional) Array of 32 Bytes DATA topics. Topics are order-dependent. Each topic can also be an array of DATA with “or” options.
  • blockhash: DATA, 32 Bytes - (optional, future) With the addition of EIP-234, blockHash will be a new filter option which restricts the logs returned to the single block with the 32-byte hash blockHash. Using blockHash is equivalent to fromBlock = toBlock = the block number with hash blockHash. If blockHash is present in in the filter criteria, then neither fromBlock nor toBlock are allowed.
params: [{
"topics": ["0x000000000000000000000000a94f5374fce5edbc8e2a8697c15331677e6ebf0b"]
}]

Returns

Array - Array of log objects, or an empty array if nothing has changed since last poll.

  • For filters created with eth_newBlockFilter the return are block hashes (DATA, 32 Bytes), e.g. ["0x3454645634534..."].
  • For filters created with eth_newPendingTransactionFilter the return are transaction hashes (DATA, 32 Bytes), e.g. ["0x6345343454645..."].
  • For filters created with eth_newFilter logs are objects with following params:
    • removed: TAG - true when the log was removed, due to a chain reorganization. false if its a valid log.
    • logIndex: QUANTITY - integer of the log index position in the block. null when its pending log.
    • transactionIndex: QUANTITY - integer of the transactions index position log was created from. null when its pending log.
    • transactionHash: DATA, 32 Bytes - hash of the transactions this log was created from. null when its pending log.
    • blockHash: DATA, 32 Bytes - hash of the block where this log was in. null when its pending. null when its pending log.
    • blockNumber: QUANTITY - the block number where this log was in. null when its pending. null when its pending log.
    • address: DATA, 20 Bytes - address from which this log originated.
    • data: DATA - contains one or more 32 Bytes non-indexed arguments of the log.
    • topics: Array of DATA - Array of 0 to 4 32 Bytes DATA of indexed log arguments. (In solidity: The first topic is the hash of the signature of the event (e.g. Deposit(address,bytes32,uint256)), except you declared the event with the anonymous specifier.)

Example

// Request
curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_getLogs","params":["0x16"],"id":73}'

// Result
{
"id":1,
"jsonrpc":"2.0",
"result": [{
"logIndex": "0x1", // 1
"blockNumber":"0x1b4", // 436
"blockHash": "0x8216c5785ac562ff41e2dcfdf5785ac562ff41e2dcfdf829c5a142f1fccd7d",
"transactionHash": "0xdf829c5a142f1fccd7d8216c5785ac562ff41e2dcfdf5785ac562ff41e2dcf",
"transactionIndex": "0x0", // 0
"address": "0x16c5785ac562ff41e2dcfdf829c5a142f1fccd7d",
"data":"0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000",
"topics": ["0x59ebeb90bc63057b6515673c3ecf9438e5058bca0f92585014eced636878c9a5"]
},{
...
}]
}

eth_getTransactionByHash

Returns the information about a transaction requested by transaction hash.

Parameters

  1. DATA, 32 Bytes - hash of a transaction
params: [
"0x88df016429689c079f3b2f6ad39fa052532c56795b733da78a91ebe6a713944b"
]

Returns

Object - A transaction object, or null when no transaction was found:

  • blockHash: DATA, 32 Bytes - hash of the block where this transaction was in. null when its pending.
  • blockNumber: QUANTITY - block number where this transaction was in. null when its pending.
  • from: DATA, 20 Bytes - address of the sender.
  • gas: QUANTITY - gas provided by the sender.
  • gasPrice: QUANTITY - gas price provided by the sender in Wei.
  • hash: DATA, 32 Bytes - hash of the transaction.
  • input: DATA - the data send along with the transaction.
  • nonce: QUANTITY - the number of transactions made by the sender prior to this one.
  • to: DATA, 20 Bytes - address of the receiver. null when its a contract creation transaction.
  • transactionIndex: QUANTITY - integer of the transactions index position in the block. null when its pending.
  • value: QUANTITY - value transferred in Wei.
  • v: QUANTITY - ECDSA recovery id
  • r: DATA, 32 Bytes - ECDSA signature r
  • s: DATA, 32 Bytes - ECDSA signature s

Example

// Request
curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_getTransactionByHash","params":["0x88df016429689c079f3b2f6ad39fa052532c56795b733da78a91ebe6a713944b"],"id":1}'

// Result
{
"jsonrpc":"2.0",
"id":1,
"result":{
"blockHash":"0x1d59ff54b1eb26b013ce3cb5fc9dab3705b415a67127a003c3e61eb445bb8df2",
"blockNumber":"0x5daf3b", // 6139707
"from":"0xa7d9ddbe1f17865597fbd27ec712455208b6b76d",
"gas":"0xc350", // 50000
"gasPrice":"0x4a817c800", // 20000000000
"hash":"0x88df016429689c079f3b2f6ad39fa052532c56795b733da78a91ebe6a713944b",
"input":"0x68656c6c6f21",
"nonce":"0x15", // 21
"to":"0xf02c1c8e6114b1dbe8937a39260b5b0a374432bb",
"transactionIndex":"0x41", // 65
"value":"0xf3dbb76162000", // 4290000000000000
"v":"0x25", // 37
"r":"0x1b5e176d927f8e9ab405058b2d2457392da3e20f328b16ddabcebc33eaac5fea",
"s":"0x4ba69724e8f69de52f0125ad8b3c5c2cef33019bac3249e2c0a2192766d1721c"
}
}

eth_getTransactionByBlockHashAndIndex

Returns information about a transaction by block hash and transaction index position.

Parameters

  1. DATA, 32 Bytes - hash of a block.
  2. QUANTITY - integer of the transaction index position.
params: [
'0xe670ec64341771606e55d6b4ca35a1a6b75ee3d5145a99d05921026d1527331',
'0x0' // 0
]

Returns

Object - A transaction object, or null when no transaction was found:

  • blockHash: DATA, 32 Bytes - hash of the block where this transaction was in. null when its pending.
  • blockNumber: QUANTITY - block number where this transaction was in. null when its pending.
  • from: DATA, 20 Bytes - address of the sender.
  • gas: QUANTITY - gas provided by the sender.
  • gasPrice: QUANTITY - gas price provided by the sender in Wei.
  • hash: DATA, 32 Bytes - hash of the transaction.
  • input: DATA - the data send along with the transaction.
  • nonce: QUANTITY - the number of transactions made by the sender prior to this one.
  • to: DATA, 20 Bytes - address of the receiver. null when its a contract creation transaction.
  • transactionIndex: QUANTITY - integer of the transactions index position in the block. null when its pending.
  • value: QUANTITY - value transferred in Wei.
  • v: QUANTITY - ECDSA recovery id
  • r: DATA, 32 Bytes - ECDSA signature r
  • s: DATA, 32 Bytes - ECDSA signature s

Example

// Request
curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_getTransactionByBlockHashAndIndex","params":["0x88df016429689c079f3b2f6ad39fa052532c56795b733da78a91ebe6a713944b", "0x0"],"id":1}'

// Result
{
"jsonrpc":"2.0",
"id":1,
"result":{
"blockHash":"0x1d59ff54b1eb26b013ce3cb5fc9dab3705b415a67127a003c3e61eb445bb8df2",
"blockNumber":"0x5daf3b", // 6139707
"from":"0xa7d9ddbe1f17865597fbd27ec712455208b6b76d",
"gas":"0xc350", // 50000
"gasPrice":"0x4a817c800", // 20000000000
"hash":"0x88df016429689c079f3b2f6ad39fa052532c56795b733da78a91ebe6a713944b",
"input":"0x68656c6c6f21",
"nonce":"0x15", // 21
"to":"0xf02c1c8e6114b1dbe8937a39260b5b0a374432bb",
"transactionIndex":"0x41", // 65
"value":"0xf3dbb76162000", // 4290000000000000
"v":"0x25", // 37
"r":"0x1b5e176d927f8e9ab405058b2d2457392da3e20f328b16ddabcebc33eaac5fea",
"s":"0x4ba69724e8f69de52f0125ad8b3c5c2cef33019bac3249e2c0a2192766d1721c"
}
}

eth_getTransactionByBlockNumberAndIndex

Returns information about a transaction by block number and transaction index position.

Parameters

  1. QUANTITY|TAG - a block number, or the string "earliest", "latest" or "pending", as in the default block parameter.
  2. QUANTITY - the transaction index position.
params: [
'0x29c', // 668
'0x0' // 0
]

Returns

Object - A transaction object, or null when no transaction was found:

  • blockHash: DATA, 32 Bytes - hash of the block where this transaction was in. null when its pending.
  • blockNumber: QUANTITY - block number where this transaction was in. null when its pending.
  • from: DATA, 20 Bytes - address of the sender.
  • gas: QUANTITY - gas provided by the sender.
  • gasPrice: QUANTITY - gas price provided by the sender in Wei.
  • hash: DATA, 32 Bytes - hash of the transaction.
  • input: DATA - the data send along with the transaction.
  • nonce: QUANTITY - the number of transactions made by the sender prior to this one.
  • to: DATA, 20 Bytes - address of the receiver. null when its a contract creation transaction.
  • transactionIndex: QUANTITY - integer of the transactions index position in the block. null when its pending.
  • value: QUANTITY - value transferred in Wei.
  • v: QUANTITY - ECDSA recovery id
  • r: DATA, 32 Bytes - ECDSA signature r
  • s: DATA, 32 Bytes - ECDSA signature

Example

// Request
curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_getTransactionByBlockNumberAndIndex","params":["0x29c", "0x0"],"id":1}'
// Result
{
"jsonrpc":"2.0",
"id":1,
"result":{
"blockHash":"0x1d59ff54b1eb26b013ce3cb5fc9dab3705b415a67127a003c3e61eb445bb8df2",
"blockNumber":"0x5daf3b", // 6139707
"from":"0xa7d9ddbe1f17865597fbd27ec712455208b6b76d",
"gas":"0xc350", // 50000
"gasPrice":"0x4a817c800", // 20000000000
"hash":"0x88df016429689c079f3b2f6ad39fa052532c56795b733da78a91ebe6a713944b",
"input":"0x68656c6c6f21",
"nonce":"0x15", // 21
"to":"0xf02c1c8e6114b1dbe8937a39260b5b0a374432bb",
"transactionIndex":"0x41", // 65
"value":"0xf3dbb76162000", // 4290000000000000
"v":"0x25", // 37
"r":"0x1b5e176d927f8e9ab405058b2d2457392da3e20f328b16ddabcebc33eaac5fea",
"s":"0x4ba69724e8f69de52f0125ad8b3c5c2cef33019bac3249e2c0a2192766d1721c"
}
}

eth_getTransactionCount

Returns the number of transactions sent from an address.

Parameters

  1. DATA, 20 Bytes - address.
  2. QUANTITY|TAG - integer block number, or the string "latest", "earliest" or "pending", see the default block parameter
params: [
'0x407d73d8a49eeb85d32cf465507dd71d507100c1',
'latest' // state at the latest block
]

Returns

QUANTITY - integer of the number of transactions send from this address.

Example

// Request
curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_getTransactionCount","params":["0x407d73d8a49eeb85d32cf465507dd71d507100c1","latest"],"id":1}'

// Result
{
"id":1,
"jsonrpc": "2.0",
"result": "0x1" // 1
}

eth_getTransactionReceipt

Returns the receipt of a transaction by transaction hash.

{% hint style="info" %} NOTE

The receipt is not available for pending transactions. {% endhint %}

Parameters

  1. DATA, 32 Bytes - hash of a transaction
params: [
'0xb903239f8543d04b5dc1ba6579132b143087c68db1b2168786408fcbce568238'
]

Returns

Object - A transaction receipt object, or null when no receipt was found:

  • transactionHash : DATA, 32 Bytes - hash of the transaction.
  • transactionIndex: QUANTITY - integer of the transactions index position in the block.
  • blockHash: DATA, 32 Bytes - hash of the block where this transaction was in.
  • blockNumber: QUANTITY - block number where this transaction was in.
  • from: DATA, 20 Bytes - address of the sender.
  • to: DATA, 20 Bytes - address of the receiver. null when its a contract creation transaction.
  • cumulativeGasUsed : QUANTITY - The total amount of gas used when this transaction was executed in the block.
  • gasUsed : QUANTITY - The amount of gas used by this specific transaction alone.
  • contractAddress : DATA, 20 Bytes - The contract address created, if the transaction was a contract creation, otherwise null.
  • logs: Array - Array of log objects, which this transaction generated.
  • logsBloom: DATA, 256 Bytes - Bloom filter for light clients to quickly retrieve related logs.

It also returns either :

  • root : DATA 32 bytes of post-transaction stateroot (pre Byzantium)
  • status: QUANTITY either 1 (success) or 0 (failure)

Example

// Request
curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_getTransactionReceipt","params":["0xb903239f8543d04b5dc1ba6579132b143087c68db1b2168786408fcbce568238"],"id":1}'

// Result
{
"id":1,
"jsonrpc":"2.0",
"result": {
transactionHash: '0xb903239f8543d04b5dc1ba6579132b143087c68db1b2168786408fcbce568238',
transactionIndex: '0x1', // 1
blockNumber: '0xb', // 11
blockHash: '0xc6ef2fc5426d6ad6fd9e2a26abeab0aa2411b7ab17f30a99d3cb96aed1d1055b',
cumulativeGasUsed: '0x33bc', // 13244
gasUsed: '0x4dc', // 1244
contractAddress: '0xb60e8dd61c5d32be8058bb8eb970870f07233155', // or null, if none was created
logs: [{
// logs as returned by getFilterLogs, etc.
}, ...],
logsBloom: "0x00...0", // 256 byte bloom filter
status: '0x1'
}
}

eth_getStorageAt

Returns the value from a storage position at a given address.

Parameters

  1. DATA, 20 Bytes - address of the storage.
  2. QUANTITY - integer of the position in the storage.
  3. QUANTITY|TAG - integer block number, or the string "latest", "earliest" or "pending", see the default block parameter

Returns

DATA - the value at this storage position.

Example

Calculating the correct position depends on the storage to retrieve. Consider the following contract deployed at 0x295a70b2de5e3953354a6a8344e616ed314d7251 by address 0x391694e7e0b0cce554cb130d723a9d27458f9298.

contract Storage {
uint pos0;
mapping(address => uint) pos1;

function Storage() {
pos0 = 1234;
pos1[msg.sender] = 5678;
}
}

Retrieving the value of pos0 is straight forward:

curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0", "method": "eth_getStorageAt", "params": ["0x295a70b2de5e3953354a6a8344e616ed314d7251", "0x0", "latest"], "id": 1}' localhost:8545

{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":1,"result":"0x00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000004d2"}

Retrieving an element of the map is harder. The position of an element in the map is calculated with:

keccack(LeftPad32(key, 0), LeftPad32(map position, 0))

This means to retrieve the storage on pos1[“0x391694e7e0b0cce554cb130d723a9d27458f9298”] we need to calculate the position with:

keccak(decodeHex("000000000000000000000000391694e7e0b0cce554cb130d723a9d27458f9298" + "0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001"))

The geth console which comes with the web3 library can be used to make the calculation:

> var key = "000000000000000000000000391694e7e0b0cce554cb130d723a9d27458f9298" + "0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001"
undefined
> web3.sha3(key, {"encoding": "hex"})
"0x6661e9d6d8b923d5bbaab1b96e1dd51ff6ea2a93520fdc9eb75d059238b8c5e9"

Now to fetch the storage:

curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0", "method": "eth_getStorageAt", "params": ["0x295a70b2de5e3953354a6a8344e616ed314d7251", "0x6661e9d6d8b923d5bbaab1b96e1dd51ff6ea2a93520fdc9eb75d059238b8c5e9", "latest"], "id": 1}' localhost:8545

{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":1,"result":"0x000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000162e"}

eth_sendRawTransaction

Creates new message call transaction or a contract creation for signed transactions.

Parameters

  1. DATA, The signed transaction data.
params: ["0xd46e8dd67c5d32be8d46e8dd67c5d32be8058bb8eb970870f072445675058bb8eb970870f072445675"]

Returns

DATA, 32 Bytes - the transaction hash, or the zero hash if the transaction is not yet available.

Use ethgetTransactionReceipt to get the contract address, after the transaction was mined, when you created a contract.

Example

// Request
curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_sendRawTransaction","params":[{see above}],"id":1}'

// Result
{
"id":1,
"jsonrpc": "2.0",
"result": "0xe670ec64341771606e55d6b4ca35a1a6b75ee3d5145a99d05921026d1527331"
}

eth_syncing

Returns an object with data about the sync status or false.

Parameters

none

Returns

Object|Boolean, An object with sync status data or FALSE, when not syncing:

  • startingBlock: QUANTITY - The block at which the import started (will only be reset, after the sync reached his head)
  • currentBlock: QUANTITY - The current block, same as eth_blockNumber
  • highestBlock: QUANTITY - The estimated highest block

Example

// Request
curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_syncing","params":[],"id":1}'

// Result
{
"id":1,
"jsonrpc": "2.0",
"result": {
startingBlock: '0x384',
currentBlock: '0x386',
highestBlock: '0x454'
}
}
// Or when not syncing
{
"id":1,
"jsonrpc": "2.0",
"result": false
}

eth_getUncleByBlockHashAndIndex

Returns information about an uncle of a block by hash and uncle index position.

Parameters

  1. DATA, 32 Bytes - The hash of a block.
  2. QUANTITY - The uncle’s index position.
params: [
'0xc6ef2fc5426d6ad6fd9e2a26abeab0aa2411b7ab17f30a99d3cb96aed1d1055b',
'0x0' // 0

Returns

See eth_getBlockByHash

Example

// Request
curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_getUncleByBlockHashAndIndex","params":["0xc6ef2fc5426d6ad6fd9e2a26abeab0aa2411b7ab17f30a99d3cb96aed1d1055b", "0x0"],"id":1}'

Result see eth_getBlockByHash

{% hint style="info" %} NOTE:

An uncle doesn’t contain individual transactions. {% endhint %}

eth_getUncleByBlockNumberAndIndex

Returns information about a uncle of a block by number and uncle index position.

Parameters

  1. QUANTITY|TAG - a block number, or the string "earliest", "latest" or "pending", as in the default block parameter.
  2. QUANTITY - the uncle’s index position.
params: [
'0x29c', // 668
'0x0' // 0
]

Returns

See eth_getBlockByHash

{% hint style="info" %} NOTE:

An uncle doesn’t contain individual transactions. {% endhint %}

Example

// Request
curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_getUncleByBlockNumberAndIndex","params":["0x29c", "0x0"],"id":1}'

Result see eth_getBlockByHash

eth_getUncleCountByBlockHash

Returns the number of uncles in a block from a block matching the given block hash.

Parameters

  1. DATA, 32 Bytes - hash of a block
params: [
'0xb903239f8543d04b5dc1ba6579132b143087c68db1b2168786408fcbce568238'
]

Returns

QUANTITY - integer of the number of uncles in this block.

Example

// Request
curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_getUncleCountByBlockHash","params":["0xb903239f8543d04b5dc1ba6579132b143087c68db1b2168786408fcbce568238"],"id":1}'

// Result
{
"id":1,
"jsonrpc": "2.0",
"result": "0x1" // 1

eth_getUncleCountByBlockNumber

Returns the number of uncles in a block from a block matching the given block number.

Parameters

  1. QUANTITY|TAG - integer of a block number, or the string “latest”, “earliest” or “pending”, see the default block parameter
params: [
'0xe8', // 232
]

Returns

QUANTITY - integer of the number of uncles in this block.

Example

// Request
curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_getUncleCountByBlockNumber","params":["0xe8"],"id":1}'

// Result
{
"id":1,
"jsonrpc": "2.0",
"result": "0x1" // 1
}

debug_traceBlock

{% hint style="info" %} The debug API gives you access to several non-standard RPC methods, which allow you to inspect, debug and set certain debugging flags during runtime. {% endhint %}

Returns a full stack trace of all invoked opcodes of all transactions that were included in this block.

{% hint style="info" %} NOTE:

The parent of this block must be present or it will fail. {% endhint %}

Parameters

  1. blockRlp- Recursive Length Prefix of the block

Returns

Object- Full stack trace of the block

Example

curl --data '{"method":"debug_traceBlockByHash","params":[blockHash, options],"id":1,"jsonrpc":"2.0"}' -H "Content-Type: application/json" -X POST localhost:8545

debug_traceBlockByNumber

Accepts a block number and replays the block that is already present in the database.

Parameters

  1. Number- Quantity
  2. Options - GethTraceOptions object
  • DisableMemory - Boolean
  • DisableStack - Boolean
  • Tracer - String
  • Timeout- String

Returns

GethLikeTxTrace object

  • Gas - Quantity
  • Failed- Boolean
  • ReturnValue- Data
  • Entries - Array

Example

curl --data '{"method":"debug_traceBlockByNumber","params":[number, options],"id":1,"jsonrpc":"2.0"}' -H "Content-Type: application/json" -X POST localhost:8545

debug_traceBlockByHash

Returns a full stack trace of all invoked opcodes of all transactions that were included in this block by hash.

Parameters

  1. hash - Data - Block hash

Returns

Object- Full stack trace of the block

Example

//Request

curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"debug_traceBlockByHash","params":["0xaceb3b2c9b25b0589230873921eb894b28722011b8df63977145517d754875a5"],"id":1}'

//Result

{
"jsonrpc": "2.0",
"id": 1,
"result": [
{
"gas": 21000,
"failed": false,
"returnValue": "",
"structLogs": [
{
"pc": 0,
"op": "STOP",
"gas": 0,
"gasCost": 0,
"depth": 1,
"stack": [],
"memory": [],
"storage": {},
"reason": null
}
]
}
]
}

net_version

Returns the current network id.

Parameters

none

Returns

String - The current network id.

  • "1": Ethereum Mainnet
  • "2": Morden Testnet (deprecated)
  • "3": Ropsten Testnet
  • "4": Rinkeby Testnet
  • "42": Kovan Testnet

Example

// Request
curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"net_version","params":[],"id":67}'

// Result
{
"id":67,
"jsonrpc": "2.0",
"result": "3"
}

net_listening

Returns true if client is actively listening for network connections.

Parameters

none

Returns

Boolean - true when listening, otherwise false.

Example

// Request
curl -X POST --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"net_listening","params":[],"id":67}'

// Result
{
"id":67,
"jsonrpc":"2.0",
"result":true
}