• RPC Service
  • Supported Chains
  • API Reference
  • Ethereum
  • How to
  • Make Requests

In this section, we'll create a simple script using Ethereum Mainnet RPC and Web3.js library to make requests.

  1. Create a new project directory
mkdir eth-requests && cd eth-requests
  1. Install web3.js library
  • Libraries simplify connecting an application to the Ethereum blockchain. You need to connect to Ethereum in order to read blockchain data and/or send transactions to the network.*
npm install web3
  1. Create a landing page for your file and open it in your preferred code editor.
touch index.js 
  1. Now add the script below to index.js. The script does the following:
  • Creates a web3 instance,
  • Sets the provider to an Ankr RPC
  • Makes a request to get the latest Block Number.

const Web3 = require('web3');
const web3 = new Web3("https://rpc.ankr.com/eth"); // For Premium endpoints append API key to url "https://rpc.ankr.com/eth/APIKEY"
  1. Run the script in your code editor or in terminal/command-line.

You should see the latest Block Number as below!!!

node index.js