eth_getBalance | Base

Base API method eth_getBalance retrieves the balance of an account at a given block. This method is essential for applications that need to display or utilize the current balance of an Ethereum address.


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  • address — the address to get the balance for.
  • block — the block number (in hexadecimal) or one of the strings "earliest", "latest", or "pending", indicating the state to consider. The default is "latest".


  • result — the balance of the account in Wei, as a hexadecimal string.

Use case

The eth_getBalance method is essential for:

  • Wallets and financial applications that track and display user balances.
  • DApps that perform actions based on the account balance.
  • Services that monitor account balances for thresholds, changes, or unusual activity.

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