How to get the native balance of an address

Learn how to get the native balance of an address using the Moralis Balance API.

Prerequisites

Before getting started, make sure you have the following ready:

  • Node v.14+ or Python
  • NPM/Yarn/PNPM or Pip

Step 1: Setup Moralis

First register your Moralis account and get your Moralis API Key.

Once you have your Moralis API Key, install Moralis SDK in your project.

npm install moralis @moralisweb3/common-evm-utils
yarn add moralis @moralisweb3/common-evm-utils
pnpm add moralis @moralisweb3/common-evm-utils
pip install moralis

Step 2: Get the native balance of an address

In order to get the native balance of a wallet address, Moralis provides you the [getNativeBalance](https://docs.moralis.io/reference/getnativebalance) API endpoint.

Here you'll need two parameters: address and chain.

Once you have obtained both the address and chain, you can copy the following code:

const Moralis = require("moralis").default;
const { EvmChain } = require("@moralisweb3/common-evm-utils");

const runApp = () => {
  await Moralis.start({
    apiKey: "YOUR_API_KEY",
    // ...and any other configuration
  });

    const address = '0xd8da6bf26964af9d7eed9e03e53415d37aa96045';

    const chain = EvmChain.ETHEREUM;

  const response = await Moralis.EvmApi.balance.getNativeBalance({
    address,
    chain,
  });

    console.log(response.toJSON());
}

runApp();
import Moralis from "moralis";
import { EvmChain } from "@moralisweb3/common-evm-utils";

const runApp = () => {
  await Moralis.start({
    apiKey: "YOUR_API_KEY",
    // ...and any other configuration
  });

    const address = '0xd8da6bf26964af9d7eed9e03e53415d37aa96045';

    const chain = EvmChain.ETHEREUM;

  const response = await Moralis.EvmApi.balance.getNativeBalance({
    address,
    chain,
  });

    console.log(response.toJSON());
}

runApp();
from moralis import evm_api

api_key = "YOUR_API_KEY"

params = {
    "address": "0xd8da6bf26964af9d7eed9e03e53415d37aa96045", 
    "chain": "eth", 
}

result = evm_api.balance.get_native_balance(
    api_key=api_key,
    params=params,
)

print(result)

To execute the program, run the following command:

node index.js
node index.ts
python index.py

In your terminal, you should see the following response:

[
  {
  "balance": "900051407680925461166"
    }
]

Congratulations 🥳 You just got the native balance of a wallet address with just a few lines of code using the Moralis Balance API!

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