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How to get the native balance of an address

Prerequisites

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

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

Step 1: Install Moralis SDK

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

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

npm install moralis @moralisweb3/common-evm-utils

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 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();

Step 3: Run the script

To run the script, enter the following command:

node index.js

In your terminal, you should see the following JSON 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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API Reference

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