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Polygon API Documentation

eth_getTransactionCount RPC method

The eth_getTransactionCount JSON-RPC method on Polygon is used to retrieve the number of transactions sent from the given address.


Trasaction count - An integer representing the number of transactions sent from this address encoded as hexadecimal.


address [required] - String - The address (20 bytes) to check for transaction count.

blockNumber or Tag [required] - Block number as hexadecimal or a Tag ("latest", "earliest", "pending", "safe" or "finalized").

"Safe" and "finalized" are only availible on Ethereum and Arbitrum One chains. Read block parameter description (opens in a new tab).

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POST https://<network>.chainnodes.org/YOUR-API-KEY


  • HTTPS POST Request with a JSON RPC call in the body
  • Replace YOUR-API-KEY with the API key from your CHAINNODES.ORG Dashboard
  • You can use a different supported network by replacing polygon-mainnet
curl https://polygon-mainnet.chainnodes.org/YOUR-API-KEY \
    -X POST \
    -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
    -d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_getTransactionCount","params":["0x5F927395213ee6b95dE97bDdCb1b2B1C0F16844F", "latest"],"id":1}'

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   "jsonrpc": "2.0",
   "id": 1,
   "result": "0x4490"

Possible use cases of eth_getTransactionCount

  1. Transaction Generation: When creating a new transaction, the nonce (which must be included in the transaction) is determined by the number of transactions sent from the sender's address. eth_getTransactionCount is used to retrieve this number.
  2. Address Activity Analysis: This method is often used to track the activity level of an address. For example, a high transaction count might indicate a frequently used address.
  3. Blockchain Explorers: Blockchain explorers use this method to provide information about the number of transactions an address has made.
  4. Security Checks: In some cases, for example, a sudden increase in the transaction count, could indicate a security issue like a hacked account. eth_getTransactionCount could be used as part of a system to monitor and alert for such anomalies.

JSON-RPC Polygon API Documentation by CHAINNODES is based on Erigon node client. Contact us if you are interested in specific methods that are only available on geth, besu, Nethermind or reth