I'm encountering an issue while trying to execute a transaction on the Solana Devnet. The error message I'm receiving is:

Transaction simulation failed: Transaction results in an account (1) with insufficient funds for rent.

Here's the code I'm using:

const suppliedToPubkey = process.argv[2] || null;

if (!suppliedToPubkey) {
  console.log(`Please provide a public key to send to`);

const senderKeypair = getKeypairFromEnvironment("SECRET_KEY");

console.log(`suppliedToPubkey: ${suppliedToPubkey}`);

const toPubkey = new PublicKey(suppliedToPubkey);

const connection = new Connection("https://api.devnet.solana.com", "confirmed");

  `✅ Loaded our own keypair, the destination public key, and connected to Solana`
const transaction = new Transaction();

const LAMPORTS_TO_SEND = 5000;

const sendSolInstruction = SystemProgram.transfer({
  fromPubkey: senderKeypair.publicKey,
  lamports: LAMPORTS_TO_SEND,


const signature = await sendAndConfirmTransaction(connection, transaction, [

  `💸 Finished! Sent ${LAMPORTS_TO_SEND} to the address ${toPubkey}. `
console.log(`Transaction signature is ${signature}!`);

I have verified that the sender address has sufficient funds (5 SOL) on the Devnet. However, I'm still encountering this error even though the transaction is finalized.

Could anyone provide insights into what might be causing this issue? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

1 Answer 1


I wanted to update you that I have successfully resolved the issue I was facing with the transaction simulation failure on the Solana Devnet. After some investigation, I discovered that the problem was with the destination wallet rather than the sender wallet or the code itself.

The root cause of the issue was that the destination wallet address I was using initially might have had insufficient funds or other issues that prevented the transaction from going through. To address this, I created a new wallet on the Devnet and sent the transaction to this new wallet. This time, the transaction went through without any problems.

So, if anyone else encounters a similar issue where transaction simulation fails with an error message about insufficient funds for rent, I recommend double-checking the destination wallet's balance and ensuring that it is properly set up to receive the transaction.

Thank you to everyone who offered assistance and suggestions along the way. I hope this solution proves helpful to others facing similar challenges.

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