I have a list of addresses, thousands, and I need to monitor incoming transactions to them. Some of them are native Solana addresses, other are tokens.

How will I get the last 3-5 transactions for a given address/account? The information I'll need is: assets, timestamp, value, from. That's, basic one.

How to do this? Does https://api.mainnet-beta.solana.com support it? I haven't found clear information.


I'm using a language that's not a main-stream one, therefore I want to use an API for this rather than Solana SDK.

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To get the last 1000 signatures for a specific address using the JSON RPC API, do the following:

curl https://api.mainnet-beta.solana.com/ \
  -X POST \
  -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
  -d $'[
      "jsonrpc": "2.0",
      "id": 1,
      "method": "getSignaturesForAddress",
      "params": ["Vote111111111111111111111111111111111111111",{"before": "oldestSignaturesOfLastFetch"}]

The above gets signatures for the account Vote111111111111111111111111111111111111111 before the signature oldestSignaturesOfLastFetch. From that, you can then use the individual signatures to get the transaction information using getTransaction.

  • Does getSignaturesForAddress have to be used? Can't a list of TXs be fetched without it -- directly?
    – Kum
    Dec 29, 2022 at 21:09
  • No, you have to use getSignaturesForAddress first. I'm sure some saas has both combined, but raw JSON RPC API requires both
    – Jacob Creech
    Dec 30, 2022 at 2:17
  • But even after having received getSignaturesForAddress, one would have to request last N transactions one by one? There's no way to pull them all at once?
    – Kum
    Dec 30, 2022 at 2:29
  • You can batch them using JSON RPC batching
    – Jacob Creech
    Dec 30, 2022 at 15:40

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