I'm new to Solana development and I'm currently trying to initialize an Account using the following code:

import { 
} from "@solana/web3.js";

import { 
} from "@solana/spl-token";

import bs58 from "bs58";

const secret = new Uint8Array(bs58.decode("..."));
const payer = Keypair.fromSecretKey(secret);

async function main(signer=payer){
    const connection = new Connection("https://api.devnet.solana.com");
    const blockInfo = connection.getLatestBlockhash();
    const transaction = new Transaction({
        recentBlockhash: (await blockInfo).blockhash,

    const tokenAccount = Keypair.generate();
    const rent = await connection.getMinimumBalanceForRentExemption(165);

    const tokenSwapStateAccountInstruction = await SystemProgram.createAccount({
        newAccountPubkey: tokenAccount.publicKey,
        fromPubkey: payer.publicKey,
        lamports: rent,
        space: 165,
        programId: TOKEN_PROGRAM_ID,


    const initInstruction = createInitializeAccountInstruction(
        new PublicKey("4ThReWAbAVZjNVgs5Ui9Pk3cZ5TYaD9u6Y89fp6EFzoF"),

    transaction.add( initInstruction );
    transaction.sign( signer);
    const response = await sendAndConfirmTransaction(connection, transaction, [signer, tokenAccount]);


However, I encountered an error message that says:

  logs: [
    'Program 11111111111111111111111111111111 invoke [1]',
    'Program 11111111111111111111111111111111 success',
    'Program TokenkegQfeZyiNwAJbNbGKPFXCWuBvf9Ss623VQ5DA invoke [1]',
    'Program log: Instruction: InitializeAccount',
    'Program log: Error: IncorrectProgramId',
    'Program TokenkegQfeZyiNwAJbNbGKPFXCWuBvf9Ss623VQ5DA consumed 2926 of 400000 compute units',
    'Program TokenkegQfeZyiNwAJbNbGKPFXCWuBvf9Ss623VQ5DA failed: incorrect program id for instruction'

Could someone please help me understand what might be causing this error and how I can fix it?

Any assistance or insights would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your help!
  • Hey. This is likely related to the mint address parameter which you passed the value new PublicKey("4T..zoF") to. Where is this value from?
    – Ademola
    Jul 31, 2023 at 20:21
  • Thank you for your reply. I've resolved the issue now. I apologize for leaving it as it was, not knowing how to close it.
    – K T
    Aug 5, 2023 at 11:09

1 Answer 1


I think this error is being thrown because the Mint address you are providing ("4ThReWAbAVZjNVgs5Ui9Pk3cZ5TYaD9u6Y89fp6EFzoF") does not exist (and therefore not a valid Mint account owned by the token program).

So you have a few account here:

  • Signer/Payer: this is the wallet that is creating a token account
  • TokenAccount: this is the address of the new token account being created
  • Mint: is the specific token type that the token account will utilize (e.g., wBTC, SAMO, mSOL, etc.).

The account you provided is not a Mint account (it's a standard System Account or wallet owned by the System Program, not the Token Program). You can see that here.

Here's an example (USDC) of a mint account (details about a specific token: address, supply, etc.)

I suspect if you replace your mint address with an existing devnet token mint (e.g., "EofYstMevXcYTuNZ14gsJfVFtdFSBtShP3mr77rEqtZr") (a fake USDC coin), your script will run. Ultimately what you will have created is a fUSDC token account owned by your signer.

If you want to make your own token account you can do something like this:

import { 
} from "@solana/spl-token";
     const newMint = await createMint(connection, signer, signer.publicKey, null, 2)

This will generate a new token mint that has 2 decimals.

Also, if you're just creating a simple token account, Solana has a program called the Associated Token Program that makes it a little easier to create token accounts associated with a user/wallet:

import { 
} from "@solana/spl-token";
     await createAssociatedTokenAccountIdempotent(connection, payer, mint, signer.publicKey)

This will ultimately create a token account (for token mint owned by your signer).

Token accounts are tricky when you're getting started--please follow-up if this doesn't work or if you have other questions.

  • 1
    this visual may be helpful: quicknode.com/guides/solana-development/spl-tokens/…
    – AMilz
    Jul 31, 2023 at 22:33
  • 1
    Thank you so much for the detailed response! I followed your advice and it worked! The article you shared with me was informative and helped me understand the subject even better.Thank you so much for your kindness!
    – K T
    Aug 4, 2023 at 15:01

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