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Check Wallet Balance

In this guide, you will learn how Web3 apps that integrate with the Arcana Auth SDK can use the standard Ethereum JSON RPC calls supported by the Arcana wallet and programmatically allow authenticated users to check the wallet account balance.


  • Use the Arcana Developer Dashboard to register the app and obtain a unique Client ID required for integrating the app with the Arcana Auth SDK.

  • Follow the instructions to configure authentication providers before integrating the app with the Arcana Auth SDK.

  • Use the appropriate integration method as per the app type and integrate the app with the Arcana Auth SDK.

  • Add code in the integrated app to onboard users. The Web3 wallet operations can be invoked programmatically in an app only in the context of an authenticated user.


Make sure you have addressed the prerequisites before adding code to invoke any Web3 wallet operations supported by the Arcana wallet. After that, plug in the necessary code to set up requisite hooks for JSON/RPC standard Ethereum calls.

// Assuming Auth SDK is integrated and initialized
try {
  provider = auth.provider
  const connected = await auth.isLoggedIn()
  console.log({ connected })
} catch (e) {
  // Handle exception case

// setHooks: Manage chain or account switch in Arcana wallet
function setHooks() {
  provider.on('connect', async (params) => {
    console.log({ type: 'connect', params: params })
    const isLoggedIn = await auth.isLoggedIn()
    console.log({ isLoggedIn })
  provider.on('accountsChanged', (params) => {
    console.log({ type: 'accountsChanged', params: params })
  provider.on('chainChanged', async (params) => {
    console.log({ type: 'chainChanged', params: params })

To check the account balance for the authenticated user account, first add code to get the wallet account address and then get the account balance for the same wallet address using the JSON RPC calls.

Step1: Get Account

// get from eth_accounts
let from = ''

async function getAccounts() {
  console.log('Requesting accounts')
  try {
    const accounts = await provider.request({ method: 'eth_accounts' })
    console.log({ accounts })
    from = accounts[0] // Use this account address to get wallet balance
  } catch (e) {
    console.log({ e })

Step2: Get Account Balance

let balance = ''

async function getBalance() {
  console.log('Requesting Balance')
  try {
    provider.request({ method: 'eth_getBalance' }).then((balance) => {
      // convert a currency unit from wei to ether
      const balanceInEth = ethers.utils.formatEther(balance)
      console.log(`balance: ${balanceInEth} ETH`)
  } catch (e) {
    console.log({ e })

That is all!

The app is all set to get an authenticated user's wallet account balance programmatically.

What's Next?

After registering the app, configuring authentication providers, integrating the Arcana Auth SDK with the app and onboarding users, developers can further add code in the app to sign blockchain transactions, send and receive native, ERC20, or custom tokens, and other Web3 wallet operations.

For a complete list of other JSON RPC calls supported by the Arcana wallet, see JSON-RPC Specifications.

See also

Last update: April 24, 2023 by shaloo