Can someone please help me to understand how ETH balance to be calculated for this address:


In my understanding this wallet has sent more ETH than it has. What i'm missing here?

Thanks in advance

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If you check internal transactions, you can see that actually, this address had enough Ethers to send before transactions, as it swapped some amount of ALBT for Ether using 1Inch: https://etherscan.io/address/0x6B300C1Aa4a9a91758f20C57861Ed8AB2b2540F6#internaltx

Here you can see a description of what internal transaction actually means.

  • Thank you for the answer, Bogdan. Does that mean that amount of swap to ETH made part of the internal transaction has to be added address ETH balance. Are internal transactions the only way to link ERC20 tokens to ETH? Commented Dec 24, 2021 at 12:33
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    As converting ERC20 tokens to ETH and vice versa require interaction with a smart contract of some kind (Exchanges), then I do believe this will always be the case. So yes, those kinds of interactions and swaps will always be listed as internal transactions. Commented Dec 24, 2021 at 13:00

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