I am trying to send ether on private network. from chain1 to chain2. But it does not proceed. (But no error occures.)

> eth.getBalance(eth.accounts[1])

> eth.getBalance(eth.accounts[2])


I unlocked my account too...

> personal.unlockAccount(eth.accounts[1])
Unlock account 0xddc25843a212978640dedb119b9720f38da50d09

Transaction from the chain1 to the chain2

eth.sendTransaction({from: eth.accounts[1], to: eth.accounts[2], value: web3.toWei(2, "ether")})

It looks like the transaction has been processed but..

> eth.getBalance(eth.accounts[2])

It did not..

  • Are you mining the chain?
    – Joe
    May 16, 2017 at 14:47
  • @Joe now?? I am not! May 16, 2017 at 14:48
  • it says > eth.getTransaction('0x876cdad3f665434816a531f2bd303414d8c72b16339d6ff84f22ecafd354e666') { blockHash: "0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000", blockNumber: null, May 16, 2017 at 14:48
  • You need to be mining for a transaction to go through
    – Joe
    May 16, 2017 at 14:48
  • I see. You mean, miner.start() ?? May 16, 2017 at 14:50

1 Answer 1


Thanks to @joe on the comment, the problem was that I was not mining. On the private net, you need to be mining to get the transaction done.

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