I am new to eth mining and i have some problem finding my balance.

I know that if you mine via pool you dont have to download the blockchain.

So, i downloaded geth, i made a new account and i am using this pool https://eth.pp.ua to mine with ethminer.

You can see my mining work here: 0x5654B64bD8Af7D053aC7705955Da287a150A6eF1

But how can i check my eth balance? When i give the command from the console to see my wallet's balance it returns me 0.

Must i sync the blockchain to my pc in order to see the balance?


  • So after three years the balance of that wallet is: 0.111941306438278672 Ether Value: $44.23 (@ $395.14/ETH) Is geth still running?
    – netbob
    Commented Oct 22, 2020 at 8:04

3 Answers 3


You can use https://www.myetherwallet.com/ to check your balance without downloading the blockchain. Then select "View Wallet Info" > "View with Address Only".

  • But this is another wallet. I already have my wallet address created with geth. Is the: 0x5654B64bD8Af7D053aC7705955Da287a150A6eF1
    – Manolis
    Commented Jun 5, 2017 at 0:13
  • @ManolisAvagiannis From MEW you can check the balance of your address, and you do not need to download anything.
    – Ismael
    Commented Jun 5, 2017 at 0:23
  • It's showing 0 ETH. It doesnt show demical amounts or there is something wrong with my mining?
    – Manolis
    Commented Jun 5, 2017 at 0:28
  • You should check with your minning pool if they provide statistics for your work submissions.
    – Ismael
    Commented Jun 5, 2017 at 0:57
  • Here is the mining worker. There are shares stats. Is that ok? eth.pp.ua/stats/miner/…
    – Manolis
    Commented Jun 5, 2017 at 1:04

By going to https://etherscan.io/ and entering the public address of your wallet you can view your account balance.

Further, you can put your account on a watch list and receive notifications from the site when your address receives a transaction.


Old, but answers not really answering the direct questions regarding Geth and alt-coin Go Ethereum builds.

Yes, you must sync completely to view an account balance and/or work with it.
To see if it's synced via console:
> eth.syncing
- Anything besides "false" means you are NOT synced.

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