I'm using Ropsten (revival) testnet with geth. I can see that all blocks are the same as https://ropsten.etherscan.io/ But I cannot see the pending transactions.

From https://ropsten.etherscan.io/txsPending there are about 16 pending transactions but when I do

> eth.pendingTransactions

with geth, I get and empty list: []

How can I get the list of pending transactions ?

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eth.pendingTransactions only lists the transactions that you have issued. If you want to look at pending transactions for the whole network, check out txpool

Specifically, txpool.inspect gives you a nice shorthand view. From there you can use eth.getTransaction(txid) for any individual transaction that you want to know more about.

  • Any hint how to filter/get transactions only for specific pair (pool) i.e. mycoin/bnb ?
    – T.Todua
    Nov 30, 2021 at 20:06

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