I am building an application which requires user to paste the transaction hash of a transaction. But i want a regex string i could pass to the pattern attribute of the input element that receives it to validate it. What is the general regexp that validates ethereum transaction hash?

  • Possible duplicate of How can I check if an Ethereum address is valid? Dec 24, 2017 at 14:13
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    @RichardHorrocks It's not a duplicate; this question is about the transaction hash, not the address. I don't see a regex for the transaction hash in that answer.
    – Jesbus
    Dec 24, 2017 at 14:16
  • Ah, sorry, you're right :-) I read "regex" and ignored everything else :-) Removed duplicate vote. Dec 24, 2017 at 14:18

3 Answers 3


This regex should do the trick:


  • Keep in mind this only validates if the search contains only the right characters in the right length, not if a transaction exists on the blockchain.
    – Nick
    Dec 24, 2017 at 17:38
  • @Nick this is clear. Thats just what i want
    – Oluwatumbi
    Dec 25, 2017 at 15:04
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    I accepted the answer but i will rather go for /^(0x)?([A-Fa-f0-9]{64})$/ because it is also valid incase the source is from some of those who don't include the 0x prefix. Or do you think that should be considered invalid? The API i use to query the transactions accepts transaction IDs without the 0x
    – Oluwatumbi
    Dec 25, 2017 at 15:06
  • How can we implement this in Python?
    – alper
    Oct 8, 2021 at 17:35

As you didn't specify the technology you are using, I would suggest validating it against the go-ethereum hexutil https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/blob/master/common/hexutil/hexutil.go#L60

Here's a simple example written in golang:

// IsValid : validates transaction with go-ethereum utils
func (model *Transaction) IsValid() bool {
    _, err := hexutil.Decode(model.Hash)
    return err == nil

btw, if you want to validate an address instead of a transaction, the following regex does it:


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