I am building a system that monitors ERC20 token deposits to a large number of ethereum addresses (1-4 million). While I have not tried, I do not think that the parity clients would be able to support such a large amount of filters. I intend to build a customised data structure in order to achieve this task. Therefore, I would like to acquire the logs of all transactions in a block. Is there a way to do so?

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However, answers to the above post have not adequately addressed my concern about scalability.

What I have tried:

I am currently scanning the whole block for transaction hashes and then using eth_getTransactionReceipt to acquire the logs for each transaction. The pseudocode is as follows:

for block in all blocks:
  all_tx = get_all_txs(block);
  for tx in all_tx:

I am wondering if there is a better way to retrieve the logs, perhaps retrieving all logs at once?

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See eth_getLogs: https://github.com/paritytech/parity/wiki/JSONRPC-eth-module#eth_getlogs

There you have possibility to filter only logs from ERC20 using topics.


You can use the eth_getLogs method to pull logs from blocks.

If you want to get all of the logs emitted by all of the transactions in a block, you can run the eth_getLogs, leaving only the block (fromBlock and toBlock) you need in the filter.

Here is an example in cURL:

--header 'accept: application/json' \
--header 'content-type: application/json' \
--data '{
  "method": "eth_getLogs",
  "params": [
      "fromBlock": "latest",
      "toBlock": "latest"
  "id": 1,
  "jsonrpc": "2.0"

This setup will retrieve all of the logs emitted in the specified block.

You can see more examples on the Chainstack docs | eth_getLogs, or learn more about logs in general reading Tracking some Bored Apes: The Ethereum event logs tutorial

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