I send some ether in my private test system as follows -

eth.sendTransaction({'from':eth.coinbase, 'to':'0xfc1bdf06d1150e6eeeb229a8500b09df8ccdcbbd', 'value':web3.toWei(3, 'ether')}) "0x1e20e5377e0d418716a74d94a4d60090abcd9e93ad4c847be0cfa78db4477b58"

eth.pendingTransactions []

eth.getTransactionReceipt("0x1e20e5377e0d418716a74d94a4d60090abcd9e93ad4c847be0cfa78db4477b58") {

blockHash: "0xb599e7130d2b4f3b8960922781fdae0e6bcb883fca3bc0c3272b971d1b5a0322", blockNumber: 456, contractAddress: null, cumulativeGasUsed: 21000, from: "0xfcad53c780a4f6c66b3daca331fe72fc6559c367", gasUsed: 21000, logs: [], logsBloom: "0x00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000", status: "0x1", to: "0xfc1bdf06d1150e6eeeb229a8500b09df8ccdcbbd",
transactionHash: "0x1e20e5377e0d418716a74d94a4d60090abcd9e93ad4c847be0cfa78db4477b58", transactionIndex: 0 }

I am using Proof of Authority. I can see the sending and receiving accounts but I cannot see the actual amount sent (3eth). Is that included somewhere in the getTransactionReceipt?

  • If the transaction was successfully mined into a block and the block has had a number of comfirmations, you can be quite certain the ether was indeed transferred
    – Henk
    Apr 13, 2018 at 12:09
  • Yes that is all fine, but I want to check so that it can be confirmed. Also in a real app, we need a dispute resolution option for cases when someone claims the money was not received. I assume it stated in the TransactionReceipt somehow. Apr 13, 2018 at 12:12

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You can call getTransaction, which returns (among other things) the value field of the transaction.

If the transaction receipt has status: 1, then the transaction was successful, and the wei in the transaction's value field was transferred.

  • That works, I just tested it. The box is too small here it copy paste the output. Apr 13, 2018 at 12:55

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