I need to call methods from my contract in Ethereum without using MetaMask. I use Infura API and try to call my methods from account, recently created with web3.eth.create() method. This method returns object like this:

    address: "0xb8CE9ab6943e0eCED004cG5834Hfn7d",
    privateKey: "0x348ce564d427a3311b6536bbcff9390d69395b06ed6",
    signTransaction: function(tx){...},
    sign: function(data){...},
    encrypt: function(password){...}

I also using infura provider:

 const web3 = new Web3(new Web3.providers.HttpProvider(

So, when I try to write smth like that:

          from: '0xb8CE9ab6943e0eCED004cG5834Hfn7d', // here I paste recently created address
          value: web3.utils.toWei("0.5", "ether")

I have this error:

Error: No "from" address specified in neither the given options, nor the default options.

How it could be no from address if I write it in from option??

P.S. With Metamask my application works fine. But when I logout from MetaMask and try to create new account with web3.eth.create() method and use it, I have that issue.

  • Did you verify that when you re-login in Metamask you had selected Rinkeby testnet and you have a positive balance on that account?
    – CPereez19
    Commented May 20, 2018 at 15:05
  • Well, I don't care of MetaMask actually) I have problem with account that created with web3.eth.create() method Commented May 20, 2018 at 15:27
  • Created it on rinkeby instead of ethereum main blockchain?
    – CPereez19
    Commented May 20, 2018 at 15:28
  • I don't know where this create() method creates account, rinkeby or main network Commented May 20, 2018 at 15:30
  • Look, there is no problem with MetaMask, there's problem with recently created account from web3.eth.create() Commented May 20, 2018 at 15:31

2 Answers 2


I've already faced this problem. You specifying address on from field in checksumed format (mixed case). Try to convert it to lowercase and test again. I found it when researched the same issue - looks like web3 still operated un-checksumed addresses.

  • @AlexJohnson maybe you can share minimal reproducible example for your case? Then I can trace it.
    – Alex G.P.
    Commented May 21, 2018 at 8:47
  • Actually, according to docs, I need to sign transaction with my key, I can't just put recently created account address and call some methods. Now I try to use ethereumjs-tx library for doing this Commented May 21, 2018 at 8:51

Try setting it up this way:

yourContract.options.from = '0xb8CE9ab6943e0eCED004cG5834Hfn7d';

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