Scenario: Suppose that I have to make three transactions simultaneously to Alice, Bob and Claudia. Now the condition is if any one transaction fails the other two must also not go through.

Query: Is there any way to achieve this without using smart contracts? Is there any in-built feature of Ethereum Blockchain that can create batches for multiple transactions?

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Unlike cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, the Ethereum transaction format only allows for exactly 1 destination address. There is no way to achieve this without using a smart contract. I'm not sure why you want to avoid using a smart contract.

Something you can try is a smart contract that, when deployed, immediately performs the transfers and then destroys itself. For example:

pragma solidity ^0.4.24;

contract Multisend
    constructor(address[] memory destinations, uint256[] amounts) public payable
        require(destinations.length == amounts.length);
        for (uint256 i=0; i<destinations.length; i++)

Here you can see it in action:


  • Thanks! I was just curious to know if Ethereum Blockchain is all about smart contracts or I'm missing something. ;)
    – Gagan
    Commented Jul 13, 2018 at 11:38

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