I am trying to extract all transactions of Ethereum using the eth scan API. But I need transactions for specific time periods only. I tried running the API for all the blocks to try and extract all transactions from the beginning. But, it gave me a 403 error. Can someone please help?

  • 403 sounds like didn't pass the apiKey correctly? – ivicaa Jan 10 '19 at 21:57
  • No, I fixed it using sleep function after getting data for every 10 blocks. – Dhanya Raghu Jan 10 '19 at 22:14

it gave me a 403 error

403 sounds like didn't pass the apiKey correctly. UPDATE: from your comment above it seems to be a quota issue.

But I need transactions for specific time periods only.

With ethscan api you can do interval halving to find the start/end block with your matching timestamps.

Or you could use something like https://eth.events. They have all data indexed in a large database and you can use elasticsearch queries to query it.


curl -X POST \
https://api.eth.events/ethereum/ethereum/mainnet/es/tx/search/ \
-H "Authorization: Bearer $mytoken" \
-H "Content-Type: application/json" \
-d '{
  "query": {
    "bool": {
      "filter": [
          "range": {
            "timestamp": {
              "gte": 1483228800,
              "lte": 1483315200
  "size": 200

There is also a Google solution for this: https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/data-analytics/ethereum-bigquery-public-dataset-smart-contract-analytics

  • I am not able to query with timestamp field. I can only do it using the block numbers for the range value. Did the above query work for you? – Dhanya Raghu Jan 12 '19 at 1:06
  • Sorry, the query was not correct. I've fixed it. It should just be timestamp instead of blockNumber.timestamp (docs.eth.events/en/latest/endpoints/tx.html) – ivicaa Jan 12 '19 at 5:52
  • How do I modify this query to get transactions specific to a contract address? – Dhanya Raghu Jan 28 '19 at 23:49

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