I am looking for a way to execute current pending transactions on local node, to see their outcome and log events, without really mine it.

it is some kind of pre-simulation, to see what is going to happen on the next block in the network.

is it possible? how can it be done?

  • you can use a private network or a remix IDE's JavaScript VM? May 9, 2019 at 15:00

2 Answers 2


You can totally simulated the transaction througth eth_call.

Her are the code snippets of eth_call and apply transaction (source from go-ethereum):

eth_call (could not change state)

// Setup the gas pool (also for unmetered requests)
// and apply the message.
gp := new(core.GasPool).AddGas(math.MaxUint64)
res, gas, failed, err := core.ApplyMessage(evm, msg, gp)
if err := vmError(); err != nil {
    return nil, 0, false, err
return res, gas, failed, err

apply transaction (could update state)

_, gas, failed, err := ApplyMessage(vmenv, msg, gp)
if err != nil {
    return nil, 0, err
// Update the state with pending changes
var root []byte
if config.IsByzantium(header.Number) {
} else {
    root = statedb.IntermediateRoot(config.IsEIP158(header.Number)).Bytes()

Remember to return the result of simulation when you use eth_call.

The solidity function looks like:

function simulation() pure public returns(bool result) {
    result = doSimulation();

The JSON_RPC eth_call method allows you to simulate a transaction on the blockchain, including contract executions.

From : How can I execute code locally at given address?

  • Thanks! thats help, is there a way to access the event logs that happens during the transaction call?
    – Or Bachar
    May 10, 2019 at 7:20

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