Having an Ethereum address, I need to check whether it is a wallet or a token (ERC-20 contract).

How to check? (I need to implement it with Web3js.)

Ideally, it should also reject contracts which are not ERC-20.


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you can refer to getcode

if the address is representing an External Owned Account you will get 0x as response otherwise you will get the contract's bytecodeode. for example :

var code = web3.eth.getCode("0xd5677cf67b5aa051bb40496e68ad359eb97cfbf8");
console.log(code); // "0x600160008035811a818181146012578301005b601b6001356025565b8060005260206000f25b600060078202905091905056"

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