Why can't I send Ethereum with a code like this :

const Web3 = require('web3')

const provider = new Web3.providers.HttpProvider('https://provider')
const web3 = new Web3(provider)

const account = web3.eth.accounts.privateKeyToAccount('privkey is here')
let coinbase = account.address
web3.eth.defaultAccount = coinbase

web3.eth.sendTransaction({ from: coinbase, gas: 200000000, to: 'address send', value: (1 * (10 * 18)) }).then((receipt) => { console.log(receipt); }).catch((error) => { console.error(error); });

At show log like this :

Error: Returned error: exceeds block gas limit

1 Answer 1


The gas limit for a block is around 8 million, but you tried to send a transaction with a gas limit of 200 million gas.

  • oh ok thanks for your response, I will try it.
    – Zoro Raka
    Oct 3, 2019 at 13:30

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