So playing around with ETC and wondering how in the world this address doesn't have a negative balance?


First transactions are outputs and it didn't seem to have any transactions pre fork on ETH.


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Internal transactions.

You'll have to use a more comprehensive block explorer to see them though: https://blockscout.com/etc/mainnet/address/0x6f1f8a70e2257354e81c306f130f7976dead8e8b/internal_transactions

(Background: Normal transactions VS. Internal transactions in etherscan)

  • Ahh ok, I was aware of internal vs normal but thought gastracker was displaying both! Thanks @Richard Horrocks As a follow up I was trying to utilize geth_getAddressTransactions call using geth_getAddressTransactions('0x6f1f8a70e2257354e81c306f130f7976dead8e8b', 0, 9143764, 'tf', 'sc', -1, -1, false) I'm guessing that it also doesn't return the internal transactions based on the output....
    – Neppinger
    Commented Nov 8, 2019 at 18:56
  • Correct - it won't show them. I think EtherScan gets the details of internal transactions by basically replaying everything in an instantiation of the EVM and noting what happens (e.g. by looking for CALL opcodes and their cousins). Commented Nov 8, 2019 at 19:12

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