I am still new with web3

How can I get balance of token?

On ropsten network, I have 100 LINK token.

Below is my code

const Web3 = require('web3')
const rpcURL = 'https://ropsten.infura.io/v3/xxxx'
const web3 = new Web3(rpcURL)

let tokenAddress = "0x20fe562d797a42dcb3399062ae9546cd06f63280";
let walletAddress = "0xdD440e8eCA5F1F3e6D5ffE903148EFB374942df2";

// The minimum ABI to get ERC20 Token balance
let minABI = [
  // balanceOf
  // decimals

let contract = new web3.eth.Contract(minABI,tokenAddress);
async function getBalance() {
  balance = await contract.methods.balanceOf(walletAddress);
  return balance;


The code return:

Promise { <pending> }

based on my search on google, this promise pending should be solved by using async function but in my case, it still showing promise pending.

I am using latest node 14 and web3.js 1.26

  • The code returns blank output because you're not printing anything. Looks like you're new not only to web3. Commented Apr 24, 2020 at 5:02
  • sorry, i forgot to print out with console log. what i mean in my question is, i have trouble with the promise pending although i have used async function. perhaps you can point out my mistake. thanks
    – webmaster
    Commented Apr 24, 2020 at 6:22

1 Answer 1


Change this:

balance = await contract.methods.balanceOf(walletAddress);

To this:

balance = await contract.methods.balanceOf(walletAddress).call();

And this:


To this if you're using web3.js v0.x:

getBalance().then(function (result) {

Or to this if you're using web3.js v1.x:

getBalance().then(function (result) {
  • i updated my code, but it return a long list of methods.
    – webmaster
    Commented Apr 24, 2020 at 6:33
  • @webmaster: Sorry, please see updated answer. Commented Apr 24, 2020 at 6:38
  • it said getBalance().call().then(function (result) { ^ TypeError: getBalance(...).call is not a function
    – webmaster
    Commented Apr 24, 2020 at 6:43
  • 1
    @webmaster: Sorry, please see updated answer. Commented Apr 24, 2020 at 7:07

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