I have an event set up in the Contract.

Contact Packages
   emit Spend(msg.sender, msg);

   function sendPackage(msg) external payable returns(bool) {
       msg.value == price,
       'Please send the correct amount of ETH to make send a message'

     emit Spend(msg.sender, msg);
     return true;

And a script in NodeJS that listens to new events.

The intention is to kick off some NodeJS code whenever a new event on the contract takes place.

But whenever I start the script, the Contract.on(.. fires and the last event is passed to it, even though the event fired a hour ago.

Is there a way to config the callback to NOT include previous events?

  Contract.on('Spend', (sender, event) => {


I've tried to use Contact.once and the same result occurs.

  • Hey did you find a solution to this? I am facing the same problem. It always returns the last event no matter when it was fired. Apr 26 at 11:42

I don't know about ethers.js but you can use web3.js as follows

Create an instance of your contract

var contract = new web3.eth.Contract(ABI_of_contract, address_of_contract);

and then listen for new events

  fromBlock: 'latest'
  }, function(error, event){

Note that fromBlock: 'latest' is needed to load only new events. If you use 'earliest' instead, you will get all past events as well (maybe there is such an option in ethers.js)

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