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add eth_signTransaction to the RPC API #728

wighawag opened this issue Oct 4, 2017 · 4 comments


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commented Oct 4, 2017

as mentioned here : #636
eth_sendTransaction is doing 2 things: signing and sending

since we already have eth_sendRawTransaction we would just need the extra method : eth_signTransaction

eth_sendTransaction would then be used as a convenient option only.


eth_signTransaction is useful in situations where you want to control when the transaction is broadcasted to the network. Currently there is no way to get a signed transaction out of the user without sending to the network at the same time.


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commented Oct 9, 2017

@bas-vk don't we have that already?


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commented Oct 10, 2017

Doesn't seem to be documented at least. eth_sign adds a prefix to the message being signed, so wouldn't work for transactions.


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commented Oct 19, 2017

Totally behind this. I think there needs to be a more robust RPC interface in general. This one in particular would be super useful for dapps that want to use Raiden-like capabilities in their code.


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commented Nov 23, 2017

Just to drop the note, we also would like to see that as part of public (read documented) JSON-RPC APIs, also to simplify and prevent double spend issues.

Do you happen to have some ETAs or some other indications when (and if likely at all) we will see that happen?

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