Transfer Photons

Learn how to transfer photons between accounts.


You can use Smart Vault's built-in wallet feature to transfer photons from one account to another using the /wallet/transfer HTTP route:
curl --request POST '' \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
--data-raw '{
"from": "YOUR_NODE_1_ACC",
"password": "YOUR_NODE_1_ACC_PWD",
"to": "ACCOUNT_2",
"amount_wei": "1000000000000000000" // 1 PHT

Check balance

To check how many photons an account has, query the /wallet/balance HTTP route:
curl --request GET '[recipient]'
// 96 PHT
> { "balance": "96547877500000000000" }

OPTIONAL: Use explorer

For convenience, you also always use the blockchain explorer to review an account's balance or its transaction history: