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eth_estimateGas

Generates and returns an estimate of how much gas is necessary to allow the transaction to complete. The transaction will not be added to the blockchain.
Params
See eth_call parameters, expect that all properties are optional. If no gas limit is specified geth uses the block gas limit from the pending block as an upper bound. As a result, the returned estimate might not be enough to execute the call/transaction when the amount of gas is higher than the pending block gas limit.

Returns

QUANTITY - the amount of gas used.

Example

Request
curl https://eth-mainnet.blastapi.io/<project-id> \
-X POST \
-H "Content-Type: application/json" \
-d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_estimateGas","params":[{see above}],"id":1}'
Result
{
"id":1,
"jsonrpc": "2.0",
"result": "0x5208" // 21000
}

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