This guide will walk you through the process of sending a transaction using the Stardust API and the ethers library. By following this example, you’ll be able to create, sign, and send a transaction on the Ethereum Sepolia network.


  • Node.js installed on your system
  • An Ethereum wallet with some Sepolia testnet ETH
  • Stardust API key and wallet ID
  • dotenv, axios, and ethers libraries


  1. Install Dependencies

    First, you need to install the required dependencies:

    npm install dotenv axios ethers
  2. Create a .env File

    Create a .env file in your project root directory and add your Stardust API key and wallet ID:


Code Example

1. Import Libraries and Configure Environment

First, import the necessary libraries and configure your environment using the .env file:

import dotenv from 'dotenv';
import axios from 'axios';
import { ethers } from 'ethers';


This code imports dotenv, axios, and ethers libraries and sets up the environment variables.

2. Setup Configuration

Next, set up the API key and wallet ID from the environment variables:

const apiKey = process.env.PROD_SYSTEM_STARDUST_API_KEY!;
const walletId = process.env.PROD_SYSTEM_STARDUST_WALLET_ID!;

Next, set up the RPC provider for the Ethereum Sepolia network:

const rpcUrl = '';
const rpcProvider = new ethers.providers.JsonRpcProvider(rpcUrl);

3. Create Transaction

Create and encode the transaction using the ethers library. This example uses an EIP-1559 transaction. More information about EIP-1559 can be found here or here.

If you are interacting with a contract, you will need to encode the data to interact with the contract according to the data field

const eip1559transaction = {
  to: '0x355172E1AA17117DfCFDD2AcB4b0BFDA8308Cbc9', // recipient address, contract or EOA
  value: ethers.utils.parseEther('0.01'), // amount to send
  nonce: 2, // manage this or interact with the RPC directly to get the next nonce
  maxFeePerGas: ethers.utils.parseUnits('10', 'gwei'), // based on the network you are interacting with
  maxPriorityFeePerGas: ethers.utils.parseUnits('10', 'gwei'), // tip based on the network you are interacting with
  gasLimit: 21000, // standard for basic transaction, if interacting with a contract you will need to estimate the gas
  data: '0x', // hex encoded data to interact with a contract
  chainId: 11155111, // chainId of the network you are interacting with, this example uses Sepolia
  type: 2, // 1559 transaction type

4. Serialize/Encode the Transaction

Serialize the transaction using the ethers library.


const unsignedSerializedTransaction = ethers.utils.serializeTransaction(eip1559transaction);

5. Sign the Transaction

Send the unsigned serialized transaction to the Stardust API to get it signed for your given wallet:

const payload = {
  chainType: 'evm',
  message: unsignedSerializedTransaction,

const resp = await'', payload, {
  headers: { 'x-api-key': apiKey },

const { signature } =;

This code constructs a payload with the wallet ID, chain type, and encoded transaction, and sends it to the Stardust API to get a signature.

6. Serialize the Signed Transaction for Sending

This step appends the signature to the transaction for verification on the network:

const serializedSignedTx = ethers.utils.serializeTransaction(eip1559transaction, signature);

7. Send the Signed Transaction

Send the signed transaction to the Ethereum Sepolia network using eth_sendRawTransaction.


const sentTx = await rpcProvider.sendTransaction(serializedSignedTx);
console.log(`Sent tx object ${JSON.stringify(sentTx)}`);

This code sends the signed transaction using the RPC provider.

8. Output

Successful output should look like the following:

Sent tx object {"type":2,"chainId":11155111,"nonce":2,"maxPriorityFeePerGas":{"type":"BigNumber","hex":"0x02540be400"},"maxFeePerGas":{"type":"BigNumber","hex":"0x02540be400"},"gasPrice":null,"gasLimit":{"type":"BigNumber","hex":"0x5208"},"to":"0x355172E1AA17117DfCFDD2AcB4b0BFDA8308Cbc9","value":{"type":"BigNumber","hex":"0x2386f26fc10000"},"data":"0x","accessList":[],"hash":"0x93f06003a67a83764aa7cd2701ba827488a4b4d9d2a99385806543a872556479","v":0,"r":"0x4bf8227064515642ffd2a66be059b729abd2efbb3cd1f8450e6daa3726606b94","s":"0x58179b3af707c39a675066edc5f1d84698c9b7ad6f68e8d4402ad21ce8908fe7","from":"0x2210FA04B60d6846552F889DCde641022648F493","confirmations":0}


You have successfully created, signed, and sent a transaction using the Stardust API and the ethers library. You can now use this example to integrate transaction sending into your application. For more information, refer to the Stardust API documentation.