The following sections contain RPC methods that are Remote Calls available by default and allow you to interact with the actual node, query, and submit.


hasKey(publicKey: Bytes, keyType: Text): bool

  • interface: api.rpc.author.hasKey
  • jsonrpc: author_hasKey
  • summary: Returns true if the keystore has private keys for the given public key and key type.

hasSessionKeys(sessionKeys: Bytes): bool

  • interface: api.rpc.author.hasSessionKeys
  • jsonrpc: author_hasSessionKeys
  • summary: Returns true if the keystore has private keys for the given session public keys.

insertKey(keyType: Text, suri: Text, publicKey: Bytes): Bytes

  • interface: api.rpc.author.insertKey
  • jsonrpc: author_insertKey
  • summary: Insert a key into the keystore.

pendingExtrinsics(): Vec<Extrinsic>

  • interface: api.rpc.author.pendingExtrinsics
  • jsonrpc: author_pendingExtrinsics
  • summary: Returns all pending extrinsics, potentially grouped by sender

removeExtrinsic(bytesOrHash: Vec<ExtrinsicOrHash>): Vec<Hash>

  • interface: api.rpc.author.removeExtrinsic
  • jsonrpc: author_removeExtrinsic
  • summary: Remove given extrinsic from the pool and temporarily ban it to prevent reimporting

rotateKeys(): Bytes

  • interface: api.rpc.author.rotateKeys
  • jsonrpc: author_rotateKeys
  • summary: Generate new session keys and returns the corresponding public keys

submitAndWatchExtrinsic(extrinsic: Extrinsic): ExtrinsicStatus

  • interface: api.rpc.author.submitAndWatchExtrinsic
  • jsonrpc: author_submitAndWatchExtrinsic
  • summary: Submit and subscribe to watch an extrinsic until unsubscribed

submitExtrinsic(extrinsic: Extrinsic): Hash

  • interface: api.rpc.author.submitExtrinsic
  • jsonrpc: author_submitExtrinsic
  • summary: Submit a fully formatted extrinsic for block inclusion


epochAuthorship(): HashMap<AuthorityId, EpochAuthorship>

  • interface: api.rpc.babe.epochAuthorship
  • jsonrpc: babe_epochAuthorship
  • summary: Returns data about which slots (primary or secondary) can be claimed in the current epoch with the keys in the keystore


getBlock(hash?: BlockHash): SignedBlock

  • interface: api.rpc.chain.getBlock
  • jsonrpc: chain_getBlock
  • summary: Get header and body of a relay chain block

getBlockHash(blockNumber?: BlockNumber): BlockHash

  • interface: api.rpc.chain.getBlockHash
  • jsonrpc: chain_getBlockHash
  • summary: Get the block hash for a specific block

getFinalizedHead(): BlockHash

  • interface: api.rpc.chain.getFinalizedHead
  • jsonrpc: chain_getFinalizedHead
  • summary: Get hash of the last finalized block in the canon chain

getHeader(hash?: BlockHash): Header

  • interface: api.rpc.chain.getHeader
  • jsonrpc: chain_getHeader
  • summary: Retrieves the header for a specific block

subscribeAllHeads(): Header

  • interface: api.rpc.chain.subscribeAllHeads
  • jsonrpc: chain_subscribeAllHeads
  • summary: Retrieves the newest header via subscription

subscribeFinalizedHeads(): Header

  • interface: api.rpc.chain.subscribeFinalizedHeads
  • jsonrpc: chain_subscribeFinalizedHeads
  • summary: Retrieves the best finalized header via subscription

subscribeNewHeads(): Header

  • interface: api.rpc.chain.subscribeNewHeads
  • jsonrpc: chain_subscribeNewHeads
  • summary: Retrieves the best header via subscription


getKeys(childKey: PrefixedStorageKey, prefix: StorageKey, at?: Hash): Vec<StorageKey>

  • interface: api.rpc.childstate.getKeys
  • jsonrpc: childstate_getKeys
  • summary: Returns the keys with prefix from a child storage, leave empty to get all the keys

getStorage(childKey: PrefixedStorageKey, key: StorageKey, at?: Hash): Option<StorageData>

  • interface: api.rpc.childstate.getStorage
  • jsonrpc: childstate_getStorage
  • summary: Returns a child storage entry at a specific block state

getStorageHash(childKey: PrefixedStorageKey, key: StorageKey, at?: Hash): Option<Hash>

  • interface: api.rpc.childstate.getStorageHash
  • jsonrpc: childstate_getStorageHash
  • summary: Returns the hash of a child storage entry at a block state

getStorageSize(childKey: PrefixedStorageKey, key: StorageKey, at?: Hash): Option<u64>

  • interface: api.rpc.childstate.getStorageSize
  • jsonrpc: childstate_getStorageSize
  • summary: Returns the size of a child storage entry at a block state


call(callRequest: ContractCallRequest, at?: BlockHash): ContractExecResult

  • interface: api.rpc.contracts.call
  • jsonrpc: contracts_call
  • summary: Executes a call to a contract

getStorage(address: AccountId, key: H256, at?: BlockHash): Option<Bytes>

  • interface: api.rpc.contracts.getStorage
  • jsonrpc: contracts_getStorage
  • summary: Returns the value under a specified storage key in a contract

rentProjection(address: AccountId, at?: BlockHash): Option<BlockNumber>

  • interface: api.rpc.contracts.rentProjection
  • jsonrpc: contracts_rentProjection
  • summary: Returns the projected time a given contract will be able to sustain paying its rent


createBlock(createEmpty: bool, finalize: bool, parentHash?: BlockHash): CreatedBlock

  • interface: api.rpc.engine.createBlock
  • jsonrpc: engine_createBlock
  • summary: Instructs the manual-seal authorship task to create a new block

finalizeBlock(hash: BlockHash, justification?: Justification): bool

  • interface: api.rpc.engine.finalizeBlock
  • jsonrpc: engine_finalizeBlock
  • summary: Instructs the manual-seal authorship task to finalize a block


proveFinality(begin: BlockHash, end: BlockHash, authoritiesSetId?: u64): Option<EncodedFinalityProofs>

  • interface: api.rpc.grandpa.proveFinality
  • jsonrpc: grandpa_proveFinality
  • summary: Prove finality for the range (begin; end] hash.

roundState(): ReportedRoundStates

  • interface: api.rpc.grandpa.roundState
  • jsonrpc: grandpa_roundState
  • summary: Returns the state of the current best round state as well as the ongoing background rounds

subscribeJustifications(): JustificationNotification

  • interface: api.rpc.grandpa.subscribeJustifications
  • jsonrpc: grandpa_subscribeJustifications
  • summary: Subscribes to grandpa justifications


localStorageGet(kind: StorageKind, key: Bytes): Option<Bytes>

  • interface: api.rpc.offchain.localStorageGet
  • jsonrpc: offchain_localStorageGet
  • summary: Get offchain local storage under given key and prefix

localStorageSet(kind: StorageKind, key: Bytes, value: Bytes): Null

  • interface: api.rpc.offchain.localStorageSet
  • jsonrpc: offchain_localStorageSet
  • summary: Set offchain local storage under given key and prefix


queryInfo(extrinsic: Bytes, at?: BlockHash): RuntimeDispatchInfo

  • interface: api.rpc.payment.queryInfo
  • jsonrpc: payment_queryInfo
  • summary: Retrieves the fee information for an encoded extrinsic


methods(): RpcMethods

  • interface: api.rpc.rpc.methods
  • jsonrpc: rpc_methods
  • summary: Retrieves the list of RPC methods that are exposed by the node


call(method: Text, data: Bytes, at?: BlockHash): Bytes

  • interface: api.rpc.state.call
  • jsonrpc: state_call
  • summary: Perform a call to a builtin on the chain

getChildKeys(childStorageKey: StorageKey, childDefinition: StorageKey, childType: u32, key: StorageKey, at?: BlockHash): Vec<StorageKey>

  • interface: api.rpc.state.getChildKeys
  • jsonrpc: state_getChildKeys
  • summary: Retrieves the keys with prefix of a specific child storage

getChildStorage(childStorageKey: StorageKey, childDefinition: StorageKey, childType: u32, key: StorageKey, at?: BlockHash): StorageData

  • interface: api.rpc.state.getChildStorage
  • jsonrpc: state_getChildStorage
  • summary: Retrieves the child storage for a key

getChildStorageHash(childStorageKey: StorageKey, childDefinition: StorageKey, childType: u32, key: StorageKey, at?: BlockHash): Hash

  • interface: api.rpc.state.getChildStorageHash
  • jsonrpc: state_getChildStorageHash
  • summary: Retrieves the child storage hash

getChildStorageSize(childStorageKey: StorageKey, childDefinition: StorageKey, childType: u32, key: StorageKey, at?: BlockHash): u64

  • interface: api.rpc.state.getChildStorageSize
  • jsonrpc: state_getChildStorageSize
  • summary: Retrieves the child storage size

getKeys(key: StorageKey, at?: BlockHash): Vec<StorageKey>

  • interface: api.rpc.state.getKeys
  • jsonrpc: state_getKeys
  • summary: Retrieves the keys with a certain prefix

getKeysPaged(key: StorageKey, count: u32, startKey?: StorageKey, at?: BlockHash): Vec<StorageKey>

  • interface: api.rpc.state.getKeysPaged
  • jsonrpc: state_getKeysPaged
  • summary: Returns the keys with prefix with pagination support.

getMetadata(at?: BlockHash): Metadata

  • interface: api.rpc.state.getMetadata
  • jsonrpc: state_getMetadata
  • summary: Returns the runtime metadata

getPairs(prefix: StorageKey, at?: BlockHash): Vec<KeyValue>

  • interface: api.rpc.state.getPairs
  • jsonrpc: state_getPairs
  • summary: Returns the keys with prefix, leave empty to get all the keys (deprecated: Use getKeysPaged)

getReadProof(keys: Vec<StorageKey>, at?: BlockHash): ReadProof

  • interface: api.rpc.state.getReadProof
  • jsonrpc: state_getReadProof
  • summary: Returns proof of storage entries at a specific block state

getRuntimeVersion(at?: BlockHash): RuntimeVersion

  • interface: api.rpc.state.getRuntimeVersion
  • jsonrpc: state_getRuntimeVersion
  • summary: Get the runtime version

getStorage(key: StorageKey, at?: BlockHash): StorageData

  • interface: api.rpc.state.getStorage
  • jsonrpc: state_getStorage
  • summary: Retrieves the storage for a key

getStorageHash(key: StorageKey, at?: BlockHash): Hash

  • interface: api.rpc.state.getStorageHash
  • jsonrpc: state_getStorageHash
  • summary: Retrieves the storage hash

getStorageSize(key: StorageKey, at?: BlockHash): u64

  • interface: api.rpc.state.getStorageSize
  • jsonrpc: state_getStorageSize
  • summary: Retrieves the storage size

queryStorage(keys: Vec<StorageKey>, fromBlock: Hash, toBlock?: BlockHash): Vec<StorageChangeSet>

  • interface: api.rpc.state.queryStorage
  • jsonrpc: state_queryStorage
  • summary: Query historical storage entries (by key) starting from a start block

queryStorageAt(keys: Vec<StorageKey>, at?: BlockHash): Vec<StorageChangeSet>

  • interface: api.rpc.state.queryStorageAt
  • jsonrpc: state_queryStorageAt
  • summary: Query storage entries (by key) starting at block hash given as the second parameter

subscribeRuntimeVersion(): RuntimeVersion

  • interface: api.rpc.state.subscribeRuntimeVersion
  • jsonrpc: state_subscribeRuntimeVersion
  • summary: Retrieves the runtime version via subscription

subscribeStorage(keys?: Vec<StorageKey>): StorageChangeSet

  • interface: api.rpc.state.subscribeStorage
  • jsonrpc: state_subscribeStorage
  • summary: Subscribes to storage changes for the provided keys


accountNextIndex(accountId: AccountId): Index

  • interface: api.rpc.system.accountNextIndex
  • jsonrpc: system_accountNextIndex
  • summary: Retrieves the next accountIndex as available on the node

addReservedPeer(peer: Text): Text

  • interface: api.rpc.system.addReservedPeer
  • jsonrpc: system_addReservedPeer
  • summary: Adds a reserved peer

chain(): Text

  • interface: api.rpc.system.chain
  • jsonrpc: system_chain
  • summary: Retrieves the chain

chainType(): ChainType

  • interface: api.rpc.system.chainType
  • jsonrpc: system_chainType
  • summary: Retrieves the chain type

dryRun(extrinsic: Bytes, at?: BlockHash): ApplyExtrinsicResult

  • interface: api.rpc.system.dryRun
  • jsonrpc: system_dryRun
  • summary: Dry run an extrinsic at a given block

health(): Health

  • interface: api.rpc.system.health
  • jsonrpc: system_health
  • summary: Return health status of the node

localListenAddresses(): Vec<Text>

  • interface: api.rpc.system.localListenAddresses
  • jsonrpc: system_localListenAddresses
  • summary: The addresses include a trailing /p2p/ with the local PeerId, and are thus suitable to be passed to addReservedPeer or as a bootnode address for example

localPeerId(): Text

  • interface: api.rpc.system.localPeerId
  • jsonrpc: system_localPeerId
  • summary: Returns the base58-encoded PeerId of the node

name(): Text

  • interface: api.rpc.system.name
  • jsonrpc: system_name
  • summary: Retrieves the node name

networkState(): NetworkState

  • interface: api.rpc.system.networkState
  • jsonrpc: system_networkState
  • summary: Returns current state of the network

nodeRoles(): Vec<NodeRole>

  • interface: api.rpc.system.nodeRoles
  • jsonrpc: system_nodeRoles
  • summary: Returns the roles the node is running as

peers(): Vec<PeerInfo>

  • interface: api.rpc.system.peers
  • jsonrpc: system_peers
  • summary: Returns the currently connected peers

properties(): ChainProperties

  • interface: api.rpc.system.properties
  • jsonrpc: system_properties
  • summary: Get a custom set of properties as a JSON object, defined in the chain spec

removeReservedPeer(peerId: Text): Text

  • interface: api.rpc.system.removeReservedPeer
  • jsonrpc: system_removeReservedPeer
  • summary: Remove a reserved peer

version(): Text

  • interface: api.rpc.system.version
  • jsonrpc: system_version
  • summary: Retrieves the version of the node