I'm using BitcoinJS to create a playground for Bitcoin transactions. I have created the following Javascript file:

const request = require('request');
const proxiedRequest = request.defaults({proxy: "http://localhost:3128"});
const Btc = require('bitcoinjs-lib');
const TestNet = Btc.networks.testnet;
const apiUrl = 'https://testnet.blockexplorer.com/api/addr/';

let privateKey = <my private key>;
let wallet = new Btc.ECPair.fromWIF(privateKey, TestNet);
let publicKey = wallet.getAddress();
console.log("my public key:", publicKey);

let tx = new Btc.TransactionBuilder(TestNet);

let amountWeHave = 100000000; // 1.0 BTC
let amountToKeep = 90000000; // 0.9 BTC
let transactionFee = 1000; // 0.0001 BTC
let amountToSend = amountWeHave - amountToKeep - transactionFee; // ~0.1 (0.0999)

tx.addInput(<one of my input transactions>, 0);

tx.addOutput(<destination public key>, amountToSend);
tx.addOutput(publicKey, amountToKeep);
tx.sign(0, wallet);

let tx_hex = tx.build().toHex();

    headers: {'content-type' : 'multipart/mixed'},
    url:     'https://testnet.blockexplorer.com/api/tx/send',
    body:    tx_hex
}, (error, response, body) => {
    console.log('error', error);
    console.log('body', body);

Here is my output:

my public key: <my public key>
error null
body TypeError: Cannot read property &#39;toString&#39; of undefined<br> &nbsp; &nbsp;at Array.types.str (/home/bitcore/lib/bitcore-node/node_modules/bitcoind-rpc/lib/index.js:260:17)<br> &nbsp; &nbsp;at RpcClient.&lt;anonymous&gt; (/home/bitcore/lib/bitcore-node/node_modules/bitcoind-rpc/lib/index.js:236:35)<br> &nbsp; &nbsp;at Bitcoin.sendTransaction (/home/bitcore/lib/bitcore-node/lib/services/bitcoind.js:1791:15)<br> &nbsp; &nbsp;at Node.self.(anonymous function) [as sendTransaction] (/home/bitcore/lib/bitcore-node/lib/node.js:223:27)<br> &nbsp; &nbsp;at TxController.send (/home/bitcore/dev/insight-api/lib/transactions.js:290:13)<br> &nbsp; &nbsp;at Layer.handle [as handle_request] (/home/bitcore/lib/bitcore-node/node_modules/express/lib/router/layer.js:95:5)<br> &nbsp; &nbsp;at next (/home/bitcore/lib/bitcore-node/node_modules/express/lib/router/route.js:131:13)<br> &nbsp; &nbsp;at Route.dispatch (/home/bitcore/lib/bitcore-node/node_modules/express/lib/router/route.js:112:3)<br> &nbsp; &nbsp;at Layer.handle [as handle_request] (/home/bitcore/lib/bitcore-node/node_modules/express/lib/router/layer.js:95:5)<br> &nbsp; &nbsp;at /home/bitcore/lib/bitcore-node/node_modules/express/lib/router/index.js:277:22

Can you tell me what's wrong with my code? It seems to be a server problem...

1 Answer 1


Body must be a string.

You can use form instead of body.

Reference: https://www.npmjs.com/package/request#forms

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