others-How to solve `Error 500` When requesting 1 ether from Ropsten Test Network using metamask eth wallet?

1. Purpose

In this post, I would demo how to solve the following error when trying to request 1 ether from Ropsten Test Network using metamask eth wallet.

Error: 500 {"error":"[ethjs-query] while formatting outputs from RPC '{\"value\":{\"code\":-32603,\"message\":\"Too Many Requests\",\"data\":{\"originalError\":{}},\"stack\":\"Error: Too Many Requests\\n at eval (/www/node_modules/web3-provider-engine/subproviders/rpc.js:52:23)\\n at Request.eval [as _callback] (/www/node_modules/web3-provider-engine/subproviders/rpc.js:54:11)\\n at Request.self.callback (/www/node_modules/request/request.js:186:22)\\n at Request.emit (events.js:315:20)\\n at Request.eval (/www/node_modules/request/request.js:1155:10)\\n at Request.emit (events.js:315:20)\\n at IncomingMessage.eval (/www/node_modules/request/request.js:1077:12)\\n at Object.onceWrapper (events.js:421:28)\\n at IncomingMessage.emit (events.js:327:22)\\n at endReadableNT (internal/streams/readable.js:1327:12)\"}}'"}

2. The solution

2.1 What is metamask wallet?

MetaMask was created to meet the needs of secure and usable Ethereum-based web sites. In particular, it handles account management and connecting the user to the blockchain.

MetaMask is a global community of developers and designers dedicated to making the world a better place with blockchain technology. Their mission is to democratize access to the decentralized web, and through this mission, to transform the internet and world economy to one that empowers individuals through interactions based on consent, privacy, and free association.

MetaMask is a software cryptocurrency wallet that is used to interact with the Ethereum blockchain. It allows users to access their Ethereum wallet through a browser extension or mobile app, which can then be used to interact with decentralized applications.[1][2] MetaMask is developed by ConsenSys Software Inc., a blockchain software company focusing on Ethereum-based tools and infrastructure.

A cryptocurrency wallet is a device,[1] physical medium,[2] program or a service which stores the public and/or private keys[3] for cryptocurrency transactions. In addition to this basic function of storing the keys, a cryptocurrency wallet more often also offers the functionality of encrypting and/or signing information. Signing can for example result in executing a smart contract, a cryptocurrency transaction (see “bitcoin transaction” image), identification or legally signing a ‘document’ (see “application form” image).[4]

MetaMask allows users to store and manage account keys, broadcast transactions, send and receive Ethereum-based cryptocurrencies and tokens, and securely connect to decentralized applications through a compatible web browser or the mobile app’s built-in browser.[5][6]

The application includes an integrated service for exchanging Ethereum tokens by aggregating several decentralized exchanges (DEXs) to find the best exchange rate. This feature, branded as MetaMask Swaps, charges a service fee of 0.875% of the transaction amount.[7]

As of April 2021, MetaMask’s browser extension had approximately 10 million monthly active users, according to The Financial Times.[8]

2.2 What is Ropsten test network?

Metamask support a lot of networks, such as the Ropsten Test Network.

The Ropsten test-net allows blockchain developments to test their work in a live setting, but without the need for real ETH and main-net 2KEY tokens. … 2key’s Ropsten test-net is an exact copy of the real, main-net Network, and it allows anyone to engage and try 2key network without needing real ETH tokens.

Before a project launches on the Ethereum blockchain (or before changes are made to the blockchain itself), a version is deployed to an Ethereum Test Network (“testnet”), which simulates Ethereum — this gives developers, the community, and you a chance to kick the tires before real assets are involved.

2.3 How to switch to Ropsten test network using metamask?

If you can not see the Ropsten Test Network in youur metamask , you can goto the settings of metamask:

Then ,goto advanced settings of metamask:

choose to turn on the test networks, then you can choose the ropsten test network in metamask.

2.4 The problem occurred when trying to request eth

When you want to buy a ether from the ropsten test network as follows:

When I click request 1 ether from faucet, I got this error:

Error: 500 {"error":"[ethjs-query] while formatting outputs from RPC '{\"value\":{\"code\":-32603,\"message\":\"Too Many Requests\",\"data\":{\"originalError\":{}},\"stack\":\"Error: Too Many Requests\\n at eval (/www/node_modules/web3-provider-engine/subproviders/rpc.js:52:23)\\n at Request.eval [as _callback] (/www/node_modules/web3-provider-engine/subproviders/rpc.js:54:11)\\n at Request.self.callback (/www/node_modules/request/request.js:186:22)\\n at Request.emit (events.js:315:20)\\n at Request.eval (/www/node_modules/request/request.js:1155:10)\\n at Request.emit (events.js:315:20)\\n at IncomingMessage.eval (/www/node_modules/request/request.js:1077:12)\\n at Object.onceWrapper (events.js:421:28)\\n at IncomingMessage.emit (events.js:327:22)\\n at endReadableNT (internal/streams/readable.js:1327:12)\"}}'"}

2.5 The solution to solve the error

I have googled and tried to find the solution, but the working solution for me is just as follows:

  • Use a VPN network
  • Wait for some time(minutes or hours)

Then click request 1 ether again, I got this:

3. Summary

In this post, I demonstrated how to solve the Error 500 when trying to get 1 ether from ropsten test network. That’s it, thanks for your reading.

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