[Beem] [Version: 0.20.19] Showing wrong steem and sbd balances for some accounts

in utopian-io •  2 months ago  (edited)

Project Information

Expected behavior

from beem.account import Account


print("steem {} and sbd {}".format(steem, sbd))

This piece of code should return ayashas actual steem and sbd balance . Not for her but for all steemit account in case other username being inputed.

Actual behavior

When i tried checking her balance, it showed me a wrong balance. Then i tried another two account,one of them was my own account and another one wasfreedom where my balance was showing wrong and freedom's one was accurate. Firstly i though it's a node issue, so i tried changing node, but nothing changed, where a js script/bot's result was accurate for all three account.

How to reproduce

from beem.account import Account


print("steem {} and sbd {}".format(steem, sbd))
  • Install latest version of beem and run this code.

  • It will return you the steem and sbd balance of the account.

  • You will find the balance wrong for some account

  • It would be better trying with the mentioned account as i don't know for which which account it will show wrong balance.

Recording Of The Bug

  • Python 3.6

  • Beem version 0.20.19

  • Operating system: Ubuntu 18.06

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Github issue


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Thanks for your contribution @sourovafrin

Great to see you added this to the repo and there has been some discussion between yourself and the project owner, as you're aware the project owner has investigated this issue and come to the conclusion the reported issue is not a bug.

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Thank you for your review, @tobias-g! Keep up the good work!

I can confirm, that the output of beem is different from the output of steemit.com

ayasha mit beem:

steem 0.045 STEEM and sbd 1.714 SBD


"sbd_balance": "1.225 SBD",

I will investigate what could cause this. Thanks a lot for reporting!


Sorry for spamming,
after investigating, I'm confident that this is not a bug. The observation was, that beem shows 1.714 SBD, whereas steemtit.com shows 1.225 SBD.

After visting https://steemd.com/@ayasha, I saw that there was a claim of 0.489 SBD, which exlains the difference 1.225 + 0.489 = 1.714

So the only "bug" of beem is that it is faster than the rest :).


Nothing spam here. Now, I got the issue.
But i wonder why it wouldn't let me transfer 0.82 steem. If you have seen the full video, u must have seen i tried to transfer 0.82 steem which beem was showing. But it said i dunt have enough balance, but when i tried 0.819 the transaction had gone through.


I checked the beem code, beem just passes the values from the API node. When there is an issue, it is a steem RPC node issue.


I checked again and found beem calculating balance along with the unclaimed reward. Was it built on that way to show actual balance+unclaimed reward? If yes, then beem is working fine. But i don't think it's a good feature.

Try this out:

curl -s --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0", "method":"condenser_api.get_accounts", "params":[["eftikhan"]], "id":1}' https://api.steemit.com

"sbd_balance":"0.412 SBD"

Where my beem bot is showing

There is some unclaimed reward in that account. But a discord js bot shows the correct one.

Let me know if you want to test, after my claim. I will keep it unclaimed.
What happened yesterday is actually, account ayasha's claimed her reward the time between ur test and my test which made us think that it was a node issue


Most welcome. Great to see you action on the report.

I did a test without using beem, by calling the API through curl:

curl -s --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0", "method":"database_api.find_accounts", "params": {"accounts":["ayasha"]}, "id":1}' https://api.steemit.com

results are


Which is exaclty the same output which beem returns. This it is not a beem related problem

condenser returns

curl -s --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0", "method":"condenser_api.get_accounts", "params":[["ayasha"]], "id":1}' https://api.steemit.com
"sbd_balance":"1.714 SBD"

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