Similar questions have been asked often, but no satisfying answer so far... Is it possible to (readonly) check the balance of a Monero address with only providing the address and ViewKey (no Payment Id or SpendKey or whatever), and without first installing/syncing software for it? Just a simple web interface for this? Something like mymonero.com would be nice, but for login there you always have to provide the SpendKey as well (or the LoginKey), which makes it risky to lose the funds.

Is it possible to (readonly) check the balance of a Monero address with only providing the address and ViewKey (no Payment Id or SpendKey or whatever), and without first installing/syncing software for it? Just a simple web interface for this?

Yes, that's possible

Private wallet

For a private wallet, turns out this is really a good question! I don't have an answer for you but maybe this post will help you: How can I check the balance of a Monero paper wallet?

exchange wallet:

A very easy way would be to grab an API of some exchange (for example Binance), have your funds there and by accessing a website you can check the balance of your wallet.

So since an exchange gives you access to your balance, you could easily use that to show that balance somewhere.

  • Thanks for your answer! I actually didn't mean an exchange account, but a personal monero address. Everyone tells you that you never should keep your Coins on an exchange, because not under your personal control. I actually lost quite a lot thru a hacked exchange, so this idea totally makes sense to me. So there is no simple way to look up a Monero addresse's balance without having write access at the address? Like e.g. etherscan.io for ethereum? – Popanz May 3 at 16:01
  • You're right. It's better to have your coins in your own wallet. I'm pretty sure there is a simple way to get your wallet balance. I will look it up and let you know another solution :) – Endogen May 3 at 17:48

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