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AlgoKit Task Transfer

The AlgoKit Transfer feature allows you to transfer algos and assets between two accounts.


Available commands and possible usage as follows:

$ ~ algokit task transfer
Usage: algokit task transfer [OPTIONS]

Transfer algos or assets from one account to another.

  -s, --sender TEXT               Address or alias of the sender account  [required]
  -r, --receiver TEXT             Address or alias to an account that will receive the asset(s)  [required]
  --asset, --id INTEGER           ASA asset id to transfer
  -a, --amount INTEGER            Amount to transfer  [required]
  --whole-units                   Use whole units (Algos | ASAs) instead of smallest divisible units (for example,
                                  microAlgos). Disabled by default.
  -n, --network [localnet|testnet|mainnet]
                                  Network to use. Refers to `localnet` by default.
  -h, --help                      Show this message and exit.

Note: If you use a wallet address for the sender argument, you'll be asked for the mnemonic phrase. To use a wallet alias instead, see the wallet aliasing task. For wallet aliases, the sender must have a stored private key, but the receiver doesn't need one. This is because the sender signs and sends the transfer transaction, while the receiver reference only needs a valid Algorand address.


Transfer algo between accounts on LocalNet


By default:

  • the amount is in microAlgos. To use whole units, use the --whole-units flag.
  • the network is localnet.

Transfer asset between accounts on TestNet

$ ~ algokit task transfer -s {SENDER_ALIAS OR SENDER_ADDRESS} -r {RECEIVER_ALIAS OR RECEIVER_ADDRESS} -a {AMOUNT} --id {ASSET_ID} --network testnet

By default:

  • the amount is smallest divisible unit of supplied ASSET_ID. To use whole units, use the --whole-units flag.

Further Reading

For in-depth details, visit the transfer section in the AlgoKit CLI reference documentation.