Bitcoin Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for Bitcoin crypto-currency enthusiasts. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

What is the correct rpc call to start a new account on a bitcoind server?

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

You can do one of the following:

  • create an address using getnewaddress
  • send some coins with a move command

Those commands will automatically create the target account if it doesn't exist.

share|improve this answer
This can be done in one step with getnewaddress <account> API call list – Nick ODell Feb 24 '13 at 1:51
@NickODell I meant he could do one thing or the other, I'll reword – o0'. Feb 24 '13 at 10:13

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.