refers specifically to the construct used for separately grouping addresses in one wallet in client software such as Bitcoin Core and its derivatives. Please DO NOT USE it on questions asking about accounts on other services.

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Bitcoin wiki docs, account or address?

listtransactions [account] [count=10] [from=0] Returns up to [count] most recent transactions skipping the first [from] transactions for account [account]. If [account] not provided it'll ...
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How to preserve anonymity within Ripple?

The common practice for cryptocoins like Bitcoin is to limit address reuse to preserve anonymity. This is achieved by sending the "change" of a transaction to another address and using a unused ...
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How can I ensure that bitcoind does not use unspent outputs for a given address?

With RPC calls to bitcoind, from separate (python) scripts, I'm: calling getnewaddress to set up a new key pair for a 'special' address, assigned to a distinct account (let's call this ...
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Bitcoind, Multisig, and the default account “”

I've been attempting to do transactions to and from a multisig address for a couple of days, but I'm finding that my default account "" keeps paying for things, even though I'm explicitly saying other ...
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Which crypto currencies have shortest payment address?

Different crypto-currencies have different lengths of payment addresses. For example, LTC address length is 34 case sensitive letters and numbers. NXT address length is 20 digits. Short payment ...
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How safe is my USD deposit at Bitstamp?

With Mt.Gox probably going insolvent/broke in these days, how safe is my USD account balance with Bitstamp? Is Bitstamp as a company registered with some financial institutions? Are customers USD ...
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How to get coin address balance from *coind server?

Im running *coind on my local ubuntu box. I see that "*coind getbalance [account]" will get me the total balance of a user account. And thats good and that works fine. How do I get the balance of a ...
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Bitcoin - differences between address, account and wallet

I've been reading official BTC documentation and now I'm completely lost. Documentations is too tangled and written in unnecessary many words. They have: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Address ...
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Howto scale thousands of bitcoin accounts properly with bitcoind deamon?

It is said in the bitcoin wiki that: The accounts code does not scale up to thousands of accounts with tens of thousands of transactions, because by-account (and by-account-by-time) indices are ...
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What would I need accounts for?

I'm messing around with the bitcoind daemon and I now stumbled upon accounts. As far as I now understand, my bitcoin installation has one wallet, which contains one or more addresses. In general, you ...
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Can the change address be in a different account after using sendfrom <fromaccount>?

I made a sendfrom call specifying the fromaccount parameter. The resulting transaction created a change address which was not assigned to the account I specified. The address was not assigned to any ...
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Is there an alternative to salvagewallet that keeps account info?

I am using the accounts feature of bitcoind , if a wallet gets corrupted and bitcoind is started with -salvagewallet then the account information is lost. So, is there any built in feature that will ...
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signed up in 2010-now trying to access [closed]

Back when I signed up with bitcoin and received 2 bitcoins, I haven't done anything with my account/wallet since 2010 is there a way for me to access my bitcoins or have they been lost, I still have ...
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I neeed a system for managing multiple bitcoin transactions using transaction information in my wallet

I currently use Multibit, but am prepared to switch if necessary. What is the best way to organize my wallet so that I can access multiple 'send' and 'receive' transaction data to and from multiple ...
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Recovering bitcoins after the owner's death

My Brother died in April and we believe he had a bitcoin account. Is it possible to find out how to recover/take over his accounts? I know this is a new form of currency but it seems odd there is no ...
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Does the US hold almost all of the bitcoins?

It seems to me that most of the people involved in this bitcoin market are from the US. Are there any statistics that can confirm this? Also, related question. If this is indeed true, is it ...
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Where is the safest place to trade? Open account? Wallet? [closed]

I know nothing of bitcoin and would really appreciate any help and suggestions.
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How to open a corporate account on Bitstamp?

I am trying to open a corporate account on Bitstamp, but there are so many questions to answer, is there any easy way to get approved? How are you supposed to answer: Is your business regulated for ...
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What can be done if Bitcoin is used for money laundering?

If a criminal uses Bitcoin to launder his funds, can the bitcoin network stop him from using Bitcoin? Can we close his account?
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listtransactions will list transactions only involved with me?

Will listtransactions list all transactions from blockchain, or only list transactions involved with me? I have checked bitcoin wiki, it's only saying that it will return recent transactions from ...
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How can get Bitcoin client API account(<account>) name

I have setup the BIK_php API of http://bitcoindevkit.com/ in PHP. Now, I am able to connect and generate new addresses, but when I am going to call some functions like getaddressesbyaccount, ...
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“accounts” in bitcoin-qt

I've read (i.e. here https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Accounts_explained) about the concept of "accounts" in bitcoin. However I can't see how to create them in bitcoin-qt. How do I use accounts?
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What are the special Ripple accounts ACCOUNT_ZERO, ACCOUNT_ONE, and root account?

What are the special accounts ACCOUNT_ZERO, ACCOUNT_ONE, and root account? It's not clear from the Ripple wiki what they are meant for. A little explanation would be nice. What makes these accounts ...
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How should webapps handle addresses/wallets?

There is a ton of bitcoin information, but it's hard to find up to date best practices for making webapps. I am very comfortable making secure webapps, and I'd like to start some bitcoin related ...
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Why does gettransaction report me only the receiving address?

Both on "send" and "receive" transactions, the command gettransaction gives me the account name, and the receiving address, ignoring the send address. Why should I care about receiving address in a ...
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Possible to move specific transaction from one account to another?

I'm running bitcoind (0.8.0) and I'm wondering if there's a way to "move" a specific transaction from account A to account B (without actually broadcasting a new transaction). I know about the "move" ...
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What is the difference between accounts and adresses?

What is the difference between accounts and adresses? As discussed in this question accounts are a component of bitcoin wallets, different from addresses. What are they? How do they work?
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How does Bitcoin keep track of account balances?

I downloaded the latest bitcoin client and am waiting for it to connect. How does it remember how much money a person has? Do I create an account and the balance is associated with the account each ...
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Changing the first payout address when a reward + fees is generated

I would like all my mined coins (solo mining, testnet so far) to go to a different default account. I'm not referring to the distribution a mining pool will do to all of its miners (Pay per share, ...
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Are “move” operations logged?

Are "move" operations logged somewhere in the wallet or somewhere else? If so, can the "move history" be retrieved, and how? edit: apparently the command listtransactions lists some move operations, ...
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How does the 'move' command work?

I have so far enjoyed the experience of learning about Bitcoins, mining, etc. I've setup a bitcoin daemon in hopes of developing a few apps and services in the near future. However, there is one thing ...
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API: keeping account balance positive (+knowing in advance the transaction fee)

I'm using the json API. I need to keep all the account balances positive: I call getbalance first, check if it has enough bitcoins to proceed, and then move or sendfrom. This approach causes two ...
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What's the risk of publicizing a Bitcoin address?

What's the risk of public Bitcoin address, except person - account link is publically known. Or, is it preferable to have one such account?
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Can the sender of a MtGox code see which account the code is redeemed to?

In other words, if I receive a MtGox code and redeem it to my account, can the person who gave me the bitcoins, via the code, see that my account was the account that redeemed it?
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Limits to the number of accounts?

I wonder: is the built-in accounts facility scalable enough that you can assign each newly minted address to a different account? Or am I going to run into hard limits, or a database that becomes too ...
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Importprivkey's “label” - is it the same as an account?

The "importprivkey" API call allows one to import a private key and save it with a label. Is the "label" in the API call synonymous with an account used in the wallet?