I just started running my own full node. IBD is finished, and I'm now learning how to use
First I would like to extract all the available information for one or more public addresses from the downloaded blockchain.
For the most part 1, I have not been able to find a way to do this that does not require creating a wallet.
For example, if I run
% bitcoin-cli getaddressinfo 1XPTgDRhN8RFnzniWCddobD9iKZatrvH4
...I get an error message that says
error code: -18 error message: No wallet is loaded. Load a wallet using loadwallet or create a new one with createwallet. (Note: A \ default wallet is no longer automatically created)
(BTW, I get the same error as long as I provide one argument after
getaddressinfo, irrespective of its value.)
It seems to me that it should not be that difficult to dump all the information that the local blockchain currently has for a given address, without the need for a wallet.
Can this be done with
If not, is there some other way to do it (without creating a wallet)?
1The only partial exception to this statement is that, if I have a transaction ID, I can use
bitcoin-cli gettxout repeatedly, and look for the desired address(es) in the output. This is not only absurdly laborious, but it requires having a specific transaction ID.