I have downloaded and fully synced with my Mac last Saturday, my Bitcoin Core version is v0.21.0 and my Bitcoin-Qt version 5.9.8.

I did run other RPC commands such as "getrpcinfo" and it did provide result:

{ "active_commands": [ { "method": "getrpcinfo", "duration": 72 } ], "logpath": "/Users/jsjs77/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin/debug.log" }

"getbalance" -  { "mine": { "trusted": 0.00000000, "untrusted_pending": 0.00000000, "immature": 0.00000000 } }

But then, when I want to run this "generatetoaddress nblocks "address" it does not provide block hash result:  generatetoaddress 11 1MDihWw2UfkYyAwrQDWNFbmaH6bx4NBFtL



I have tried the following methods:

bitcoin-cli generatetoaddress 11 1MDihWw2UfkYyAwrQDWNFbmaH6bx4NBFtL.

 Method not found (code -32601)


bitcoin-cli -regtest generatetoaddress 11 1MDihWw2UfkYyAwrQDWNFbmaH6bx4NBFtL

Method not found (code -32601)

Is this got to do with the changes of latest version? I really need help. Thanks

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1 Answer 1

  1. Open bitcoin.conf and its default location on Mac is $HOME/Library/Application Support/Bitcoin/bitcoin.conf

  2. Save bitcoin.conf with:

  1. Launch Bitcoin Core. You should see a logo color similar to stackexchange:


  1. Open console and run the below commands:

A. getnewaddress

B. generatetoaddress 11 [Address returned in A]


  • You can create a new file with name bitcoin.conf and save regtest=1 in it.
    – user103136
    Apr 12, 2021 at 14:08
  • thanks for your prompt response but when I "right-click" there is no option for me to choose to create a new file.
    – Jsim
    Apr 12, 2021 at 14:21
  • Open terminal and run touch bitcoin.conf
    – user103136
    Apr 12, 2021 at 14:30
  • yes and I did.. In the bitcoin.conf - I have insert the following command in terminal: echo "regtest=1" >> ~/.bitcoin.conf. But when I open back, sorry to inform that my Bitcoin Core is not same as yours. Sorry, did I miss anything?
    – Jsim
    Apr 12, 2021 at 14:42
  • do you have other suggestions, if you think that I have follow accordingly above but it does not reflect on the Bitcoin Core regtest=1? I need to overcome this problem, thanks.
    – Jsim
    Apr 12, 2021 at 15:07

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