I have been playing around a bit with Bitcoin Core (version 23.0), more specifically connecting to different wallets in Bitcoin Core through RPC in Python. I have found this library and tried to connect to my wallet(s) using this code:

from bitcoinrpc.authproxy import AuthServiceProxy

conn = AuthServiceProxy("http://myusername:[email protected]:18332/wallet/testingwallet")

But when running this i get this stacktrace:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/kebab/Desktop/pron/testing.py", line 24, in <module>
  File "/home/kebab/.local/lib/python3.8/site-packages/bitcoinrpc/authproxy.py", line 141, in __call__
    raise JSONRPCException(response['error'])
bitcoinrpc.authproxy.JSONRPCException: -18: Requested wallet does not exist or is not loaded

Though what I have noticed is that if i load the wallet using bitcoin-cli -testnet loadwallet testingwallet. Then i can run RPC commands but only get info from that wallet!

And I have created my wallet using: bitcoin-cli -testnet createwallet testingwallet

Any help on this would really be appreciated!

1 Answer 1


You have to load the wallet into bitcoin core before you can use it. So first, load all the wallets you want to use with bitcoin-cli loadwallet. To verify the loaded wallets, you can use bitcoin-cli listwallets

After you have loaded the wallets you can specify the wallet in the connection. The format is <RPC IP address>:<RPC port>/wallet/<wallet name>, for example

Info from wiki https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/API_reference_(JSON-RPC)#Multi-wallet_RPC_calls and this discussion https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5398213.0

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