I was wondering if anyone had advice for running bitcoind for multiple users. I obviously don't want users to get into other users transactions. As far as I can tell I'll need to run multiple instances of Bitcoind, but this is a terrible waste of bandwidth. Can I at least share the blockchain across users?

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Bitcoind allows you to house multiple and separate accounts in a single instance of the bitcoin client. Using the accounts feature is probably what you're looking for.


  • Is it possible to separate access to accounts for different Unix/Linux/Windows users? One daemon bitcoind, with many accounts?
    – user6203
    Aug 5, 2013 at 23:40
  • This question doesn't make sense, but I will try to answer. You need some sort of user account app on top of bitcoind to manage user authentication, account management, send/receive transactions. This app needs to communicate with bitcoind.
    – John
    Aug 6, 2013 at 13:45
  • Depreciated there is really no other way now other then running your own db and listening for wallet changes.
    – scott
    Mar 10, 2018 at 18:48

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