I was wondering if I can make a query via the console on how much btc a specific address has without having to go into blockchain.info. What is this command?


There is no such command. Addresses are like a superstructure over a bitcoin transaction processing. Client does not maintain index with addresses and balances on them.

  • so how would one find out how much btc a specific address has if all you had was access to the entire downloaded blockchain? – Patoshi パトシ Jan 7 '14 at 20:56
  • You must scan entire blockchain, to find out in which transactions this address participates. – Zergatul Jan 7 '14 at 21:20
  • is there an offline application that can scan the blockchain to do this kind of functionality? – Patoshi パトシ Jan 7 '14 at 21:24
  • I don't know. Why you cannot use blockchain.info? They have an API for such queries. – Zergatul Jan 7 '14 at 21:37
  • i just want to know how i would do it if i do not have internet access to blockchain.info – Patoshi パトシ Jan 7 '14 at 22:46

There is no command in bitcoind to view the balance of a single wallet. Your best luck is setting up a script with cURL that gets the data from api.

  • @NateEldredge I see, Well the best option in linux is to do cURL from api as there is no command. I edited my post also. – SimplePi Feb 7 '14 at 13:13
  • @duckx Is it that you dont have internet access or is it that your doing this from SSH or Command? – SimplePi Feb 7 '14 at 13:24

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