In the standard bitcoin client (Bitcoin-Qt), they tell me the total money in the wallet. However, should I be able to see how much money is in each address?

Does bitcoin money belong to an address or on a wallet?

  • How is this not a duplicate? – Peter Mortensen Sep 10 '14 at 18:48
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    @PeterMortensen: A duplicate of what? If you know of another question that this one duplicates, please use the "flag" button on this question to indicate that, and it can be closed with a pointer to the other question. – Nate Eldredge Sep 10 '14 at 20:59

The bitcoins you received with an address are always associated with that address. The wallet is merely summing up the balances of individual addresses contained in the wallet. You can move addresses between wallets by exporting the private key from one wallet and importing them in another and the bitcoins will show up in the second wallet as well.

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  • and the default client hide that from me. We can't even move money from one address to another in the same wallet. – user4951 Sep 11 '14 at 1:47
  • I prefer to think of a wallet more like a keychain. There's a set of keys which unlock your coins – Wizard Of Ozzie Sep 11 '14 at 2:13

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