I tried using the listunspent command as follows:

bitcoin-cli listunspent 10 9999999 "[\"32jdC23ABv86M2ptiqMzFzCaufBtE2NCdN\"]"

and it shows a blank output ([]), however, when I look up the same address on Blockchaininfo.com it shows the correct outputs. What could be the problem?

The only issue I can think of is that my node is still catching up, but it is 95% done, so the data should be there.

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Apparently this command only works for addresses in my wallet, and moreover, there is apparently no way for the reference client to do this query for addresses not in the wallet (doh :-/)

  • Exactly. You'll need some blockchain indexing software if you want to query arbitrary addresses. Commented Nov 21, 2017 at 17:17

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