I'm trying to, given a bitcoin address, retrieve the last X transactions to this address. After researches, I found this to be an interesting solution, as I don't want to download and validate the entire blockchain for this simple purpose.
On my Windows 10 machine, I downloaded bitcoin-core and tried to send a
getinfo (I didn't execute bitcoin-qt as I don't want it to start syncing with the blockchain) :
./bitcoin-cli -rpcconnect=rpc.blockchain.info -rpcport=80 -rpcuser=my_id -rpcpassword=my_password getinfo
I got an error message complaining about bitcoin.conf and credentials (indeed, there was no bitcoin.conf file in
So I created a bitcoin.conf file :
server=1 rpcuser=my_id rpcpassword=my_password rpcport=80 rpcconnect=rpc.blockchain.info #rpcssl=1 #SSL mode for RPC is no longer supported
However, I get this error (bitcoin-cli has been allowed to access the web in Windows Firewall) :
error: couldn't connect to server: EOF reached (code 1) (make sure server is running and you are connecting to the correct RPC port)
Has the service been discontinued ? Or is there a problem with my configuration ?