I used keypool=10000 in the conf file but bitcoin-cli -getinfo shows "keypoolsize":1000. Why?

  • Try running keypoolrefill – Raghav Sood Oct 25 '18 at 5:57
  • But that will just refill it back to 1000 in case I use a couple of addresses and bring it down to 998, right? I need the size to be expanded. – oktested Oct 25 '18 at 6:01
  • This sort of thing is almost totally irrelevant with HD wallets. – Anonymous Oct 25 '18 at 7:44

keypoolsize only shows how many keys are currently in the keypool. It does not reflect the maximum size of the keypool. The keypool=<n> option does not automatically fill the keypool to that size, you will need to refill it by using keypoolrefill.

If after keypoolrefill you still do not see a larger keypool, then that means your bitcoin.conf file is either named incorrectly, located in the wrong location, or formatted incorrectly.


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