I am creating new wallet for bitcoin and want to know how we can get the separate list of send and receive transactions using JSON rpc.

I cant see any method for json rpc that give list of send and receive category

  • are you searching for sendtoaddress rpc? – cryptoKTM Dec 3 '18 at 11:27
  • no , i am looking for the way to get list of sent and receive transactions ,listtransactions returning send and receive list , i want to get separate list of sent and recieve – Pankaj Kumar Dec 3 '18 at 11:40
  • you need to find it out through VOUT and VIN list – cryptoKTM Dec 3 '18 at 12:26
  • is that means there is no separate rpc call for getting the sent and receive for particular account label ? – Pankaj Kumar Dec 3 '18 at 12:41
  • listunspent : version 0.7 Returns array of unspent transaction inputs in the wallet. source : en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Original_Bitcoin_client/API_calls_list – cryptoKTM Dec 3 '18 at 12:55

Sounds like you are looking for the listtransactions API call in combination with the category field.

First argument is for a specific account, use * to return all accounts.
2nd is how many you want to return.
3rd is if you want to skip transaction from the start.
4th argument is if you want to include watch-only addresses.

$bitcoin->listtransactions("*", 100, 0, false);

Example output (note the category field):

"result": [
        "account": "",
        "address": "32NFcoB96ANoPnqycLH9WUd94o7bwRyq66",
        "category": "receive",
        "amount": 0.00385000,
        "label": "",
        "vout": 1,
        "confirmations": 24827,
        "blockhash": "000000000000000000250cffa73c2a08e64e53dab398ede3f38b1c30ae5c66ca",
        "blockindex": 317,
        "blocktime": 1529098309,
        "txid": "07b1d3fbc4d78d480d510264bb01bd390e81cda34dcb01e882e94adfa9355d10",
        "walletconflicts": [

        "time": 1529098115,
        "timereceived": 1529098115,
        "bip125-replaceable": "no"
"error": null,
"id": null
  • sorry but how can i categorise all transactions ? With above results its mixed transactions of send and receive .Also i cant get the total count of all transactions – Pankaj Kumar Dec 4 '18 at 9:16
  • 1
    You need to filter the result yourself by looking at the category. – Andrew Chow Dec 4 '18 at 16:49
  • Andrew but i can understand that i have to filter result , but one thing i cant understand that how can i count the total transactions , as there is no count attribute return by the listransactions rpc call – Pankaj Kumar Dec 5 '18 at 4:27
  • Andrew can you please check if the above logic is correct or not – Pankaj Kumar Dec 5 '18 at 6:21
  • As achow mentions you need to add that yourself. Create a simple loop and then check to see if category equals send or receive, then output your data as you like. – m1xolyd1an Dec 8 '18 at 6:30
    from bitcoinrpc.authproxy import AuthServiceProxy, JSONRPCException
import logging

CONN="http://%s:%s@%s:%s"%(RPC_USER, RPC_PWD,URL,PORT)
    rpc_connection = AuthServiceProxy(CONN) 
    while True:
        for tran in trans:                  
            if(tran['category'] == "receive"):
        if(len(trans) is 0):


except Exception as e:
    print (str(e))

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