Is it currently possible to calculate balance including UTXOs with 0 confirmations, for watch-only addresses?

getbalance "*" 0 true

includes utxos with 0 confirmations only if that address has private key in the wallet. Balance from watch-only addresses is added when corresponding UTXOs have at least 1 conf.

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No. Bitcoind requires at least 1 confirmation before a utxo amount is added to your watch-only address balance. Which makes sense, as it can still be trivially double-spent whilst it is not yet confirmed.

Related question: bitcoind sendfrom with minconf=0

  • Thanks! If I want that feature, I could implement it by using "listunspent 0", and summing amounts, am I right? Jan 21, 2019 at 9:21

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