i've created a HD Wallet via (https://github.com/GemHQ/money-tree)

i would like to take the private key and throw that into my daemon so i can listen on incoming transactions and also transfer the funds to our coldwallet via RPC calls.

how do i create a wallet.dat via privatekey only so that my daemon can open it?

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You can use the importprivkey and importmulti RPC calls in bitcoin-cli to do this.

  • i figured out, it's more secure to not import the privatekey. just generate the adresses and put them on watchonly, so the wallet is just monitoring incoming transactions Commented Jul 1, 2019 at 1:24

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