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I'm trying to get the balance of a specific address in my PHP session, I currently have this:

<?php
  require 'header.php';
  include 'Includes/Bitcoin/easybitcoin.php';
  $bitcoin = new Bitcoin('user', 'password', 'localhost', '8332');
  $wallet = $_SESSION['UserWallet'];
  $balance = $bitcoin->getbalance($wallet);
?>
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<head>
</head>
<body style="font-family: sans-serif;">
  <b>Wallet address: <?php print_r($wallet); ?></b>
  <br />
  <b>Account balance: ฿<?php print_r($balance); ?></b>
</body>
</html>

Where the $_SESSION['UserWallet'] contains the bitcoin address, when I run this it returns an error, how does it work?

  • That is not how the getbalance RPC works. – Pieter Wuille Apr 7 at 23:02
  • Perhaps read the documentation before trying to make a product that handles other people's money. – Anonymous Apr 8 at 1:09
  • @PieterWuille What parameters are used? Can they be variables in any way? – frogman578 Apr 8 at 7:28
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To get the balance of something you need an account, which is best created dynamically with PHP. You would use the getnewaddress("echo uniqid()"); in PHP as an example of generating a new account for every user.

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