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The Bitcoin-Core wallet provides a Command-LIne-Interface (CLI) that can be used to retrieve information from the wallet or to perform certain actions.

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importing data to a wallet as not watch-only

I am trying to use private keys, addresses, and public addresses I generated myself. (for educational purpose). I am working with bitcoin-cli by inserting the inputs I've generated myself. (in CMD) ...
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Can mediantime be used as a proxy for expected time of the most recently mined block?

I'm using Bitcoin Core CLI to get block info: .\bitcoin-cli.exe getblockchaininfo Among other things, this returns two items: "time": 1713464903, "mediantime": 1713461780, I ...
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bitcoin block chain - database - how to request / how to get status of an object? [NOOB]

I wonder about the bitcoin and blockchain. I think I have understand the purpose of a blockchain. (security/decentralisation) Ok we save transaction on blocks validate thanks to the proof of work. But ...
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Is there a method in the Bitcoin RPC API to view all transaction records of a given address?

I used the listtransactions method to get transaction records, but it returned an empty collection. Is it a configuration file problem or other reasons?
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Moving the entire directory to new location for Bitcoin Core CLI

I use Bitcoin CLI and not the QT one, when syncing i used a external SSD to store blocksdata in SSD, obviously noob me didnt know of datadir function Now my Chainstate, txindex are in roaming folder ...
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How to use Bitcoin Core GUI to view all transaction records of a certain address?

I want to implement this function: given a Bitcoin address, what should I do to view all transaction records of this address?
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Bitcoin Transaction

How to code a Bitcoin transaction, including the address creation feature in Rust ? Which crates we have to use? Any blogs or resources would be very helpful
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How do delete wallet with blank walletname?

I seem to have created a blank wallet at some point that looks like this: bitcoin-cli listwallets [ "", "mainwallet" ] How can I delete the "" wallet? It doesn't ...
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Recover bitcoin from wallet.dat from 2012 (probably not backed up properly)

Ok. So I have a bitcoin core wallet from around August, 2012. I don't think I backed it up "properly" in that I just copied the wallet.dat file, zipped it and stuck it in cloud storage. I ...
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Mempool not accepting transactions: 'reject-reason': 'insufficient fee'

I'm using Bitcoin Core, and for some reason, it doesn't want to accept transactions when I already have other transactions in the mempool, even if those transactions are using different UTxOs and they ...
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Raw Transaction decoding fails on signet but decodes fine in BlockCypher decoder

Type of transaction: p2wpkh transaction creating a multisig (p2wsh) on signet. Error:TX must have atleast one inputs. Output on online decoder { "addresses": [ "...
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Is it bad for a Bitcoin regtest address to have 1 as it's prefix

From the link below i read that it is dangerous for a Bitcoin regtest address to have 1 as it's prefix can someone explain why The link : Address starting with 2, what mode I am in?
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Create transaction and so on

Please explain to me what should be the procedure for working with a bitcoin-cli / RPC wallet. For example: Create a wallet Get a new address Sending BTC: creating a transaction, signing a ...
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How I can install Bitcoin Core Light Node (not Full Node) on a CentOs server?

How I can install Bitcoin Core Light Node (not Full Node) on a CentOs server? That I can use it with bitcoind and bitcoind-cli and RPC (https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Original_Bitcoin_client/...
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Tx Pending. CPFP, BumpFee or do nothing?

I have a stuck/pending tx - 14 hours. Its marked as RBF. I'm a bit below the median tx fee. (currently 67 sat/vB vs ~96 sat/vB). BitcoinFees seems to indicate I should get confirmed within 24 hours. I'...
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CLN config file unrecognized options

I'm trying to get CLN connected to a running Bitcoin Core node, but it is telling me I have unrecognized options in my config file. I thought the problem was that the data directory for the bitcoin ...
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How to make RBF with changed output address per CLI?

Please, can anyone explain to me how to make an RBF with changing the output address exactly? Which commands should I use for that? I tried to use the 'send' command to send the same amount with a ...
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Bitcoin-cli does not connect to bitcoind and cant execute commands no matter what

I have: server=1 daemon=1 in the config, bitcoind running as user as well as bitcoin-cli, no special config or anything - when I try to use bitcoin-cli it wont connect to 127.0.0.1:8332, bitcoind is ...
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Cannot import multisignature descriptor in Bitcoin Core

I created a multisignature address in regtest: ADDR_1=`bitcoin-cli getnewaddress "" "bech32"` ADDR_2=`bitcoin-cli getnewaddress "" "bech32"` PB1=$(bitcoin-cli -...
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Wallet transaction not confirming in blocksonly mode

I sent transaction with bitcoin-cli: bitcoin-cli sendtoaddress tb1q3qlv7k648hec866a0x395hq0h3sqcg2lrq5r0k 0.001 As an answer I've got transaction Id. But it still has no confirmation (a few hours). ...
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Listunspent does not return all utxos [duplicate]

I am using Bitcoin Core to get all UTXOs for watchonly imported addresses. The strategy is the following: I load a new wallet await client.execute("loadwallet", ["testwallet"]) I ...
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Building a CPFP raw transaction to confirm a force-closed Lightning channel [closed]

I am attempting to use bitcoin-cli createrawtransaction to build a CPFP transaction to pay for a low-fee channel close that has been unconfirmed for over a week. I have all of the details, i.e, txid, ...
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How to buy BTC with a non custodial wallet directly?

I apologize if this question does not make sense. But please correct me if I'm incorrect. If someone has a US Bank with a positive balance and has created a wallet using the bitcoin core "bitcoin-...
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Bitcoin node : importprivkey does not import all getnewaddress previously created

I have a problem with my bitcoin wallet recovery process. I have a wallet with thousand of address attached created with RPC method 'getnewaddress'. I would like to have a recovery process for this ...
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bitcoin rpc submitblock merkle root + raw tx (bad-txnmrklroot)

I wanted to test the submitblock rpc call in regtest but I seem to have some issues with the transactions I try to submit. I have the following raw transactions: ...
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Get utxos for an address without rescanning the whole chain

In order to gather the utxos for an address importdescriptors will rescan the blockchain. Is there another way to get all the utxos for an address / descriptor without having to rescan the block chain?...
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Understanding Bitcoin - Usage of Merkle Trees

I'm currently learning about the Bitcoin blockchain. I've come across the concept of Merkle trees in the context of Bitcoin. I understand that Merkle trees are used to verify the integrity of the data,...
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bitcoin-cli getrawtransaction not working as expected?

So I'm trying to set up a full bitcoin node. I compiled bitcoin core fine and I created a config file. I want to download the entire history of the blockchain, so I created a bitcoin.conf file in my ./...
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401 Unauthorized when try to connect to bitcoin-core using curl

The problem: I try to run a curl request but get 401 Unauthorized error. curl --user testuser --data-binary '{"jsonrpc": "1.0", "id": "curltest", "method&...
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Generate regtest blocks with Bitcoin-Qt

I'm prepping for a tabconf workshop and trying to make the simplest uX for workshop attendees. Using bitcoincore.org for binaries: The Mac dmg doesn't come with a bitcoin-cli like with Linux. It does ...
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Bitcoin core: How to get transactions data having block?

There's a verbose output of the very first block info: bitcoin-cli getblock 000000000019d6689c085ae165831e934ff763ae46a2a6c172b3f1b60a8ce26f 2 { "hash": "...
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How can I look at the genesis block raw txn?

If I try to look at the txn in the genesis block, I get: root@0eef0ed7601c:/home/bitcoin# bitcoin-cli getrawtransaction 4a5e1e4baab89f3a32518a88c31bc87f618f76673e2cc77ab2127b7afdeda33b error code: -5 ...
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timeout on transient error: Could not connect to the server 127.0.0.1:8332

I finished installing Bitcoin on a raspberry pi a couple days ago and have a problem. Everything worked fine yesterday (I was able to run bitcoin-cli commands just fine) but now whenever I run "...
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bitcoin-cli: Get transaction count of wallet without listtransactions

I am trying to find a way to get the number of transactions returned from the JSONRPC interface without relying on listtransactions. The reason for this is that if the wallet has too many transactions ...
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Is there a way to schedule bandwidth-intensive functions of bitcoind?

Some Internet service providers have different pricing at different hours. Is it possible to limit some functions of bitcoind to specific time ranges? ...especially initial block download (IBD) and/or ...
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walletprocesspsbt rpc not signing psbt tx

After extensive regtest testing I've been unable to reproduce this issue. This is a gist to regtest psbt commands that do work. https://gist.github.com/miketwenty1/ecb9acdbca858878f1856b75493fef4c ...
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Bitcoin core cli importdescriptors (miniscript)

I created a miniscript descriptor and wanted to see how it looked like in core(testnet). So i ran: importdescriptors "[{"desc": "wsh(or_d(pk([658b6bd9/44'/1'/0'/0]...
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Issue listing regtest wallets

Questions: Should it be assumed if you're testing with bitcoincore you should always have a separate datadir per version/bin? Based on weirdness below, (not being able to list regtest wallets), does ...
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How Can I find sat/vb of a given Txid using bitcoin-cli

I want to find the sat/vb of a tx in a mempool. I am using bitcoin-cli to do this. cmd = ['bitcoin-cli', 'getrawtransaction', txid, "true"] This is the command that I extrect the info of the ...
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bitcoin-cli WIF from xpriv, descriptor outputs clarity

Questions Is it possible for the bitcoin-cli command to extract WIFs from a ranged descriptor with a derivation path? If a descriptor is ranged it must have a xpriv key? If a descriptor has a xpriv ...
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How can I get the txids of memblock that will be confirmed in the next blcok using bitcoin-cli?

I want to get the txids of the (mem-pool 0 I mean the mempool block that will next to be confirmed) using bitcoin-cli. Basicly I want to get the txids in https://mempool.space/tr/mempool-block/0 this ...
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Sweep Taproot and native Segwit v0 coins in a single transaction using Bitcoin Core wallet

My goal Learn how to send an imported tr(wif) and wpkh() utxo in the same transaction. What I've tried I imported a WIF utxo containing a v1 segwit utxo. bitcoin-cli importdescriptors '[{"desc&...
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How to increase fee of existing transaction with bitcoin-cli

I have broadcast a trasnaction from my bitcoincli wallet using this command: ./bitcoin-cli sendtoaddress ADDRESSGOESHERE 0.1 The problem is, it has set the fee to a very low amount by default. After ...
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json parsing error with createrawtransaction with bitcoin-cli in regtest

I have been trying to use getrawtransaction to work with raw transactions in regtest and I have not been able to get it to parse correctly. the general format I am using is this. I am running this ...
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Bitcoin Core v23 using more inputs than necessary costing more fees

Bitcoin core v23 has been handling input selection just fine until the feeRate (in kvb) was set to "0.0005". It began aggressively consolidating inputs costing me more in paying for ...
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Testing pruning logic with bitcoind

I'd like to test pruning logic using bitcoind in regtest mode, however, given the nature of regtest, blocks are rather empty (if not fully). Is there any way of easily generating full blocks so the ...
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New resync after a complete reindex

After an error with LevelDB (corrupted) I did a reindex and after that bitcoind automatically start a new synchronization. This seems much faster some times, it started from genesis and in 1 hour it ...
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Retrieve address corresponding to pubkey using bitcoin-cli/RPC

We are using jgarzik/python-bitcoinrpc and in some cases curl to retrieve data from bitcoin core using RPC. However, for some txns where pubkey is used, bitcoin-cli/rpc gives no address in ...
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Mainnet node sync really slowly with 12 tb seagate external hdd says data rate is 6gb/s

Hi my node is syncing really slowly I have the datadir in an external hard drive connected through usb. Says the data rate for this seagate 12TB is 6Gb/s but the syncing is slow in comparison to when ...
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How to Sign Bitcoin Transaction from two or more children wallet in HD wallet

How can I handle a situation where I have bitcoin on two or more different wallets with a single phrase, how can I sign the two transactions to a friend. Example: I have 2BTC in a wallet address that ...
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