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How to segregate wallet from bitcoin core | Run multiple wallets in different servers on one centralized bitcoin node

I am running bitcoin full node in a centralized server. I have many web applications running in various places. I want to connect this web applications with centralized full bitcoin node. How to ...
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bitcoin-cli - “error: couldn't connect to server” [solved as per comment]

I have bitcoind 0.13.1 running on a Raspberry Pi. I can see it on the bitcoin network using bitnodes.21.co but I can't connect to it locally with bitcoin-cli. My bitcoin.conf is: rpcuser=xxx ...
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Electrum via command-line: can generic blockchain info be requested?

For example can I ask the Electrum client via it's API what the height or version of the latest block is? Looking through the docs all I currently see is wallet commands.
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bitcoin-cli very slow to respond to RPC calls (Raspberry Pi)

Running Bitcoin 0.11 on Raspberry Pi 2 (Quad core 900MHz 1GB RAM, 128GB Flash Drive for blockchain, 8GB SD Card for OS and software). Blockchain is fully synced, 13 connections. In htop, I see I'm ...
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Why can't a user import keys to the keypool for a blank wallet?

I am creating a blank wallet with the intention of adding keys to the keypool but get an error keys can only be imported to the keypool when private keys are disabled Why? It would be beneficial for ...
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vout value in createrawtransaction

I have been following the Bitcoin Core tutorial on creating a simple raw transaction from an offline computer using the CLI. The part on createrawtransaction indicates that the raw transaction should ...
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Mempool filled with 14KB transactions, tons of inputs, 0.15 mBTC fee

With the blockchain experiencing extremely high transaction volumes (most blocks at the 1MB size limit), I am interested in studying the "backlog" of transactions in the memory pool on my own full ...
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Bitcoin-cli 0.19.1 Wallet not Sending from Addresses with Closest Amount?

I have a weird issue that I thought was fixed a few years back with Bitcoin wallet to reduce fees. I guess not, or I am missing something... My wallet received a transaction for the amount of 0....
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CLI tool to sign a transaction using a private key in an offline computer

My Problem Consider an offline computer that has a list of private keys for bitcoin addresses. The computer has some flavor of Linux installed on it, so it can run common CLI tools and Python scripts. ...
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Can a 0 confirmation Bitcoin Core change output be spent?

I have a Bitcoin Core wallet which has a utxo which I spent from, in a transaction where around 1% was sent to an external wallet address, with the ~99% change output remaining in the wallet, sent to ...
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Getting “N5boost10filesystem16filesystem_errorE” error when running bitcoin-cli

Backstory I'm running Bitcoin Core 0.20.1 on a Raspberry Pi 4 (running Raspberry Pi OS standard). It's just a standard install of Bitcoin Core, I built from source and installed into /home/pi/.bitcoin ...
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bitcoin-cli how to verify balance

I've read that addresses alone are a "confusing" way to think about "where" bitcoins "are". Nonetheless I was formerly (2018) able to correlate what I got from bitcoin-...
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listunspent rpc/cli command doesn't seem to list unspent unconfirmed transactions for watch-only addresses

I am unable to list unspent unconfirmed transactions for watch-only addresses. Once the transaction gets at least 1 confirmation it gets included in the returned result. This is the command I am ...
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RPCConvertValues() call error

I'd like to call RPC programmatically, instead of using bitcoin-cli. when I call the function RPCConvertValues(), it always raise error RPCConvertValues() is defined here : https://github.com/...
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How to add money to my Bitcoin Wallet and send my first Raw Transaction with OP_RETURN using bitcoin-cli

Background So after reading these two articles (Learning Bitcoin from the Command Line and Mastering Bitcoin), I am trying to piece together how I can get my first transaction with OP_RETURN data ...
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Why is getdescriptorinfo returning an error “Invalid descriptor (code -5)”

I am using Bitcoin Core bitcoin-cli with getdescriptorinfo like so: curl --data-binary '{"jsonrpc": "1.0", "id":"curltest", "method": "getdescriptorinfo", "params":["sh(multi(2,[3c60330a/1]...
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How to fill in the subtractFeeFromOuputs field in fundrawtransaction

I am attempting to use fundrawtransaction, but I am a bit confused on how to populate the subtractFeeFromOutputs field... "subtractFeeFromOutputs": [(json array, optional, default=empty array) A ...
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Why am I getting error: “Signature must be zero for failed CHECK(MULTI)SIG operation” when using signrawtransactionwithkey

I am using descriptor based importmulti like so to import a 2 of 3 HD multisig cold storage wallet into my node: curl --data-binary '{"jsonrpc": "1.0", "id":"curltest", "method": "importmulti", "...
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Why does bitcoin-cli not know about working directory of bitcoind?

I have a /ect/systemd/system/bitcoin.service with the following content and I am wondering, why bitcoin-cli getinfo tells me about a configuration file elsewhere: error: Could not locate RPC ...
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bitcoin-cli is not using port specified in config

I have setup a bitcoin node in regtest mode with custom config and datadir. I start bittcoind with command: bitcoind -conf=bitcoin-demo.conf -regtest -datadir="testdatabtc" -daemon My bitcoin-...
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how do I mark coins spent in invalid blocks as unspent?

I was just testing bitcoin (v17) in regtest mode with the local, built-in wallet. If I send money to an address (I don't own), generate 1, and then invalidate that block, the local wallet does not ...
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Specified data directory does not exist - but it does…

anyone ever had a similar issue where the directory exists but bitcoin-cli isn't recognizing it? Perhaps this is related to me setting the folder up as a symlink to my external HDD? Thank you! ...
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Paying to one address using inputs from multiple addresses under same seed

I am using bitcoin core and I was wondering. If I make a bitcoin payment using bitcoin-cli which has about 50 addresses registered to it. If the payment is for 1 BTC and I pay from the address A1 (let'...
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RPC Command to send from multiple accounts to one account (default - “”) in same wallet

I have small amounts in multiple accounts in the same wallet. I want to send all of them to default account (usually named as ""). Is their any RPC command available for this scenario? Thanks in ...
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Is there a “print to file” parameter or its equivalent for bitcoin-cli; so that results from the daemon are recorded

Is there any way to "print to file" the queried results of the bitcoin-cli. This would be most helpful in my basic cross platform integration of a program I am making with QB64.
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getblockchaininfo timeout using API only

Thanks in advance. If I call getblockchaininfo through bitcoin-cli it just works. It might take a while but it works all the time. If I call it from within a Python Script from bitcoin.rpc import ...
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Bitcoin-cli using getblock to retrieve historical data

I have recently set up a bitcoin node using bitcoind and want to perform some historical queries on the blockchain using getblock with verbosity set to 2. I am using the default bitcoin.conf file but ...
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Bitcoin RPC - settxfee specific amount rather than based off transaction size?

How am I able to use the "sendfrom" command with a specific amount of 0.0005 BTC as fees no matter how small or big the transaction is in bytes? settxfee is based off fees per bytes.
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“Error: Invalid RPC method” when i try to create block in regtest mode

I use Ubuntu. After i run bitcoind -regtest -daemon I tried to create blocks by running command: bitcoin-cli -regtest generate 101 And it returned error like this: Error: Invalid RPC method ...
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Transaction instantly rejected trying to send from bitcoin-cli

Trying to send bitcoins with this command: bitcoin-cli sendfrom accountdos 1HC...kgT 0.03233376 1 I get this error immediately: The transaction was rejected! This might happen if some of the coins in ...
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How can I pass Multiple addresses in Move command

I have to pass multiple addresses in move command but I am not able to pass as it is not accepting more than one wallet address Is there is any another way to move the balance to multiple addresses.
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How do I get the signature and how do I apply it onto my transaction using bitcoin-cli?

Guide link: https://comit.network/blog/2018/06/23/connect-all-the-blockchains/ For context I'm following a guide I found online about how to create a HTLC (Hash-time lock contract) and have it work ...
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-regtest generate 101 not working

when I type bitcoin-cli -regtest generate 101 in the powershell it gives me this error: PS C:\Program Files\Bitcoin\daemon> ./bitcoin-cli -regtest generate 101 error code: -32601 error message: I ...
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Allowip block local cli command?

I am new to bitcoin node, recently I tried to running my node with rpcbind and rpcallowip, with the setting of rpcbind and rpcallowip, I am not able to stop the node with locall cli... error: server ...
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Difference between createmultisig and addmultisigaddress on v 0.20.0?

What is difference between createmultisig and addmultisigaddress? I ran 2 methods for 2 same bitcoin address on bitcoin-cli but gives different addresses as multisig to me. the results are as follows: ...
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Transactions with Bitcoin Mockup/Method

As I haven't got many resources I am unable to test this method however before I spend the time investing in servers and such, I would like to show my idea as to how I will be handling a payments ...
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Bitcoin-cli transaction viewing

I am attempting to create my own Bitcoin API for a website I have been building over the recent years and I need some sort of transaction system to handle payments with Bitcoin. I currently own a ...
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Getting “Invalid or non-wallet transaction id” error on transactions definitely from wallet

Very recently (within the past hour), I've been unable to get transactions for wallet addresses. It also returns 0 received when running getreceivedbyaddress and entering an address that I've ...
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How to manually compute a descriptors checksum?

In the docs it says: The checksum for a descriptor without one can be computed using the getdescriptorinfo RPC. I would like to build a recovery tool where many descriptors are imported, calling ...
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Problems Setting a Transaction Fee on a Per Transaction Basis Bitcoind

I've spent hours and hours trying to find a solution to this problem, with no success. Using Bitcoin Core on a Linux machine, so using bitcoin-cli to process commands back to the daemon. Here's what ...
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Parsing JSON in bitcoin-cli

I am learning the Bitcoin-cli, and when I run a command like getbalances, I get a JSON with "mine" and "watchonly". Is there a way i can only return the watchonly portion? My broader question is can I ...
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Will bitcoind import private keys for multi-sig descriptor with watch-only flag set to true?

I am importing a "warm" multi-sig quorum into bitcoind using importmulti like so: {"jsonrpc":"1.0","id":"curltest","method":"importmulti","params":[[{ "desc": "sh(multi(2,[eb2d2f9e/44'/1'/0']...
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bitcoin-cli decodescript wrong output

If I try to get info in genesis block, there is 1 tx: "scriptPubKey": { "asm": "...
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Getting blockhash using bitcoin-cli command in shell

Currently, my node is syncing blocks and tip(height) is 230000. At this point, if I use command bitcoin-cli getblockhash 230000, the return information will be successful but, if I use bitcoin-cli ...
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Sent some testnet Bitcoin to Bitcoin Core wallet but balance is still zero

I got the testnet Bitcoin address with this command: bitcoin-cli -testnet getnewaddress And here is the Bitcoin address: 2NDtNjDbEiNiKDuAnwyKBmRPQ49NNpesdhE As you can see in blockchain there was a ...
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bitcoin-cli getbalance does not match balance with bitcoin-cli listtransactions

version of bitcoin-cli 0.17.1 when I try bitcoin-cli getbalance I get balance 0.00010471 BTC when I try bitcoin-cli listtransactions "*" 1000000 >aaa.txt and then calculate SUM(receive) -...
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How do I determine the descriptor of a given Extended Public Key?

I am trying to run the bitcoin-cli getdescriptorinfo on a ypub... extended public key. Every time I do this I receive the message: error code: -5 error message: Invalid descriptor How can I ...
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Bitcoin-cli transaction fee reset

How do you reset the txfee after you successfully did the transaction? I mean, getting it back to "automatic fee"?
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banning nodes through bitcoin-cli in Windows

I'd like to use Greg Maxwell's banlist for my Bitcoin node in Windows. When I enter the commands however, I receive the following error message for every bitcoin-cli command: bitcoin\bin>bitcoin-...
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How find own address in testnet using bitcoin-cli?

I have bitcoin-core installed, I am running it in testnet mode. Now if I want to fund my wallet, I need to know the receiving address. How do find my receiving address, so that I can fund it and then ...