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Why bitcoind will shutdown after encryptwallet?

As mentioned in the bitcoin-cli document for encryptwallet command, bitcoin daemon will shut down after encrypting a new or unencrypted wallet. My question is about the reason for shutting the node ...
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Error parsing JSON in bitcoin-cli signrawtransactionwithkey

I have issues trying to sign a 2/3 multisig tx with the first private key. What am I doing something wrong or am I missing something for the arg? Command format: /usr/bin/bitcoin-cli -testnet ...
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Can not indentify accounts

I am trying to get balance of accounts and when running bitcoin-cli listaccounts I am getting the data look like this { "":0.81234545 } I wanted to know what is the "" and 0.81234545 and where my ...
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Get real fee per transaction

I am trying to get real fee per trasnaction. So I have an account whit balance 0.06940000 and have a second account with balance 0.00000000. To get current fee I have run the command bitcoin-cli ...
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Cant start bitcoind - “Block files have previously been pruned”

I installed bitcoin, following this instructions. I mostly used it with bitcoin-qt -testnet options, even made a few transactions in testnet. I am using the pruned mode. Now I want to run the ...
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Bitcoin-cli how to createrawtransaction without spending entire input?

Is there any possible way to create a raw transaction using Bitcoin-cli createrawtransaction API that doesn't require spending the entire input? What I'm doing now is consuming that entire input ...
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running live and test node simultaneously

it took me 4 days to fully synchronize my node, but its finally running and i can create wallets etc.. I wanted to experiment with some transactions on testnet, so need to either change my config or ...
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Bitcoin-cli createrawtransaction with 3 outputs example

Is this possible to do? I am trying to create a transaction with 1 input that will have 3 outputs. I tried: bitcoin-cli createrawtransaction "[{\"txid\":\"...
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RPC Wallet API methods “getblockhashes” was removed?

I'm testing RPC wallet API methods of Bitcoin 0.13.2, and I realized the method getblockhashes (method returns an array of block hashes for a specified block range ex: between two timestamp) cannot be ...
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Bitcoin-cli getbalance returning negative value

I am running: bitcoin-cli getbalance username 1 It is returning -37.01 How is it possible for an account to be negative? Is this a bug or do I need to add stricter security when performing a send to ...
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Label Sent Bitcoin Transaction [duplicate]

Is it possible to add a label to a sent bitcoin transaction using the bitcoin-cli?
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Estimate smart fee returns an error

I am trying to get current fee for per transaction. So running command bitcoin-cli estimatesmartfee 6 i am getting response lookl ike this { "errors": [ "Insufficient data or no feerate found"...
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Bitcoind running on external HDD trying to resolve cookie from default datadir

On Elementary OS Loki 0.4.1 I've downloaded and installed bitcoind as per the official guide from bitcoin.org . However, I in my case I don't have enough space on my internal SSD to store the whole ...
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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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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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Walletnotify hits twice, immediately

So I've read most of what is tagged with walletnotify, but haven't found a solution. I know walletnotify is supposed to run twice, one for the unconfirmed transaction and again, when it reaches 1 ...
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curl returns empty output when json-rpc

I am not able to get JSON-RPC response via curl. It seems like is not accepting requests. My bitcoin.conf rpcuser=USER rpcpassword=PASS server=1 rpcport=9332 Running daemon $ bitcoind -conf=~/....
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Confirm transaction in regtest mode

I'm testing some wallet features on regtest. Here's the sequence so far: cash-cli -regtest generate 101 cash-cli -regtest getbalance 500.00000000 cash-cli -regtest getnewaddress newAddress1 ...
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Question on getaccountaddress, getnewaddress, getAddressesByAccount

I would like to get some feedback. I am new to the bitcoin development and I don't want to misunderstand something important before I start designing the application. I am working on bitcoin online-...
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how to enable wallet in a confirmed node

I installed/compiled my Bitcoin Core RPC client version v0.16.2.0 and i used --disable-wallet flag. I think this is the reason I am seeing "Method not found" errors when trying to GetNewAddress how ...
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bitcoin-cli not stopping bitcoind

I tried stopping bitcoind using bitcoin-cli stop and got the following error. bitcoin-cli stop error: Could not locate RPC credentials. No authentication cookie could be found, and RPC password is ...
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Can I see which bitcoin node sent cli command

If I am running a bitcoin node, and for example I run a sendtoaddress cli command, is it easy for anybody to see what IP that command came from initially
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Can't connect to rpc.blockchain.info with bitcoin-cli

I'm trying to, given a bitcoin address, retrieve the last X transactions to this address. After researches, I found this to be an interesting solution, as I don't want to download and validate the ...
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How to broadcast transaction through Bitcoin-cli on public node

I have my Bitcoin WIF on a mobile application, and I want to use a Bitcoin-cli node running externally on a server to broadcast my transaction request from my mobile device. I cannot use SendToAddress ...
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64: too-long-mempool-chain

I am using bitcoind json rpc api to send bitcoin to multiple bitcoin addresses. I am using sendrawtransaction. When i have 24 unconfirmed payments sent from my account, i can't send anymore because i ...
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Bitcoin-cli how to get balance of a wallet on different node?

I am making a bitcoin mobile application, and I an trying to get the balance of a wallet that is on the mobile phone, from a daemon that is running on a separate node. The mobile wallet is connected ...
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Bitcoin-tx sign/redeem p2sh transaction (Unable to sign input, invalid stack size (possibly missing key))

I'm seeking help in redeeming a p2sh transaction using the standard tools from bitcoin core, e.g., bitcoin-cli or using directly the RPC commands via curl would also be fine. Creating the P2SH ...
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How to have my bitcoin-cli connect to an outside fullnode

I don't want to run a full node in my laptop. I rather want to install bitcoin-cli only and configure it to connect to an external full node. Is that possible? If so, two questions: where can I get ...
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bitcoin.conf does nothing for RPC calls

My problem i that I'm trying to communicate my python code with bitcoin-cli (Bitcoin ABC) and I'm suppose to set rpcuser, and rpcpassword on bitcoin.conf file on .bitcoin folder. Right? Well, when I ...
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get the real last block

I have this code: from bitcoinrpc.authproxy import AuthServiceProxy, JSONRPCException import logging rpc_user='-------' #User name is hidden rpc_password='-------' #Password hidden logging....
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get utxo at a certain chain height

I have the reference client running with a complete transaction index. Is it possible to get all UTXO for a certain height of the chain either via bitcoin-cli or some other tool?
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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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Easy way to compare bitcoin node block to total block, check sync status

I am familiar with bitcoin-cli getblockcount, but is there an easy way to compare this to the total block count to check my sync status?
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which indicates the correct total received bitcoins, blockchan.info or bitcoind [closed]

I'm trying to see how much bitcoins I've received via bitcoind's one method, getreceivedbyaddress specifying a certain address, and after knowing the amount of bitcoins, I soon realized that such as ...
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How can a miner know how many blocks mined by him? [closed]

I am working on an altcoin based on bitcoin-core, version 0.12.1 (this version including setgenerate). Is their an option for a miner to know (using bitcoin-cli) how many blocks mined by him (after ...
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How to get Coinbase Text for newly found block

Websites like blockchain.info and btc.com give Relayed By information to find who found the block. I can see coinbase text in the website https://coin.dance/blocks. Is it possible to get that ...
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Dump results from bitcoin-qt debug console to file

I would like to issue some commands in the Bitcoin-qt console and save their output to a text file (ideally, filter it before saving). Is there a way to do that, similar to how I would use grep and &...
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Serialized Block doesn't have all the fields of a Block

bitcoin-cli getblock 000000000003b9c88b8a4bf0bac7059913381bba300cdfddffc54a3d8c6e8105 false This command will give block related data in the form of Hex. This Serialized data doesn't contain certain ...
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Is there a way to disable a blockchain validation?

I installed Bitcoin Full Node on Raspberry pi 3b+. Blockchain sync is dead slow because of less CPU. I Guess blockchain validation is time/CPU consuming thing. Is there a way to disable the validation ...
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Check number of active peers a node has

I saw here that you can run bitcoin-cli getinfo to see the total number of connections that a node you're running is connected to. Is there a way to get this information remotely? For example, say I ...
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What is the difference between bitcoin core vs bitcoinj vs bitcoind vs bitcoinqt?

What is the difference between bitcoin-core vs bitcoinj vs bitcoind vs bitcoin-tx vs bitcoin-cli vs bitcoinqt? There are many github repo with different names around bitcoin. Can someone really help ...
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How to sign bitcoin transaction with 'bitcoind' and non-bitcoind-wallet private key?

I want to create and sign bitcoin transaction using only 'bitcoind' and 'bitcoin-cli'. I can create a transaction using createrawtransaction RPC API, but signing it using 'signrawtransaction' fails. ...
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bitcoin-cli not working

Whenever I try running some command like: bitcoin-cli getinfo The prompt just hangs and does not return anything, similar to SQL interface if you do not enter semicolon. Running only "bitcoin-cli" ...
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Bitcoin Core coin control via RPC (CLI)

Bitcoin Core introduced nice Coin Control feature accessible via the GUI client. To my surprise though, I don't see any obvious way how to make use of Coin Control via RPC/bitcoin-cli. How can I pick ...
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Bitcoind with -txindex=1 still no mempool transactions

I'm reading through Mastering Bitcoin and trying to follow along the examples. When I first initialized bitcoind, I set txindex=1 in my bitcoin.conf file. In a later example I was unable to ...
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bad-txns-nonstandard-inputs error after sendrawtransaction

I smashed my head over the table trying to send raw transaction and every time get the same error bad-txns-nonstandard-inputs. So, here is what I do: Get unspent transactions bitcoin-cli ...
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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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Ubuntu Bitcoin-cli fee problem

I have installed full node on ubuntu server to make a bitcoin payment processor like Bitpay. I have generated new address for each invoice with $bitcoin->getnewaddress(); As a result, it created new ...
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Is there a rpc/cli method for payment protocol in bitcoin-core?

I have a full node running bitcoin-core 0.16 bitcoind (not bitcoin-qt). Today I tried and failed to pay a bitpay "secure" payment protocol uri invoice via the cli. The uri was in the form bitcoin:?r=...