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How do you import an xprv using descriptors and importmulti?

I have figured out how to import an xpub, but when i use getdescriptorinfo on an xprv: getdescriptorinfo "wpkh(...
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How to use deriveaddresses via a curl command

I am trying to use curl via SSH to utilize the deriveaddresses bitcoin-cli rpc command. let descriptor = "wpkh(...
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Issuing bitcoin-cli commands via terminal

I am having issues utilizing bitcoin-cli via terminal. For example: DIRECT-8A-HP-OfficeJet-4650:~ peter$ bitcoin-cli deriveaddresses "wpkh(...
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bitcoin-cli deriveaddresses always returns an error

I am copying and pasting the example from the bitcoin-cli help: deriveaddresses "wpkh([d34db33f/84h/0h/0h] ...
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Check when transaction was added to the mempool?

I know how to check when a specific transaction was included in the block. But how do I check when my bitcoind node first saw it? I would like to estimate for how long the transaction stayed ...
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Can a BIP39 12-word mnemonic be used to restore a wallet through bitcoin-cli?

I could not find documentation on using a 12-word BIP39 Mnemonic to restore a wallet through bitcoin-cli. It seems that importprivkey might be the right RPC call but when I provide the 12 words, it ...
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Create a transaction spendable in a specific block height

I am new in Bitcoin and I try to create an address in Bitcoind and send a transaction that the amount will be spendable in a specific height of the blockchain. Here is what I have done: privateKey = ...
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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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Bitcoin Core 0.17 sethdseed then dumpwallet how to recompute extended private masterkey?

Using bitcoin-cli -datadir=X sethdseed true "WIF_KEY" the current wallet within datadir is updated Then, using bitcoin-cli -datadir=X dumpwallet my_dump.txt shows a fresh new # extended private ...
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Bitcoin Core change derivation path with getnewaddress cmd 0.17

As I'm building a simple HD wallet, I would like to use bitcoin core regtest. My goal is to setup a testing flow where I could have constant seeded address each time I use bitcoin-testnet-box, so that ...
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Is their a way to use Bitcoin's Testnet/LN Testnet within CLI without downloading Bitcoind?

I'd like to start working with Bitcoin's & Lightning's Testnet but don't want to download bitcoind on my current computer.
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estimatesmartfee outputs very different results

Around block 564815 (2019-02-26 23:40 UTC), the mempool was empty. I noticed that my two nodes are giving very different estimates for transaction fees to be used: Node 1 Version: 17.1.0 Number of ...
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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 ...
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Bitcoin curl no reply

Hi I have made a curl to my server but get no reply . What am a missing rpcuser=rpcusername rpcpassword=rpcpassword rpcauth=rpcusername:generatedkey daemon=1 server=1 rpcport=8332 rpcbind=0.0....
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How to Send BTC from vmnode address to local address using privatekey in testnet?

I created two bitcoin address in VM nod as well as local and dump privatekey for both addresses by using "dumpprivkey" command. Is there any posibitity to send BTC from bitcoin address which is ...
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Does bitcoind store timestamp at which private key was imported?

If we import a private key using bitcoin-cli importprivkey <key>, is there anyway to find out when the import was done? I am hoping a timestamp is included.
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How do I backup my wallet with bitcoin-cli over RPC?

hendry@knuckles ~ $ bitcoin-cli backupwallet /home/hendry/backup.dat error code: -1 error message: boost::filesystem::status: Permission denied: "/home/hendry/backup.dat" Reddit couldn't help me ...
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Can't use bitcoin-cli commands, error message says “could not connect” from localhost

I am simply trying to run bitcoin-cli getinfo on the same machine that my bitcoin node is running on (with bitcoind -daemon) my bitcoin.conf file is as follows: server='1' rpcuser='username' ...
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Passing a wallet to rpcwallet in bitcoind JSON RPC

I want to set a wallet as default wallet in the commands that run with json-rpc calls. the -rpcwallet=blah sets the blah wallet as the wallet which command will run on it; how can I simulate the ...
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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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bitcoin-cli JSON-serialized error output

Is there a way to make bitcoin-cli output JSON-serialized errors? For example if I do bitcoin-cli getblock foo the output is error code: -5 error message: Block not found I want the output to be ...
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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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how to split transactions based on send and receive Json rpc bitcoin

I am creating new wallet for bitcoin and want to know how we can get the separate list of send and receive transactions using JSON rpc. I cant see any method for json rpc that give list of send and ...
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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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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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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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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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Bitcoin sendfrom and sendtoaddress

I am using bitcoin daemon in my system to get and pass btc to users. So now I want to pass some btc to another users but I can not understand what is the difference between sendfrom and sendtoaddress. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Manage multiple users wallets for web wallet service

This already summaries the issue I'm currently trying to figure out to calculate the transaction fee to prevent negative balance. (testnet) I tried using createrawtransaction answered. When I tried ...
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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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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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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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“mandatory-script-verify-flag-failed (signature must be zero for failed check(multi)sig operation)”

I forked the openwallet-android so that I could add my coin - (placeholders) placeh.io. The openwallet-android connects to electrumx server. I am able to get my chain to load correctly in electrumx ...
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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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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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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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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?