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RPC getnewaddress error on v 0.20.0

I would like to new address generate with this command bitcoin-cli -testnet getnewaddress "adr1" "p2sh-segwit" but I get this msg: error message: Wallet file not specified (must ...
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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 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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Permission denied when attempting to backup wallet using backupwallet

When I call bitcoin@raspberrypi:~ $ bitcoin-cli backupwallet "backup.dat", I get the following error: error code: -4 error message: Error: Wallet backup failed! ~/.bitcoin/debug.log shows ...
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Difference between bitcoin-cli getnetworkinfo version and bitcoind --version

I tried to upgrade bitcoin core from 0.18.0 to 0.20.0. When I ask for the version through bitcoind bitcoind --version it prints Bitcoin Core version v0.20.0 but if I ask for the version through ...
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Problem making multisig PSBT on walletcreatefundedpsbt

I'm fighting with PSBT to do a 2: 2 multisig with bitcoin-cli on testnet. Those are the steps I follow: Create a multisig with bitcoin-cli createmultisig 2 "["pubkey1", "pubkey2&...
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Change difficulty using bitcoin-cli/bitcoind in regtest mode

Is there an RPC command which would allow me to generate blocks under a given difficulty? For instance, I would like to do something like this: bitcoind -daemon -regtest bitcoin-cli -regtest ...
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Stopping bitcoind on mac

One of my kids while learning more about bitcoin started bitcoind on my mac. Now I am unable to stop it. In my activity monitor, it shows a process named "bitcoind". I have stopped that ...
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Importaddress and conf

I'm wondering if its possible to add imported addresses into the bitcoin conf file. So, rather than calling the cli with importaddress, I would add the address to the conf file, with say, ...
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How to extract all the bitcoin addresses with bitcoin-cli?

I am trying to get all existing addresses on the bitcoin blockchain with bitcoin-cli. It seems that I can get addresses from vout that are of type "pubkeyhash". If the type of vout is "...
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Bitcoin Core private key import

I would like to import the private keys from a multisig paper wallet to Bitcoin Core. My aim is to convert the paper wallet to an electronic wallet and to be able to export the corresponding wallet....
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How is a multisig transaction transferred between multiple signers?

I'm trying to learn more about doing multisig transactions. The examples I've seen show the signing of the transaction with 2-of-3, or 3-of-3, where the signatures are added, essentially, at the same ...
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Does testmempoolaccept check all possible rejection rules?

Is there any rejection rule that testmempoolaccept will not check, or is it safe to assume that if it passes testmempoolaccept validation it will be at least broadcast? Mostly concerned about complex ...
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How to raise the bad-txns-vout-negative error?

I wanted to replicate the bad-txns-vout-negative error scenario. I tried the following but getting 'Amount out of range' only: Here is the command i tried: bitcoin-cli -named createrawtransaction ...
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signmessage and verifymessage CLI commands not accepting Address from getnewaddress?

I am trying the following commands on my v0.19.0.1 Core implementation: CLI signmessage $(CLI getnewaddress) <message> and the identical CLI signmessagewithprivkey $(bitcoin-cli dumpprivkey $(...
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What can I expirement with BitcoinCore on my own?

I have a simple faculty assignment where I have to do some experiments with transactions or experiment with the Bitcoin protocol or maybe with wallet code. Work on that assignment shouldn't last more ...
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In bitcoin-cli getpeerinf call what does "-1" mean as a "synced_headers" or "synced_blocks" value?

Sometimes I see this in getpeerinfo: "synced_headers": -1, "synced_blocks": -1, sometimes it's only synced blocks at -1. What does that mean?
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How to know the destination address of a multisig?

Run this command: bitcoin-cli getrawtransaction 56214420a7c4dcc4832944298d169a75e93acf9721f00656b2ee0e4d194f9970 2 You will see the first vout is a multisig as follow: { "value": 0....
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GetBlockChecked always returning genesis block?

currently I'm exploring Bitcoin source code and I tried to add custom function getblockvalue inside of blockchain.cpp. Purpose of function is to return sum of all transaction outputs inside of a ...
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Bitcoin V0.1 Not Connected

My Bitcoin V 0.1 says, "not connected" when I try to generate coins. I have ensured the port is connected through the firewall. Also, I have read that V 0.1.3 corrected this problem. However,...
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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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How do I start -testnet in -deprecatedrpc to test a script?

I hope all is well during our COVID-19 pandemic. My question: How do I start "bitcoind -testnet" in "-deprecatedrpc=signtransaction" mode? Do I simply start it the same way without ...
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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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What are best practices around toggling between multiple wallets in bitcoind?

I've created a couple wallets on Core to experiment with and want to dedicate one wallet as a live one. What is the best way to move between those wallets inside the command line? When I toggle to a ...
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Unable to make custom Bitcoin command

I'm writing a thesis on Bitcoin system and as a part of my assignment i have to explore Bitcoin-core source code. I 've downloaded the code, compiled it and manage to run it. However, I wanted to ...
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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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Is there any method to extract transactions for an bitcoin address which is not in my wallet using bitcoin core?

I have setup Bitcoin core and trying build an API to fetch all transactions under an address ( not in my wallet ). Bitcoin core RPC documention says that an address which is not in my wallet needs to ...
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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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Bitcoin core 0.19.1 RPC, 'sendtoaddress' not working!

Suppose this scenario: There are 2 wallets called wallet1 and wallet1 on the same node in testnet blockchain. wallet1 balance: 0.001 BTC wallet2 balance: 0 BTC I am trying to send 0.001 BTCs from ...
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Bitcoin Core 0.19.1 RPC "Move" command

I want to move some coins from a wallet to an other, so I found move command which is supported in Bitcoin Core 0.17.0 RPC but not in 0.19.1. Is any other command has been added instead of move?
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Send bitcoin with bitcoin core without syncing to network

I want to use bitcoin-core just for sending bitcoin from my address to another destination address. i don't need the huge history information of blockchain. In fact, I want to run a light-weight ...
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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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Create Custom script from bitcoind

I'm able to create multisig with bitcoin-cli with addmultisigaddress bitcoin-cli addmultisigaddress 2 '["'$ADDR_MITT_1'","'$ADDR_MITT_2'","'$ADDR_MITT_3'"]' But How can I add extra OP like CLTV or ...
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Regtest createmultisig Error: Invalid public Key?

As shown below, I generated 3 new addresses (Legacy I believe) in RegTest. I then try to create a multsig address from exactly these 3 addresses. What am I doing wrong, or is this unavailable in ...
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How can I get the bitcoin amount of an bitcoin address which doesn't belong to my wallet?

I am trying to make a query about a bitcoin address's btc amount. As I've read, getreceivedbyaddress rpc command can only be used for the addresses of a wallet that one owns and that command is ...
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How to reduce number of inputs in bitcoin transaction?

We have a bitcoin node running on a server which we use to generate addresses to receive small payments from the users. We receive tons of small payments daily right now and then we are using the same ...
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Why keys generated in Bitcoin Core mismatch that from online generators despite using the same seed?

I have the following problem in Bitcoin Core. With this command: echo carpet begin bacon master draft fortune food cherry cage axis vault clown | \ bx mnemonic-to-seed | \ bx hd-new -v 70615956 | \ ...
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How to add a second user with SSH access to my Ubuntu PC running Bitcoin Core?

I have a friend who is interested in learning Bitcoin CLI, and I told him I would look into giving him access to my node - in a non-destructive way - perhaps testnet only ? Totally trust this person, ...
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How To Get Master Fingerprint

say I have master private key from dumpwallet command: extended private masterkey: tprv8ZgxMBicQKsPdcg8UJAGEEQM6zQgyxgXXXXXXXX from there, I derived child key using bx hd-private command $ xprv=...
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How is someone not able to steal my bitcoin with Dumpprivkey command?

In an online course the instructor told us that anyone can find the private key of a wallet by using dumpprivkey(address), address being the address that is created from the key (which is public in a ...
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Is there a way to allow use of unconfirmed RBF outputs in transaction building?

Bitcoin Core seems to not consider unconfirmed outputs that are marked replaceable in input selection. Is there a way to override this protection and allow use anyway? The transaction is created using ...
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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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The result of bitcoin-cli getpeerinfo command

When I type bitcoin-cli getpeerinfo in shell, conspicuous property of the result are addr and addrlocal addrbind. 14.xx is my address and others are peer's address. I know that Bitcoin client can do ...
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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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Does getblockcount return the correct block count when running in prune mode?

I am currently running a bitcoin node with prune=550. The getBlockCount from $ bitcoin-cli getblockcount does not match https://blockexplorer.com/api/status?q=getBlockCount. As I understand it, the ...
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How do you run one daemon for multiple users?

I have installed Bitcoin v0.18.1 as user1. Everything is fine, but now I need to let user2 access the same run so he can use bitcoin-cli as well. However, once I log into the VM instance as user2 I ...
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-fallbackfee option in sendtoaddress

I'm trying to send some bitcoins using bitcoin-cli API, but bitcoin core tells me that Fallbackfee is disabled. How can I set a value for fallbackfee? I've tried to specify it like 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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My first full node - no bitcoin.conf

So I am in the process of downloading the blocks after installing bitcoin on my ubuntu server. I have followed the guide on https://bitcoin.org/en/full-node. Everything is working correctly. Blocks ...

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