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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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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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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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How to stop another bitcoind service?

I created two bitcoind service in my server. First using default configuration, and second use new configuration. I am able to stop first bitcoind using bitcoin-cli stop, but the second bitcoind still ...
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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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getrawtransaction seems to only work for certain transactions

I am working through mastering bitcoin. I am confused by getrawtransaction. I would like to look at the first transaction in block 277316. from bitcoinrpc.authproxy import AuthServiceProxy, ...
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Encrypted bitcoin private key from bitcoin-cli

Hi I need to know the command which is used to generate encrypted bitcoin private key from bitcoin-cli (for a bitcoin address) so in future when that private key is used for import address in any ...
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Interpreting results from “bitcoin-cli getmempoolinfo”

A bit of a conundrum interpreting the results from "bitcoin-cli getmempoolinfo". Straight from https://chainquery.com/bitcoin-api/getmempoolinfo: getmempoolinfo Returns details on the active state ...
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How to generate valid BTC address to withdraw coins to

I set up bitcoind, and the complete blockchain is synced. I created a wallet, and I loaded the wallet. How can I generate an address to deposit BTC to? I tried bitcoin-cli getnewaddress and I get this ...
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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 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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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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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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What does it mean when a confirmed transaction gets reversed?

I am using bitcoin-cli to do verification of transfer. From the wiki, it mentions that a transaction has a higher confidence in confirmation after 6 blocks deep. However, a block that is put into the ...
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Transaction fee required by bitcoin-cli keeps increasing as I increase the fee

I am using bitcoin-0.13.0 and trying to send 0.035 btc to someone. ./bitcoin-cli [auth] sendtoaddress XXX 0.035 Error: This transaction requires a transaction fee of at least 0.00150835 because of ...
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How can I import an existing Blockchain.info wallet to bitcoin-cli?

I manage several accounts which I created via Blockchain.info for my webapp. I'm migrating to bitcoin-cli instead of using their API due to the high amount of calls I have to make. I'm a bitcoin-cli ...
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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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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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-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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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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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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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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What Do SegWit Addresses Look Like?

Probably a question that has been asked a lot before, but how do I know if an address I generate with bitcoind and bitcoin-cli is SegWit? I take the following steps to (attempt to) generate a SegWit ...
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createrawtransaction online

createrawtransaction is a bitcoin-cli command that generates a raw transaction given one ore more transaction ids and a list of Outputs, which are the destination amounts that will receive the funds. ...
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Most efficient way to calculate fee from getrawtransaction?

I would to get the fee when I search for a transaction using getrawtransaction, but the JSON-RPC does not return this. https://chainquery.com/bitcoin-api/getrawtransaction So to achieve this, my ...
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Need help to understand where bitcoin transaction has gone

I am new with bitcoin and I need some help from experienced members. I have a server with bitcoin core where we accept some payments and use bitcoin core as mercant. The problem is that we have got ...
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How to send btc from the specific address using bitcoin api?

I'd like to send bitcoin from the specific address to a address using bitcoin api. I used 'sendfrom' as follows. Each address "mqXhhivMPjeVvdVMR239EVDJiRGQUYcbDZ" and "...
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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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Bitcoin Core What default values should I pass for some positional RPC params in sendtoaddress

I am trying to use the sendtoaddress rpc method of bitcoin core. From the documentation I read that I can pass "estimate_mode" parameter to estimate a fee. However as I believe json rpc follows ...
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How do I get the addresses of input transactions using bitcoin-cli? [duplicate]

I noticed that the bitcoin-cli getrawtransaction does not show the addresses of input transactions. For example, I execute the following command. bitcoin-cli getrawtransaction ...
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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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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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Get hex string for a public address

If I want to watch a public address, I need the hex string for that address, because the importpubkey command only takes a hex input. How can I convert a base 58 address to a hex string using the ...
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bitcoin-cli getinfo error code: -28

OSX Sierra it seems all the other command bitcoin-cli working on my Mac, except, bitcoin-cli getinfo only always returns an error. $ bitcoin-cli getinfo error code: -28 error message: ...
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Is it possible to keep bitcoind running with the blockchain synced up to only a certain height?

I am currently using bitcoind to do some transaction analysis on a small part of the blockchain. However, after the local copy of the blockchain reaches the -stopatheight value, it quits. Is there a ...
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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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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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bitcoin-cli could not locate RPC credentials

I'm running a bitcoind 0.16 and it seem working, blockchain in sync etc.. I've used the "new" rpcauth, which is non deprecated so kind of referennce as explained here: https://github.com/bitcoin/...
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Can somebody show me a working gettxoutproof / verifytxoutproof pair?

Can somebody please show me a working gettxoutproof / verifytxoutproof pair, I am looking for the input used on bitcoin-cli or console window in Bitcoin Core to make this happen, and the outputs. For ...
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Could not locate RPC credentials Error

I am trying to follow the instructions in the following post: Check status of daemon When I try to run bitcoin-cli getblockchaininfo I get the following error: When I look for the configuration file....
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Bitcoin-cli -regtest getaccount, listaccounts, setaccount, method not found

I just setup bitcoind (0.18.1) and put it in regtest mode, I am trying to work with accounts, but the account commands are not found... setaccount jlroberts@mixerregtest:~$ bitcoin-cli -regtest ...
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Bitcoin-cli cannot estimate fees

I am trying to send transaction using bitcoin-cli but I am constantly getting: admin@XXXX:~$ bitcoin-cli sendtoaddress "XXXXXXX" 0.1 "" "" false true 5 "ECONOMICAL" error code: -4 error message: Fee ...
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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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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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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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Difference between account balance and the sum unspent transaction outputs

I have account in bitcoin-core (for example it's "maks") and there I have 0.00010884 BTC. getbalance "maks" 0.00010884 But when I get UTXO: listunspent 1 999999 [...array of addresses belongs to "...
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getblockcount is returning incorrect count

I am very new to bitcoin but finally managed to get it all installed and compiled. I am following along with Mastering Bitcoin. There is an example to use getrawtransaction as follows: bitcoin-cli ...
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Spend Segwit address output

I want to create a segwit transaction using bitcoind on testnet2. For this I created a P2SH-P2WPKH address as mentioned here and sent coins to it. Now, how do I create a segwit transaction to spend ...
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Why 'bitcoin-cli getreceivedbyaddress …' always returns 0?

I've already synchronized about 400.000 blocks, but every time I'm trying to get balance for specific address, e.g. first coinbase address - link: $ bitcoin-cli getreceivedbyaddress ...