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bitcoin-cli sendrawtransaction gives odd error 16

When I submit the tx below with bitcoin-cli sendrawtransaction I get the error 16: mandatory-script-verify-flag-failed (Script evaluated without error but finished with a false/empty top stack ...
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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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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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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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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 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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How to combine separately signed inputs from different users?

With two separate signed raw transactions from two users, how would one go about 'batching' these manually (combining the inputs and outputs into a single transaction)? Is this a viable solution for ...
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How does the wallet prioritise keypool addresses imported via importmulti?

I want to use importmulti to import 100 addresses from an xpub descriptor. If I set keypool: true as one of the arguments the keys get added to the keypool. How does the wallet prioritise which keys ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to make Bitcoind commands

I am attempting to make Bitcoin-RPC commands in the Windows 10 terminal using Bitcoind from the Bitcoin Core. However, whenever I start C:\Program Files\Bitcoin\daemon>bitcoind the terminal hangs ...
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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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How can I run bitcoind and bitcoinclassicd on the same server? [closed]

I want to run full nodes for Bitcoin (bitcoind) and Bitcoin cash (bitcoinclassic). Here are the commands I'm using to run these nodes (I've renamed bitcoin classic tools to bitcoinclassic* and moved ...
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Bitcoind how to get my bitcoin cash [duplicate]

So our server has bitcond and we have bitcoin on it. How do we get our bitcoin cash?
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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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Bitcoin-cli balance minconf

When I use the getbalance command in bitcoin-cli and I set minconf to 1. Will it display the bitcoins with 1 confirmations and more? If this is true, what is a good amount of confirmations that will ...
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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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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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How to get total transactions on the network with RPC

I have seen no concrete answer to this question anywhere. I assume it is possible to get the total number of successful transactions on the bitcoin network using bitcoin-cli command because most ...
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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 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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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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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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getmininginfo vs getblocktemplate

I am interested in the difficulty right now. That is, the miners are working a block right now and they have a target. Both of the RPC commands "getmininginfo" (or "getdifficulty") and "...
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importmulti with BIP84 derivation always fails

I have been trying to test importmulti with BIP84 derivation like so: bitcoin-cli -rpcwallet=BIP84Test importmulti '[{ "desc": "wpkh([18734cbe/84'/0'/0']...
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Bitcoin core's estimatesmartfee gives same estimate on ECONOMICAL and CONSERVATIVE mode

I have observed this behavior several times before now, the commands bitcoin-cli estimatesmartfee 2 ECONOMICAL and bitcoin-cli estimatesmartfee 2 CONSERVATIVE give the same estimates. For example, ...
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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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Get OP_RETURN from bitcoin-cli

Is there a way to extract old OP_RETURN transactions from the commandline with bitcoin-cli or something? Something in the way of getAllOpRetFromBlock(345345) ...
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How to create descriptor watch-only wallet with bitcoin-cli in Bitcoin Core 0.21?

Using only command line (no GUI), how can I create watch only wallet based on descriptor and get first unused address? This is the descriptor: "wpkh([00000000/84h/0h/0h]xpub6DP....xyz/0/*)#...
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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 ...