Questions tagged [bitcoin-core-accounts]

refers specifically to the construct used for separately grouping addresses in one wallet in client software such as Bitcoin Core and its derivatives. Please DO NOT USE it on questions asking about accounts on other services.

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How does the 'move' command work?

I have so far enjoyed the experience of learning about Bitcoins, mining, etc. I've setup a bitcoin daemon in hopes of developing a few apps and services in the near future. However, there is one thing ...
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Recovering bitcoins after the owner's death

My Brother died in April and we believe he had a bitcoin account. Is it possible to find out how to recover/take over his accounts? I know this is a new form of currency but it seems odd there is no ...
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What can be done if Bitcoin is used for money laundering?

If a criminal uses Bitcoin to launder his funds, can the bitcoin network stop him from using Bitcoin? Can we close his account?
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Importprivkey's "label" - is it the same as an account?

The "importprivkey" API call allows one to import a private key and save it with a label. Is the "label" in the API call synonymous with an account used in the wallet?
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What is the difference between accounts and adresses?

What is the difference between accounts and adresses? As discussed in this question accounts are a component of bitcoin wallets, different from addresses. What are they? How do they work?
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Why does gettransaction report me only the receiving address?

Both on "send" and "receive" transactions, the command gettransaction gives me the account name, and the receiving address, ignoring the send address. Why should I care about receiving address in a "...
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Bitcoin - differences between address, account and wallet

I've been reading official BTC documentation and now I'm completely lost. Documentations is too tangled and written in unnecessary many words. They have: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Address https://...
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How does Bitcoin keep track of account balances?

I downloaded the latest bitcoin client and am waiting for it to connect. How does it remember how much money a person has? Do I create an account and the balance is associated with the account each ...
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Are "move" operations logged?

Are "move" operations logged somewhere in the wallet or somewhere else? If so, can the "move history" be retrieved, and how? edit: apparently the command listtransactions lists some move operations, ...
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What's the risk of publicizing a Bitcoin address?

What's the risk of public Bitcoin address, except person - account link is publically known. Or, is it preferable to have one such account?
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How do you delete an account in Bitcoin Core?

I am attempting to allow multiple bitcoin addresses to be created per account, but how can I delete them using the standard API? There doesn't seem to be a function for that. E.g. the acccount "Test" ...
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How address balance is calculated?

It does not seem practical to scan every transaction on a block chain to determine the balance for an account. As the block chain grows this seems even more difficult and resource consuming. Perhaps ...
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Can the sender of a MtGox code see which account the code is redeemed to?

In other words, if I receive a MtGox code and redeem it to my account, can the person who gave me the bitcoins, via the code, see that my account was the account that redeemed it?
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Negative Dogecoin Balances? [closed]

Through dogecoin-cli, I sent half the dogecoins I own to an external address. Now, when I call the listaccounts function, I get this: [root@web ~]# ./dogecoin-cli listaccounts { "" : -25001....
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How should webapps handle addresses/wallets?

There is a ton of bitcoin information, but it's hard to find up to date best practices for making webapps. I am very comfortable making secure webapps, and I'd like to start some bitcoin related ...
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Limits to the number of accounts?

I wonder: is the built-in accounts facility scalable enough that you can assign each newly minted address to a different account? Or am I going to run into hard limits, or a database that becomes too ...
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How safe is my USD deposit at Bitstamp?

With Mt.Gox probably going insolvent/broke in these days, how safe is my USD account balance with Bitstamp? Is Bitstamp as a company registered with some financial institutions? Are customers USD ...
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What are the special Ripple accounts ACCOUNT_ZERO, ACCOUNT_ONE, and root account?

What are the special accounts ACCOUNT_ZERO, ACCOUNT_ONE, and root account? It's not clear from the Ripple wiki what they are meant for. A little explanation would be nice. What makes these accounts "...
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How are off-chain transactions handled by bitcoind?

I'm trying to figure out how transactions are actually handled by bitcoind. I'm looking at the full list of RPC methods and there are missing documentation for some most interesting methods. move I ...
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How to spend bitcoins From Account and specify Fee

I am writing an application that uses bitcoin wallet accounts to specify what addresses belong to what user. I have been reading the documentation trying to find a way to spend Bitcoins specifying the ...
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Is it possible to have multiple accounts in MultiBit HD?

Is it possible to have multiple accounts within one wallet? Mycelium allows multiple accounts within one wallet, but I don't see how to do that within MultiBit HD.
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How to get coin address balance from *coind server?

Im running *coind on my local ubuntu box. I see that "*coind getbalance [account]" will get me the total balance of a user account. And thats good and that works fine. How do I get the balance of a ...
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"accounts" in bitcoin-qt

I've read (i.e. here https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Accounts_explained) about the concept of "accounts" in bitcoin. However I can't see how to create them in bitcoin-qt. How do I use accounts?
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Bitcoin wiki docs, account or address?

listtransactions [account] [count=10] [from=0] Returns up to [count] most recent transactions skipping the first [from] transactions for account [account]. If [account] not provided it'll return ...
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API: keeping account balance positive (+knowing in advance the transaction fee)

I'm using the json API. I need to keep all the account balances positive: I call getbalance first, check if it has enough bitcoins to proceed, and then move or sendfrom. This approach causes two ...
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How to preserve anonymity within Ripple?

The common practice for cryptocoins like Bitcoin is to limit address reuse to preserve anonymity. This is achieved by sending the "change" of a transaction to another address and using a unused ...
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Which crypto currencies have shortest payment address?

Different crypto-currencies have different lengths of payment addresses. For example, LTC address length is 34 case sensitive letters and numbers. NXT address length is 20 digits. Short payment ...
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How to open a corporate account on Bitstamp?

I am trying to open a corporate account on Bitstamp, but there are so many questions to answer, is there any easy way to get approved? How are you supposed to answer: Is your business regulated for ...
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How to send everything in a bitcoind account?

I have create an account in bitcoind, which has got some balance of 1.77 btc, I would like to send everything to another address that is an admin address, so is there any rpc method to send everything ...
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Cost of transfer from multiple addresses [duplicate]

Suppose I have an account with several thousand addresses, each having some BTC. I'm sending all my funds to another address. Will the transaction fees be proportional to the number of my addresses, ...
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Does the Ripple protocol allow listing an account's (address's) past transactions? If yes, is there a web site for this?

There are many well known sites that show balance and past transactions for a Bitcoin address, eg. blockchain.info, blockr.io etc. Does something like this exist for Ripple? Is this even possible with ...
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How can I ensure that bitcoind does not use unspent outputs for a given address?

With RPC calls to bitcoind, from separate (python) scripts, I'm: calling getnewaddress to set up a new key pair for a 'special' address, assigned to a distinct account (let's call this '...
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Bitcoind, Multisig, and the default account ""

I've been attempting to do transactions to and from a multisig address for a couple of days, but I'm finding that my default account "" keeps paying for things, even though I'm explicitly saying other ...
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Howto scale thousands of bitcoin accounts properly with bitcoind deamon?

It is said in the bitcoin wiki that: The accounts code does not scale up to thousands of accounts with tens of thousands of transactions, because by-account (and by-account-by-time) indices are not ...
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Can the change address be in a different account after using sendfrom <fromaccount>?

I made a sendfrom call specifying the fromaccount parameter. The resulting transaction created a change address which was not assigned to the account I specified. The address was not assigned to any ...
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Is there an alternative to salvagewallet that keeps account info?

I am using the accounts feature of bitcoind , if a wallet gets corrupted and bitcoind is started with -salvagewallet then the account information is lost. So, is there any built in feature that will ...
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How can get Bitcoin client API account(<account>) name

I have setup the BIK_php API of http://bitcoindevkit.com/ in PHP. Now, I am able to connect and generate new addresses, but when I am going to call some functions like getaddressesbyaccount, ...
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Separating user accounts in a wallet for a large scale web app

I'm planning to implement a web platform that maintains user wallet accounts and generally acts as a web wallet. They can deposit, withdraw and transfer coins.The number of accounts should be in ...
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why a website for buying bitcoins is asking for my CVC code [closed]

I am trying to create an account on coinbase to buy bitcoins (in france). But coinbase is asking for my cvc number while creating the account, not for a purchase. I am afraid for security issues, as I ...
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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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Creating an account system

I am using the bitcoind account system for my web app, but it doesn't work the way I want it to work. So I want to make my own account system in Laravel(probably opensource). The main reason for the ...
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bitcoin-cli remove an account

How i can remove an account created on my server? coincoin@localhost:~# bitcoin-cli listaccounts { "": 0.00000000, "first": 0.00000000, "perso": 0.00000000 } I juste want to delete "first" ...
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Is there a similar server like Bitcoin core that truly supports accounts?

Is there a similar server like Bitcoin core that truly supports accounts (and also RPC)? I was hoping for something like the ethereum geth node. where each account has it's address and individually ...
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Possible to move specific transaction from one account to another?

I'm running bitcoind (0.8.0) and I'm wondering if there's a way to "move" a specific transaction from account A to account B (without actually broadcasting a new transaction). I know about the "move" ...
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Does Bitcoin Core install well in PureOS following this tutorial?

I would like to install Bitcoin Core in PureOS distro. I was going to follow this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmMVoBgIzNc Will this work or do I need to take additional steps, like ...
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Transaction haven`t got [closed]

5 days ago some Pokerroom sent to my Bitcoin Core wallet a slight amount of bitcoin. I checked it on Blockchain, it's OK. But, unfortunately, still there is no bitcoins in my wallet. I've also sent ...
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Is it possible to use the RPC's Label feature in it's current state over the deprecated Accounts feature?

I'm doing my bachelor project in web development using Bitcoin RPC. At the moment it uses the deprecated accounts feature, but i'd really like to upgrade to using the newer label feature instead. ...
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Prompting an account name

I made an account "hello" in bitcoin daemon and wanted to run this. Whenever i put in hello when prompted, getac1 would return empty array; whereas, getac2 and getac3 returns addresses associated with ...
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How could I do everything manually?

I don't like asking coin base to create an account for me and having them give me my private key. How can I do all of this process myself? Either bitcoin or ethereum
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Regrouping accounts belonging to same user

I am analysing some BTC transactions for academic purposes. As part of that work, I would like to identify users with several accounts and regroup them under a single identifier. I have assumed that ...
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