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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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signed up in 2010-now trying to access [closed]

Back when I signed up with bitcoin and received 2 bitcoins, I haven't done anything with my account/wallet since 2010 is there a way for me to access my bitcoins or have they been lost, I still have ...