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Questions tagged [bitcoin-core]

This tag should be used for questions pertaining to Bitcoin Core. Bitcoin Core is an MIT-licensed Qt 5 GUI application for the original Bitcoin codebase. Additional/previous names include "Bitcoin-Qt", "Satoshi-Client", and "Standard Client". This tag should be used when referring to the Bitcoin Core software.

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Missing Bitcoin in Bitcoin Core-Qt after -Zapwallettxes [duplicate]

I had posted a similar question, but wanted to remake as I figured out some things that are not the issue. I used the -zapwallettxes command to allow me to resend a transaction with a higher fee. ...
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Running bitcoin node with already verified blockchain

I'm following this guide https://stadicus.github.io/RaspiBolt/ to setup a bitcoin full node on my new raspberry pi. I already downloaded and verified the blockchain on my host machine. I also pruned ...
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Could not connect to Bitcoin RPC server outside local host using bitcoind-0.18.0

I upgrade bitcoin core from 0.16.3 to 0.18.0, But I can not connect to RPC server outside local host. I use the following parameters as bitcoin.conf: testnet=1 server=1 daemon=1 rpcallowip=0.0.0.0/0 ...
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Installation of Bitcoin Core 0.18.0 on Ubuntu 18.04.2 error

I used "sudo snap install bitcoin-core" and it appeared to install fine except I get the error: "Failed to launch 'Bitcoin Core' Desktop file didn't specify Exec Field." Did I do something wrong? ...
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Bitcoin 0.18: how to send bitcoin from one address to another using Bitcoind?

To transfer bitcoin from one account to another address, we have used sendfrom method and which got deprecated in the latest version Bitcoin 0.18.0 Bitcoin sendfrom method On reading the document of ...
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Missing btc after -zapwallettxes and blockchain rescan

I sent a transaction in Bitcoin Core and realized that the fee was too low. I waited a few days to see if it would confirm and then wanted to try something else. I read that starting bitcoin core with ...
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Signing multisig raw transaction is returning error “JSON value is not a string as expected”

I am trying to sign a multisig unsigned raw transaction but keep getting "JSON value is not a string as expected", I am stumped and have tried many variations. Can anyone point out what I am doing ...
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Issue with sendrawtransaction missing inputs error code -25

Working with Bitcoin-qt 0.16.3 testnet Attempting to sendrawtransaction, however, receive following error: Missing inputs (code -25) From what I have read, this results from attempting to use ...
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Bitcoin Core Blockchain Sync Fatal Internal Error - Corrupt Block - Linux

I'm trying to perform the IBD on Bitcoin Core 0.18 and I continually receive "Fatal Internal Error" at seemingly random intervals, closing bitcoin-qt and preventing me from fully syncing. Farthest I'...
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What happens when i change the encryption password of Bitcoin-Core wallet

What happens when i change the encryption password of Bitcoin-Core wallet? Is first pass lost forever , where is it saved - on the blockchain or on the wallet.dat file? What if encrypt wallet with ...
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Bcoin vs Bitcoin Core: query your node to list transactions of any address

I am trying to set up a Bitcoin node. It should be possible to query the node through JSON RPC to get a list of all transactions (including UTXOs) of any Bitcoin Address, which doesn't necessarily ...
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Why does importmulti not support zpub and ypub?

As far as I can tell importmulti does not work with zpub/ypub. Why not? FWIW I prefer only to deal with xpubs, but I am curious.
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Cannot connect to Bitcoin JSON-RPC Server [duplicate]

I have just started getting my hands dirty with Bitcoin and I have successfully setup a pruned node on a Linux server but I can't seem to connect to this node from my Dev environment. I keep getting ...
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GekkoScience Compac+Raspberry Pi+bfgminer+Slushpool+Bitcoin core

I have installed bitcoin core on my laptop and I have created a slushpool account. Then I have installed bfgminer on my RPi3 using the following commands: sudo apt-get install autoconf libtool uthash-...
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How to import multi sig using importmulti correctly?

I create a 2 of 2 with createmultisig using 02254aba14091e45a9067fbe5b225b3863d1c49650226d583dcede06a7c33f8613 and 02ad64a03b7fc53c02f68eac04743b819bfeeabe6ca7007f473dbaf7c3570f5dc9 pubkeys. I then ...
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listunspent bitcoin core command returns the address as String while getrawtransaction addresses are array

this answers why vout.scriptPubKey.addresses is an array, then why the address in listunspent response is a String? Do you know any transactions in the blockchain have multi addresses in the vout?
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How to get input address and amount from vin using bitcoin core rpc

I am trying to find details of every transaction using bitcoin core rpc. First, I using bitcoin-cli getblock to get the block data, then use bitcoin-cli getrawtransaction to get the transaction ...
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Bitcoin TX decode failed while sending to a the network(regtest)

I have created a signature manually (referring the signature output formats in bitcoin-cli). But i tried to send the same to the network I am getting error code: -22 error message: TX decode ...
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How long are orphaned or stale blocks kept in bitcoin core nodes memory?

If there was a chain reorg, for example: Blockchain: 0a---1a---2a---3a becomes... 0a---1a---2b---3b How long are blocks 2b and 3b kept in memory on the node? If I query the node for block 2b ...
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RPC call to get unconfirmed balance on a watch only wallet

We have a bitcoin core client running on a production machine. This machine cannot have the private key so each address is added as watch only. So far it has worked perfectly, but recently we need to ...
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Difference between Bitcoin and omni layer [closed]

I am really confused on bitcoin core and omni core. I have several doubts, regards this, it is possible to use bitcoin node for omnicore. can we use the bitcoin address for usdt. if we can, how to ...
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Is there any full node software for bitcoin with serious wallet functionality? [closed]

I'm looking for a bitcoin software with a full-featured wallet functionality and running a full node, but I cannot find any. Bitcoin Core does run a full node and the network capabilities are great, ...
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Original Bitcoin (Core), how did it generate private key?

I'm a newbie at this, but I have a question. How did the original Bitcoin (Core) v0.1 program generate random private keys? I was hoping for the exact source code or at least a good description of ...
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What are the downsides of integrating accumulators like utreexo to bitcoind?

Inspired by the discussion in this question I wonder what would be the downsides of adding accumulators like utreexo (paper at: https://eprint.iacr.org/2019/611.pdf) to bitcoind? On the positive ...
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If you download the bitcoin blockchain via a torrent, can you then prune it?

I want to get started as quick as possible and it seems torrenting is the fastest way, but I'm curious if I can then prune?
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Could any one show me how to get pubkey in Bitcoin Core?

I am new in Bitcoin Core, and I want to get my public key. Could anyone please show me how to get the pubkey?
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How to rebuild the balance of a Bitcoin address using bitcoin

As from the title of the question. I'm using these biconij 0.15.2 and following jar libraries: guava 0.28 bcprov-ext-jdk15on slf4j-2.0 and have downloaded all the full node blockchain Bitcoins. I ...
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Bitcoin Core `getaddressesbyaccount` method not found (-32601)

On macOS Mojave I have a full bitcoin node synced using bitcoind. I want to get the public address of the default account (i.e. the empty string ""). So I run bitcoin-cli getaddressesbyaccount "" ...
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Bitcoin core crash during IBD

I've been running bitcoin core on an android device (nexus 5x) and emulator, and sync on testnet always fails at around 3% progress the last thing logged is “pre-allocating up to position 0x900000 ...
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Bitcoin transactions between two parties

Lets say bitcoin become a global currency which replace fiat money.. If someone (physically )is asking for bitcoins and its urgent and i don't have phone to access the network and the one whos asking ...
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Finding wallet address on peer 2 peer network

does anyone here knows how to find the addresses from a tx object from the bitcoin protocol documentation on the peer to peer network?? in the document it says that tx message is only consist of ...
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Checking external bitcoin address balances via JSON-RPC API

I'm using bitcoin core json-rpc api in python and am wondering why... getreceivedbyaddress() ...doesn't allow me to specify an address that isn't in my local wallet? The whole blockchain is open, ...
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Finding a transaction in the blockchain [duplicate]

I wanna understand how can a user find a certain transaction he created on the blockchain without him knowing on which block it belongs ? does he have to go over all the blocks using bloom filters to ...
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ScriptSig does not validate with seemingly valid signature

I am trying to build raw transactions from scratch to improve my understanding. For comparison I am using the hexoutput from https://coinb.in/ as I can choose Testnet on there. I am trying to ...
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When a new block is propagated, nodes validate from genesis block to propagated block?

For example, I have a nth block and when n + 1 th block is propagated, i have to compare with n+1 block's previous hash and nth block's hash for validation. It is pretty trivial. But do i have to ...
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Exporting secure seed using bitcoin core

I am trying to secure my own bitcoin. I want to generate a bunch of addresses from a HD Seed, however I am paranoid about the security of any seed generated from any website and so only trust in ...
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How does the tx fee in sendmany method get calculated?

In sendmany there is a conf_target parameter with the comment "Confirmation target (in blocks)". Does that mean that Bitcoin Core implicitly calculates and sets a smart fee for a given block target? ...
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submitblock to btc-core fails to decode

I'm trying to create a little mining-script that connects over rpc to bitcoin core. I have problems following the documentation and all attempts to create a valid block (with dummy-nonce for testing) ...
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Decrypting Bitcoin Wallet for Android

Does anyone know how to decrypt on a mac? I used openssl enc -aes-256-cbc -md md5 -a -in /Users/adriangonzalez/Desktop/bitcoin-wallet-backup-2019-06-26-22-20 -out ~/Desktop/file.txt, but the resulting ...
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Why is a library's signature of a segwit tx different from Bitcoin Core signature?

I have been writing a (yet another) Bitcoin python library primarily for educational purposes; for me and my students. Signing a non-segwit transaction results in a signed tx that is identical to ...
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Does assumevalid lower the security of Bitcoin?

Bitcoin's assumption was to download the blocks and verify it in order to prevent getting fooled. But by default, the assumevalid option is enabled in the software, which, as I understand it, makes ...
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Can't inititate network handshake with my full node

I am running a custom Python script to initiate network handshakes with other nodes. While testing the code I decided to initiate an handshake with my own node but I am getting a timeout error. ...
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Under what circumstances will a full node disconnect a peer?

I know a full node will disconnect from a node if that node "misbehaves". For example, a node's connection will be dropped if it sends too many messages that don't follow the rules (what rules?) and ...
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How do I delete a Bitcoin full node from my hard drive?

I was using Bitcoin Core as my wallet (recently installed), but a couple of hours of syncronizing, all of a sudden, I have no space at all in my hard drive. I deleted bitcoin Core, but that did ...
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Hash of backed up wallet file not the same as hash of wallet currently in use

A couple of months ago I had backed up the wallet.dat (I use bitcoin-qt) file and saved it some place else. Lately I've opened the data folder for the current running node (also bitcoin-qt) and I ...
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Bitcoin Core 0.18.0 in Docker container: Could not connect to the server

This is likely me not understanding how Docker works, but I've tried everything I can think of. I'm trying to start bitcoind in regtest mode inside a Docker container, then execute JSON-RPC commands ...
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Bitcoin Wallet QT - passphrase

Hello when the Bitcoin Core wallet is loading it shows: Bitcoin Core version 0.14.2. When the wallet is loaded, the heading is still bitcoin core wallet. however under about it shows Qt version 5.7. I ...
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How to properly use importmulti with coldcard wallet BIP84 xpub?

I have seen the HWI scripts but I am trying to do this while keeping my Coldcard airgapped. First I create a wallet in bitcoin core with private keys disabled. I dump the wallet summary onto the ...
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I can´t open BFGminer

I try to open bfgminer, but I can't. The window appears but immediately closes. What can I do? the window is like a cdm.exe
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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']...