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What will happen once i have a full node? [duplicate]

Will coinbase rewards show in my balance. or do i have to make them show myself if so how do i find out anything from console as when command listunspent and it returns [ ] why is this?
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Bitcoin Core Error

I'm having an issue downloading the bitcoin blockchain on a new computer. I downloaded it all day yesterday without issue (80% downloaded) and then when I woke up this morning the computer was still ...
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Bitcoin-qt attempts to load its old wallets. How can I configure it so that it does not do it?

Warning: Skipping -wallet path that doesn't exist. Failed to load database path '/home/jerzy/.bitcoin/testnet3/wallets/blank'. Path does not exist. I get this warning anytime I launch it with nohup ~/...
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Is there a faster way to download IBD for bitcoin core?

I am trying to setup a node using bitcoin core https://bitcoin.org/en/bitcoin-core/ but it is taking ages to download. Running for past 2 days and downloaded only 15 % . I have a decent internet ...
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Running bitcoin-qt as client

I want to configure bitcoin-qt to work as a 'client' for parallel bitcoind server (the same way as bitcoin-cli), but I don't see any relevant configuration options. In my PC bitcoind has folowing ...
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Can I merge blockchain downloads?

I downloaded the most recent 15GB of the Bitcoin blockchain. But I also have a back up from a year ago when I downloaded some more. Can I merely copy the old blockchain files into ~/.bitcoin and have ...
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Payout address format has changed?

When I run bitcoin-qt, it sets up a default wallet. When I ask it for the recipient address for this wallet, I was expecting something like 1FGasdfasdfasdf123asdfasdf. However what it actually ...
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QT compiling for Debian systems

Bitcoin version : 0.21 System: Ubuntu 18.04 All dependencies installed. I am using Depends system to compile QT wallet. I compiled all three (Mac, Windows, and Ubuntu) successfully. All run just fine....
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How to compile headless bitcoin-qt for Ubuntu

OS : Ubuntu 18.04 Bitcoin Version : Latest Master Branch I have installed all required dependencies and compiled bitcoind, and bitcoin-qt successfully. The GUI app runs fine on the system I compiled ...
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I found 10 different wallet.dat files on my computer. How can I tell which has money in it? Bitcoin-core-qt

In cygwin I did "find / -name wallet*.dat" and found 10 wallet*.dat files on my Windows box. Some have 2005 dates, some are newer. Q: How can I determine which one has the money in it?
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BTC wallet recovery: I have a 12 word backup, what do I do?

I have the 12 key seed phrase from a 10 year old Bitcoin-qt acct, but don't know what tool to use to turn it into a wallet. Obviously I am terrified to put the seed phrase into any ONLINE tool. I want ...
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Unable to return BlockHashes when I run this generatetoaddress

I have downloaded and fully synced with my Mac last Saturday, my Bitcoin Core version is v0.21.0 and my Bitcoin-Qt version 5.9.8. I did run other RPC commands such as "getrpcinfo" and it did ...
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Error compile bitcoin mac OS

I have straggle to compile bitcoin core on mac OS machine. it has an error as the following: /usr/local/include/QtCore/qglobal.h:667:65: error: expected '>' typename = std::enable_if_t<...
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Can I start a Bitcoin Private Node using bitcoin-qt?

Currently I am starting a private node using: bitcoind -regtest -port=11111 -datadir=.\data -rpcport=11112 I can't find the -regtest option in qt.
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Why can't I minimize to tray when I launch Bitcoin on startup?

If I set Bitcoin Core to start on system login, the option to "Hide tray icon" and "Minimize to tray" become disabled. On my system (Pop_OS!) This causes bitcoin-qt to be neither ...
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Can I use bitcoind after I set up Core with the GUI?

I’m running macOS. I set up Bitcoin Core by installing the QT GUI from the .dmg available here. Upon initial setup, I set the data directory to an external SSD. I’ve downloaded and verified the whole ...
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PLEASE help me get armoury to online on my mac?

Macos 10.11.6 El Capitan Armoury 0.93.3 BitcoinQT v0.17.1 I have to use those software versions to get them to open in OS10.11 I cannot get armoury to go online. PLEASE HELP ME. Both apps open ...
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how to add bitcoin-qt icon to gnome dash

I've installed bitcoin core on a machine running Pop!OS (an ubuntu derivative) using the directions on the bitcoin.org website, which includes verifying the file and then running the following ...
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Can I remove the initial bitcoin folder after installing its binaries to /usr/local/bin?

I know this's kinda a noob question, but I really want to be sure I'm not making a mistake. I want to install Bitcoin Core GUI on my Linux by the following steps: Download bitcoin-0.20.1-x86_64-linux-...
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Bitcoin core Recent Transactions seems Empty

I have setup bitcoin core 0.20.1. Everything is set up correctly, I made a transaction on main net - but it is not showing under recent transactions. Though transaction is confirmed on blockchain. ...
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Bitcoin QT wallet.dat file location? [duplicate]

It's been since 2013 when i was mining bitcoin that i have used and synchronized this wallet. I've tried a few times several years ago but it literally takes days, if not weeks now to synchronize, AND,...
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Running both bitcoind and bitcoin-qt for use with lightning

I've been toying around with bitcoin & lightning nodes. I like having the Bitcoin Core Qt GUI around for things, but also like being able to change specific configuration / startup flags (maybe ...
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Can I see transactions in bitcoin-qt without downloading blocks? if I have a server with blocks on the local network?

I have server with bitcoind (synchronized), port 18443 opened. And I tried to connect to rpc server with bitcoin-qt in my mac. With this configuration: regtest=1 rpcuser=<login> rpcpassword=<...
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Bitcoin QT Pre-2013(ish) .. Hard drive with possible 6 BTC on it just turned up.. Couple of questions

Big question I want to get out of the way; How have I "forgotten" about this, what with the value being what it is? Well, fundamentally, the BTC were not worth anything like today. My (still)...
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Should I Encrypt my Wallet for Cold Storage?

I understand that the Bitcoin QT wallet is already encrypted to some extent when I use a password. Is it best-practice to further encrypt the wallet file for long term storage?
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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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Do I really have to place my wallet file in the data directory?

I run bitcoin-core QT and I downloaded the full ledger data to an external HD so I can move between machines. My wallet.dat file is secured someplace else. I start-up the QT client giving the external ...
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Delete Bitcoin Qt Mac: System folder inflated in size, although "Application Support/Bitcoin/" and app deleted

I downloaded Bitcoin Qt and the entire blockchain, now I'd like to delete it. I followed instructions from various search results, which all instructed to delete the app and to delete all data (where ...
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Flatpak bitcoin-core not generating .cookie file

I'm using the version of Bitcoin-Qt 0.18.1 that comes with Flatpak. I've looked in the Bitcoin datadir, which is in ~/.var/app/org.bitcoincore.bitcoin-qt/data/ and there isn't any .cookie file there. ...
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Bus error (core dumped)

Running a new install of Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS and downloading blocks in bitcoin-qt up to over 70% when pgm quits with "Bus error (core dumped)". Anyone else gets this or how to fix it? (-rescan didn't ...
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OCP-QT Wallet (Based on Bitcoin QT) Cannot fnd Locales 'qrc_bitcoin.cpp'

I a trying to Compile an Altcoin wallet that has been Forked off Bitcoin but i am getting this error when i try to compile: /usr/lib/qt5/bin/rcc -name bitcoin src/qt/bitcoin.qrc -o qrc_bitcoin.cpp ...
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Validate 3rd party transactions on Bitcoin-qt debug window

Is there a way to validate a random transaction via transaction ID on the debug window? Imagine I want to validate a transaction between 2 wallets I don't control. I believe its possible to check if ...
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After downloading the entire Bitcoiin blockchain from a torrent, what are my next steps to link it to Bitcoin Core 0.17.1?

I downloaded the entire bitcoiin blockchain into my external mounted drive as seen below and named the directory bcore. I then did a symlink to that folder like this in my home folder (~) location : ...
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Does Bitcoin Core v0.17.0 run on native wayland?

I'm trying to run bitcoin core v0.17.0 on Wayland on Fedora 29. When I run bitcoin-qt I receive Warning: Ignoring XDG_SESSION_TYPE=wayland on Gnome. Use QT_QPA_PLATFORM=wayland to run on Wayland ...
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How to recover Bitcoin sent to example address on Bitcoin.org info page

Please, I am very new and accidentally loaded funds into a sample wallet on the Bitcoin.org information site instead of my personal wallet. This happened October 11, 2018. Would you please help ...
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Failed to build Bitcoin Core from source, Ubuntu 17.10

I'm building from source v0.16.0 on Ubuntu 17.10 I cloned the repo, checked out on v0.16.0, ran ./autogen.sh followed by ./configure CXXFLAGS="--param ggc-min-expand=1 --param ggc-min-heapsize=32768" ...
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Getting Started With Script

I would like to manually write a few locking and unlocking scripts to get a deeper feel for that part of the network. What is the simplest step-by-step set of instructions to set up everything needed ...
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How to listen to an address or transaction_id continuously?

I am running bitcoin core on my node. I have two questions. 1) I want to get notified whenever there a new transaction in the blockchain. 2) If I give an address, I should get all the details about ...
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Splitting BTC and BCH from cold storage using bitcoin core wallet sending to exodus

I had BTC long before the forks of BCH (bitcoin cash) and any of the others. I wanted to finally split some BCH off of my BTC and so this is what I attempted to do Bitcoin Core Wallet Send to Exodus ...
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Compiling bitcoin-qt error: ld.exe: cannot find -lsecp256k1

I have followed the guide "Building headless Bitcoin and Bitcoin-qt on Windows" but with a more recent altcoin source code to test. The compilation stop on ld.exe: cannot find -lsecp256k1 Is one ...
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txtnindex=1 but balances still zero?

I'm running a full node (v0.16.0). I added txnindex=1 to my configuration file and restarted the Bitcoin-Qt. It took 2+ days to build the index but when I check addresses with known final balances>0 ...
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How to properly terminate a bitcoin-qt process?

I run my bitcoin-qt on headless raspberrypi where it runs pretty smoothly. The Issue starts when Marco gui crashes via vnc so the Bitcoin-qt GUI is hanging although that deamon is still running as a ...
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How to run Bitcoin Core behind corporate proxy?

I'm want to run Bitcoin Core client on TestNet and I need to config it for using under corporate proxy. Since I'm using Squid to set proxy for my system I should set "localhost:3128" somewhere... but ...
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Passphrase works in Bitcoin QT, but does not in Bitcoin Core

I found an usb stick with a wallet.dat. There is also an old notebook with Bitcoin Wallet v.8.6-beta on it. Unfortunately I can't sync it on my old notebook and therefore I am not able to send BTC to ...
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How to start Bitcoin-qt with Bitcoin Cash?

First of all I do not trust online wallets so I download full blockchain with Bitcoin-ABC. Unfortunaly bitcoin-abc does not contain bitcoin-qt binary. So my question is it possible to start original ...
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How to save the bitcoin core (bitcoin-qt) database for later?

Say I've received some Bitcoin using the Bitcoin Core wallet on some linux machine. Say I'm done playing for now. So now I want to free some disk space by deleting the huge database from this machine ...
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Does GNOME or KDE desktop enviroment matter, at running a BitcoinCore node?

I have just installed Debian 9 (my first linux OS), and I am now choosing my Desktop enviroment. I have doubts at choosing between GNOME and KDE. I know that both are conpatible with BitcoinCore, but ...
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Why is Protoc 3.0.0 breaking Make Install of Bitcoin source?

I am trying to build bitcoin from source, and am running into some problems with protoc, when I run sudo make install on the source code I get a version error for protoc: sudo make install Making ...
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bitcoin.conf file on mac

I have installed bitcoin core on mac and accessed the config file from the preferences tab on the bitcoin-qt. Now, I have started testnet on it by the below settings. testnet=1 server=1 rpcuser=...
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Is there a guide to uninstall bitcoin core ? Installation mess

Hi i'm wanting to do a full uninstall of bitcoin core and to follow a book that i've recently bought on programming on the bitcoin blockchain. I've tried removing all the data and running: sudo ...