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Questions tagged [bitcoind]

This tag should be used for questions related to bitcoind, the command-line software for Bitcoin Core. It stands for "Bitcoin Daemon" where a daemon is any computer process which runs in the background ("service" in Windows terminology).

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Can I safely delete database.bak from wallet folder?

In order to save space. I cleaned it up and now my bitcind in freezing, but this might not be the cause.
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api limit workaround

Are there any ways to avoid limitation for api calls (5/sec)? I need the info about transactions and balance (of certain account), UTXOs and the ability to broadcast my transaction. Currently I am ...
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How to use bitcoin-core wallet from terminal? [on hold]

I've just installed bincoin-core (bitcoind + bitcoin-cli) on ubuntu 16.04, synchronized blockchain with testnet. But I coundn't find how to manage with my wallet from terminal
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How do I run the bitcoin bx tool in my terminal

I am reading the book Mastering Bitcoin. At some point, I came accross the bx command and tried to run it in the same way as bitcoin-cli (I've got a bitcoin core node running). But I just get the ...
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How can I connect to my own bitcoind node via json-rpc calls from python3 (or Django)? I'm using Windows 10

Context: I'm using bitcoind on Windows 10 and am able to operate it from bitcoin-cli already. Just want to do it programmatically from python3. Bitcoin wiki says python-jsonrpc is for old versions ...
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Помощь по приватным ключам bitcoin/Private key help [on hold]

Есть в наличии 300-500 приват. ключей, как из них получить адреса и проверить на баланс? Посоветовали скрипт для Python2.7 #!/usr/bin/python from pybitcoin import BitcoinPrivateKey import requests ...
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Bitcoind live wallet backup (by copying wallet.dat)

Is it safe to copy wallet.dat while the daemon is running, or should the daemon be stopped before doing so? I'd imagine it would be safe unless addresses are being generated exactly at the same time.
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How to perform CPU mining on bitcoin TESTNET on Linux?

I need approximately 100 Bitcoin Testnet to run an experiment on the lightning network. Any suggestion on how to run CPU mining? Should I use cgminer? Make any sense to perform solo mining on ...
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How to upgrade bitcoind in docker?

I am running the docker version for c-lightning 0.7 On a raspberry I need to clone the blockchain, but it needs version 0.17.1 Looking at the docker-compose.yml file I see: version: "3" services: ...
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What is the best way to differentiate users' balances in a shared wallet?

first time posting around here. I have been thinking about an application that would highly depend on the use of bitcoin for the best user experience. A shared wallet for all users currently seems ...
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Bitcoind could not locate RPC credentials but rpcuser and password are set

I installed bitoind and synced it. But when i'm trying to connect from my php website i getting: Unable to connect to http://user:password@my.bitoind.server.ip:18332/. Also when i'm trying to see ...
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Wallet error ErrorFile=… /testnet3/wallets/db.log

I want to use two deamon for sync mainnet and testnet. I Run $ bitcoind for mainnet without problem After I run $ bitcoind -testnet But I get this error BerkeleyEnvironment::Open: LogDir=/home/...
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Implementation of getdata

I am confused about how getdata() is actually implemented at full nodes. Suppose a full node receives a getdata() request with MSG_BLOCK flag and a hash H of some block B. Then would it simply look ...
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Bitcoind daemon: error connecting to the server?

I am trying to create a new bitcoin address and store it in a shell variable $NEW_ADDRESS. When I run this command: $NEW_ADDRESS=$(./bitcoin-cli getnewaddress) I get the following errors: error: ...
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What is the quickest way to bring a bitcoind node up handling 99% of edge cases?

Currently when syncing a bitcoind node from scratch the time of going from zero (0) to about 50% is a very fast process but somewhere between 50%-75% it slows down considerably and at 75%-85% it ...
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.indexes & .tesnet3 not located on my Bitcoin dir

started fresh a new lightning node using the raspiblitz guide but while synching the client from my desktop pc (MAC) i wasnt able to locate these files ( “.indexes .testnet3” ) required by the guide ...
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bitcoind only accept the RPC for 127.0.0.1 but the actually ip address

I use the exact same command, one use 127.0.0.1, and the other use 192.168.3.126, only the first one could succeed. Anyone here has met a similar issue before? curl --user root --data-binary '{"...
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Bitcoind doesn't start

Im trying to make Stadicus guide work for both Bitcoin Core & LND I did download the blockchain and moved to the HDD on my Rasp3 However, when starting the bitcoind service, im having this debug....
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How to use -txindex to enable blockchain transaction queries?

I am trying getting the raw of transaction. But I am getting the following error with following command and RPC call as well. bitcoin-cli getrawtransaction ...
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How to verify a given transaction was sent by a Green Address?

I have run bitcoind. How do I get the funds sent from Green Addresses? If the transaction is sent by Green Addresses, that can be immediately on receipt with zero network confirmations There are ...
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How to getbalance for any existing bitcoin address, without long wait

I am new to bitcoin. I've read multiple articles and posts on forums and unfortunately I haven't found the answer I am looking for. Some back story... I just bought a 2TB SSD storage, and installed ...
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How do I connect my `bcoin` wallet to `bitcoind`?

I have bitcoind running in regtest mode. I want to connect my bcoin wallet to it and retrieve all UTXOs relevant to the sender's address. How can I do that?
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Whats the difference in way you installing full nodes

I'm newbie in blockchain world, so I'm curious what is the difference between installing full node by using libs such as bitcore-lib (using node.js) and installing it through the daemon (mentioned ...
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How to Bitcoin Core daemon start automatically each time your reboot your computer.?

In the official document of bitcoin.org, they ask to use an init script instead of cron job, see the init scripts directory in Bitcoin Core’s source tree. But the link is not working Bitcoin Core’s ...
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bitcoin-cli “Could not connect to the server”

Brand new Raspberry Pi mainnet node following this walkthrough: https://medium.com/@meeDamian/bitcoin-full-node-on-rbp3-revised-88bb7c8ef1d1 When I run this command: bitcoin-cli -rpcuser=username -...
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How to discover startup flags or command-line options for bitcoind?

I'd like to query the Bitcoin daemon (bitcoind) to find out what startup flags (command-line options) were sent to it on startup (or the current state if it has changed, e.g. -server=0/1 changing). ...
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Creating a tunneling (wormhole) service for bitcoin wallets

Zcash recently announced a new wallet and service to connect mobile devices to a node running on a private home network using a tunneling service they are calling "wormhole" (1). Basically it is ...
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Bitcoin curl no reply

Hi I have made a curl to my server but get no reply . What am a missing rpcuser=rpcusername rpcpassword=rpcpassword rpcauth=rpcusername:generatedkey daemon=1 server=1 rpcport=8332 rpcbind=0.0....
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How i can connect to bitcoin core light server?

Need a bunch of Laravel + Bitcoin Core. Need a light version of bitcoin bark. Installed as follows: sudo apt-get install build-essential && sudo apt-get install libtool autotools-dev autoconf ...
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How to change RPC port for bitcoind? (rpcport=xxx in bitcoin.conf doesn't work)

I'm running a testnet bitcoind node and I have been doing RPC calls on the default port 18332. I have added this line to ~/.bitcoin/bitcoin.conf: rpcport=19832 And restarted the bitcoind service. I ...
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`lnd` on Raspberry pi zeros?

Did somebody try to run the bitcoind full node on the Raspberry pi 3 and one or more lnd nodes on one or more Raspberry pi zeros? My goal is to support multiple LN clients without having to run a ...
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Keeping wallet addresses outside bitcoin core

I'm trying to build a good security for my online bitcoin based application. Is something like this possible? send_bitcoin(address) create_address() sweep_balances() + | | ...
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Import / create a Wallet from a key with bitcoind or bitcoin-cli to use as a hotwallet?

i've created a HD Wallet via (https://github.com/GemHQ/money-tree) i would like to take the private key and throw that into my daemon so i can listen on incoming transactions and also transfer the ...
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Connect to bitcoind from a different device within the same local network

I have a full node running on a Linux device (A) with static IP 192.168.1.203 and I want to run bitcoin-cli commands or even eclair instances from a different device (B) within the same local network. ...
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RPC calls to LND using curl?

I have a bitcoind and LND server running. I can make RPC calls to bitcoind using curl, like this: curl http://XXX:YYY@localhost:8332 -H 'content-type:text/plain;' --data-binary '{"jsonrpc":"1.0","id":...
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How do I know when a transaction never confirms and is removed from the mempool

I created a light wallet which can receive and send transactions. It works fine in normal situation. My (first) question is what are the situations where things can go wrong ? Is there a reference ...
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Why does my public IP show a Bitcoin Node is running when it is set up over Tor?

I've set up my node to run exclusively over TOR. But when I check https://bitnodes.earn.com/ and a few other sites with my public IP to check if a bitcoin node is accepting incoming connections, it ...
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Can I send BTC from other node or wallet with my address?

I'm trying to send bitcoins from node2 with my address using private key noted that my address is created in node1.I followed this link: "https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/How_to_import_private_keys" I dump ...
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C-lightning Implementation password protect hsm while maintaing node access

I was wondering if there was a way to encrypt the folder that contains the hsm_secret (and a lot of other operational files necessary for constant operation of a C-lightning node) without cutting it ...
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How to Send BTC from vmnode address to local address using privatekey in testnet?

I created two bitcoin address in VM nod as well as local and dump privatekey for both addresses by using "dumpprivkey" command. Is there any posibitity to send BTC from bitcoin address which is ...
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Open source, how can I view “Transaction Create a new transaction” and “Sign Transaction”?

Not long ago I saw on the site github.com the very first Nakamoto code: https://github.com/livegnik/BitCoin-v0.01-ALPHA Running bitcoin.exe, I did not find the console. If the program is open source,...
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What happens to .blk files on disk when the Bitcoin daemon switches to a longer chain?

I’m interested in writing a program that will (1) parse the .blk files that my full-node Bitcoin daemon writes to disk and (2) write them to a relational database in an incremental fashion (i.e., ...
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How to completely remove Bitcoin Lightning from Raspberry Pi

I finished the installation of Bitcoin Core and Lightning but somehow i messed up with the certificates and the creation of the wallet and now im struggling to run lightning with the right users and ...
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Using bitcoind RPC to identify an incoming transaction that has been replaced using BIP125 Replace-By-Fee

In the context of running a web service that accepts payments in Bitcoin, how can we use bitcoind to identify a transaction that has been replaced using BIP125 Replace-By-Fee? When RBF is used, a new ...
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Does bitcoind store timestamp at which private key was imported?

If we import a private key using bitcoin-cli importprivkey <key>, is there anyway to find out when the import was done? I am hoping a timestamp is included.
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Good documentation on starting bitcoind and bitcoin-cli after building them on Ubuntu Bionic

I have been following Antonopoulos book but it seems to be outdated. I am having elementary problems. Which command to run when, after I build bitcoind and bitcoin-cli. How am I to get blockchain to ...
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Where is bitcoin.conf and why doesn't bitcoind find existing datadir v0.17.1

Just built no gui, no wallet bitcoin on WSL Ubuntu Bionic, Bitcoin v0.17.1. I want to experiment with bitcoin-cli. I followed recommendation to run bitcoind -princonsole and it says: Using config ...
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How does `bitcoind` generate the private key?

My question is how the bitcoin core client generates a (master) private key(s)? I know from other wallets, that they take the mnemonic and generate a HD wallet master key. With the master key, the ...
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Bitnodes for node on testnet

I have used the bitnode's own script to install a full node on an Ubuntu 16.04 Digitalocean droplet. I can verify that my node is up and running by checking the IP with port 8333 on Bitnode's check ...
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in transaction, what is 'hash' data?

i'm studying Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System Satoshi Nakamoto and this paper introduce a transaction model. (above picture) but i don't understand what is 'Hash' means exactly i ...