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How does “importaddress” command in bitcoin-cli work?

I am trying to use "importaddress" in regtest mode. I have two bitcoin-core nodes running. I generated address on one node, imported it on another node and then sent some coins to this ...
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Why isn't importing wallet.dat as straightforward as it seems it should be?

In most of computerdom, an app's File dropdown menu has an Import item that permits selection of a file to import into the application. This would seem to be an obvious feature to include in a ...
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Blockchain Imported Address

I have created a blockchain wallet after l loaded it the next day the balance was zero but l have realized there is an imported address which l didn't import. Is there any way l can recover the funds ...
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bitcoin-qt importaddress not working

using bitcoin-qt 0.19.0.1 on mac, I type this in console: importaddress someaddress "" false After I hit enter, the output is "null". What's wrong ?
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How to import address to a wallet which runs in pruned mode [closed]

I am running Bitcoin Cash node with prune=99000 mode enabled. So, I tried to import addresses of BCH from another BCH wallet by using importprivkey method and I am getting an error: Rescan is disabled ...
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Import watch-only address to 0.18 core wallet, addresses missing

I am running new bitcond server $bitcoin-cli importaddress '32om7Xx7GnwxkiAQjpp3hhayDX4mSNLmR1' 'label' false $ it seems added. Then I try to list all addresses in wallet it return empty list. $...
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Centos electrum public-key import

I have several bitcoin addresses (together with corresponding public keys) from Electrum wallet I've used previously. I moved to another CentOS server and now I need to import this addresses back. But ...
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How can I validate the amounts of these wallets (https://bitinfocharts.com/top-100-richest-bitcoin-addresses.html) on my bitcoin full node?

Followup question: I am running a bitcoin full-node and it took a month to sync the blockchain. I did not create the full-node with a bitcoin wallet. I stumbled upon this 'importaddress' command (...
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How to monitor balance for addresses other than by using importAddress?

Is there any way, other than importaddress, to watch balances of specific addresses? If not, how it is possible for wallets and explorers to give information (balance, transactions) about specific ...
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bitcoin-cli error: couldn't connect to server on importaddress

When I give the import command I get an error after about 15-20 minutes. It's obvious that any other command did't show the same error. ~:./bitcoin-cli importaddress ...
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Importing private keys creates different address

How does importing private keys work? I have previously imported the private key for a 1Archive... address into Bitcoin Core and noted then it added an address like 1AXbRq... and I didn't follow it ...
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Failed to import Bech32 SegWit addresses using importmulti Bitcoin-Core 0.16.0rc3

I was trying to import Bech32 addresses using importmulti on Bitcoin Core 0.16.0rc3. [ { "scriptPubKey" : { "address": "tb1qkzq7kgx7rk45na3d3vt6vrqftfczq6ryn9zq0d" }, "...
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calling importaddress with same address

While experimenting with importing addresses and keys via json rpc I noticed that importing an address twice triggers two rescans. This strikes me as very odd. My question is: Is this intended ...
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Importaddress taking a long time to run / does not work

When I try to run importaddress using the core client it takes a long time to execute, over 10 minutes, even though I have supplied a "false" argument for rescanning. For example: bitcoin-cli ...