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Setting keypool size in the conf file

I used keypool=10000 in the conf file but bitcoin-cli -getinfo shows "keypoolsize":1000. Why?
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Error: Keypool ran out, please call keypoolrefill first

After setting the dash-client in regtest mode, I am trying to generate coins. No matter what I do, I get the above error. When I run: dash-cli -regtest getmininginfo I get the below output: { ...
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I have over 130addresses and I have never sent nor received any bitcoin. How is that

How do I know the amount of bitcoins in an address. My addresses are so many and my wallet says that no bitcoins sent. How is this
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How to list all addresses in a deterministic wallet?

Deterministic wallets generate a key space following established standards, using a random passphrase as seed. I have a couple of questions: How many keys can be generated by a deterministic wallet? ...
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Using bitcoin-qt. Address with my funds does not show up. Can I import it?

I have bitcoin-qt and was just recently aware that it changes addresses all the time. I am afraid that my last wallet.dat backup was before my last transaction, at which the receiving address was ...
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How do you get back the private keys you used, after you deploy your wallet with a 12 word seed?

If I change computers and use the 12 word seed to use my wallet, how will the client know which private key I used in the previous computer?
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API to know if bitcoin-core has the private key (in the wallet.dat file) of a certain Bitcoin address?

Does the bitcoin-core client have any RPC API to query the key pool? I have certain bitcoin address which I want to check if the wallet has access to (either via private key or via HD-private key ...
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Restore keys from keypool

So, I generated a new address with getnewaddress and made a payment to it. Soon after the computer bitcoind ran on shut down (due to loss of power) and after booting it up again my wallet doesn't know ...
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Can I have multiple working public keys per wallet?

My Android Bitcoin wallet changes the Public key (the one I give to others) after every transaction for security. However, I want to put up a Public key online for donations. Does this mean that my ...
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Why does my wallet size increase over time?

Why does the size of the output of      bitcoin-clibackupwallet or, equivalently, wallet.dat increase over time?
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What are the contents of the wallet.dat file? What is Key pool, default key and reserve keys?

There is this https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Wallet simple explanation of the contents of a wallet.dat file from bitcoin-core/bitcoin-qt. I have some questions about this: What is the default key? Does ...
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What does the keypoololdest field mean?

After reading this question I watched the keypoololdest. It was 1392447127 (Sat, 15 Feb 2014 06:52:07 GMT) I created a new address. Then, it was 1392449568 (Sat, 15 Feb 2014 07:32:48 GMT) Should ...
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How many addresses does my wallet.dat contain? Do I need to make a new backup every time I make a transaction?

I'm having little problem here, trying to figure out the safest way to backup my wallet.dat to make sure that no BTC may be lost in case of recovery. I'm not sure how the process of adding new ...
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How do I list the addesses in my keypool?

I want to list all of the addresses in my wallet, even the ones that aren't being used right now. I know that I can change the number of addresses with -keypool, but I want to list all of the ...
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Key Pools and best practices

I'm wondering about what the best practices are around generating and maintaining key pools for a wallet. What is the maximum number of keys/addresses that can be created for a single wallet? ...
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How do I flush the keypool?

After the heartbleed vulnerability, I'm concerned that my private keys could have been compromised. I want to send all my coins to a new address with a freshly generated key. However, if I just ask ...
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should i call keypoolrefill or it's refilled automatically?

As far as i know that key pool gets refilled automatically with each address taken out of it. Why should i use keypoolrefill then ? What's the benefit of this command ?
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Bitcoind Keypool Best Practices For Web App

I'm creating a web application where many, many transactions will take place in a day. I have the bitcoin daemon running on a VPS and talking to my web app via JSON-RPC. The users on my website will ...
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What situations will you lose your bitcoins during backup?

I read this paragraph from bitcoin.it but I don't get it completely. The wallet contains a pool of queued keys. By default there are 100 keys in the key pool. The size of the pool is configurable ...
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Key pool in wallet softwares

From my understanding, bitcoind/bitcoin-qt uses a key pool for their wallet, so when you create a wallet you are actually creating not just one but many addresses for sending/receiving transactions. ...
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Is the keypool erased when changing wallet password?

In Bitcoin-qt, when a previously unencrypted wallet is encrypted, the keypool is erased and replaced with new keys. Does this also happen when the password of an already encrypted wallet is changed?
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Wallet.dat can contain only 100 private keys even if I back up?

Considering the Bitcoin client for Windows 0.8.1: So the best way (if I have already used up 100 keys) is to send bitcoins to different wallet and then to newly generated one? When I want new keys, ...
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Do keypool keys from an unencrypted wallet backup become unusable once I encrypt my wallet?

I'm a little confused by this, which i found in the technical documention: When wallet passphrase enrcyption becomes enabled, any unused keys from the keypool are flushed (marked as used) and new ...
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How does an encrypted wallet persist used keys from “getnewaddress” and the keypool after a restart?

I'm reading this wiki on wallet encryption and am confused on how I can call getnewaddress as described here and where that is being tracked after a restart of bitcoind. When a wallet is encrypted,...
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Once a wallet file is initially created, does the reference client generate additional private keys?

I'm just assuming that the wallet.dat file created by the reference client contains just one private key. (Correct me if I'm wrong here) I want to know if the client generates additional private keys ...
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Why can't I connect to bitcoind on localhost?

The initial question asked was as follows, but it turned out to be nothing to do with keypools: I had keypool=1000 before. Now I started bitcoind (the daemon version) with keypool=10000 option, ...
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What happens when an encrypted wallet runs out of keys?

Say someone wanted to be evil to the main client and set its wallet to contain one key, lock it, and then start mining. After the first block was generated, the client would traditionally create a new ...