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Retrieve all Unspend Output given a priv key

Is it possible to retrieve all Unspend Output transaction given the private key? I have noticed that different wallet give me different balance for the same Private Key. For instance, Atom and BitPay ...
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Why does the value range of outputs need to be restricted?

In the 'tx messages' section for protocol rules we have Each output value, as well as the total, must be in legal money range For each input, if the referenced output does not exist (e.g. never ...
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How does a miner verify a transaction which is spending an output of another transaction in the same block?

It is mentioned in this post that: If all validation of all transactions in a block succeeds, the consumed inputs are removed from the database, and all outputs of those transactions added as fresh ...
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Please help out I send 109k to my client he was able to receive $50,000 please help

I send a bitcoin transaction of all coin my wallet which is $109,180 to my client wallet address giving to me. But he received $50,000 in is wallet address. And I sent all the coin my of 109180. ...
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What exactly is the “vout” field?

This is driving me nuts. Through trial-and-error, asking numerous people and attempting to read endless articles and manuals, I've come to the conclusion that the "transactions" listed by ...
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What does the index of an UTXO stand for?

For example, here is the output of an API I hit with one of my testnet UTXOs. What is the meaning of the index field in this context ? "utxo":[ { "block_id":1899516, ...
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Transaction Output Order

Suppose I generate a transaction with 5 outputs. Is there a deterministic way to know how the outputs will be ordered on chain (their .n values) or will they simply appear in the order in which I ...
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Refer to UTXO by output index or output full address in blockchain?

I'm writing my own simple crypto and wondering whether input in a transaction should refer to unspend output only by it's TXID and vout (index in outputs vector in a transaction) OR by it's TXID and ...
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How to identify the sender from crypto payments

I want my users to deposit crypto into the website for credits, but the biggest issue is getting the input address (the user's address). How can I identify the sender from the transaction (since there ...
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Transaction parsing - Satoshi value

how exactly is the satoshi value in a raw transaction calculated to decimal? Because on blockchain.info, I cannot figure out how they parse the raw transaction from that value to the JSON result. I ...
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Why does vout sometimes not have address?

I am trying to parse all transactions. I found that some transactions do not have addresses in their vout. There are two situations that vout does not have addresses. The first one is the miner reward....
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Check txout against the circulating supply instread of MAX_MONEY

https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/aaaaad6ac95b402fe18d019d67897ced6b316ee0/src/consensus/tx_check.cpp#L27 If txout.nValue is more than the circulating supply and less than MAX_MONEY, ...
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Why is 'script' used in a transaction instead of the output address?

I see transactions contain script for each output, but this "script" seems to be deterministically derived from the address associated with the output. Why does the bitcoin protocol opt for the use ...
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Is it possible to write a transaction of bitcoins, having only pen, paper and a private key from the address with some unspent outputs?

In my last answer I have done an allegation which I want to be proven or disproven. If this work possible, how much paper does it require? What kind of software needs Bob to send a transaction to ...
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Address final balance is 0 after receiving 0.003 BTC

I generated a new BTC address (address A). I tried to send 0.003 BTC to address A. After sending them from my coinnomi wallet, the balance of address A remains 0 and from output seems that 0.003 BTC ...
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Can a coinbase transaction have a segwit output?

And more generally speaking, are there any restrictions on the output of a coinbase transaction?
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Why is a 20 byte hash acceptable in p2wpkh but p2wsh needs 32 bytes?

Why is it acceptable to use a 20 byte hash to represent single-sig witness programs whereas a 32 byte hash is used for pay to witness script hash?
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Why same output address is invalid in a transaction on Bitcoin Core?

I'm studying Bitcoin Core currently. I found incomprehensible code, that shows making a transaction is rejected if there are same output addresses in a transaction. See Fig1, Fig2 Origin source code ...
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How does a Drivechain output work?

It is said that Drivechain works by sending a transaction output to a miner/hashrate-controlled escrow. I know it works by allowing miners to vote over a large number of blocks on transactions, that ...
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How many TXO have been created in total?

I've seen some statistical data about the Bitcoin UTXO number (around 61M currently). I was wondering how many TXOs (including spent and unspent) there were in the complete history of Bitcoin?
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OP_EQUAL not working properly

I went to https://siminchen.github.io/bitcoinIDE/build/editor.html to try some bitcoin scripting and I wrote this script: <1PUzZ61FSVTn12CafJC85Vy1ts3BoFcXdU> OP_HASH160 <...
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Where are the non-scriptPubKey outputs in the chainstate leveldb?

I read https://bitcoindev.network/understanding-the-data/ and it explain that the leveldb of the chainstate contain transaction with at least one unspent output. And it has "The scriptPubKey and ...
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How can I find the transaction that spends a specific output via an API?

I am wondering how I can find the transaction that spends a specific output (for a large number of transactions). So for example, I have a transaction like the following: https://www.blockchain.com/...
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Why is the value field 8 bytes in transaction output when it can be achieved with 7 bytes?

Bitcoin uses a 8 bytes value field in the transaction output. However, the total supply of bitcoin is capped at 21M. Theoretically, even if all the 21M bitcoins are transferred to a single address, ...
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What does “Nonstandard output” mean on Tradeblock transaction page?

I tried to send bitcoin but the recipient hasn't received it. The trade block page shows "Nonstandard output" under outputs as shown in the link below: Tradeblock page for transaction I used an ...
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Two question about bitcoin transaction signing

I know that the signing should use public key, what if the private key is used in signing the output? Does that mean anybody can use the money in your wallet? And is there any difference between P2PKH ...
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Newly generated coins

New to BTC world so my question is how and what can I do with newly generated coins what's the process and how to see balance of that in wallet? Can I send those to paper wallet
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Are there minimums for output values and transaction fees in Bitcoin?

The article "The Bitcoin Lightning Network Summary" by lightning.network mentions: "Lightning enables one to send funds down to 0.00000001 bitcoin without custodial risk. The bitcoin blockchain ...
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How do these inputs/outputs make sense for this transaction?

Using coinbase, I transferred $1 in BCH to my friends BCH address. Now I am studying the transaction on a blockchain explorer as a learning exercise. See here: https://blockchair.com/bitcoin-cash/...
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Why does this transaction results in more than 1 unspent output?

This transaction results in 6 outputs in total. Why did it end up with having 4 unspent outputs? I read this answer from another question, and wondering, could it be because the user actually chooses ...
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Why does this transaction results in only 2 unspent output (and no spent output)?

This transaction is from one of the latest block. However I don't understand why it seems to be just dividing a single transaction without being spent and transferred to someone else.
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What are the hashes in Unspent outputs?

I am a newbie to Bitcoin. Looking at curl https://blockchain.info/unspent?active=1Cdid9KFAaatwczBwBttQcwXYCpvK8h7FK I guess that the script is the owner's address.I am not sure about this. "...
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what's the point of “n” in “vout”? getrawtransaction

It seems like "n" is the index, is that true? If that is the case, why is the "n" key necessary? Example: bitcoin-cli getrawtransaction ...
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Generating Output Script from Bitcoin.js or other Javascript Library

I'm attempting to use the Ledger Wallet API to sign a multi-sig transaction. The API works as follows: var inputs = [ [ "71f97fa2a21486ecd99674a8ae068d92acd2e9db49c199473be39984e6cbe0f6", "00000000"...
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I seem to have too many unspent outputs for my given balance. What am I missing?

I have an address on the testnet. I started out with 1.3 btc. I then sent 0.5 btc to another address. My balance is now 0.8. OK, that makes sense. I expect now to have one UTXO which was the 0.8 in ...
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How output transaction works in Bitcoin?

Click here for reference. Note also that an output can be used only once. That's why there's a concept of "change address" in the bitcoin ecosystem: if an output of 10 BTC is available for me to ...
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Why do I get 5 bytes worth of 0x00 hex values in both outputs?

From the hex generated by the createrawtransaction command, I understand that the following is the output value: ...
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Breaking down the hex value for output 1

Within the hex generated by createrawtransaction, I am trying to understand the output 1 hex. The output 1 hex I have is: 76a914ab68025513c3dbd2f7b92a94e0581f5d50f654e788ac Spacing out the ...
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How to find out the requirements for spending an output script?

How do you find out the requirements to spend an output script? Do you decode the hash?
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At most two outputs according to Bitcoin whitepaper. Multiple outputs in real transactions. How come?

The original Bitcoin whitepaper mentions that there can be at most two outputs: Normally there will be either a single input from a larger previous transaction or multiple inputs combining ...
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Could someone explain how the TX operation here works?

I know this is a BCH address, but it's the best example I could find. The same concept holds for BTC, so understanding what's going on is relevant. https://explorer.bitcoin.com/bch/tx/...
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where do unspent outputs come from?

This post asks the same question: What is an "unspent output"? but the answers for me are completely incomprehensible, probably because I lack a key piece of knowledge. I have read every ...
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what happens to UTXOs when a transaction output script is satisfied?

As per my understanding from the book "Mastering bitcoin", a transaction output contains three things Amount - Bitcoin Value in Satoshis Locking-Script-Size - Locking-Script length in bytes, to ...
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Forwarding BTC without approval

Since all I need in order to send a transaction is the receiver address. What is the mechanism (if any) that stops me to send transactions to someone BTC without his approval?
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BTC not received after sending

I have a transaction sent from Coinbase on 12 Dec 2017. i can see it on the blockchain, fees taken but the rest is unspent. How can I force the transaction to complete. Why didn't it complete ...
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Will all UTXOs eventually be worth 1 Satoshi?

If I want to spend 0.4BTC and I only have a UTXO for 1.0BTC, I will send 0.4BTC to the seller's address and 0.6BTC to my address. The seller has one UTXO and I have the other. One UTXO has become two....
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Is it possible to make an output only spendable to a specific address?

Basically, the entire question fits into the title. Does the Bitcoin scripting language allow for a transaction output to only be spendable to a specific address? Is it possible to forbid all other ...
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Does input and output size vary by address type?

For instance, we have two outputs, output X sends to a P2SH address, and output Z sends to a P2PKH address. Would output X have a different transaction size than output Z? What about the size of the ...
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Can a low fee unconfirmed transaction prevent confirmations of following transactions?

To be more precise, consider the following situation: Address A gets an input of 4 BTC. You try to make a transaction from A to B with 1 BTC and a very low fee, which means its unconfirmed for a long ...
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Can unspent outputs only get smaller?

It seems that when transactions occur the outputs only get smaller and are never aggregated. There is no apparent way to combine multiple outputs into a single output. The problem I see with this is ...