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Questions tagged [watch-only]

refers to observing the balance of addresses only by address not by public key.

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Watch Only Wallets

I don't understand the point of a Watch Only Wallet. I've seen posts that state these wallets don’t contain any private keys, which means they can’t be used to spend coins they receive. In which case ...
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Bitcoin Core 17.0 - How to calculate balance with zero confirmations included (watch-only)?

Is it currently possible to calculate balance including UTXOs with 0 confirmations, for watch-only addresses? getbalance "*" 0 true includes utxos with 0 confirmations only if that address has ...
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How can i check bulk BTC address balance?

I'll appreciate some suggestions for online resources or software that can be used to check/monitor a few thousands of BTC address. Thanks
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Bitcoin Address Received/Balance values differ from one explorer to another

Recently I've been looking into experimenting with querying the blockchain. I am running bitcoin-core, full node locally and updated. I am mainly interested in querying watch-only addresses, each ...
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Watch only address not update balance

After adding watch only address to my bitcoin core and perform some transaction that make my watch only address balance to 0, but when i run getbalance and listaccount with watch only is true, my ...
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How to delete wallet without deleting blockchain

I am registering some addresses as watch only addresses and I would like the ability to reset my wallet without having to sync again. Can I just delete my wallet.dat? I use Bitcoin Core version 16.1. ...
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Watch only Wallet help

i need help. I'm totally New with bitcoin. Last time i would buy something and when i pay i've got an sms-code for bitcoins with that i've to make the pay. I send this to a watch only Wallet. But that ...
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Reg: Watch only Address

I have been given " Watch only Address" by one of my friend.. To make the funds credited into my account or to use the BTC. What is way to get the Private Key..? Do we need to pay anything for the ...
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How can I sign message for a blockchain watch only bitcoin address

I have to verify sign message for one of my blockchain bitcoin address. I couldn't find sign message or private key option in More Options beside all my bitcoin addresses. I thought maybe I have to ...
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List imported watch-only adresses

I can import addresses without private key just to track incoming transactions as it is provided in RPC calls : https://bitcoin.org/en/release/v0.10.0#watch-only-wallet-support But how can i see my ...
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How Can I tranfer my bitcoins from watch only wallet, If having Private key, but forgotten private key password

I have wallet on the blockchain.info, I have one main wallet, another one have watch only address, I have private key for it, I want to spend coins from my watch only wallet. But I lost the password ...
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how to create Watching Address from available xPub key

Watch-only wallet can only receive payments but not spend the available coins. I am using bitcoinj (in Java). Can anyone please tell me that How to create watching addresses from available xPub key? ...
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I have watched addresses in my wallet..how do i use them?

How do I use the watch only addresses that are in my wallet? I can't find the private keys. Is their any way to use them or should I just delete the wallet with the watch addresses in them?
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Delete watch-only imported address bitcoin-core

Is it possible to delete imported watch-only address? I know it's not possible using RPC commands. Any suggestions?
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Watch only wallet

I'm having this message: "Your wallet does not have private key for this address. You cannot spend coins received unless you have the private key elsewhere." How can I move my coins from watch only ...
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How to make ImportMulti function like ImportAddress for watch-only addresses placed into Accounts?

My question is: I want to use ImportMulti to import a long list of watch-only addresses. However, unlike ImportAddress, I don't see any way to place these addresses into specific "accounts". Is this ...
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Imported bitcoin address

A person I met online asked me to pay small miner fee to get big funds in bitcoin. After sending him the fee, he injected huge funds into my bitcoin wallet, which fell into a bitcoin address imported ...
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Importing private key for watched address in bitcoind, rescan necessary?

If I have a watch only address in my wallet and then I import the private key corresponding to it, will I need to do a rescan or will it automatically update my available balance with any UTXOs for ...
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Import testnet address in bcoin

I´m trying to import a watch-only address to my bcoin node using cli (testnet). My config looks as follows: [....] # # Options # network: testnet # # Node # prefix: ~/.bcoin-testnet db: leveldb ...
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bcoin watch only address

Can anyone tell me how to set up a watch-only address using bcoin? while using the command: bcoin wallet create myNewWallet this will always be a "watchOnly": false wallet by default. Is there any ...
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how do I transfer from watch only wallet to my other wallets

I have a watch only wallet with BTC in there how do I transfer to another wallet. I don't seem to have a key is that possible? I can find it on blockchain but can't seem to do any transfers.
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Unable to remove bitcoins from watch-only address

I'm new to bitcoin and my situation is this: I installed Bitcoin Classic wallet, then sent bitcoins to it from Coinbase before the entire blockchain was finished syncing. The transaction timed out and ...
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Does Bitcoin Core support watch-only wallets?

Is it possible to use Bitcoin Core in a watch-only mode? I want to be able to generate new addresses in an online instance of Bitcoin Core, but keep the private keys separate on another local Bitcoin ...
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Receive at Watching Only Wallet

I am a little foggy about the Watching Wallet copy in Armory. I have received BTC in my Watching only wallet. Is there anything that I need to do now to get those to the Cold Storage Wallet or is the ...
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Notifications to watch only addresses in bitcoind

I found a similar question, but rather outdated in my opinion: How to get instant notification of any Bitcoin transaction involving a specific public address as recipient without knowing the wallet or ...
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Accessing bitcoin wallet electrum

I created a bitcoin address, and had someone send bitcoin to it, and then tried to set up a wallet in electrum for that address. Unfortunately, in doing that I was only able to create a 'watch-only' ...
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the bitcoin wallet spendable amount is not updating

the spendable amount is not updating to the watch only amount. this is now going on 3 weeks or longer. I am using bitcoin ver 0.12.1 any ideas??
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How can I watch all addresses under HD wallet?

Is there any way to watch all addresses under HD wallet? I'd like to notify users when any of addresses in a HD wallet receive BTC. It looks like bitcoind (walletnotify) doesn't support HD wallet. ...
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getnewaddress and watch-only addresses (importaddress)

I am aware it is possible to use "importaddress" to import bitcoin addresses without their associated private keys. For an online shop that uses "getnewaddress" in order to present a customer with an ...
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watch-only wallet with bitcoin-cli

i'm trying to see all tx hashes and the balance for an address i don't own: $ bitcoin-cli importaddress 1M43pksKTGpBd8J8XzjStjgnX5vie1kpYA $ # wait 5 minutes while bitcoind presumably scans all txs $ ...
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Move money/address from watch only wallet

I am completely new to bitcoin. I recently received bitcoins from a poker site, using a receiving address that I created in Bitcoin Core. When I realized that synchronization takes forever, I ...
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Using Armory Watch-Only wallet in Electrum?

Is it possible to import a Watch-Only wallet that was made in Armory into Electrum? I like to use Armory for cold storage but like Electrum more for hot wallets because it's lightweight and you never ...
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watch-only addresses doesn't work properly in bitcoind v0.10.0

I imported a watch-only address to bitcoind by using below command: bitcoin-cli importaddress <myaddress> "testacc" true According to release notes it should support some rpc calls for this ...
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Difference between RPC calls addmultisigaddress and importaddress

I am trying to import a 2-of-3 multisignature address into my bitcoind wallet, watch-only. I have the public keys, but not the private keys. Two potential bitcoind JSON-RPC calls that seem to fit are: ...
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How can I watch an address on Windows and Android?

I want to be informed of transactions of my Bitcoin address on the Windows and the Android app. Can I use the same Bitcoin address on both? If yes, how can I backup the address on Windows and restore ...
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getreceivedbyaddress without knowing the private key

Not considering any external services, is there any way (opensource implementation) that would keep up with the blockchain and expose an API with the same functionality as the original ...
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Adding watch-only addresses to Blockchain.info through an API?

I want to set up a service to monitor the activity of various watch-only addresses. I know Blockchain.info offers an option to do URL callback notifications when a payment is made to an address in ...
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Add a Watch-only Wallet in Bitcoind

When running bitcoind under OSX/Linux, how can we add a watch-only wallet using the JSON RPC? Do we need the public key or is the bitcoin address sufficient?
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Moving armory watching-only .wallet file

I have set up an offline wallet on computer "A". I set up a corresponding watching-only wallet on computer "B". I have signed and broadcast several transactions. But now I wish to safely move the ...
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Monitor paper wallet balance without importing private key?

I generated a paper wallet offline and running from fresh OS, and I'm not going to ever type that private key into a computer until it's time to spend the coins. But I will send coins to this address ...