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bitcoin core in VS windows build_msvc README.md doesn't work

Am I wasting my time trying to get bitcoin core to build in VS? I've followed the guide to a t several times, but I'm afraid the guide is incomplete. Maybe it's assuming I know which folders to put ...
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Import libbitcoin-system as static library on Windows

I build an Android wallet for Bitcoin so I need to link libbitcoin-system as a library to my CMake project to use it. I built libbitcoin-system with build_all.bat in Windows as instructed in https://...
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Unable to "sendcoins" using bitgo express apis - Windows OS

I am building an ASP.Net project (C# - .Net 4.8 - windows os - visual studio 2015). I want to send bitcoin from one address in my wallet to another for test. Trying to access api url : https://test....
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Insert a password to a wallet.dat file from windows cmd

Is there a way to insert a password to a wallet.dat file from windows cmd? I'm a newbie, so please be as specific as you can. That wallet.dat file needs rescan, which I want to make after I insert the ...
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"which bitcoind" outputs nothing

I installed bitcoind using Windows 10 WSL Ubuntu. I see the bitcoind.exe file in the src directory, but when I run "which bitcoind" I get no output.
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building bitcoin core - how to temporarily disable WSL support for Win32 applications

The build-windows.md says: "Additional WSL Note: WSL support for launching Win32 applications results in Autoconf configure scripts being able to execute Windows Portable Executable files. This ...
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How to verify Trezor Suite software on windows. Can’t find Satoshi Labs’ fingerprint

I’m trying to verify the Trezor suite software on my PC with windows 10. I’m using Kleopatra (gpg4win) and it asks me at one point to make sure that the fingerprint of the imported key (the one taken ...
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How to mine Bitcoin in Windows? How to mine Bitcoin using Intel GPU? [duplicate]

I want to mine Bitcoin in Windows, which is the best and trusted software that I can use to mine Bitcoin in Windows? I want to use both my Intel GPU and CPU to mine Bitcoin.
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How long would it take to solo-mine with these crypto-currencies [duplicate]

I have a Windows 10 machine with an AMD Ryzen 5 3600. How long would it take to solo-mine a Bitcoin with my GPU. What mining software should I use?
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Should I be worried that bitcoincore.org now suddenly only provides an "unsigned" Bitcoin Core installer?

My security script for downloading and verifying new versions of Bitcoin Core barked at me the other day, when the new v0.21.1 was released. (Which still is nowhere to be found on bitcoin.org, BTW.) ...
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Is there a simple-to-use Windows-10 client for Lightning Network? [closed]

I'm having trouble finding a Windows 10 client for Lightning Network which is simple to use and which can be installed without needing to learn a lot about the underlying technical concepts. Is there ...
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Unable to use `blocks` and `chainstate` from external drive

I want to use data directory from a different location (external SSD) on a Windows machine. When I save the path for it in bitcoin.conf it still uses old data directory. How can I use datadir in ...
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Protecting against bitcoin thieves as a casual user

I hope this is an appropriate question here. I never got a chance to write it out earlier, but with the recent price changes looming it came to my mind again. Around July 2013 I started to take some ...
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How can I pick the data directory of Bitcoin Core on Windows 10?

I'm using Bitcoin Core on Windows 10. Despite setting it up in a folder on my larger drive, it's eating all the space on my SSD. How do I direct the blockchain to the drive I want?
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Why does the first bitcoin client only supported windows

Starting from version 0.1.0 up to 0.1.5 the bitcoin software could be run only on only Windows 2000 / Windows NT and Windows XP Was there a technical reason from Satoshi for this choice of operating ...
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As the Bitcoin price skyrockets, how to avoid getting malware through freeware/FOSS software's updates?

We have a situation now where the vast majority of software I have installed on my computer (Windows 10, since there are no other supported versions of Windows) are either aging one-man freeware ...
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Why has Bitcoin Core stopped shutting down when Windows cleanly shuts down?

Every night, I do this to turn off my Windows 10 machine: shutdown /s Note that there is no "forcing flag" or anything (/f). Up until recently, Bitcoin Core appeared to always get the ...
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Anyone tried building bitcoin core with visual studio 2019?

I followed the steps mentioned in the below link: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/tree/master/build_msvc Trying to build from https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/tree/0.20 Errors: Error C1083 ...
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Why does Bitcoin Core keep saying "X days left" every single day?

I turn my PC on every day. I don't sleep more than 8 hours. Yet Bitcoin Core, after I verify that it has fully synced every day, keeps saying "7 days remaining" for example, as if it deletes ...
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Bitcoincore wallet 0.20.0

Because on windows it is so difficult to load the blockchain into the BitcoinCore wallet. Arrives in 2016 the loading rate increases days. In ubuntu18.04 it is so fast and does not slow down after ...
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Cannot cross-compile for Windows from Ubuntu 18.04

I have been at this for ages now and I am unable to cross-compile Bitcoin-Core 0.19.1 on my Ubuntu 18.04 machine (not a VM). I follow these exact instructions: sudo apt install build-essential ...
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Bitcoin Core on Windows get wallet address

I have recently downloaded and installed the Bitcoin core software for Windows. It is still currently syncing at 10.89%. I am unable to find the wallet address anywhere in the application itself. If ...
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How do I compile bitcoin-qt 0.13 for Windows 10 and use gdb (or similar) to debug it?

Currently I'm working on a fork from 0.13, so apologies if this is documented in later version. I'm cross-compiling bitocin-qt for Windows 10 (following the instructions in the build-windows document)...
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How to migrate Lightning (LND) from local laptop to external myNodeBTC node

I am in the process of migrating my LNP/BP stack from a Windows laptop to a dedicated myNodeBTC (RaspPi) device. My node on the Windows laptop was installed using Node Launcher. I already have the ...
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Why does the "uptime" RPC API call fail if Bitcoin Core is running but has not synced fully?

At least this appears to be the case, because the function I have created to determine whether Bitcoin Core is "working" does the most minimal/simple API call I could find, which was "uptime", to see ...
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Where can I find Armory 92.3 for download?

I am trying to use Windows XP and need Armory 92.3 to do it. Where can I download that version without compiling?
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recovering wallet [duplicate]

0 I am not exactly sure what I need to do and I do not want to accidentally overwrite my disk. I may have already done so. After searching my web history I have found the BTC address that my BTC is ...
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banning nodes through bitcoin-cli in Windows

I'd like to use Greg Maxwell's banlist for my Bitcoin node in Windows. When I enter the commands however, I receive the following error message for every bitcoin-cli command: bitcoin\bin>bitcoin-...
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Where is the bitcoind executable on Windows 10?

I have installed bitcoin core 0.17.1 version windows 10 in my laptop. I can see the following folders: bin (bitcoin-cli.exe, bitcon-qt.exe, bitcoin-tx.exe, test_bitcoin.exe), include (...
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Getting "Can't run the JVM" when starting Ardor on Windows 10

When running Ardor 2.2.1 on Windows 10, I'm getting "Can't run the JVM" error. Also tried going to the command line and going to: C:\Program Files\Ardor and running run.bat It just pops open a ...
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Where is the downloaded Ardor blockchain stored on windows and linux?

Where can one find the location of the Ardor blockchain on Windows and Linux?
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Install Copay on Windows 7 64 bit desktop

I have windows 7 64 bit. I need more information. Step by step, please. I have reviewed the previous answers but do not understand: (New copay on Windows 7) 1) Exactly what to download from where ...
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New copay on Windows 7

How can I install new Copay wallet to my Windows 7? I cannot use the microsoft app store. Thank you.
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How can I have Bitcoind.exe use the core data from Bitcoin-QT on my D drive. Using Windows 10 [duplicate]

I down loaded Bitcoin core to my D drive, because it's too big for my C drive. Bitcoind.exe keeps creating AppData/Roaming/bitcoin where the core is down loaded. However I already have the core fully ...
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How can I install Electrum on 32-bit Windows?

So on the Electrum site in the download section for Windows 7 Pro there is no reference to 32 or 64 bit? I need a desktop version in 32-bit?
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How to use electrum RPC to get address balance on windows

$ ./electrum-3.2.3.exe --testnet setconfig rpcport 7777 true $ ./electrum-3.2.3.exe --testnet setconfig rpcuser blah true $ ./electrum-3.2.3.exe --testnet setconfig rpcpassword blah true $ ./electrum-...
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Noob: new to bitcoin, bitcoind will not run on Windows 10

I just heard about Bitcoin, it looks huge, and am trying to get it to work and see how it works. I live in a very rural community and we do not have Internet yet, I had to do some dirty deeds to get ...
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OpenSSL bitcoin addresses generation

Using OpenSSL ver 1.1.0h on win 8.1 - 32 bit Im trying to recreate this post using cmd: OpenSSL generate Bitcoin address But on step 3: openssl ec -in c:\keys\private.pem -outform DER|tail -c +8|...
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Does bitcoin 0.16.1 work with Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Windows 10?

Does the bitcoin core for ubuntu work with windows 10 WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) command line? What issues are there if any since its install the ubuntu version under windows 10.
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Run bitcoind as a service in windows

Motivation I don't want to have to have bitcoin-qt running. I want the control and error handling capabilities that come when something is running as a service. I want bitcoind to start when windows ...
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Login Problems with Greenaddress

I need help desperately! I am trying to get to BTC that is locked in a greenaddress wallet. I can log into the view only. When I put in the mneumonic & password, the system runs through ...
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WSL PATH command help

Following these intr: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/master/doc/build-windows.md I have retrieved a git for a crypto. But I am hung up on the step where I add the PATH command. Per the instr: ...
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Does the OS make a difference for mining?

I would like to know whether it makes a difference to mine on Windows, on macOS or on Linux? Performancewise? Is there a big difference in the quantity of software tools available to mine? Are ...
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Stratum proxy on Windows

I am looking to do solo mining on a SHA-256 altcoin by purchasing hashrate from NiceHash. I have the client set up on a Windows Server 2016 VPS and the blockchain is synced. For NiceHash to point the ...
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Running Bitcoind as a service on windows 10

So I am trying to run bitcoin daemon as a service on windows 10, so I don't have to keep starting it. I have tried the following command: sc create BitcoinServer binpath= "C:\Program Files\Bitcoin\...
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Could not locate RPC credentials Error

I am trying to follow the instructions in the following post: Check status of daemon When I try to run bitcoin-cli getblockchaininfo I get the following error: When I look for the configuration file....
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Blockchain download stuck on Bitcoin core wallet

The caching up process was progressing (slowly but still progressing) until it got stuck after processing 436820 blocks: http://i.imgur.com/4nbP3ML.png 3 days after, I'm still at 70.76% Says I'm ...
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How to build Bitcoin binaries for Windows on Ubuntu using cross-compile

I am trying to build Bitcoin 0.13 for Windows. I've always used this guide for building previous versions. Now seems that developers have changed their mind regarding Windows, and the new way seems ...
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Windows 7 : Unable to start bitcoin server using daemon in regtest : bitcoind -regtest -daemon

I am trying to start bitcoin server in regtest mode using bitcoind -regtest -daemon command on my windows 7 operating system. Error I am getting is daemon is not supported on this operating system. ...
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How can I run Bitcoin Core with the -zapwallettxes option in Windows OS

I have been trying to run Bitcoin Core with -zapwallettxes option by starting the command line prompt, and typing (cmd.exe) Start bitcoin-qt with --zapwallettxes=1 but it keeps saying Windows cannot ...
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