getbalance ( "dummy" minconf include_watchonly )

Returns the total available balance.

The available balance is what the wallet considers currently spendable, and is thus affected by options which limit spendability such as -spendzeroconfchange.

Argument #1 - dummy

Type: string, optional

Remains for backward compatibility. Must be excluded or set to “*”.

Argument #2 - minconf

Type: numeric, optional, default=0

Only include transactions confirmed at least this many times.

Argument #3 - include_watchonly

Type: boolean, optional, default=false

Also include balance in watch-only addresses (see ‘importaddress’)


Name Type Description
amount numeric The total amount in BTC received for this wallet.


The total amount in the wallet with 1 or more confirmations:

bitcoin-cli getbalance

The total amount in the wallet at least 6 blocks confirmed:

bitcoin-cli getbalance "*" 6

As a JSON-RPC call:

curl --user myusername --data-binary '{"jsonrpc": "1.0", "id":"curltest", "method": "getbalance", "params": ["*", 6] }' -H 'content-type: text/plain;'