importaddress

importaddress "address" ( "label" rescan p2sh )

Adds an address or script (in hex) that can be watched as if it were in your wallet but cannot be used to spend. Requires a new wallet backup.

Note: This call can take over an hour to complete if rescan is true, during that time, other rpc calls may report that the imported address exists but related transactions are still missing, leading to temporarily incorrect/bogus balances and unspent outputs until rescan completes.

If you have the full public key, you should call importpubkey instead of this.

Note: If you import a non-standard raw script in hex form, outputs sending to it will be treated as change, and not show up in many RPCs.

Argument #1 - address

Type: string, required

The Bitcoin address (or hex-encoded script)

Argument #2 - label

Type: string, optional, default=””

An optional label

Argument #3 - rescan

Type: boolean, optional, default=true

Rescan the wallet for transactions

Argument #4 - p2sh

Type: boolean, optional, default=false

Add the P2SH version of the script as well

Examples

Import an address with rescan:

bitcoin-cli importaddress "myaddress"

Import using a label without rescan:

bitcoin-cli importaddress "myaddress" "testing" false

As a JSON-RPC call:

curl --user myusername --data-binary '{"jsonrpc": "1.0", "id":"curltest", "method": "importaddress", "params": ["myaddress", "testing", false] }' -H 'content-type: text/plain;' http://127.0.0.1:8332/