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H. BrakmićBitcoin and Lightning Network on Raspberry Pihttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5522-3_6

6. bitcoind

Harris Brakmić1 
Troisdorf, Germany

In this chapter we will learn how to control the Bitcoin Daemon, bitcoind,1 via Bitcoin’s command line interface, bitcoin-cli. Every function we explored before in the Bitcoin Core Wallet can be replicated in the console as well. This of course makes Bitcoin easy to integrate with other tools and services. We will also learn to use Bitcoin’s API and messaging service.


It is not required to run Bitcoin as Core Wallet, because the same functionality can be provided by using its daemon, bitcoind. As the daemon always gets compiled together with other parts of the system, ...

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