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Bitcoin-SV (BSV)

Method: POST importaddress


Method RPC importaddress example for Bitcoin-SV (BSV)

POST importaddress

Method not allowed

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.

Hint use importmulti to import more than one address.

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.

Note Use “getwalletinfo” to query the scanning progress.


address - string, required

The Bitcoin address (or hex-encoded script)

label - string, optional, default=””

An optional label

rescan - boolean, optional, default=true

Rescan the wallet for transactions

p2sh - boolean, optional, default=false

Add the P2SH version of the script as well


curl --location --request POST 'https://bsv.getblock.io/mainnet/' \ 
--header 'x-api-key: YOUR-API-KEY' \ 
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \ 
--data-raw '{"jsonrpc": "2.0",
"method": "importaddress",
"params": [null, null, null, null],
"id": "getblock.io"}'


    "result": "null",
    "id": "getblock.io",
    "status_code": 405,
    "message": "Method not allowed"