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Bitcoin (BTC)

Method: POST encryptwallet


Method RPC encryptwallet example for Bitcoin (BTC)

POST encryptwallet

Method not allowed

Encrypts the wallet with ‘passphrase’. This is for first time encryption.

After this, any calls that interact with private keys such as sending or signing will require the passphrase to be set prior the making these calls.

Use the walletpassphrase call for this, and then walletlock call.

If the wallet is already encrypted, use the walletpassphrasechange call.


passphrase - string, required

The pass phrase to encrypt the wallet with. It must be at least 1 character, but should be long.


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


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