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Bitcoin (BTC)

Method: POST importprivkey


Method RPC importprivkey example for Bitcoin (BTC)

POST importprivkey

Method not allowed

Adds a private key (as returned by dumpprivkey) to your wallet. Requires a new wallet backup.

Hint use importmulti to import more than one private key.

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 key exists but related transactions are still missing, leading to temporarily incorrect/bogus balances and unspent outputs until rescan completes.

Note Use “getwalletinfo” to query the scanning progress.


privkey - string, required

The private key (see dumpprivkey)

label - string, optional, default=current label if address exists, otherwise “”

An optional label

rescan - boolean, optional, default=true

Rescan the wallet for transactions


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": "importprivkey",
"params": [null, null, null],
"id": "getblock.io"}'


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