Bitcoin-SV (BSV)

Method: POST sethdseed


POST sethdseed

Method not allowed

Set or generate a new HD wallet seed. Non-HD wallets will not be upgraded to being a HD wallet. Wallets that are already HD will have a new HD seed set so that new keys added to the keypool will be derived from this new seed.

Note that you will need to MAKE A NEW BACKUP of your wallet after setting the HD wallet seed.

Requires wallet passphrase to be set with walletpassphrase call if wallet is encrypted.


newkeypool - boolean, optional, default=true

Whether to flush old unused addresses, including change addresses, from the keypool and regenerate it.

seed - string, optional, default=random seed

The WIF private key to use as the new HD seed.


curl --location --request POST '' 
--header 'x-api-key: YOUR-API-KEY' 
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' 
--data-raw '{"jsonrpc": "2.0",
"method": "sethdseed",
"params": [null, null],
"id": ""}'


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