This feature makes possible Bitcoin Core to read a balance of any
public address via RPC call or, after importing the balance, it became
available only via QT interface?
Neither. A watching wallet still has to be synced with the chain in the
same way as any other wallet, i.e. after adding an
Thanks for starting this discussion!
One thing this brings up is the never-resolved issue of whether BIPs should
document how we'd *like* things to work, or how things *actually do* work.
BIP32 is an example of the former - it was new technology and the spec was
finalised before any
This is just a guess, but I can imagine sipa's address index branch
might be more suitable for an use case where information about any
address is required - jmcorgan continued to maintain a usually somewhat
As for balance
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