Bitcoin Forum
April 25, 2014, 03:50:20 AM *
News: Due to the OpenSSL heartbleed bug, changing your forum password is recommended.
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: How can I see my Bitcoin Balance or someone ..  (Read 6428 times)
bbit
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 1050


Bitcoin


View Profile

Ignore
June 14, 2011, 05:10:18 AM
 #1

else's ?  I know you can see your own balance in the client itself ...

I've heard of blockexplorer   but don't know how to read it - is it possibly to put someones payment address and see how many bitcoins they have?

Thanks!

BitcoinStarter.com - The First Bitcoin CrowdFunding site!
Videos4BTC.info - Video clips of girls stripping for BTC!
DopeCoin.com - A Billion Dollar Market!
1398397820
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1398397820

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1398397820
Reply with quote  #2

1398397820
Report to moderator
1398397820
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1398397820

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1398397820
Reply with quote  #2

1398397820
Report to moderator
Make sure you back up your wallet regularly! With Bitcoin-Qt, it needs to be backed up at least as often as every 100 transactions (both sends and receipts) or new addresses.
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1398397820
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1398397820

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1398397820
Reply with quote  #2

1398397820
Report to moderator
lessPlastic
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 56



View Profile

Ignore
June 14, 2011, 05:18:07 AM
 #2

Good question, I'm wondering the same thing.
dazoe
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 24



View Profile

Ignore
June 14, 2011, 05:23:10 AM
 #3

I don't believe it can be done. Unless you has access to their wallet.dat

-dazoe
Advertise with Anonymous Ads (http://anonymousads.com?partner=1LEMLMCytWWKnwUrjBK7H2hyNyC2y4nbS)
bbit
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 1050


Bitcoin


View Profile

Ignore
June 14, 2011, 05:23:41 AM
 #4

Good question, I'm wondering the same thing.

Thanks I don't feel like such a noob! Grin

btw: nice service if its yours http://bitcoinvert.com/   been looking for something like this!

BitcoinStarter.com - The First Bitcoin CrowdFunding site!
Videos4BTC.info - Video clips of girls stripping for BTC!
DopeCoin.com - A Billion Dollar Market!
bbit
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 1050


Bitcoin


View Profile

Ignore
June 14, 2011, 05:24:05 AM
 #5

I don't believe it can be done. Unless you has access to their wallet.dat


ohhh ....obviously, that won't happen..

BitcoinStarter.com - The First Bitcoin CrowdFunding site!
Videos4BTC.info - Video clips of girls stripping for BTC!
DopeCoin.com - A Billion Dollar Market!
AstuteTrader
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 9


View Profile

Ignore
June 14, 2011, 05:26:10 AM
 #6

I'm wondering as well.
Stardust
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 190


View Profile

Ignore
June 14, 2011, 07:48:37 AM
 #7

The answer is http://blockexplorer.com.  For example to check how many bitcoins I received: http://blockexplorer.com/q/getreceivedbyaddress/1FFkqPxUwp4CBJ24RDvikhGRQtaiWDYWEv

Explore blockexplorer.com very useful site. ^_^
dr_nix
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 26


View Profile

Ignore
June 14, 2011, 08:59:28 AM
 #8

The answer is http://blockexplorer.com.  For example to check how many bitcoins I received: http://blockexplorer.com/q/getreceivedbyaddress/1FFkqPxUwp4CBJ24RDvikhGRQtaiWDYWEv

Explore blockexplorer.com very useful site. ^_^

With this you can only see how many bitcoins went to that particular account. And if they have been spent. But every user has many accounts (addresses), so you don't know how many BTC one particular user has.
Stardust
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 190


View Profile

Ignore
June 14, 2011, 12:45:29 PM
 #9

That is sufficient, every has the right to privacy, after all you don't everybody to know which addresses are tied to you, ey?
bbit
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 1050


Bitcoin


View Profile

Ignore
June 14, 2011, 04:17:58 PM
 #10

[bump]

I guess this is the only answer?

BitcoinStarter.com - The First Bitcoin CrowdFunding site!
Videos4BTC.info - Video clips of girls stripping for BTC!
DopeCoin.com - A Billion Dollar Market!
BitPiggy
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 67



View Profile WWW

Ignore
January 07, 2012, 08:30:39 AM
 #11

I wanted to know the answer to this myself.  Blockexplorer has a way to view the current balance of an address, i.e. payments to minus payments out of an address.

Query looks like the following: http://blockexplorer.com/q/addressbalance/1Fm7bWSVuVAAZQu8J3YkbXaeUoVMdhJat8

Note as mentioned above, it is difficult to know the balance of a person, as you would have to know all the bitcoin addresses they control.  Hence this is probably the closest answer to your question with minimum of effort.


http://BitPiggy.com: Australian Dollars (AUD) to BitCoin exchange
@bitpiggy

Me: Ruby on Rails developer, 12+ years programming experience.
@matholroyd, http://www.linkedin.com/in/matholroyd
codymanix
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 203

Gir: I'm gonna sing the Doom Song now..


View Profile

Ignore
January 07, 2012, 10:02:10 PM
 #12

You can't see anyboy elses balace because one can have generate an unlimited number of bitcoin addresses for each wallet.dat.
You can see in blockexplorer every bitcoin which moved to which address, but you cannot know which address belongs to which wallet.dat.

For example I have a wallet.dat but I generate address a, b and c. If I move money between a and b or c, then my wallet.dat still have the same amount of money since all these are my own adressen. But for another person which only knows my adress a it looks as if I transferred my money to another account.

Programming tutorials, Tools, Games & Humor http://deutronium.de.vu
My Vircurex referral code for persistant 0.05% trade discount: 750-33267 or use
https://vircurex.com/welcome/index?referral_id=750-33267
pazor
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 966



View Profile

Ignore
February 18, 2012, 10:43:50 PM
 #13

hi,

not exactly...
if you know the public address of a wallet you can estimate the amount of its bitcoin balance.
and if you know every public address of the wallet then you know the bitcoin balance.

like this...

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Apjfkh4baK_FdHVuS3NPaDRmNGhpQmFmcGpfV2cxVGc


treuhand-Dienst gewünscht? - frag per PM an
BTC 174X17nR7vEQBQo4GXKRGMGaTmB49Gf1yT
edd
Donator
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1078



View Profile WWW

Ignore
February 18, 2012, 10:50:51 PM
 #14

hi,

not exactly...
if you know the public address of a wallet you can estimate the amount of its bitcoin balance.
and if you know every public address of the wallet then you know the bitcoin balance.

like this...

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Apjfkh4baK_FdHVuS3NPaDRmNGhpQmFmcGpfV2cxVGc



The key phrase here is, "if you know every public address of the wallet".

Not only is it unlikely that anyone would give you every address they use, they might even have more than one wallet. Or use e-wallets. Or keep some BTC in an exchange, mining pool, or other BTC based site that allows you to create an account for your coins.

BitBrew - Buy Coffee for BTC, The Bitcoin List - Online Directory of BTC Sites, Operation Fabulous - BTC Based Advertising Platform, Bitcoin General Store - Buy All Kinds of Physical Goods for BTC
westkybitcoins
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 938

Firstbits: Compromised. Thanks, Android!


View Profile

Ignore
February 18, 2012, 11:58:30 PM
 #15

It gets even worse when you consider that people can (and I'm sure some actually do) transfer bitcoins by simply transferring private keys. In theory, you might send someone funds, and they don't even move from the address, but ownership and possession still gets transferred.

Bitcoin is the ultimate freedom test. It tells you who is giving lip service and who genuinely believes in it.
...
...
In the future, books that summarize the history of money will have a line that says, “and then came bitcoin.” It is the economic singularity. And we are living in it now. - Ryan Dickherber
...
...
ATTENTION BFL MINING NEWBS: Just got your Jalapenos in? Wondering how to get the most value for the least hassle? Give BitMinter a try! It's a smaller pool with a fair & low-fee payment method, lots of statistical feedback, and it's easier than EasyMiner! (Yes, we want your hashing power, but seriously, it IS the easiest pool to use! Sign up in seconds to try it!)
...
...
The idea that deflation causes hoarding (to any problematic degree) is a lie used to justify theft of value from your savings.
nebulus
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 490


... it only gets better...


View Profile

Ignore
February 19, 2012, 01:29:10 AM
 #16

http://blockchain.info, just enter your address in the search field.

wabber
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 85


View Profile

Ignore
February 19, 2012, 02:02:52 AM
 #17

It gets even worse when you consider that people can (and I'm sure some actually do) transfer bitcoins by simply transferring private keys. In theory, you might send someone funds, and they don't even move from the address, but ownership and possession still gets transferred.

But if you do that you have to trust the one who gave you his priv key, because he could have a copy of it enabling him to spend the coins too. So it's not a very safe way and i doubt many people are using this method.
westkybitcoins
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 938

Firstbits: Compromised. Thanks, Android!


View Profile

Ignore
February 19, 2012, 02:11:41 AM
 #18

It gets even worse when you consider that people can (and I'm sure some actually do) transfer bitcoins by simply transferring private keys. In theory, you might send someone funds, and they don't even move from the address, but ownership and possession still gets transferred.

But if you do that you have to trust the one who gave you his priv key, because he could have a copy of it enabling him to spend the coins too. So it's not a very safe way and i doubt many people are using this method.

Yeah, I can't imagine it's very common; I'd think it would likely only be with people who trust each other significantly.

But then, you never know. Casascius publicly advertises his physical bitcoins; someone could claim they do the same on occasion for a few folks, and as long as the private keys aren't kept in a wallet they frequently use, one couldn't prove that they hadn't done this.

Bitcoin is the ultimate freedom test. It tells you who is giving lip service and who genuinely believes in it.
...
...
In the future, books that summarize the history of money will have a line that says, “and then came bitcoin.” It is the economic singularity. And we are living in it now. - Ryan Dickherber
...
...
ATTENTION BFL MINING NEWBS: Just got your Jalapenos in? Wondering how to get the most value for the least hassle? Give BitMinter a try! It's a smaller pool with a fair & low-fee payment method, lots of statistical feedback, and it's easier than EasyMiner! (Yes, we want your hashing power, but seriously, it IS the easiest pool to use! Sign up in seconds to try it!)
...
...
The idea that deflation causes hoarding (to any problematic degree) is a lie used to justify theft of value from your savings.
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!