Synced Wallet Balance Different From Explorer Balance



  • why is the balance in the explorer a small amount of QTUM less than what getbalance in the cli shows me?

    the difference in balance is exactly the amount I sent out 1 month ago, which shows in the explorer.

    if it shows in the explorer, and my wallet is not behind, why does the wallet in the cli show a different balance?



  • Hey gaia, many new people encounter this issue (I did). When you send QTUM with the wallet, the wallet has to send the entire amount of a previous transaction (using the Unspent Transaction Output model) and then receives change back on a new "change" address that the wallet supplies (although you can override this default behavior). You could think of it as if you were buying a coffee for 3.0, gave the coffee shop a 10.0 note, and got back 7.0 in change. But the 7.0 change comes back to a new address, the "change" address. The wallet correctly sums the balance for all the addresses it knows about, but the Explorer can only show the balance for one address at a time. If you look at your original transaction on the Explorer, you can see the address used to send the change back. Does this help?



  • I understand the UTXO model, thanks!

    What happened is maybe the UBC verification mechanism refunds the amount you sent them to prove you own the wallet, minus the TX fee?


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