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// Copyright (c) 2014-2017 The btcsuite developers
// Use of this source code is governed by an ISC
// license that can be found in the LICENSE file.
package main
import (
func main() {
// Connect to local bitcoin core RPC server using HTTP POST mode.
connCfg := &rpcclient.ConnConfig{
Host: "localhost:8332",
User: "yourrpcuser",
Pass: "yourrpcpass",
HTTPPostMode: true, // Bitcoin core only supports HTTP POST mode
DisableTLS: true, // Bitcoin core does not provide TLS by default
// Notice the notification parameter is nil since notifications are
// not supported in HTTP POST mode.
client, err := rpcclient.New(connCfg, nil)
if err != nil {
defer client.Shutdown()
// Get the current block count.
blockCount, err := client.GetBlockCount()
if err != nil {
log.Printf("Block count: %d", blockCount)
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