Ansible module for automating Bitcoin transactions
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Ansible Bitcoin Module

Ansible module for automating Bitcoin transactions.

This is experimental code and should not be used to transfer money. Run bitcoin or bitcoind with the -testnet flag to use the testnet (or put testnet=1 in the bitcoin.conf file).


  • python-bitcoinlib >= 0.5.0
  • bitcoind (Bitcoin Core daemon) >= v0.11.0


Parameter Required Default Choices Comments
sendtoaddress no Public bitcoin address
amount no Amount to transact
getnewaddress no no yes, no Generate a new bitcoin address
getbalance no no confirmed, total, no Get current wallet balance. confirmed expects al least 1 confirmation, total is for 0 confirmations
testnet no no yes, no If yes, use testnet instead of mainnet
service_url no If not specified, the username and password are read out of the file
service_port no The default port is set according to the chain parameters in use: mainnet, testnet
btc_conf_file no If not specified ~/.bitcoin/bitcoin.conf or equivalent is used by default


# Send 0.01 BTC to 1xsb94c9AMkj8GzhqYEJkieCXBpCZPvaF
- bitcoin: sendtoaddress=1xsb94c9AMkj8GzhqYEJkieCXBpCZPvaF amount=0.01

# Send a transaction using testnet
- bitcoin: sendtoaddress=n1LzM8zxDvtsdTVbc4yeY4vixa2H2uF5Ev amount=0.01 testnet=yes

# Generate new bitcoin address
- bitcoin: getnewaddress=yes

# Get confirmed wallet balance
- bitcoin: getbalance=confirmed

Return Values

Name Description Returned Type Sample
txid transaction id success string f5d8ee39a430901c91a5917b9f2dc19d6d1a0e9cea205b009ca73dd04470b9a6
newaddress new bitcoin address success string 17Y7ZaAZYF3Gz8Sa9c5UifciVuthWfxx7F
balance wallet balance success float 1.23965164