(list last generated by v1.0.0.6)

veild and veil-qt can use the startup options below. Many of them are also possible to use in your veil.conf file


Print this help message and exit

Execute command when a relevant alert is received or we see a really
long fork (%s in cmd is replaced by message)

If this block is in the chain assume that it and its ancestors are valid
and potentially skip their script verification (0 to verify all,

Execute command when the best block changes (%s in cmd is replaced by
block hash)

Extra transactions to keep in memory for compact block reconstructions
(default: 100)

Specify blocks directory (default: <datadir>/blocks)

Specify configuration file. Relative paths will be prefixed by datadir
location. (default: veil.conf)

Run in the background as a daemon and accept commands

Specify data directory

Set database cache size in megabytes (4 to 16384, default: 450)

Specify location of debug log file. Relative paths will be prefixed by a
net-specific datadir location. (-nodebuglogfile to disable;
default: debug.log)

Opt out of staking, zerocoin automint, and Dandelion (default: 0)

Specify additional configuration file, relative to the -datadir path
(only useable from configuration file, not command line)

Imports blocks from external blk000??.dat file on startup

Keep the transaction memory pool below <n> megabytes (default: 300)

Keep at most <n> unconnectable transactions in memory (default: 100)

Specify the maximum reorganization depth (default: 100)

Do not keep transactions in the mempool longer than <n> hours (default:

Set the number of script verification threads (-2 to 16, 0 = auto, <0 =
leave that many cores free, default: 0)

Whether to save the mempool on shutdown and load on restart (default: 1)

Specify pid file. Relative paths will be prefixed by a net-specific
datadir location. (default: veild.pid)

Reduce storage requirements by enabling pruning (deleting) of old
blocks. This allows the pruneblockchain RPC to be called to
delete specific blocks, and enables automatic pruning of old
blocks if a target size in MiB is provided. This mode is
incompatible with -txindex and -rescan. Warning: Reverting this
setting requires re-downloading the entire blockchain. (default:
0 = disable pruning blocks, 1 = allow manual pruning via RPC,
>=550 = automatically prune block files to stay under the
specified target size in MiB)

Rebuild chain state and block index from the blk*.dat files on disk

Rebuild chain state from the currently indexed blocks

Delete blockchain folders and resync from scratch

Create new files with system default permissions, instead of umask 077
(only effective with disabled wallet functionality)

Maintain a full transaction index, used by the getrawtransaction rpc
call (default: 1)

Print version and exit

Connection options:

Add a node to connect to and attempt to keep the connection open (see
the `addnode` RPC command help for more info). This option can be
specified multiple times to add multiple nodes.

Threshold for disconnecting misbehaving peers (default: 100)

Number of seconds to keep misbehaving peers from reconnecting (default:

Bind to given address and always listen on it. Use [host]:port notation
for IPv6

Connect only to the specified node; -noconnect disables automatic
connections (the rules for this peer are the same as for
-addnode). This option can be specified multiple times to connect
to multiple nodes.

Discover own IP addresses (default: 1 when listening and no -externalip
or -proxy)

Allow DNS lookups for -addnode, -seednode and -connect (default: 1)

Query for peer addresses via DNS lookup, if low on addresses (default: 1
unless -connect used)

Send reject messages per BIP61 (default: 1)

Specify your own public address

Always query for peer addresses via DNS lookup (default: 0)

Accept connections from outside (default: 1 if no -proxy or -connect)

Automatically create Tor hidden service (default: 1)

Maintain at most <n> connections to peers (default: 125)

Maximum per-connection receive buffer, <n>*1000 bytes (default: 5000)

Maximum per-connection send buffer, <n>*1000 bytes (default: 1000)

Maximum allowed median peer time offset adjustment. Local perspective of
time may be influenced by peers forward or backward by this
amount. (default: 4200 seconds)

Tries to keep outbound traffic under the given target (in MiB per 24h),
0 = no limit (default: 0)

Use separate SOCKS5 proxy to reach peers via Tor hidden services, set
-noonion to disable (default: -proxy)

Make outgoing connections only through network <net> (ipv4, ipv6 or
onion). Incoming connections are not affected by this option.
This option can be specified multiple times to allow multiple

Support filtering of blocks and transaction with bloom filters (default:

Relay non-P2SH multisig (default: 1)

Listen for connections on <port> (default: 58810 or testnet: 58811)

Connect through SOCKS5 proxy, set -noproxy to disable (default:

Randomize credentials for every proxy connection. This enables Tor
stream isolation (default: 1)

Connect to a node to retrieve peer addresses, and disconnect. This
option can be specified multiple times to connect to multiple

Specify connection timeout in milliseconds (minimum: 1, default: 5000)

Tor control port to use if onion listening enabled (default:

Tor control port password (default: empty)

Use UPnP to map the listening port (default: 0)

Bind to given address and whitelist peers connecting to it. Use
[host]:port notation for IPv6

-whitelist=<IP address or network>
Whitelist peers connecting from the given IP address (e.g. or
CIDR notated network (e.g. Can be specified multiple
times. Whitelisted peers cannot be DoS banned and their
transactions are always relayed, even if they are already in the
mempool, useful e.g. for a gateway

Wallet options:

What type of addresses to use ("legacy", "p2sh-segwit", or "bech32",
default: "bech32")

Group outputs by address, selecting all or none, instead of selecting on
a per-output basis. Privacy is improved as an address is only
used once (unless someone sends to it after spending from it),
but may result in slightly higher fees as suboptimal coin
selection may result due to the added limitation (default: 0)

Enable automatic backups of zerocoin

What type of change to use ("legacy", "p2sh-segwit", or "bech32").
Default is same as -addresstype, except when
-addresstype=p2sh-segwit a native segwit output is used when
sending to a native segwit address)

Do not load the wallet and disable wallet RPC calls

The fee rate (in VEIL/kB) that indicates your tolerance for discarding
change by adding it to the fee (default: 0.0001). Note: An output
is discarded if it is dust at this rate, but we will always
discard up to the dust relay fee and a discard fee above that is
limited by the fee estimate for the longest target

A fee rate (in VEIL/kB) that will be used when fee estimation has
insufficient data (default: 0.0002)

Generate a new wallet seed phrase

Import an existing seed phrase

Set key pool size to <n> (default: 1000)

Fees (in VEIL/kB) smaller than this are considered zero fee for
transaction creation (default: 0.00001)

Fee (in VEIL/kB) to add to transactions you send (default: 0.00)

Rescan the block chain for missing wallet transactions on startup

Attempt to recover private keys from a corrupt wallet on startup

Spend unconfirmed change when sending transactions (default: 1)

Enable stake mining (default: 1)

If paytxfee is not set, include enough fee so transactions begin
confirmation on average within n blocks (default: 6)

Upgrade wallet to latest format on startup

Specify wallet database path. Can be specified multiple times to load
multiple wallets. Path is interpreted relative to <walletdir> if
it is not absolute, and will be created if it does not exist (as
a directory containing a wallet.dat file and log files). For
backwards compatibility this will also accept names of existing
data files in <walletdir>.)

Make the wallet broadcast transactions (default: 1)

Specify directory to hold wallets (default: <datadir>/wallets if it
exists, otherwise <datadir>)

Execute command when a wallet transaction changes (%s in cmd is replaced
by TxID)

Send transactions with full-RBF opt-in enabled (RPC only, default: 0)

Delete all wallet transactions and only recover those parts of the
blockchain through -rescan on startup (1 = keep tx meta data e.g.
payment request information, 2 = drop tx meta data)

Specify an additional path to backup zerocoin to

ZeroMQ notification options:

Enable publish hash block in <address>

Enable publish hash transaction in <address>

Enable publish raw block in <address>

Enable publish raw transaction in <address>

Debugging/Testing options:

Output debugging information (default: -nodebug, supplying <category> is
optional). If <category> is not supplied or if <category> = 1,
output all debugging information. <category> can be: net, tor,
mempool, http, bench, zmq, db, rpc, estimatefee, addrman,
selectcoins, reindex, cmpctblock, rand, prune, proxy, mempoolrej,
libevent, coindb, qt, leveldb, zerocoindb.

Exclude debugging information for a category. Can be used in conjunction
with -debug=1 to output debug logs for all categories except one
or more specified categories.

Show all debugging options (usage: --help -help-debug)

Include IP addresses in debug output (default: 0)

Prepend debug output with timestamp (default: 1)

Maximum total fees (in VEIL) to use in a single wallet transaction or
raw transaction; setting this too low may abort large
transactions (default: 0.10)

Send trace/debug info to console (default: 1 when no -daemon. To disable
logging to file, set -nodebuglogfile)

Shrink debug.log file on client startup (default: 1 when no -debug)

Append comment to the user agent string

Chain selection options:

Use the test chain

Node relay options:

Equivalent bytes per sigop in transactions for relay and mining
(default: 20)

Relay and mine data carrier transactions (default: 1)

Maximum size of data in data carrier transactions we relay and mine
(default: 83)

Enable transaction replacement in the memory pool (default: 1)

Fees (in VEIL/kB) smaller than this are considered zero fee for
relaying, mining and transaction creation (default: 0.00001)

Force relay of transactions from whitelisted peers even if they violate
local relay policy (default: 1)

Accept relayed transactions received from whitelisted peers even when
not relaying transactions (default: 1)

Block creation options:

Set maximum BIP141 block weight (default: 7996000)

Set lowest fee rate (in VEIL/kB) for transactions to be included in
block creation. (default: 0.00001)

RPC server options:

Accept public REST requests (default: 0)

Allow JSON-RPC connections from specified source. Valid for <ip> are a
single IP (e.g., a network/netmask (e.g. or a network/CIDR (e.g. This
option can be specified multiple times

Username and hashed password for JSON-RPC connections. The field
<userpw> comes in the format: <USERNAME>:<SALT>$<HASH>. A
canonical python script is included in share/rpcauth. The client
then connects normally using the
rpcuser=<USERNAME>/rpcpassword=<PASSWORD> pair of arguments. This
option can be specified multiple times

Bind to given address to listen for JSON-RPC connections. This option is
ignored unless -rpcallowip is also passed. Port is optional and
overrides -rpcport. Use [host]:port notation for IPv6. This
option can be specified multiple times (default: and
::1 i.e., localhost, or if -rpcallowip has been specified, and :: i.e., all addresses)

Location of the auth cookie. Relative paths will be prefixed by a
net-specific datadir location. (default: data dir)

Password for JSON-RPC connections

Listen for JSON-RPC connections on <port> (default: 58812 or testnet:

Sets the serialization of raw transaction or block hex returned in
non-verbose mode, non-segwit(0) or segwit(1) (default: 1)

Set the number of threads to service RPC calls (default: 4)

Username for JSON-RPC connections

Accept command line and JSON-RPC commands

veil-cli and the veil-qt console have the following commands available to them:

== Blockchain ==
getblock "blockhash" ( verbosity )
getblockhash height
getblockheader "hash" ( verbose )
getblockstats hash_or_height ( stats )
getchaintxstats ( nblocks blockhash )
getmempoolancestors txid (verbose)
getmempooldescendants txid (verbose)
getmempoolentry txid
getrawmempool ( verbose )
gettxout "txid" n ( include_mempool )
gettxoutproof ["txid",...] ( blockhash )
preciousblock "blockhash"
scantxoutset <action> ( <scanobjects> )
verifychain ( checklevel nblocks )
verifytxoutproof "proof"

== Control ==
getmemoryinfo ("mode")
help ( "command" )
logging ( <include> <exclude> )

== Generating ==
generate nblocks ( maxtries )
generatecontinuous (true|false) (threads)
generatetoaddress nblocks address (maxtries)

== Mining ==
getblocktemplate ( TemplateRequest )
getnetworkhashps ( nblocks height )
prioritisetransaction <txid> <dummy value> <fee delta>
submitblock "hexdata" ( "dummy" )

== Network ==
addnode "node" "add|remove|onetry"
disconnectnode "[address]" [nodeid]
getaddednodeinfo ( "node" )
setban "subnet" "add|remove" (bantime) (absolute)
setnetworkactive true|false

== Rawtransactions ==
combinepsbt ["psbt",...]
combinerawtransaction ["hexstring",...]
converttopsbt "hexstring" ( permitsigdata iswitness )
createpsbt [{"txid":"id","vout":n},...] [{"address":amount},{"data":"hex"},...] ( locktime ) ( replaceable )
createrawbasecointransaction [{"txid":"id","vout":n},...] [{"address":amount,"data":"hex",...}] ( locktime replaceable "fundfrombalance" )
createrawtransaction [{"txid":"id","vout":n},...] [{"address":amount},{"data":"hex"},...] ( locktime ) ( replaceable )
decodepsbt "psbt"
decoderawtransaction "hexstring" ( iswitness )
decodescript "hexstring"
finalizepsbt "psbt" ( extract )
fundrawtransaction "hexstring" ( options iswitness )
fundrawtransactionfrom "input_type" "hexstring" input_amounts output_amounts ( options iswitness )
getrawtransaction "txid" ( verbose "blockhash" )
sendrawtransaction "hexstring" ( allowhighfees )
signrawtransaction "hexstring" ( [{"txid":"id","vout":n,"scriptPubKey":"hex","redeemScript":"hex"},...] ["privatekey1",...] sighashtype )
signrawtransactionwithkey "hexstring" ["privatekey1",...] ( [{"txid":"id","vout":n,"scriptPubKey":"hex","redeemScript":"hex"},...] sighashtype )
testmempoolaccept ["rawtxs"] ( allowhighfees )
verifycommitment "commitment" "blind" amount
verifyrawtransaction "hexstring" ( [{"txid":"id","vout":n,"scriptPubKey":"hex","redeemScript":"hex"},...] returndecoded )

== Util ==
createmultisig nrequired ["key",...] ( "address_type" )
estimatesmartfee conf_target ("estimate_mode")
signmessagewithprivkey "privkey" "message"
validateaddress "address"
verifymessage "address" "signature" "message"

== Wallet ==
abandontransaction "txid"
addmultisigaddress nrequired ["key",...] ( "label" "address_type" )
backupwallet "destination"
bumpfee "txid" ( options )
createwallet "wallet_name" ( disable_private_keys )
dumpprivkey "address"
dumpwallet "filename"
encryptwallet "passphrase"
getaccount (Deprecated, will be removed in V0.18. To use this command, start veild with -deprecatedrpc=accounts)
getaddressbyaccount (Deprecated, will be removed in V0.18. To use this command, start veild with -deprecatedrpc=accounts)
getaddressesbylabel "label"
getaddressinfo "address"
getbalance ( "(dummy)" minconf include_watchonly )
getnewaddress ( "label" num_prefix_bits prefix_num bech32 makeV2 )
getnewbasecoinaddress ( "label" "address_type" )
getrawchangeaddress ( "address_type" )
getreceivedbyaccount (Deprecated, will be removed in V0.18. To use this command, start veild with -deprecatedrpc=accounts)
getreceivedbyaddress "address" ( minconf )
gettransaction "txid" ( include_watchonly )
importaddress "address" ( "label" rescan p2sh )
importmulti "requests" ( "options" )
importprivkey "privkey" ( "label" ) ( rescan )
importpubkey "pubkey" ( "label" rescan )
importwallet "filename"
keypoolrefill ( newsize )
listlabels ( "purpose" )
listreceivedbyaccount (Deprecated, will be removed in V0.18. To use this command, start veild with -deprecatedrpc=accounts)
listreceivedbyaddress ( minconf include_empty include_watchonly address_filter )
listsinceblock ( "blockhash" target_confirmations include_watchonly include_removed )
listtransactions (dummy count skip include_watchonly)
listunspent ( minconf maxconf ["addresses",...] [include_unsafe] [query_options])
loadwallet "filename"
lockunspent unlock ([{"txid":"txid","vout":n},...])
removeprunedfunds "txid"
rescanblockchain ("start_height") ("stop_height")
sendbasecointostealth "address" amount ( "comment" "comment-to" subtractfeefromamount "narration")
sendfrom (Deprecated, will be removed in V0.18. To use this command, start veild with -deprecatedrpc=accounts)
sendmany "" {"address":amount,...} ( minconf "comment" ["address",...] replaceable conf_target "estimate_mode")
sendringcttobasecoin "address" amount ( "comment" "comment-to" subtractfeefromamount "narration" ringsize inputs_per_sig)
sendringcttoringct "address" amount ( "comment" "comment-to" subtractfeefromamount "narration" ringsize inputs_per_sig)
sendringcttostealth "address" amount ( "comment" "comment-to" subtractfeefromamount "narration" ringsize inputs_per_sig)
sendstealthtobasecoin "address" amount ( "comment" "comment-to" subtractfeefromamount "narration")
sendstealthtostealth "address" amount ( "comment" "comment-to" subtractfeefromamount "narration")
sendtoaddress "address" amount ( "comment" "comment_to" subtractfeefromamount replaceable conf_target "estimate_mode")
sendtypeto "typein" "typeout" [{address: , amount: , narr: , subfee:},...] ("comment" "comment-to" ringsize inputs_per_sig test_fee coin_control)
setaccount (Deprecated, will be removed in V0.18. To use this command, start veild with -deprecatedrpc=accounts)
sethdseed ( "newkeypool" "seed" )
setnonautomintaddress "address" "foverride"
settxfee amount
signmessage "address" "message"
signrawtransactionwithwallet "hexstring" ( [{"txid":"id","vout":n,"scriptPubKey":"hex","redeemScript":"hex"},...] sighashtype )
unloadwallet ( "wallet_name" )
walletcreatefundedpsbt [{"txid":"id","vout":n},...] [{"address":amount},{"data":"hex"},...] ( locktime ) ( replaceable ) ( options bip32derivs )
walletpassphrase "passphrase" timeout
walletpassphrasechange "oldpassphrase" "newpassphrase"
walletprocesspsbt "psbt" ( sign "sighashtype" bip32derivs )

== Zerocoin ==
exportzerocoins include_spent ( denomination )
importzerocoins importdata
listmintedzerocoins (fVerbose) (fMatureOnly)
mintzerocoin amount ( utxos )
resetmintzerocoin ( fullscan )
spendzerocoin amount mintchange minimizechange securitylevel ( "address" )
spendzerocoinmints mints_list ("address")

== Zmq ==