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I need to be able to display the balances of a bunch of Monero wallets/accounts which I've created locally, on a remote VPS.

The private keys of those accounts will remain on my local computer only.

I don't run a full node -- I'm using public RPC services instead.

How to get the balance of an account without a private key? Is there a way? A solution which would work for me could be via RPC, as well as via Monero blockchain explorers.

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How to get the balance of an account without a private key?

You can't.

Is there a way?

No.

Monero is a private digital currency.

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  • What's the minimum that's required to get the balance of a wallet yet? Private key?
    – Kum
    Nov 30, 2022 at 16:10
  • "What's the minimum that's required to get the balance of a wallet yet?" <- the wallet private view key and access to the blockchain (so you can scan for funds sent to you). Plus spent outputs.
    – jtgrassie
    Dec 1, 2022 at 2:39
  • apart from a wallet private view key, is there a different kind of private key?
    – Kum
    Dec 1, 2022 at 3:20
  • "is there a different kind of private key?" Yes, the wallet private spend key, required for spending.
    – jtgrassie
    Dec 1, 2022 at 15:43
  • Alright. Then keeping a private view key on a server in order to be able to check balance of an address wouldn't be too insecure because the worst that could happen, if it gets stolen, is that a hacker would be able to view my balance; but nothing else -- he wouldn't be able to spend my coins. Right?
    – Kum
    Dec 1, 2022 at 17:32

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