When viewing the data on a block explorer, how can I be sure which outputs are mine? Due to Monero using stealth addresses, the block explorers show all the one-time public keys (which are the outputs owned by the address). I would think my wallet would/could save the one-time public keys upon finding the ones that belonged to me. I can't figure out how to do it, or if it can do it.

By the way, I'm curious about the inputs to a transaction and the outputs. For example, the person/wallet who sent me Monero effectively created an output belonging to me, and that output is identified by its one-time public key. Can my wallet spit out the one-time public key, so I can look at it on a block explorer?

Or, looking at it another way, what if I wait to spend an output, and I want to identify the one-time public key on the blockchain that's the real one I'm spending as an input to the transaction? Is there another way to accomplish identifying my one-time public key input besides running show_transfers, figuring out which output was spent, and then tying the block heights together? (Bear in mind, this method may become highly difficult/cumbersome in wallets with long histories.)

In short, how do I make monero-wallet-cli produce a list of the one-time public keys that it owns (ideally spent and unspent)?


You can see the public keys for your outputs with:

incoming_transfers verbose

For spent ones, or unspent ones, respectively:

incoming_transfers verbose unavailable or incoming_transfers verbose available

Verbose mode will also give you the key image for each output.

  • Thank you for the response. That command provides two related pieces of information, namely the tx id and the index, but not the one-time public key (unless I'm missing something). I guess what you're saying is I can use the index to identify the one-time public key. moneroblocks.info doesn't reflect the index, that I've found. chainradar.com does show the index. explore.moneroworld.com does also. Hm. – scoobybejesus Dec 30 '16 at 17:53
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    Ah, the default doesn't, sorry. It's: incoming_transfers verbose. I will amend. – user36303 Dec 30 '16 at 18:10

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