Key pool

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New public and private keys are pre-generated and stored in a queue before use.

This pooling feature was added so backups of the wallet would have a certain number of keys that would be used in the future. By default, the number of entries in the queue is 100[1].

A command line option allows a greater or lesser number of keys to be maintained in the keypool[2].

See Also

References

  1. Key pool feature for safer wallet backup
  2. Running Bitcoin