A web based interface to the Bitcoin API JSON-RPC

Command: verifymessage

The P2PKH address corresponding to the private key which made the signature. A P2PKH address is a hash of the public key corresponding to the private key which made the signature. When the ECDSA signature is checked, up to four possible ECDSA public keys will be reconstructed from the signature; each key will be hashed and compared against the P2PKH address provided to see if any of them match. If there are no matches, signature validation will fail.
The signature created by the signer encoded as base-64 (the format output by the signmessage RPC).
The message exactly as it was signed (e.g. no extra whitespace).
verifymessage "address" "signature" "message"

Verify a signed message

1. "address"         (string, required) The bitcoin address to use for the signature.
2. "signature"       (string, required) The signature provided by the signer in base 64 encoding (see signmessage).
3. "message"         (string, required) The message that was signed.

true|false   (boolean) If the signature is verified or not.


Unlock the wallet for 30 seconds
> bitcoin-cli walletpassphrase "mypassphrase" 30

Create the signature
> bitcoin-cli signmessage "1D1ZrZNe3JUo7ZycKEYQQiQAWd9y54F4XX" "my message"

Verify the signature
> bitcoin-cli verifymessage "1D1ZrZNe3JUo7ZycKEYQQiQAWd9y54F4XX" "signature" "my message"

As json rpc
> curl --user myusername --data-binary '{"jsonrpc": "1.0", "id":"curltest", "method": "verifymessage", "params": ["1D1ZrZNe3JUo7ZycKEYQQiQAWd9y54F4XX", "signature", "my message"] }' -H 'content-type: text/plain;'