I am a newbie when it comes to setting up a bitcoin node but I am trying to gpg verify my bitcoin core download the pub keys to do so are no longer available. I have tried doing my own research but I can't seem to find someone to explain in Layman's terms how to do so now.

I have downloaded all three files needed to do so:


I have verified the checksum of the release file

sha256sum --ignore-missing --check SHA256SUMS

Now I am totally lost on what to do from here because the txt file is not on GitHub anymore. I have been trying to figure this out for a while now but can't seem to do so. Any help is much appreciated.

3 Answers 3


The builder keys file has moved to a different repository but the website instructions haven't been updated yet. The new location for the builder keys is at https://github.com/bitcoin-core/guix.sigs/tree/main/builder-keys.

You can then proceed to import and verify the SHA256SUMS.asc file using any of the keys there, as detailed in @user140327's answer.


You'll just have to follow the steps listed at


But essentially, you're doing it right, downloading those three files and then running sha256sum returns the following:

$ sha256sum --ignore-missing --check SHA256SUMS
bitcoin-24.0.1-x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.gz: OK
  • So I don't need to get public keys anymore and verify it? Cause when I follow the instructions the rest doesn't make sense cause of missing pages on GitHub.
    – DJ_Splash
    Feb 10 at 0:40
  • Not really sure what steps are you following. The official documentation is the one I linked to on my original answer.
    – mrn_gomez
    Feb 10 at 10:35
  • This answer seems to be missing most of the point. Feb 11 at 0:08
  • 1
    That's verifying the checksums match, bit is missing the gpg verification of the checksum file's authrnticity
    – cdecker
    Feb 18 at 11:22

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