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.

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The builder keys file has moved to a different repository. The download verification instructions on the bitcoincore.org website were updated. Follow the steps detailed there to verify your Bitcoin Core download.


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
    Commented Feb 10, 2023 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
    Commented Feb 10, 2023 at 10:35
  • This answer seems to be missing most of the point. Commented Feb 11, 2023 at 0:08
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    That's verifying the checksums match, bit is missing the gpg verification of the checksum file's authrnticity
    – cdecker
    Commented Feb 18, 2023 at 11:22

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