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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:

bitcoin-24.0.1-x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.gz
SHA256SUMS 
SHA256SUMS.asc

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.

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You'll just have to follow the steps listed at

https://bitcoincore.org/en/download/

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
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  • 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, 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
    Feb 10, 2023 at 10:35
  • This answer seems to be missing most of the point. 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
    Feb 18, 2023 at 11:22

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