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The computer operating system named Linux is used by many for mining and transferring Bitcoins.

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Is CPU mining even worth it? [duplicate]

I would like to start mining, but my GPU isn't the greatest and I don't really want to spend the money on a dedicated rig. Is mining from my CPU (in a Linux environment) still worth it? Or will I not ...
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How can I start mining Bitcoin?

Ok. I don't care if I make only a small amount of bitcoins mining. I want to mine. How do I setup my machine (amd x64 4.6Ghz 6GB/RAM with GeForce Nvidia 7300, LinuxMint 10) to start mining? Is it ...
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What are the minimal system requirements to run a full Bitcoin node?

I want to build a low profile system running as a full Bitcoin node, i.e. just running Bitcoin Core 0.9+ and pretty much nothing else. What is the minimal system (in terms of power consumption) that ...
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How can I convert a SHA256 hash into a Bitcoin base58 private key?

How can I take the output of sha256sum sudofox@ubuntu:~$ echo -n 'Hi guys!' | sha256sum 7542fb6685f9fd8f37d56faf62f0bb4563684a51539e4b26f0840db361e0027c - and turn it into a Base58Check encoded ...
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How to configure CGMiner with CPU?

I'd like to start mining Bitcoins on a CPU for testing purposes. I've downloaded CGMiner, compiled it and created a config file without any problems, however starting it results in an error message: ...
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How do you make the unicode Bitcoin symbol show correctly in text on Linux?

The Bitcoin symbol was added to the Unicode standard as ₿ (U+20BF). This shows up as a placeholder (empty box) in texts for me. What do you have to do so it will be shown in text, e.g. in the browser?
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How safe is it to use a Linux live CD to access my savings wallet?

It's clearly safe to create a savings wallet offline with a live CD, as no data can be sent to an attacker even if the live CD image is compromised (which seems unlikely). However, when it comes to ...
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Are there any linux distros that have the bitcoin client pre-included?

Ideally would be able to make a bootable usb with a lightweight linux os which already included the bitcoin client.
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How to configure bitcoind in Arch Linux

Ok, well I've been watching the Bitcoin trend with some interest for several years. And I've finally decided to get involved myself. So yesterday and today I've been reading for several hours from the ...
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Port forwarding plus Bitcoin

Bitcoin has only 8 active connections, and I read somewhere that it helps to forward ports. I know how to forward a port, but which port should I forward, and how should I tell Bitcoin-qt to use the ...
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Self-hosted Bitcoin wallet for Linux with API?

I'm looking for some Bitcoin wallet software I can host locally on my Linux server that provides either an API or webhooks for detecting when Bitcoin transactions have completed. I also need a way to ...
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How can I copy the blockchain from my working client for use with a live CD savings wallet?

I have the Bitcoin client installed on my Windows PC, but I want to set up a savings wallet with better security that I access with an Ubuntu live CD. I don't want to have to download the entire ...
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bitcoind does not issue expected "rpcuser" message after installation [duplicate]

The instructions for installing the non-ubuntu linux bitcoind read as follows: Before using the Bitcoin Core daemon, bitcoind, you need to create its configuration file with a user name and password. ...
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Why is a bitcoin node pruned to 550MB taking up 10GB+?

Why is a bitcoin node pruned to 550MB taking up 10GB+? $ du -smc blocks chainstate index | sort -g 0 index 849 blocks 10325 chainstate 11174 total
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How to start pool mining in Linux

I have read numerous how-to and tutorials (most of them outdated) on how to simply start mining on a pool and I wasn't be able to do it. Could someone simply describe/enumerate how can someone start ...
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How to install Berkeley DB 4.8 on Linux?

The Unix build notes do not show how to install version 4.8 apart from saying BerkeleyDB is required for the wallet. Ubuntu and Debian have their own libdb-dev and libdb++-dev packages, but ...
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Administration of bfgminer in linux

I'm just starting to screw around with bitcoin mining. I've been a long time Boinc pseudo-enthusiast and so I just had to check out bitcoin mining. I've started using bfgminer and I'm a little ...
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How to run a bitcoin server with automatic restart and backup?

What would be the best way to start writing a script to automatically run a bitcoind server on an Ubuntu startup, make regular backups and restart from a backup on error. Would this normally be done ...
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bitcond and bitcoin-Qt system configuration and bandwidth requirements

What is the best operating system configuration for a computer to run (bitcoind or bitcoin-Qt) and (BFGminer or CGMiner) under Linux, assuming that it will be connected to a 3 Terrahash mining rig on ...
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How do I run two instances of bitcoind on the same linux machine with different conf files?

I want to run two instances of bitcoind on my machine. I know my bitcoin.conf file is in ./bitcoin/bitcoin.conf, and I know (thanks to this thread) that I need to change my .conf file to point to ...
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Generate address (for receiving) on GNU/Linux without Bitcoin client?

If I understand it correctly, I could generate a valid Bitcoin address (key pair) following this algorithm. With an address generated in such a way I would be able to receive Bitcoin without ever ...
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Is there an Electrum based USB Distro?

I would like to use a USB with a Linux distro, ideally with Electrum. The advantage of this is that the USB does not need to contain any information, just entering the seed would be enough, which ...
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How do I show my wallet from the command line?

How can I show/open my wallet in gui-less linux version? I tried to show the contents with cat but it's only binary data (which makes sense). The --help option of bitcoin/bin/64/bitcoind also doesn't ...
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Move the blockchain to a different location

I am using the Bitcoin-Qt application on Ubuntu, but the blockchain is very large and is wasting space on my SSD drive. Is there a way that I can move it to a hard disk drive? There doesn't seem to ...
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What are some commonly used commands for Bitcoind shell command line?

I just installed the bitcoind daemon on my ubuntu, but i was wondering what are some of the most commonly used commands for bitcoind? Also is there a cheatsheet for this? thanks
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How to update Bitcoin Core if compiled from source?

I compiled Bitcoin Core from source following instructions. I then installed it and that all went well, but now I've realised, I have no idea how to update it when the time comes! (this is all on ...
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Is Bitcoin database cross platform compatible?

I want to use my Windows 7 Bitcoin database (the block chain I downloaded + my wallets) on Linux (Debian). I run Debian as VirtualBox guest on Windows 7 host and share the Bitcoin data folder (C:/...
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What's the proper way to scale p2pool?

At the moment I have ONE linux server acting as the "APP" server for bitcoind/p2pool applications and another linux server with nginx proxying web traffic from the APP server, while behind CloudFlare. ...
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Building from source static bitcoind on Ubuntu

I'm trying to build bitcoind from source on Ubuntu 13.04: $ apt-get install libboost-all-dev ccache pkg-config # deps $ git clone https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin.git $ cd bitcoin $ ./configure --...
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Build phase fails with undefined reference to `evhttp_uridecode`

I try to build Bitcoin Core on my Ubuntu 23.10 machine using the "Build Unix" documentation page but it fails with undefined reference to evhttp_uridecode. Here are the details: I started by ...
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How to get IPv6 connections on Linux [closed]

I have some Windows nodes and some Linux nodes for a couple of different coins all behind my domestic broadband. My Windows nodes have full Qt wallets, my Linux nodes are running headless daemons. ...
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How to compile Bitcoin-Qt as an .exe on Ubuntu?

After struggeling with the dependencies for a while, I finally managed to compile Bitcoin-Qt on my Ubuntu machine. I used the following commandos for compiling: ./autogen.sh ./configure -with-gui ...
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BFGMINER error while loading shared libraries

I just installed BFGMINER on my Ubuntu 12.04LTS laptop and it won't let me set it up with my pool. administrator@T41-Server:~$ sudo bfgminer -o api.bitcoin.cz:8332 -u wizardmorax.ibm_ubuntu -px -S ...
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Is it possible to run Bitcoin Core (GUI) at the same time as bitcoind?

I'm in a very frustrating situation. I used to run Bitcoin Core on Windows, without these problems, but ever since I switched to Linux (XFCE), and I of course have Bitcoin Core (GUI) starting ...
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How to resolve Bitcoin Daemon Warning of last 100 blocks have unexpected version message?

When I run my bitcoin daemon on ubuntu I get the follow warning message. How do I resolve this? And I just pruned my blockchain to 5gb if that affects anything. progress=1.000000 cache=40.4MiB(...
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How to install bitcoind (Bitcoin Core) on Ubuntu?

I want to install a command line-only full node bitcoind on a mini PC with 4GB RAM and Ubuntu. What are the steps to do it and how can I check if it works?
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How do i install bitcoind on my redhat linux server?

I have recently created an api that runs the bitcoind commands. I had it running on another server, but it was setup by someone else. I have been searching for sensible instructions on how to install ...
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Running multiple bitcoin instances on same server system

I wish to run multiple instances of bitcoind on my server to support highly read intensive RPC applications. Following links: how to run multiple bitcoind node on one server? Running Multiple Full ...
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Other server wallets than bitcoind recommended for a ubuntu server

I currently run bitcoind on my server that is hosting an online browser game where bitcoin is integrated. The problem I have right now is that we are running out of diskspace with the increasing size ...
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Fastest filesystem for blockchain?

I am running Linux with a harddisk. Currently the blockchain is on an NTFS partition, which probably isn't the fastest. Which filesystem should I choose? As I understand it, a Bitcoin node will only ...
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Bitcoin erupters not stable on Ubuntu and cgminer 3.3?

I setup p2pool on my ubuntu 12.04LTS x64 machine. Installed cgminer 3.3 and ran it. the newest cgminer is supposed to support the USB mode with the erupters without any extra configuration. I have ...
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Loading wallet produces "last wallet synchronisation goes beyond pruned data" after a few days on a pruned bitcoin core node

How do I run a pruned Bitcoin Core node on linux indefinitely without running into this wallet error? I know it's possible from the Bitcoin Core app on Windows but I'm not sure how to achieve it on ...
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electrum CLI - 'daemon is not connected'

I installed Electrum on my Raspberry Pi. Then, I ran electrum create to make a wallet. Then, I ran electrum daemon start to start the background process. I'm currently trying to query the balance ...
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Are hardlinks responsible for the bitcoin data directory appearing larger than expected?

I was running bitcoind from my Linux box. I stopped the command when ~/.bitcoin size was about 5.8GB. Today I started the daemon again. ~/.bitcoin size is now 7.2GB. Here is says that the blockchain ...
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Underclock GPU Memory below "Recommended" Limits on Linux

I'd like to try underclocking my GPU Memory. Based on what I've read, this is frequently done to reduce heat without sacrificing hashrate, and can sometimes even boost the hashrate if done carefully. ...
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Thin command line-capable client for Linux

I need to set up linux server for web service that could generate bitcoin addresses and check the balance on them, etc (basically, receive payments in BTC). And I do not want to use third-party online ...
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How can I compile bitcoin on debian 7.x Wheezy? Missing libmemenv.a

In the bitcoin leveldb branch, the file libmemenv.a is missing. Because the debian leveldb package does not include it, bitcoin will not compile on debian systems. Is there any workaround? Will you ...
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Transaction delayed >12 hours by Satoshi Bitcoin client

Yesterday I sent 20 BTC to 1Hj8kJ3rq4c4Hn9Prtw45Zue791f4Nc9L3 with a 0.0001 fee and transaction Id 30d1ef9aa05898b11b5ee4f5f5e703a822a821fb499c647b658fc3cb67a899b8. My Satoshi client said today that ...
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Litecoin binary for Linux

Is there any LiteCoin binary precompiled for Linux? I would prefer staticaly linked but would also dynamicaly linked a try. A plus is given for a .deb archive, two pluses for a ppa or other ...
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Can't reach remote bitcoin rpc server

I got vps with ubuntu 18.04 with ssh access and bitoind set up on it. This is my bitcoin.conf file: testnet=1 prune=35840 maxconnections=12 muxuploadtarget=20 daemon=1 server=1 rpcclienttimeout=5000 ...
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