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

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How to use Bitcoin Core as a wallet without leaving no traces that used the wallet?

is it possible to open a wallet file, do transactions and anything you need, then backup the file inside a veracrypt container, move this file elsewhere outside of the drive running the full node and ...
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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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Verify Hash from bitaddress.org without the original HTML file

Can I verify that I used an authentic version of bitaddress.org if I only have the SHA256 hash string I generated from the HTML file? >> sha1sum bitaddress.org.html How can I do this on Linux? ...
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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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Can I add Lightning-Core to bitcoin-qt full node?

I am interested in running lightning core, but the instructions say Bitcoind is required. I am running a full bitcoin-qt node on Linux Mint Ubuntu. Will lightning core work with qt or, if not, is ...
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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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What possible explanation could there be that Bitcoin Core on Linux Mint claims to but does not save the wallet backups?

Linux Mint. Bitcoin Core 0.21.0. I go to "File" and "Backup wallet", then select any location. I've tried with /home/a and /tmp and others. Every time, Bitcoin Core says that the ...
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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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How can I get Electrum running under Debian with a restrictive firewall?

So I'm running Debian 9.1 with KDE and am using iptables to disallow all outgoing and incoming traffic by default except that which I explicitly permit. I keep on being disconnected with a red dot in ...
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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 move sync's data to another partition after run Bitcoind for a while?

I have download a new bitcoin package from official site. And then I ran it with daemon mode also with default configuration (Default means not bitcoin.conf file was created in ~/.bitcoin/.bitcoin....
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Error getting bitcoin block to process from DB

i am installing a full node on a linux server and i'm trying to connect to bitcoin with BIFROST(https://github.com/stellar/go/tree/master/services/bifrost) but i am getting the error below which ...
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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 to replicated the 256 MiB memory "Bare Minimum" setup of `bitcoind` from bitcoin.org

I was interested in using a Raspberry Pi Zero W to run the claimed "Bare Minimum (With Custom Settings)" install of bitcoind on either Gentoo or Linux From Scratch. It was suggested that it ...
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It necessary to stop bitcoind when I shutdown Linux server? It will stop safely by it own?

I run bitcoind on mini pc using Debian as headless server -auto run by cron and without connect monitor-. Normally when I want shutdown, I do "bitcoin-cli stop" then "shutdown now"....
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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 do I stop Bitcoin Core from interrupting me with the "Loading wallets..." window?

I run Linux. Debian 12. XFCE. I have installed Bitcoin Core. I think this same thing happens on Windows as well. Basically, I have it start at boot. Then, after many minutes have passed and I have ...
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GREP help: Bitcoin address/key buried as text somewhere on hdd

So in a drunken moment of genius I had forgotten about, I bought some bitcoin way back. And I buried the address and key in some file... I was being tricky lol. That likely also led me to abandon a ...
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Bitcoin blockchain doesn't continue installation

I successfully downloaded the Bitcoin blockchain on an external hard drive (as well as git repository). It was working and syncing just fine. I haven't used in a month or so, now the blockchain won't ...
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LND make install Error 127

I try to install LND like this: git clone https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd cd lnd sudo make install I get the following error: /bin/sh: 1: go: not found make: *** [Makefile:112: install] Error ...
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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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Bitcoin Core running in a Linux Docker container under Windows doesn't recognise an already downloaded blockchain copied from Windows Bitcoin Core

I run Bitcoin Core under Windows 10. I have now set up a Docker container to run Bitcoin Core under Linux on the Windows computer. I copied the Windows Bitcoin directory (containing all the blockchain ...
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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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bitcoin-core building disabled binaries

good day, I have just tried upgrading to core 24. As I am looking for a purely headless bitcoin-core, my process was the following rm -rf bitcoin git clone https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin.git cd ...
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bitcoind 23.0 crashed mysteriously after 2 hours, what do I do next?

My new bitcoin node ran for about two hours and then crashed for no apparent reason. What do I do next to debug or fix the problem? This is my first time running a bitcoin node. I have lots of ...
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Hardware crashed, Bitcoin core won’t load

I can’t believe this hasn’t come up multiple times. My hardware crashed (actually locked up and could only be unlocked by a forced (unplug) power off) while Bitcoin core was running. Of course on ...
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When i try to install package on raspibitz I receive the annoying warnings regarding locale. What can i do to fix that problem?

When i try to install package on raspibitz I receive the annoying warnings regarding locale. ₿ sudo apt install apt-transport-https ...
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My Bitcoin-QT directories are empty? (Ubuntu)

According to Bitcoin-QT (I am using the snap store version) my Datadir is /home/(username)/snap/bitcoin-core/common/.bitcoin and my Blocksdir is home/(username)/snap/bitcoin-core/common/.bitcoin/...
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Using Onboard Video but Mining with nVidia Geforce 8400GS

So, after much struggling and a few reinstallations, I got my nVidia Geforce 8400 GS mining by installing the correct drivers, nvidia-cuda-toolkit, openssl, automake/autoconf, and cudaminer. The ...
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Shell Script - Block Sequence check and add missing block

I am trying to scan blocks lets say from 1 to 10. lets say (3,1,4,8,2,7,9,10) min block = 1 , max block = 10 expected sequence = 1 to 10 missing blocks= 5,6 I need a shell script that is going to pick ...
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How to run Bitcoin Core and what folders to move to my second VM after having it successfully running on my first VM?

I've Bitcoin Core v22.0 running smoothly on my first VM. Now I want to have Bitcoin Core up and running on my second VM but without syncing the blockchain from scratch as I did with the first VM to ...
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How to manually throttle CPU to make computer run cooler?

I am experimenting with Bitcoin initial block downloads. One of my tests is running on a ThinkPad X1 Yoga and computer is getting pretty hot. It it possible to manually throttle CPU to make computer ...
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managing wallet from ubuntu/linux

the whole point of cryptocurrency is to be decentralized, so I would like to manage a wallet from my computer (ubuntu 20.04) without relying on a provider (e.g. binance). I would like to use my wallet ...
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Why .bitcoin is at /root in Arch/Manjaro Linux?

I've installed bitcoin-core and downloaded the blockchain in Ubuntu. Now that I have switched to Manjaro Linux and installed bitcoin-core again, It creates the .bitcoin directory in /root/.bitcoin/ ...
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I can't start bitcoind on Raspberry Pi. Why do I need settings.json.tmp when I didn't need it before?

I've reset my raspberry pi because after configuring Samba, bitcoind started downloading the blockchain much slower. Removing Samba didn't return it to the original speeds so I figured starting with a ...
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SatoshiLabs 2021 Signing Key" [unknown] gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature!

These are the steps I took: open https://suite.trezor.io/ download the 3 files: Desktop app, signature and signing key follow the instructions https://wiki.trezor.io/Apps:Trezor_Suite#How_to_run, ...
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bitcoincore with linux (tgz) or arm linux

I am running a node on a raspberry pi 4 model B 8gb with linux as os, should I update bitcoincore with linux (tgz) or arm linux.
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Problem with the first Initialization of my LN node, dial tcp my-external-ip:9735: connect: connection timed out

Background I was following 402 Payment Required's LN video and everything was good until the moment of the first Initialization of my LN node. I got an error: dial tcp my-external-ip:9735: connect: ...
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Running bitcoin-qt as client

I want to configure bitcoin-qt to work as a 'client' for parallel bitcoind server (the same way as bitcoin-cli), but I don't see any relevant configuration options. In my PC bitcoind has folowing ...
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Does Bitcoin Core install well in PureOS following this tutorial?

I would like to install Bitcoin Core in PureOS distro. I was going to follow this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmMVoBgIzNc Will this work or do I need to take additional steps, like ...
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Mining Bitcoin on Linux with CUDA?

I have a Linux machine with an Nvidia GPU (GeForce GTX 760). Is there a tool, rather than writing your own, that can currently mine Bitcoin using CUDA on Linux?
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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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Why can't I minimize to tray when I launch Bitcoin on startup?

If I set Bitcoin Core to start on system login, the option to "Hide tray icon" and "Minimize to tray" become disabled. On my system (Pop_OS!) This causes bitcoin-qt to be neither ...
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Depends: libgcc-s1 (>=3.0) but it is not installable (Bitcoind wallet dependency problem on Debian)

On Debian I successfully compiled .bitcoind without a wallet, but now I need the wallet. ./configure tells me I need Berkeley CXX headers. Searching for how to do this on Debian brings up a bunch of ...
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Why does the first bitcoin client only supported windows

Starting from version 0.1.0 up to 0.1.5 the bitcoin software could be run only on only Windows 2000 / Windows NT and Windows XP Was there a technical reason from Satoshi for this choice of operating ...
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Is 3D acceleration needed for GPU mining

I'm new to the mining world and want to start with a typical mining motherboard + GPUs rig setup. I plan to use a 100% FLOSS, GNU/Linux based, operating system (Parabola, from which I'm a dev). The ...
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Getting "N5boost10filesystem16filesystem_errorE" error when running bitcoin-cli

Backstory I'm running Bitcoin Core 0.20.1 on a Raspberry Pi 4 (running Raspberry Pi OS standard). It's just a standard install of Bitcoin Core, I built from source and installed into /home/pi/.bitcoin ...
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How to upgrade Bitcoin Core from 0.18 to 0.20 on Ubuntu 18.04?

I've installed Bitcoin Core on Ubuntu 18.04 (CLI). Now, the version 0.20 of Bitcoin Core is released and I want to upgrade my server to it, but it seems the new version is not included in PPA yet. May ...
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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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Why is there currently no bitcoin package in Debian?

Why is the bitcoin package currently not in Debian? And how to help get it back in there? It'd make it a lot easier for more people to run a full node with this. https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/...