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

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Entropy gathering from already generated bitcoin keys? [closed]

Say someone has generated n bitcoins. Now, these are from very good entropy. When regenerating new keys, would it be a good idea to take the keys for entropy improvement? On the one hand, the entropy ...
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Mining on Linux with an USB hard-deive [closed]

I want to mine with my AMD gpu. However I don't want to install the amd sdk on my daily driver operating system because that too much dependencies and external debs for me. I have the idea to install ...
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Ubuntu Bitcoin Core Node Upgrade - Keeps starting v0.16.0

I have done this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install bitcoin-qt But whenever I start bitcoin-qt from my console, it starts up 0.16.0. How can I fix ...
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free up space by deleting blocks

I've run into an issue where a bitcoin partition reached 100%. I created a new partition and try to move the whole Bitcoin directory over, but I seem to be handicapped by "no space left on device" ...
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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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What is the right way to restart bitcoind if it crashes?

I am very new to this and apologies if it has been asked before but I can't seem to find a clear answer after looking extensively. I am trying to run a full node. I started bitcoind -daemon and ...
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Alternative to Nicehash Miner for Linux

I have a high performance Desktop computer with a powerful NVIDIA GPU available. I wonder if there is some software similar to NiceHash Miner which I can install in Linux to make some little cash ...
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WSL PATH command help

Following these intr: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/master/doc/build-windows.md I have retrieved a git for a crypto. But I am hung up on the step where I add the PATH command. Per the instr: ...
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Command line bitcoin cash wallet for linux?

Is there a good command line Bitcoin cash wallet for linux available?
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Is there a way to point bitcoin-qt from inside linux to the blockchain i downloaded in windows?

I duel boot and would like to point linux to the blockchain i downloaded in windows rather than download it again.
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Does the OS make a difference for mining?

I would like to know whether it makes a difference to mine on Windows, on macOS or on Linux? Performancewise? Is there a big difference in the quantity of software tools available to mine? Are ...
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Is it necessary to mount an external hard disk to save blockchain to external hard disk on Raspberry PI?

I have a Raspberry Pi 3. I'm running bitcoind for the first time and would like to save the blockchain to an external hard disk. When I run bitcoind -datadir=/media/pi/FreeAgent\ GoFlex\Drive I ...
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bitcoind sync is utilising very little CPU and bandwidth and is very slow

Is there a way to increase the sync speed. It's running in single thread on raspberrypi connected with USB HDD. top top - 13:58:12 up 32 min, 2 users, load average: 2.64, 1.74, 0.80 Tasks: 138 ...
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How do I get Avalon Miner Temperature from console?

I am trying to read the temperature from my Avalon which has the Avalon Firmware: 20170603 I'm using the command: cgminer-api -o stats It brings me a lot of information that I don´t need. root@...
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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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Encountering “ReadBlockFromDisk: Errors in block header at CBlockDiskPos(nFile=0, nPos=8)” error when I ran modified litecoin chainparams.cpp

First: I am a newbite to altcoin development, next to generate an altcoin from litecoin, 1- I have made a clone of litecoin using git clone https://githubcom/litecoin-project/lotecoin.git 2- I changed ...
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Changing wallet password using double quotation marks turn out to be mysterious (Qtum Core)

I installed Qtum core in my Ubuntu 16.04 server and generated my wallet, and encrypted it. For the test purpose, I changed the password using the command like below. I typed below command to change ...
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How to generate bitcoin addresses on the command line or with python?

Is there an easy way to generate bitcoin addresses with a commmand-line tool? I am interested in the following requirements: Reliable, secure and standards conform, with good entropy Generates ...
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Bitcoind start at reboot but RPC calls wont work

I have a pine64 (aarch64) I have set a pruned node. My user name is pine, when I start the node using bitcoind -daemon I can use bitcoin-cli without problem and the RPC calls are OK. I want to set ...
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Building libbitcoin libraries on Arch linux fails

I'm trying to build libbitcoin libraries on Arch linux. First I tried to download AUR packages. I successfully installed libsecp256k1 and libbitcoin. But if I try to compile libbitcoin-system and ...
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Gear/approach to legimitately mining (not buying) a single Bitcoin

Background I have a relative who has been trying to get into Bitcoin mining. He accidentally installed malware onto his home PC twice, thinking it was a mining tool. He understands mathematics but is ...
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BitCoin Linux Application / Proper method to set up

1 - Can I run the BitCoin daemon (before KDM is even started)? 2 - Once I've started KDM, can I then run the GUI which will attach to the daemon, so only one BitCoin 'app' actually working? 3 - Can ...
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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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CheckProofOfWork() Linux error on old altcoins

I've seen the following error on Linnux online with several old altcoins now, the one below is UFO coin. It will sync exactly 500 blocks and then throw the following error, if I restart the client the ...
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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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Compute capability error when trying to compile ccminer

I am trying to compile ccminer to work with a GPU that has compute capability 3.5. When I compile with the default nvcc_ARCH (compute capability 5.0 + 5.2), the code compiles but when I try to ...
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Bitcoin Core on a Linux partition on MacBook... Lost bitcoin due to insufficient disk space to update blocks

As the title says, I have an interesting difficulty and have no idea how to resolve it. I installed bitcoin core on the linux partition of my macbook, but was not aware that it needed as much disk ...
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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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Bitcoind blockchain download loop

I downloaded and setup the bitcoind and by using the command to check the progress of the download it shows like it gets to 25k~ and then starts over back from 0 and so it continues in a handless loop....
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How to compile coins from github? (linux mint/ubuntu)

I tried to install a couple of coins from GitHub code, but none succeeded. For example, this (or other): https://github.com/muddafudda/PayCon Please step-by step guide
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Can't run Bitcoin Core 0.13.1

I have been running Bitcoin Core 0.12.1 for many months - using Ubuntu (Linux). Decided to upgrade to SegWit version - 0.13.1 - today. Downloaded and extracted the files (on my Ubuntu / Linux system)...
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Cannot build secp256k1 C library on Debian stretch

I was hoping that someone would be able to suggest something about this (the same process works perfectly fine on my Debian Jessy machine) $ uname -a Linux front 4.8.0-1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.8.7-1 (...
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How to install Electrum wallet in an offline Linux computer?

So I want to play with the Electrum wallet, but as Cold Storage. Then what I plan to do is to install a raw Ubuntu 16.04 LTS into a computer "A" which I will never plug to the internet. So, with ...
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How to figure from logs if solomining the wallet fails (linux)?

Is there a way to figure from logfiles if mining on a coin(d) ie bitcoind client on a linux OS fails?
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Install bitcoin core on debian jessie error

I have to install bitcoin core to use op_return library. But I have difficulties to install correctly bitcoin core. First I run the command sudo apt-add-repository ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin Second I ...
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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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How do I relocate my bitcoin data in bitcoin-qt to save space?

I am a rather new Bitcoin user, running bitcoin-qt on Linux. However, due to limited disk space, the application is taking up too much of my drive. I'm guessing this is due to the ever-expanding ...
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Linux Mint: root running bitcoind on startup?

Every time I start my machine, root user tries to run bitcoind. I've checked .profile and such, but there don't seem to be any answers there. what else could be making my computer try to run the ...
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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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How can I make Bitcoin start with a simple `bitcoind` in the terminal?

When I want to start Bitcoin I have to use /opt/bitcoin/bin/bitcoind to start it. How can I use simply bitcoind to start it? I am using centOS 7.
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Restore a wallet from an external drive?

I have an external drive where at some point I did a complete backup of my (linux) home directory. There's a directory .bitcoin. I now have a computer, and I just installed bitcoin-qt and other ...
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berkeley db debian wheezy

I am trying to make a website that supports bitcoin, but I cant install bitcoin core because berkeleydb is under 4.8. I tried installing it via apt-get squeeze repository but that didn't work. I also ...
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Armory on Linux

Can I have my hot wallet running on Linux and my cold wallet running on a mac? I am going to use armory as the bitcoin client, I wanted to use linux ( ubuntu 14.4) for the hot wallet and when signing ...
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Which command line software tools are required to mine litecoin

I have compiled litecoin core and am currently running litecoind which is downloading the blockchain. What other command-line tools do I need in order to mine litecoin without a GUI? And what are the ...
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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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Solo Cluster Mining

My company has a ~270 node cluster we're thinking of turning into a solo mining operation during downtime. Can anyone direct me to a comprehensive tutorial on how to set this up?
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I run bitcoind in linux centos server. but it give me error "sendto: Operation not permitted". why?

root@srv [~/public_html/server/bin]# ./bitcoind -daemon Bitcoin server starting root@srv [~/public_html/server/bin]# sendto: Operation not permitted What is the problem? Also, bitcoind didn't ...
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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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How do I create release build of my new bitcoin wallet?

I have created a new alt coin, and now I want to create a executable of my wallet in ubuntu. I don't know how to create a release build wallet with all its dependencies. How I can build my wallet ...
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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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