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To run bitcoin core testnet on Ubuntu 16.04

After having installed Bitcoin core on your machine, run the following command to start synchronising the testnet blockchain bitcoind -testnet -daemon The synchronisation starts as a daemon and runs ...
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Ubuntu Linux -- How do I start bitcoind as a service to run automatically?

There's an upstart script for Ubuntu in the Bitcoin Core source tree. Using that is the most correct way. However, I just login as the user account I want to run Bitcoin Core daemon, start a ...
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How to compile Bitcoin-Qt as an .exe on Ubuntu?

.exe files are for windows only. Linux systems do not use the same file extension or file type as windows. I assume you just want to create a Linux binary that can be used on all systems without ...
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Configure esplora to point to the bitcoind servers ip address

esplora is just the web ui frontend, you also need to setup the (forked) electrs backend for indexing and for providing the HTTP API that esplora queries. electrs can index the bitcoin block chain ...
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How to check Bitcoind block chain download progress level

I just installed bitcoind on an RPi and wanted to do this exact thing. Thought I'd post what worked for me: $ bitcoin-cli getblockcount 7437 Block height is 366678 at the time of this post...long ...
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To run bitcoin core testnet on Ubuntu 16.04

getinfo is now deprecated. Use getblockchaininfo instead: bitcoin-cli -testnet getblockchaininfo I don't have 50 reputation to comment. Otherwise, I would've added this as a comment.
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Ubuntu - Show active connections?

bitcoin-cli getinfo will show the number of connections. bitcoin-cli getpeerinfo will give information about individual connections.
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Why is my bitcoind daemon not listening on RPC port at 8332?

Two thoughts: The wildcard syntax is not supported anymore. Instead of 192.168.*.*, use 192.168.0.0/16. Instead of 192.168.1.*, use 192.168.1.0/24. As an additional debugging step, try running ...
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How to check Bitcoind is mining?

Answers to your respective questions: Since 0.12, bitcoind supports cookie file authentication. This means that on startup of bitcoind, a file with a random key in it is created. Anyone who can ...
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Running a command line bitcoin CPU miner on ubuntu for slush's pool

I suggest to use one of the updated cpuminer versions which support more than one algorithm. This way you are also set up to mine different coins which use other PoW functions. The most versatile one ...
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How to Connect bitcoind to one of your workers in a pool?

Assessment I think you are slightly misunderstanding some things, but basically you are already on the right path. Wallet I signed up for a bitcoin wallet (coinbase) where I am given an id....
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bitcoin core 0.10.1 upgrade stuck syncing

The message ERROR: AcceptToMemoryPool is to do with your node accepting new transactions from the network and doesn't have anything to do with your local sync state. It just means that someone made a ...
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What causes the wallet functions to be disabled?

In Bitcoin Core 0.11 pruning is experimental, and incompatible with the wallet. So turning on the prune= option automatically disables the wallet function. In 0.12 the wallet will work with pruning (...
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Where is the configuration file?

The configuration file is definitely in $HOME/.bitcoin/. If you cannot see it, the most likely explanation is that you have not created it. Just use your favorite text editor to do so. As far as I can ...
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How to compile Bitcoin-Qt as an .exe on Ubuntu?

Since this is the first result that pops up on google when searching "bitcoin windows depends build" and the user asked how to build the .exe (but was actually looking for static build instructions on ...
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Bitcoin regtest mining

You can build your miner with a bash command: $ while true; do bitcoin-cli -regtest generate 1; sleep 300; done You'l get a block every 5'. If you want a better simulation of mainnet you could use a ...
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How to resolve Bitcoin Daemon Warning of last 100 blocks have unexpected version message?

There is no need to resolve anything - some miners create arbitrary versions to attempt to speed up the mining process, as it gives them an additional field in the block block header to alter without ...
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How to check Bitcoind block chain download progress level

I wanted a nicer output. Based off @o0'. answer ... BC_CURRENT=`./bitcoin-cli getblockcount 2>&1`; BC_HEIGHT=`wget -O - http://blockchain.info/q/getblockcount 2>/dev/null`; perl -E "say ...
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New to Bitcoin - tips on securing my server

First of all, I'd suggest to create a separate user account for this: adduser bitcoin And use that account to run your bitcoind from. You can open the port 8333 on your firewall if you want to ...
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Ubuntu Linux -- How do I start bitcoind as a service to run automatically?

I finally end up with this setting for my raspberry nano /etc/systemd/system/bitcoind.service content of the file bitcoind.service [Unit] Description=bitcoin After=network.target [Service] Type=...
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How to check Bitcoind block chain download progress level

here a bash script for see the live progress create a file nano [nom fichier] and copy the code below run script with bash [nom fichier] stop script by type on your keyboard Script : sleepTime=4 #...
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How to check Bitcoind block chain download progress level

tail -f .bitcoin/debug.log You will see the progress % in the end of every line. 2019-05-21T15:53:22Z UpdateTip: new best=00000000000007463022a75f47fbce4832d885cccfddc66b9ae6d332888f825d height=...
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Ubuntu. (blockchain of version 0.9.3 compatible with 0.10.1?)

In the official release announcement here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1039713.msg11211433#msg11211433 Downgrade warning Because release 0.10.0 and later makes use of headers-first ...
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Does this mean it's mining?

You are using an ancient version of bfgminer CPU mining was disabled by default even in bfgminer 3.10.0, your gpu doesn't seem to get detected You're about 4 years late for CPU mining and 3 years ...
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GPU mining slows down my ubuntu

Mining on a cpu at all is a bad idea, it can and will wear the cpu down, and is ridiculously slow compared to a gpu. Also mining with an Nvidia card isn't the smartest thing either as they are much ...
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How to Bitcoin Core daemon start automatically each time your reboot your computer.?

The init scripts can be found here: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/tree/master/contrib/init.
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Can't reach remote bitcoin rpc server

Please keep in mind that exposing your node's RPC interface to the entire internet is considered to be unsafe. RPCs are not encrypted so anything that you send to your node will be in cleartext for ...
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bitcoind no such file or directory when trying to execute on Ubuntu for Raspberry Pi 4

Edit: you’re using the wrong architecture bitcoind binary, gnueabihf means armv7 hard float, which is 32-bit. There are 3 possibilities: Download the correct Bitcoin binary for arm64 architecture (...
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How to check Bitcoind block chain download progress level

If you have bitcoin cli installed. The below command will help. echo `bitcoin-cli getblockcount 2>&1`/`wget -O - http://blockchain.info/q/getblockcount 2>/dev/null` Sample output 365320/...
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No menu in Ubuntu bitcoin-qt

This solved it on Ubuntu: sudo apt-get remove appmenu-qt5 and the menu was visible when bitcoin-qt (bitcoin-0.13.0rc1, compiled from source) restarted.
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