How To Install Bitcoin Core on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Bitcoin Core on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Bitcoin Core on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Bitcoin Core is an excellent tool to create and manage your Bitcoin wallet. Bitcoin has massive volatility, and the best part is that you can manage your Bitcoins from your Bitcoin wallet where you can easily buy and sell to anyone anonymously. Bitcoin works on nodes connected to the blockchain to verify each transaction to the digital ledger.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Bitcoin Core on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Bitcoin Core on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install wget apt-transport-https gnupg2 software-properties-common

Step 2. Installing Bitcoin Core on Ubuntu 22.04.

By default, Bitcoin Core is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now we install the latest version of Bitcoin Core to your Ubuntu system using Snap. If the Snapd package manager is not already installed then you can install it by running the following command below:

sudo apt install snapd
sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap

To install Bitcoin Core, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install bitcoin-core

Verify you have Bitcoin Core installed by checking its version:

bitcoin-core.cli --version

For additional resources on installing the Snap package manager, read the post below:

Step 3. Accessing Bitcoin Core on Ubuntu 22.04.

Once successfully installed on your Ubuntu system, run the following path on your desktop to open the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> Bitcoin Core

Install Bitcoin Core on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Bitcoin Core. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Bitcoin Core on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Bitcoin Core website.

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