In this tutorial, we will show you how to install the Bitcoin Core Wallet on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Bitcoin Core is programmed to decide which blockchain contains valid transactions. The users of Bitcoin Core only accept transactions for that blockchain, making it the Bitcoin blockchain that everyone else wants to use. It is these users who keep Bitcoin decentralized. They individually run their own Bitcoin Core full nodes, and each of those full nodes separately follows the exact same rules to decide which blockchain is valid.
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 Wallet on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa).
- 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).
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 Wallet on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
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
Step 2. Installing the Bitcoin Core Wallet on Ubuntu 20.04.
Bitcoin Core wallet isn’t included in the Ubuntu software repository, now we add the PPA to your Ubuntu Desktop using the following command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin
Once added PPA repository, run the following command to install Bitcoin Core:
sudo apt update sudo apt install bitcoin-qt bitcoind
Step 3. Accessing Bitcoin Core Wallet on Ubuntu.
After successfully installed, the Bitcoin Core wallet can be started from Unity Dash or your preferred app launcher or Bitcoin Core can be started from the command line with:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Bitcoin Core Wallet. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Bitcoin Core Wallet on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Bitcoin Core website.