How To Install Bitcoin Core Wallet on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Bitcoin Core Wallet on Ubuntu 20.04

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 block chain contains valid transactions. The users of Bitcoin Core only accept transactions for that blockchain, making it the Bitcoin block chain 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 through the step by step installation of 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.

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, 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:

bitcoin-qt

Install Bitcoin Core Wallet on Ubuntu 20.04

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 to check the official Bitcoin Core website.

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