How to use Bitcoind or Bitcoincore in Ubuntu?

How to use Bitcoind or Bitcoincore in Ubuntu?

November 9, 2017 0 By Nitikesh Pattanayak

Install Bitcoin Core in Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install bitcoin

After installation, you can be able to run Bitcoin Core using:

bitcoind -daemon

And for accessing the bitcoin server, you can use bitcoin-cli Client.

E.g: bitcoin-cli getbalance, bitcoin-cli help

The default directory for Bitcoin Core data is ~/.bitcoin.

If you want to create a config file then the default path is:

vim ~/.bitcoin/bitcoin.conf

Then add below details into the file.

server=1

txindex=1

rpchost=yourip

rpcport=yourport

testnet=1 #If you want to use testnets

The default port for testnet is 18332 and for mainnet is 8332.

It will take a lot of time to download all the blocks to your server. It will be better if you take a separate volume and put the .bitcoin folder there. And inside bitcoin.conf mention the datadir=/yourpath/.

datadir=/yourpath/

For getting the current block count type:

bitcoin-cli getblockcount

I hope this article helped you. Please left me a comment, so that i can get back to you.