The objective is to install Electron Cash the Bitcoin-Cash wallet on Linux
Operating System and Software Versions
- Operating System: – Debian 9.3
- Software: – Electron Cash 3.0
Privileged access to your system will be required.
- # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
- $ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
Let us get started my installation of all prerequisites:
$ su # apt install git dirmngr python3-pyqt5 python3-setuptools
Download and Verify Electron Cash source and signature
The following linux command will download a latest version of Electron Cash wallet. The current version at the time of writing is 3.0. Check https://electroncash.org/ and amend the below installation command to fit your downloaded version.
$ wget https://electroncash.org/downloads/3.0/win-linux/ElectronCash-3.0.tar.gz
Next, clone a verification signatures:
$ git clone https://github.com/fyookball/keys-n-hashes.git
Electron source code is signed by
Jonald Fyookball firstname.lastname@example.org. To verify our download we first need to download a relevant signature:
$ gpg --keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-keys 4FD06489EFF1DDE1 gpg: key 4FD06489EFF1DDE1: public key "Jonald Fyookball
" imported gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found gpg: Total number processed: 1 gpg: imported: 1
Now it is time to verify a source code:
$ gpg --verify keys-n-hashes/sigs-and-sums/3.0/win-linux/ElectronCash-3.0.tar.gz.sig ElectronCash-3.0.tar.gz gpg: Signature made Fri 08 Dec 2017 22:53:51 AEDT gpg: using DSA key 4FD06489EFF1DDE1 gpg: Good signature from "Jonald Fyookball
" [unknown] gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature! gpg: There is no indication that the signature belongs to the owner. Primary key fingerprint: D56C 110F 4555 F371 AEEF CB25 4FD0 6489 EFF1 DDE1
gpg: Good signature line. All good!
Install Electron Cash
Almost there. Extract Electron Cash source code, navigate to a newly extracted directory and run python install command:
$ tar xvzf ElectronCash-3.0.tar.gz $ su # cd Electron\ Cash-3.0/ # python3 setup.py install
Electron Cash is now installed. Start it from command line by executing:
Navigate to the following page to learn how to create a Bitcoin Cash offline/paper wallet.