The objective is to download, verify and install Electrum bitcoin wallet on Linux
Operating System and Software Versions
Operating System: - Ubuntu 17.10 or later
Software: - Electrum-3.0.3 or later
Privileged root access will be required to perform the installation.
# - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
Download Electrum Bitcoin Wallet
In the first step, we will be downloading the latest Electrum Bitcoin wallet along with a verification signature. The current version at the day of writing is Electrum 3.0.3. Visit https://electrum.org/ to check for a latest Electrum version and amend the below installation procedure appropriately to reflect your downloaded source code version:
At this stage, we are ready to verify Electrum's source code. The source code is signed by Thomas Voegtlin (https://electrum.org). Let's import a relevant key signature:
$ gpg --keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-keys 2BD5824B7F9470E6
gpg: key 2BD5824B7F9470E6: public key "Thomas Voegtlin (https://electrum.org) " imported
gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg: imported: 1
Confirm a correct key import as per LINE 2. Once the key has been imported it is time to perform the verification:
$ gpg --verify Electrum-3.0.3.tar.gz.asc Electrum-3.0.3.tar.gz
gpg: Signature made Tue 12 Dec 2017 17:06:09 AEDT
gpg: using RSA key 2BD5824B7F9470E6
gpg: Good signature from "Thomas Voegtlin (https://electrum.org) " [unknown]
gpg: aka "ThomasV " [unknown]
gpg: aka "Thomas Voegtlin " [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: 6694 D8DE 7BE8 EE56 31BE D950 2BD5 824B 7F94 70E6
Note gpg: Good signature on Line 4. All seems to be in order!
To install Electrum bitcoin wallet, we first need to preform an installation of all prerequisites: