ObjectiveThe objective is to download, verify and install Electrum Bitcoin wallet on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux Desktop
Operating System and Software Versions
- Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
- Software: - Electrum 3.0.6 or higher
RequirementsPrivileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via
sudocommand is 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
Download Bitcoin WalletFirst step is to download Electrum Bitcoin wallet. Navigate your browser to the official Electrum download page and locate the URL of the latest Electrum bitcoin wallet
*.tar.gzfile. At the time of writing the latest version is 3.0.6.
wgetcommand to download both, the actual tar ball as well as signature which will be used later to verify authenticity of the downloaded package. Example:
$ wget https://download.electrum.org/3.0.6/Electrum-3.0.6.tar.gz https://download.electrum.org/3.0.6/Electrum-3.0.6.tar.gz.asc
Verify Bitcoin Wallet downloadNext step is to verify the actual download. The source code is signed by Thomas Voegtlin (https://electrum.org). Let's import a relevant key signature:
With the signature imported, verify the downloaded Electrum tarball:
$ 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
$ gpg --verify Electrum-3.0.6.tar.gz.asc Electrum-3.0.6.tar.gz gpg: Signature made Sat 03 Feb 2018 19:59:22 AEDT gpg: using RSA key 2BD5824B7F9470E6 gpg: Good signature from "Thomas Voegtlin (https://electrum.org)
" [unknown] gpg: aka "ThomasV email@example.com" [unknown] gpg: aka "Thomas Voegtlin firstname.lastname@example.org" [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
Good signatureon the above Line 4.
Install Bitcoin WalletAt this stage we are ready to install Electrum bitcoin wallet. First install all prerequisites:
$ sudo apt -y install python3-pip python3-pyqt5Next, install the actual Electrum bitcoin wallet. Replace the Electrum package name with your downloaded version:
$ sudo pip3 install Electrum-3.0.6.tar.gz
Start Bitcoin WalletYou can start Electrum bitcoin wallet by opening a terminal and executing command:
$ electrumAlternatively, search your start menu for Electrum bitcoin wallet: