How to install BitPay Wallet on Debian/Ubuntu Linux

BitPay wallet is a popular choice among cryptocurrency users because it supports a wide variety of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and a slew of others. The wallet also provides services to merchants in order to accept online payments. In this tutorial, we will go over the steps to install BitPay wallet on Debian Linux and Ubuntu Linux. Follow along below to get started with storing your cryptocurrency inside BitPay on Linux.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install BitPay Wallet on Debian/Ubuntu
How to install BitPay Wallet on Debian/Ubuntu Linux
How to install BitPay Wallet on Debian/Ubuntu Linux
Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System Debian based Linux distros
Software BitPay Wallet
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # – 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

Install BitPay wallet on Debian/Ubuntu step by step instructions



  1. The BitPay wallet is installable via Snap package manager on Linux. Fortunately for Ubuntu users, Snap is already installed by default. If you are on Debian or another Debian based distribution, then you may need to install Snap package manager before getting started:
    $ sudo apt update
    $ sudo apt install snapd
    
  2. Now you can run the following command to install BitPay wallet:
    $ sudo snap install bitpay
    
  3. You should now be able to open the BitPay wallet through the system’s application launcher:
    Opening the BitPay Wallet application on Ubuntu Linux
    Opening the BitPay Wallet application on Ubuntu Linux

    Alternatively you can execute the following command in terminal to open BitPay wallet:

    $ bitpay
    

Running BitPay wallet on Ubuntu Linux
Running BitPay wallet on Ubuntu Linux



Closing Thoughts

In this tutorial, we saw how to install BitPay wallet on Debian Linux and Ubuntu Linux. The installation of this wallet requires that our system has the Snap package manager installed, which we also covered instructions for. Once Snapd is installed, it is only one command to install BitPay wallet. You can now get started with using this wallet to manage a myriad of different cryptocurrencies.