Would you like to learn how to do a Bitcoin Cash node installation? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to install a Bitcoin Cash node using a computer running Ubuntu Linux 17.

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Tutorial - Bitcoin Cash Node Installation

On the Ubuntu Linux console, use the following commands to install the BerkleyDB package:

# add-apt-repository ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin
# apt-get update
# apt-get install libdb4.8-dev libdb4.8++-dev

You must use BerkleyDB version 4.8 for everything to work.

Use the following commands to install the required libraries and the required packages:

# apt-get install libboost-all-dev libzmq3-dev libminiupnpc-dev
# apt-get install curl git build-essential libtool autotools-dev
# apt-get install automake pkg-config bsdmainutils python3
# apt-get install software-properties-common libssl-dev libevent-dev

Create a directory to the node software and download the Bitcoin Cash package.

# mkdir /downloads
# cd /downloads
# git clone https://github.com/Bitcoin-ABC/bitcoin-abc

Compile and install the Bitcoin Cash node software.

# cd /bitcoin-abc
# ./autogen.sh
# ./configure
# make
# make install

Create a Bitcoin configuration file and choose a username and a password.

# mkdir ~/.bitcoin
# vi $HOME/.bitcoin/bitcoin.conf


In our example, we choose the username virtualcoin2018 and the password kamisama123.

Start the Bitcoin Cash node daemon using the following command:

# bitcoind -daemon

Wait for the synchronization of the blockchain to end.

The blockchain synchronization might take days or weeks.

Use the following command to verify the status of the blockchain synchronization:

# tail -f ~/.bitcoin/debug.log

Use the following command to stop the Bitcoin Cash node service:

# bitcoin-cli stop

Here is a list of useful commands:

# bitcoin-cli getinfo
# bitcoin-cli getblockchaininfo
# bitcoin-cli getnetworkinfo
# bitcoin-cli getwalletinfo
# bitcoin-cli getpeerinfo