Would you like to learn how to do a Bitcoin Gold node installation? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to install a Bitcoin Gold node using a computer running Ubuntu Linux.
Tutorial - Bitcoin Gold Node Installation
On the Linux console, use the following commands to install the required packages:
# apt-get update
# apt-get install curl git build-essential libtool autotools-dev
# apt-get install automake pkg-config bsdmainutils python3
# apt-get install libx11-xcb-dev libfontconfig-dev
Create a directory to the node software and download the BTCGPU package.
# mkdir /downloads
# cd /downloads
# git clone https://github.com/BTCGPU/BTCGPU.git
Compile and install the BTCGPU software.
# cd BTCGPU/depends/
# cd ..
# ./configure --prefix=/downloads/BTCGPU/depends/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/ --disable-shared --with-gui=no
# cd src
# install -sv bgoldd bgold-cli bgold-cli /usr/local/bin/
Create a Bitcoin Gold configuration file and choose a username and a password.
# mkdir $HOME/.bitcoingold
# vi $HOME/.bitcoingold/bitcoin.conf
In our example, we choose the username virtualcoin2018 and the password kamisama123.
Start the Bitcoin Gold node daemon using the following command:
# bgoldd -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 ~/.bitcoingold/debug.log
Use the following command to stop the Bitcoin Gold node service:
# bgold-cli stop
Here is a list of useful commands:
# bgold-cli getinfo
# bgold-cli getblockchaininfo
# bgold-cli getnetworkinfo
# bgold-cli getwalletinfo
An optional step is to open the port TCP/8338 on your Firewall, to enable others to download the Blockchain from your Bitcoin Gold node.
FAQ - Bitcoin Gold Node Installation
If you are having problems to install a Bitcoin Gold node, you should take a look at our frequently asked questions page.
To add a question to the database, please post the question as a comment here, or as a comment on the youtube video listed on the top of this page.