To be sure that your Bitcoin wallet really is safe, or if you are using another crypto currency that is not already compiled, you need to download the source code and build it your self. This can be a cumbersome process, with tweaks, fixes and updates to your system. This guide is aimed for an

advanced user running Linux Ubuntu 13.10 or later, step by step.

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To prepare your system you need to make sure it’s up to date, open up a terminal (ctrl-alt-t) and run

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Now install all necessary packages for building bitcoin-qt

sudo apt-get install git qt4-qmake libqt4-dev build-essential libboost-dev libboost-system-dev libboost-filesystem-dev libboost-program-options-dev libboost-thread-dev libssl-dev libdb4.8++-dev libminiupnpc-dev libminiupnpc8

create and enter the folder on your system named “git” and run the following commands

git clone

you can also clone several other wallets also

git clone

git clone

git clone

enter your cloned git repository and run

qmake “USE_UPNP=1” “USE_DBUS=1”


and now you are done! You should find a new executable named after your chosen crypto currency, just run


and it should start.