How to build your bitcoin wallet yourself
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 https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin.git
you can also clone several other wallets also
git clone https://github.com/litecoin-project/litecoin.git
git clone https://github.com/worldcoinproject/Worldcoin.git
git clone https://github.com/ppcoin/ppcoin.git
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.