How to Install BitCoin Wallet on Ubuntu 16.x

Bitcoin is another cash that was made in 2009 by an obscure individual utilizing the false name Satoshi Nakamoto. Exchanges are made with no middle men – meaning, no banks! There are no exchange charges and no compelling reason to give your genuine name. More dealers are starting to acknowledge them: You can purchase web-facilitating administrations, pizza or even nail treatments. There are no limits to how small or how big each transaction can be. You can send or receive a very small amount of Bitcoin, for example 0.000000001BTC. Another advantage is that the whole transaction process can be completed anonymously. Bitcoin is not cheap. As of today, 1 BTC(Bitcoin) = 6609.01 US Dollar and the value of a Bitcoin is still rising.

BitCoin Installation

First of all add the required repository on your system. Follow the below command to add the repository on your system.

# apt-add-repository ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin
 Stable Channel of bitcoin-qt and bitcoind for Ubuntu, and their dependencies

Note that you should prefer to use the official binaries, where possible, to limit trust in Launchpad/the PPA owner.

No longer supports precise, due to its ancient gcc and Boost versions.
 More info: https://launchpad.net/~bitcoin/+archive/ubuntu/bitcoin
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp9mg97fbt/secring.gpg' created
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp9mg97fbt/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: requesting key 8842CE5E from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: /tmp/tmp9mg97fbt/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key 8842CE5E: public key "Launchpad PPA for Bitcoin" imported
gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)

After adding the repository on your system now update your system using below command.

# apt-get update
Hit:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease          
Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [102 kB]     
Get:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB]    
Get:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/bitcoin/bitcoin/ubuntu xenial InRelease [17.5 kB]
Get:5 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease [102 kB]
Get:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/bitcoin/bitcoin/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages [2,784 B]
Get:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/bitcoin/bitcoin/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages [2,792 B]
Get:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/bitcoin/bitcoin/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en [1,712 B]
Fetched 331 kB in 3s (99.0 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done

Run the below command to install the BitCoin Wallet.

#  apt-get install bitcoin-qt 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  gnome-software-common libgtkspell3-3-0
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 586 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/3,716 kB of archives.
After this operation, 11.6 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Selecting previously unselected package bitcoin-qt.
(Reading database ... 179170 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../bitcoin-qt_0.15.0-xenial9_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking bitcoin-qt (0.15.0-xenial9) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160415-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Setting up bitcoin-qt (0.15.0-xenial9) ...

BitCoin Wallet has been installed successfully on your system. You can go to your Ubuntu dashboard and type BitCoin, the application icon appears on your screen. Click on it to open it.


BitCoin is getting loaded.



Now you can see that it resembles the one in the following image.


You can change the the setting as per your requirement, go to setting and chose options.


In the Options tab, you can configure the options as per your desire.


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