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Setting up a Bitcoin Wallet on a Raspberry Pi

Setting up a Bitcoin wallet on a Raspberry Pi

Here is the quick and dirty guide to getting your wallet up and running.

Boot to the Desktop

If you are at the command line and cannot get to the desktop type in:
sudo bash
Enter in your password if prompted

apt-get update and press enter

startx, press enter, and the desktop will start

Open up an LXTerminal on your Pi.

sudo apt-get install python-qt4 python-pip and press enter

Press Y when prompted

sudo pip install and press enter

The wallet will now install. Once it is installed type:
electrum and press enter

dialog box will appear telling you that a wallet is not found.

Click Create

Copy your wallet generation seed into a safe place and click ok

Type in your wallet generation seed in the verification box and click ok

Accept the default server and press ok

Set the password when prompted

Verify the password

Click Ok

The Password was Updated dialog box will appear. Click Ok

Your Electrum Bitcoin wallet will now show on your desktop

Once you have your wallet open click on the Receive Tab

In the Main Account section, you will see 5 addresses that look similar to this:

That is your bitcoin wallet address. You will use that address to receive your bitcoins.

Thanks for reading

Hardware that I use:
Raspberry Pi 4 (4gb)

SanDisk 32GB Ultra microSDHC UHS-I Memory Card with Adapter

CanaKit 3.5A Raspberry Pi 4 Power Supply (USB-C)

CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 Micro HDMI Cable – 6 Feet

Western Digital 500GB WD_Black SN750 NVMe

Plugable USB C to M.2 NVMe Tool-free Enclosure