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:
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 http://download.electrum.org/3.2.3/Electrum-3.2.3.tar.gz and press enter
The wallet will now install. Once it is installed type:
electrum and press enter
A dialog box will appear telling you that a wallet is not found.
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
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