Installing the client

Bitcoin Core is publicly available for free from the official Bitcoin site ( Installations are available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Installing the client

Figure 5.1 - Downloading the client

You can download the client from The site gives detailed instructions on how to install the client on each operating system (Windows, OS/X, and Linux).With the client installed, you'll be able to execute commands on the network using command-line scripts or with other development tools.


Due to the heavy use of processing and storage, several requirements must be met for proper performance:

  • At least 100GB ...

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