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BitcoinZ (BTCZ), wallets, pools and exchangers


Keep running wallet to strengthen the BitcoinZ network. Backup your wallet in many locations & keep your coins wallet offline.


  • RPC port: 1979
  • P2P port: 1989



Quick guide for beginners

Get dependencies ```{r, engine='bash'} sudo apt-get install \ build-essential pkg-config libc6-dev m4 g++-multilib \ autoconf libtool ncurses-dev unzip git python \ zlib1g-dev wget bsdmainutils automake

Install ```{r, engine='bash'} # Clone Bitcoinz Repository git clone https://github.com/btcz/bitcoinz # Build cd bitcoinz/ ./zcutil/build.sh -j$(nproc) # fetch key ./zcutil/fetch-params.sh # Run ./src/bitcoinzd # Test getting information about the network cd src/ ./bitcoinz-cli getmininginfo # Test creating new transparent address ./bitcoinz-cli getnewaddress # Test creating new private address ./bitcoinz-cli z_getnewaddress # Test checking transparent balance ./bitcoinz-cli getbalance # Test checking total balance ./bitcoinz-cli z_gettotalbalance # Check all available wallet commands ./bitcoinz-cli help # Get more info about a single wallet command ./bitcoinz-cli help "The-command-you-want-to-learn-more-about" ./bitcoinz-cli help "getbalance"



$ docker build -t btcz/bitcoinz .

Create a data directory on your local drive and create a bitcoinz.conf config file

$ mkdir -p /ops/volumes/bitcoinz/data
$ touch /ops/volumes/bitcoinz/data/bitcoinz.conf
$ chown -R 999:999 /ops/volumes/bitcoinz/data

Create bitcoinz.conf config file and run the application

$ docker run -d --name bitcoinz-node \
  -v bitcoinz.conf:/bitcoinz/data/bitcoinz.conf \
  -p 1989:1989 -p \

Verify bitcoinz-node is running

$ docker ps
CONTAINER ID        IMAGE                  COMMAND                     CREATED             STATUS              PORTS                                              NAMES
31868a91456d        btcz/bitcoinz          "bitcoinzd --datadir=..."   2 hours ago         Up 2 hours>1979/tcp,>1989/tcp   bitcoinz-node

Follow the logs

docker logs -f bitcoinz-node

The cli command is a wrapper to bitcoinz-cli that works with an already running Docker container

docker exec -it bitcoinz-node cli help

Using a Dockerfile

If you'd like to have a production btc/bitcoinz image with a pre-baked configuration file, use of a Dockerfile is recommended:

FROM btcz/bitcoinz
COPY bitcoinz.conf /bitcoinz/data/bitcoinz.conf

Then, build with docker build -t my-bitcoinz . and run.


Windows build is maintained in bitcoinz-win project.

Security Warnings

BitcoinZ is experimental and a work-in-progress. Use at your own risk.


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