Electrum Installation (Linux)

Electrum is a lightweight Bitcoin client, based on a client-server protocol.

Steps By Steps (CentOS 7)

  1. Open a Terminal and add the repository to your Yum install.
    $ yum install -y https://centos7.iuscommunity.org/ius-release.rpm
  2. Update Yum to finish adding the repository.
    $ yum update
  3. Install python and relevant packages.
    $ yum install -y python36u python36u-libs python36u-devel python36u-pip
  4. Test your python version.
    $ python3.6 -V
  5. Install pyqt5 package through PIP, PIP is native Python package management tool.
    $ pip3 install pyqt5		
  6. Download and install electrum.
    $ cd /usr/src
    $ wget https://download.electrum.org/3.3.8/Electrum-3.3.8.tar.gz
    $ python3 -m pip install --user Electrum-3.3.8.tar.gz		
  7. Electrum command not found?
    $ ln -s ~/.local/bin/electrum /usr/local/bin/electrum
  8. Start electrum in daemon
    $ electrum daemon start   
    $ electrum daemon start --testnet

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