Running bitcoin full node, btcd ( full node bitcoin implementation in Golang )

Nitin Gurbani
Dec 20, 2016 · 1 min read

btcd is an alternative full node bitcoin implementation

Running docker container of btcd

  1. Install Docker, you can follow docker installation guide from here
  2. Pull docker btcd image docker pull niktrix/btcd-docker
  3. create directory to mount to docker container where btcd will download all blocks data, assure you have enough disk space mkdir /btcroot
  4. run btcd image as daemon docker run -d -p 8333:8333 -v /root:/btcdroot — name=”btcd-node” niktrix/btcd-docker
  5. check logs docker logs btcd-node
  6. Your node will download all blocks it will take some time depending on your network connection
  7. Make sure your port 8333 and check your node status

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