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BTCP Electrum - Lightweight Bitcoin Private Wallet

Download the current Release:

Viewing & Sending from Z addresses is not yet supported on this wallet.

Know about your data directory:

Linux & Mac: ~/.electrum-btcp/ Windows: C:UsersYourUserNameAppDataRoamingElectrum-btcp

~/.electrum-btcp/wallets/ has your wallet files - BACK UP THIS FOLDER

You can also use the 'Export Private Keys' and 'Show Seed' functions from inside the application to write down and safely store your the keys to your funds.

Please use the issue tracker for bug reports, feature requests, and other mission-critical information. It is actively monitored by the Zclassic development team. For general support, please visit our Discord:

Development Version

First, clone from Github:

git clone git://
cd electrum-btcp

For Mac:

Using Homebrew:

# Setup Homebrew

# Install Homebrew dependencies
brew bundle

# Install Python dependencies
pip3 install -r requirements.txt

# Build icons
pyrcc5 icons.qrc -o gui/qt/

# Compile the protobuf description file
protoc --proto_path=lib/ --python_out=lib/ lib/paymentrequest.proto

# Build .app, .dmg

# Run

For Linux:

Install Dependencies:

sudo apt-get install $(grep -vE "^\s*#" packages.txt  | tr "\n" " ")

pip install -r requirements.txt

// ^ pip3 for newer version

(Ubuntu with ledger wallet)
ln -s /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/

# For yum installations (no apt-get), or for a clean python env, use Anaconda with Python 3:


Compile the icons file for Qt:

pyrcc5 icons.qrc -o gui/qt/

For the Linux app launcher (start menu) icon:

sudo desktop-file-install electrum.desktop

Compile the protobuf description file:

protoc --proto_path=lib/ --python_out=lib/ lib/paymentrequest.proto

Create translations (optional):




For Ubuntu 18.04 including Docker install:

Update apt package index and upgrade packages as needed

sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade

Install Docker package from Ubuntu repository

sudo apt install

Build the docker image:

sudo ./

Run the docker image:


For Linux with docker:

Build the docker image:


Run the docker image:


Building Releases


Simply -


sudo ./


See contrib/build-wine/README file.


See gui/kivy/Readme.txt file. UPSTREAM PATCH:


To just create binaries, create the 'packages/' directory:


(This directory contains the Python dependencies used by Electrum.)

BTCP Hints and Debug

There are several useful scripts in:


This is a good initial check to determine whether things are working:

cd scripts python3 block_headers


The Zclassic Wiki is located at: Please use this as a reference and feel free to contribute.


~/.electrum-btcp/wallets/ has your wallet files - ** back up this folder **

~/.electrum-btcp/config has your Electrum connection object.



This project exists thanks to all the people who contribute!


Thank you to all our backers! Become a backer.


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Original Project Info

Forked from **spesmilo/electrum**:

Licence: MIT Licence
Author: Thomas Voegtlin
Language: Python (GUI: Qt, Kivy)
Platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux, Android
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The Bitcoin Private Team


BTCP Electrum (Lite Wallet), Use all wallets with caution. You should never share private keys, seed, or wallet file with anyone.




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