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Plexus Core Wallet

Coin Specifications

Specification Value
Block Size 4MB
Block Time 60s
PoS Reward 50 Plex
Stake Time 1 hours
Masternode Requirement 10,000 Plex
Masternode Reward 60% PoS Block
Port 31001
RPC Port 31002
Masternode Port 31001

To Build

make install # optional

This will build plexus-qt as well if the dependencies are met.


These dependencies are required:

Library Purpose Description
libssl SSL Support Secure communications
libboost Boost C++ Library
libevent Networking OS independent asynchronous networking

Optional dependencies:

Library Purpose Description
miniupnpc UPnP Support Firewall-jumping support
libdb4.8 Berkeley DB Wallet storage (only needed when wallet enabled)
qt GUI GUI toolkit (only needed when GUI enabled)
protobuf Payments in GUI Data interchange format used for payment protocol (only needed when GUI enabled)
libqrencode QR codes in GUI Optional for generating QR codes (only needed when GUI enabled)
libzmq3 ZMQ notification Optional, allows generating ZMQ notifications (requires ZMQ version >= 4.x)

For the versions used in the release, see under Fetch and build inputs.

System requirements

C++ compilers are memory-hungry. It is recommended to have at least 3 GB of memory available when compiling Plexus.

Dependency Build Instructions: Ubuntu & Debian

Build requirements:

sudo apt-get install build-essential libtool automake autotools-dev autoconf pkg-config libssl-dev libcrypto++-dev libevent-dev git

for Ubuntu 12.04 and later or Debian 7 and later libboost-all-dev has to be installed:

sudo apt-get install libboost-all-dev

db4.8 packages are available here. You can add the repository using the following command:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin
    sudo apt-get update

Ubuntu 12.04 and later have packages for libdb5.1-dev and libdb5.1++-dev, but using these will break binary wallet compatibility, and is not recommended.

for Debian 7 (Wheezy) and later: The oldstable repository contains db4.8 packages. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list, replacing [mirror] with any official debian mirror.

deb http://[mirror]/debian/ oldstable main

To enable the change run

sudo apt-get update

for other Debian & Ubuntu (with ppa):

sudo apt-get install libdb4.8-dev libdb4.8++-dev

Optional (see --with-miniupnpc and --enable-upnp-default):

sudo apt-get install libminiupnpc-dev

ZMQ dependencies (provides ZMQ API 4.x):

    sudo apt-get install libzmq3-dev

Dependencies for the GUI: Ubuntu & Debian

If you want to build Plexus-Qt, make sure that the required packages for Qt development are installed. Qt 5 is necessary to build the GUI. If both Qt 4 and Qt 5 are installed, Qt 5 will be used. Pass --with-gui=qt5 to configure to choose Qt5. To build without GUI pass --without-gui.

For Qt 5 you need the following:

sudo apt-get install libqt5gui5 libqt5core5a libqt5dbus5 qttools5-dev qttools5-dev-tools libprotobuf-dev protobuf-compiler libcrypto++-dev

libqrencode (optional) can be installed with:

sudo apt-get install libqrencode-dev

Once these are installed, they will be found by configure and a plexus-qt executable will be built by default.


The release is built with GCC and then "strip plexusd" to strip the debug symbols, which reduces the executable size by about 90%.


miniupnpc may be used for UPnP port mapping. It can be downloaded from here. UPnP support is compiled in and turned off by default. See the configure options for upnp behavior desired:

--without-miniupnpc      No UPnP support miniupnp not required
--disable-upnp-default   (the default) UPnP support turned off by default at runtime
--enable-upnp-default    UPnP support turned on by default at runtime

To build:

tar -xzvf miniupnpc-1.6.tar.gz
cd miniupnpc-1.6
sudo su
make install

Berkeley DB

It is recommended to use Berkeley DB 4.8. If you have to build it yourself:


# Pick some path to install BDB to, here we create a directory within the plexus directory
mkdir -p $BDB_PREFIX

# Fetch the source and verify that it is not tampered with
wget ''
echo '12edc0df75bf9abd7f82f821795bcee50f42cb2e5f76a6a281b85732798364ef  db-4.8.30.NC.tar.gz' | sha256sum -c
# -> db-4.8.30.NC.tar.gz: OK
tar -xzvf db-4.8.30.NC.tar.gz

# Build the library and install to our prefix
cd db-4.8.30.NC/build_unix/
#  Note: Do a static build so that it can be embedded into the exectuable, instead of having to find a .so at runtime
../dist/configure --prefix=/usr/local --enable-cxx
sudo make install

# Configure Plexus to use our own-built instance of BDB
./configure (other args...) LDFLAGS="-L${BDB_PREFIX}/lib/" CPPFLAGS="-I${BDB_PREFIX}/include/"

Note: You only need Berkeley DB if the wallet is enabled (see the section Disable-Wallet mode below).


If you need to build Boost yourself:

sudo su
./bjam install


To help make your Plexus installation more secure by making certain attacks impossible to exploit even if a vulnerability is found, binaries are hardened by default. This can be disabled with:

Hardening Flags:

./configure --enable-hardening
./configure --disable-hardening

Example Build Command

Qt Wallet and Deamon, CLI version build:

./ && ./configure && make

Deamon, CLI version install:

./ && ./configure && make install