HOW TO: Compile the ION QT wallet on Ubuntu
QT Build - Linux
Follow the guide to install the ION QT wallet on Linux Ubuntu
(Tested on Ubuntu 16.04) VM, 2GB RAM, 20GB HDD)
Open the Terminal window
From the sidebar select the 'Search your computer' icon
Type Terminal in the search bar, after a few characters the icon will display:
Once you have selected and opened the Terminal window, you are then ready to enter the commands, you must press return after each sets of commands are inputted - there will be some delay whilst the computer works, when you are back to the command prompt after processes have run, you can then move onto the next listed command.
Install required dependencies
apt-get install build-essential libtool autotools-dev autoconf pkg-config libssl-dev libevent-dev libqt5gui5 libqt5core5a libqt5dbus5 qttools5-dev qttools5-dev-tools libprotobuf-dev protobuf-compiler libqrencode-dev libboost-all-dev git
Add Bitcoin Source
Update your computer
Install libdb4.8 dependencies
apt-get install libdb4.8-dev libdb4.8++-dev
Install libminiupnpc-dev dependencies
apt-get install libminiupnpc-dev
Clone the ionomy Github repository to your computer
- Make sure to check for the latest version
git clone https://github.com/ion
Change to the ION directory
Compile the QT wallet
Depending on your system speed this could take some time. The ion-qt will be present in the ion folder when complete.
The QT wallet install is complete. The Blockchain will need to sync fully before you are able to send or receive coins. (Click on the File menu > Tools > Information - for up to date details on the syncing process)
- You can also do
get blockheightin the console.
Navigate to the QT wallet directory
The QT wallet is located in ion/src/qt/ion-qt - find the QT icon and you can then open from where it is, or drag to the desktop to find and run quickly.
Important Extra information
Make sure to back up you wallet.dat AND private keys upon first use or when creating new wallet addresses.
Please note that any Zerocoin (xION) minted with be stored in the wallet.dat file and is not recorded externally on the Blockchain so you must keep a secure copy if you utilise xION.
Sample Default ioncoin.conf with staking enabled
Sample ioncoin.conf with Testnet enabled
Sample ioncoin.conf w/enabled masternode:
The masternode.conf format consists of a space separated text file. Each line consisting of an alias (Your Masternodes name), IP address followed by port, masternode genkey, collateral output transaction id and finally, collateral output index then with optional donation address and donation percentage (the latter two should be in format "address:percentage").
*Donation addresses are other addresses you can send the rewards to (rather than going straight to the Masternode collateral address, and percentages of each reward).
alias ipaddress:port masternode_private_key collateral_output collateral_output_index donationin_address:donation_percentage
mn1 123.123.321.321:27170 93ULydF2EviXyytqhuebWVQdBJRq6y17q9wr4YerqPw4ne9MQpX 805f8fb240e6ec7efbba6d3df2aca154182455c37a79ac41bfcf68b91477069c 1
<Alias Name> <your ip>:27170 <masternode.key> <output hash> <outpid id>