Electrum-NMC - Lightweight Namecoin client
Licence: GNU GPLv3+ for Electrum-DOGE components; CC BY 4.0 for Namecoin logo, MIT Licence for all other components Author: The Namecoin developers; based on Electrum by Thomas Voegtlin and Electrum-DOGE by The Electrum-DOGE contributors Language: Python (>= 3.6) Homepage: https://www.namecoin.org/ ; original Electrum Homepage at https://electrum.org/
(If you've come here looking to simply run Electrum-NMC, you may download it here.)
Electrum-NMC itself is pure Python, and so are most of the required dependencies, but not everything. The following sections describe how to run from source, but here is a TL;DR:
sudo apt-get install libsecp256k1-0 python3 -m pip install --user .[gui,crypto]
Not pure-python dependencies
If you want to use the Qt interface, install the Qt dependencies:
sudo apt-get install python3-pyqt5
For elliptic curve operations, libsecp256k1 is a required dependency:
sudo apt-get install libsecp256k1-0
Alternatively, when running from a cloned repository, a script is provided to build libsecp256k1 yourself:
sudo apt-get install automake libtool ./contrib/make_libsecp256k1.sh
sudo apt-get install python3-cryptography
If you would like hardware wallet support, see this.
Running from tar.gz
If you downloaded the official package (tar.gz), you can run Electrum-NMC from its root directory without installing it on your system; all the pure python dependencies are included in the 'packages' directory. To run Electrum-NMC from its root directory, just do:
You can also install Electrum-NMC on your system, by running this command:
sudo apt-get install python3-setuptools python3-pip python3 -m pip install --user .
This will download and install the Python dependencies used by
Electrum-NMC instead of using the 'packages' directory.
It will also place an executable named
so make sure that is on your
Development version (git clone)
Check out the code from GitHub:
git clone git://github.com/namecoin/electrum-nmc.git cd electrum-nmc git submodule update --init
Run install (this should install dependencies):
python3 -m pip install --user -e .
Compile the Qt UI:
sudo apt-get install pyqt5-dev-tools ./contrib/make_qt_forms
Create translations (optional):
sudo apt-get install python-requests gettext ./contrib/pull_locale
Finally, to start Electrum:
Mac OS X / macOS
Electrum-NMC also maintains an
auxpow branch. This branch is identical to the upstream Bitcoin version of Electrum (e.g. it doesn't have any name support or Namecoin rebranding), except that it supports AuxPoW (merged mining). It may be useful as a starting point for porting Electrum to other AuxPoW-based cryptocurrencies.