Qtum Electrum - Lightweight Qtum client
Qtum Electrum is a lightweight Qtum wallet forked from Electrum.
Licence: MIT Licence Language: Python (>= 3.6)
Electrum is a pure python application. 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 from its root directory without installing it on your system; all the python dependencies are included in the 'packages' directory. To run Electrum from its root directory, just do:
You can also install Electrum on your system, by running this command(qtum-electrum may hava a conflict with bitcoin electrum):
sudo apt-get install python3-setuptools python3-pip python3 -m pip install --user
This will download and install the Python dependencies used by
Electrum 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 https://github.com/qtumproject/qtum-electrum.git cd qtum-electrum git submodule update --init
Run install (this should install dependencies):
python3 -m pip install -r ./contrib/requirements/requirements-eth.txt python3 -m pip install --user -e .
Create translations (optional):
sudo apt-get install python-requests gettext ./contrib/make_locale
Finally, to start Electrum:
Mac OS X / macOS