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Qtum Electrum

Licence: MIT Licence

Qtum Electrum is a lightweight Qtum wallet forked from Electrum

Getting started

For Windows and Mac OS X users, you can download latest release here.

If you are using Linux, read the "Development Version" section.

Compatible with Qtum mobile wallet

Qtum Electrum standard wallet uses bip44 derivation path with coin_type set to 88 which not compatible with the current qtum mobile wallet.

If you want to be compatible with the qtum mobile wallet, you need to choose "Qtum mobile wallet compatible" to create or restore your wallet.

Compatible with Qtum Qt Core wallet

If you want to import private master key from Qtum Qt Core wallet, you need to choose "Qtum Qt Core wallet compatible" to restore your wallet.

Development version

Check out the code from Github:

git clone
cd qtum-electrum

Install dependencies::

sudo apt-get install libusb-1.0-0-dev libudev-dev
on osx:
    brew install libusb
pip3 install -r requirements.txt
pip3 install -r requirements-binaries.txt
pip3 install -r requirements-fixed.txt

Compile the icons file for Qt:

sudo apt-get install pyqt5-dev-tools
pyrcc5 icons.qrc -o qtum_electrum/gui/qt/

Compile the protobuf description file:

sudo apt-get install protobuf-compiler
protoc --proto_path=qtum_electrum --python_out=qtum_electrum qtum_electrum/paymentrequest.proto

Create translations (optional):

sudo apt-get install python-requests gettext

on osx:
brew install gettext
brew link gettext --force


Run it:


Creating Binaries

To create binaries, create the 'packages' directory:


This directory contains the python dependencies used by Electrum.

Mac OS X

See contrib/build-osx/ file.


See contrib/build-wine/ file.


See gui/kivy/ file.