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Verifying GPG signature of Electrum using Linux command line

This can be used to verify the authenticity of Electrum binaries/sources.

Download only from and remember to check the gpg signature again every time you download a new version

Obtain public GPG key for ThomasV

In a terminal enter (or copy):

gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 6694D8DE7BE8EE5631BED9502BD5824B7F9470E6

You should be able to substitute any public GPG keyserver if is (temporarily) not working

Download Electrum and signature file (asc)

Download the Python Electrum-<version>.tar.gz or AppImage file

Right click on the signature file and save it as well

Verify GPG signature

Run the following command from the same directory you saved the files replacing <electrum file> with the one actually downloaded:

gpg --verify <electrum file>.asc <electrum file>

The message should say:

Good signature from "Thomas Voegtlin ( <>


Primary key fingerprint: 6694 D8DE 7BE8 EE56 31BE  D950 2BD5 824B 7F94 70E6

You can ignore this:

WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature!
gpg:          There is no indication that the signature belongs to the owner.

as it simply means you have not established a web of trust with other GPG users

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