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README.md

Electrum-server for the Electrum client

  • Author: thomasv@gitorious
  • Language: Python

Features

  • The server uses a bitcoind and bitcoin-abe.
  • The server code is open source. Anyone can run a server, removing single points of failure concerns.
  • The server knows which set of Bitcoin addresses belong to the same wallet, which might raise concerns about anonymity. However, it should be possible to write clients capable of using several servers.

Installation

  1. Install bitcoin-abe.
  2. Install jsonrpclib.
  3. Launch the server: nohup python -u server.py > /var/log/electrum.log & or use the included start script.

See the included HOWTO.md for greater detail on the installation process.

Important Note

Do not run bitcoin-abe and electrum-server simultaneously, because they will both try to update the database.

If you want bitcoin-abe to be available on your website, run it with the --no-update option.

Upgrading Abe

If you upgrade abe, you might need to update the database. In the abe directory, type:

python -m Abe.abe --config=abe.conf --upgrade

License

Electrum-server is made available under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License, version 3. See the included LICENSE for more details.