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Help setting up Bitcoin Core node with Tor hidden service

I am trying to run a full node with Bitcoin Core and get it running as a Tor hidden service but the steps I am following are from many sources and I feel like I have been missing steps in between, not to mention that my technical skills are fairly basic.
Here's where I'm at (Windows):
Can someone please tell me if I've missed something or if I've done it right then how to check that I have?
Thanks!
Update: Currently I have a "work-around" by running tails in a VM and running bitcoin-qt inside that. Because it's a livecd if it gets shutdown for any reason I'd have to set it up each time so I would still like to get the full node running with Tor on Windows.
I am using bitcoin-qt.exe from the Windows installation of Bitcoin Core and using any combination of the network settings to get it to use Tor and it does connect to onion addresses, sometimes one or two and the remaining of the eight are normal nodes.
I can't figure out how to make Bitcoin Core only connect Tor nodes instead of none or a mixture.
Update 2: Instead of using the Tails in a VM workaround, I have the windows Bitcoin Core Node running properly over Tor now. I still have to wait a few days at least to see if I can get more than two incoming connections.
I read in many places that port 8333 had to be opened in order to receive incoming connections but I have been assured that doesn't apply to onion nodes and that checking getnetworkinfo with bitcoin-qt console shows onion as reachable is proof.
There was also an issue with Tor not working with the CookieAuth when that set was added to torrc. Simply CookieAuthFile needed to be added.
I'm adding these notes in case any other windows user has trouble getting their node running with Tor.
SYD4uo was a huge help and I appreciate those others that took the time to give advice. Cheers!
This was also very helpful
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Can't repost this enough: In-depth guide on securely setting up Bitcoin Core and LND on your RaspberryPi.

Can't repost this enough: In-depth guide on securely setting up Bitcoin Core and LND on your RaspberryPi. submitted by JustForCryptoStuff to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Lightning at Home - How to set up a working Lightning Network node at home, consisting of Bitcoin Core (mainnet) and Lightning Network Daemon (LND)

Lightning at Home - How to set up a working Lightning Network node at home, consisting of Bitcoin Core (mainnet) and Lightning Network Daemon (LND) submitted by parakite to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Lightning at Home - How to set up a working Lightning Network node at home, consisting of Bitcoin Core (mainnet) and Lightning Network Daemon (LND) (x-post from /r/Bitcoin)

Lightning at Home - How to set up a working Lightning Network node at home, consisting of Bitcoin Core (mainnet) and Lightning Network Daemon (LND) (x-post from /Bitcoin) submitted by ASICmachine to CryptoCurrencyClassic [link] [comments]

Thread by @econoalchemist: 1/19 A thread on BIP85, setting up a @COLDCARDwallet from scratch, & using a primary seed to derive entropy for @bluewalletio & Bitcoin Core

Thread by @econoalchemist: 1/19 A thread on BIP85, setting up a @COLDCARDwallet from scratch, & using a primary seed to derive entropy for @bluewalletio & Bitcoin Core submitted by rnvk to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Thread by @econoalchemist: 1/19 A thread on BIP85, setting up a @COLDCARDwallet from scratch, & using a primary seed to derive entropy for @bluewalletio & Bitcoin Core

Thread by @econoalchemist: 1/19 A thread on BIP85, setting up a @COLDCARDwallet from scratch, & using a primary seed to derive entropy for @bluewalletio & Bitcoin Core submitted by rnvk to coldcard [link] [comments]

Some interesting Stories on NYA, Segwit2x and BIP91. Bitcoin core developer James put up with a proposal BIP91 which is simply a soft-fork to activate segwit at 80% threshold rather than 95%. Blocks signalling for the SegWit2x are setting bit4. The next day, BIP91 also set bit4.

Some interesting Stories on NYA, Segwit2x and BIP91. Bitcoin core developer James put up with a proposal BIP91 which is simply a soft-fork to activate segwit at 80% threshold rather than 95%. Blocks signalling for the SegWit2x are setting bit4. The next day, BIP91 also set bit4. submitted by haf_demon to btc [link] [comments]

I've downloaded all of bitcoin core and sent bitcoin to my address. What do I have to do to set up a mnemonic private key and how do I back it up?

I can't imagine I have to back up the whole blockchain on a second device.. ??
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How to run system (integration) test?

Hi fellas,

I'm writing an application which uses Electrum's code to implement a Bitcoin multisig. I want to write integration (system) tests to test my application (run them on regtest). Can anyone refer me to a resource which explains how this may be achieved? I saw some resources recommending setting up bitcoin-core as a node together with Electrum X (as an indexing server). Has this worked for anyone? Thanks in advance!
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How to go from altcoin on Minergate to a bitcoin wallet?

Sorry if this is a bit off topic but /altcoin doesn't feel newbie friendly and this is at least somewhat bitcoin related.
Several months ago I decided to get into cryptocurrency by running the MinerGate software. I read the negative reviews about them but I really didn't have much to lose except some spare computer time and free power. I ran their software for a while and accumulated some altcoin balances (Bytecoin, Monero, FantomCoin, and DigitalNote).
About a month ago I wised up (at least I think this is smarter) and switched to running the NiceHash software. Now I get paid in bitcoin which is my preference.
I set up bitcoin core on a home server PC and transferred some bitcoin from the NiceHash wallet into my personal wallet. It's still trying to get caught up with the blockchain (24 weeks to go), but I don't mind since really I just wanted to get my BTC into a wallet where I hold the keys. If you can't already tell, I tend to do things the hard way :-)
But I have this alt coin (or rather, I hold an "IOU" from MinerGate) that I would like to get away from and turn into bitcoin to hold. It's not a lot (at least I don't think it is a lot). I haven't registered with or used any exchanges. I'm not concerned with getting the absolute super duper most favorable exchange rate, but I don't want to do anything stupid either.
MinerGate seems to push me towards HitBTC to exchange. Frankly I don't trust MinerGate to be looking out for my best interest.
I was thinking about waiting to convert the altcoin to bitcoin until after the SegWit2x split (when I think altcoin will gain more value) but now I'm not so sure. Personally, I'm guessing SegWit2x won't really go anywhere so I'm not worried about getting BTC in my wallet before SegWit2x. But again, I don't want to do anything stupid either.
I'm looking for pointers to a entry level guide for exchanging altcoin to bitcoin and I guess general advice about what I've posted here).
Thanks.
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Should everyone be running a node on the Pi?

Is it possible to set up bitcoin core on the Pi3 to download the whole block chain, then from the PC, remotely access it with bitcoin core desktop?
All this, just so I don't have to have the block chain on my platter hard drive. I recently had to redownload the BC due to a few bad clusters and might have to replace the drive. This would be the 2nd time this has happened within a 2 year period. Contributing factor to this is that I also use the drive for external storage.
Unlike my PC, I'd like to leave the Pi on 24/7. Anyone have bad experience with SD cards and the block chain? Or issues with a Pi node? Do they corrupt easier than platter drives?
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Confused about Mempools and Segwit with Bitcoin Core? Here's a handy little guide for setting up Segwit with Bitcoin Core, and how to unstuck transactions.

Confused about Mempools and Segwit with Bitcoin Core? Here's a handy little guide for setting up Segwit with Bitcoin Core, and how to unstuck transactions. submitted by kybarnet to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Setting up a local bitcoin core server for json-rpc calls (testnet)?

Setting up a local bitcoin core server for json-rpc calls (testnet)? submitted by arcral to AlternativeCoin [link] [comments]

Setting up a local bitcoin core server for json-rpc calls (testnet)? /r/Bitcoin

Setting up a local bitcoin core server for json-rpc calls (testnet)? /Bitcoin submitted by HiIAMCaptainObvious to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

What's better, to copy over the blockchain, or let bitcoin core download it?

I want to set up bitcoin core in two computers, is it better to download the blockchain on both, or download in one and copy to another? Can I use the same wallet on both computers?
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Setting up a Lightning Network Node on Testnet using Ubuntu, Bitcoin Core and C-Lightning /r/Bitcoin

Setting up a Lightning Network Node on Testnet using Ubuntu, Bitcoin Core and C-Lightning /Bitcoin submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Bitcoin Core • someone has been setting up an account for me without my permission.

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So core nodes can discourage s2x. What is to stop the s2x camp from setting up 20,000 nodes overnight in the last hours that signal s2x? /r/Bitcoin

So core nodes can discourage s2x. What is to stop the s2x camp from setting up 20,000 nodes overnight in the last hours that signal s2x? /Bitcoin submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

I have setup my first bitcoin core server and I need a bit of help. Can anyone help me?

Hello,
I have set up bitcoin core on my VPS running CentOS 6.5. It was a bit of pain to find the packages but i finally did it through this link.
http://www.ringingliberty.com/bitcoin/
I have enabled port TCP/8333 on my firewall.
How can I confirm that my server is working? Do I need to do more?
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I didn't run antimalware before loading and setting up a password for my Bitcoin Core wallet. /r/Bitcoin

I didn't run antimalware before loading and setting up a password for my Bitcoin Core wallet. /Bitcoin submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Hello friends! (My journey so far in the BitCoin world)

Greetings, over the past few months I've been setting up Bitcoin Core on my Ubuntu machine, so far so good, I have BFGMiner working and I've bought a small ASIC miner (~3 Ghz) to help me understand mining and overall I'd say bitcoins are fun.
I think that I've set it up correctly so here comes the internet begging part, I do not understand how to actually GET bitcoins from exchanges, they want my passport and I do not trust any website with my passport, British Intelligence and all.
I've made a couple of images and they seem to be scannable, feel free to check them out :).
-Tom
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I've downloaded all of bitcoin core and sent bitcoin to my address. What do I have to do to set up a mnemonic private key and how do I back it up? /r/Bitcoin

I've downloaded all of bitcoin core and sent bitcoin to my address. What do I have to do to set up a mnemonic private key and how do I back it up? /Bitcoin submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

How to install Bitcoin Core Wallet and send Bitcoins How to Download & Verify the Bitcoin Core Wallet - YouTube How to mine bitcoins (solo mining) with the core client ... How To Setup Bitcoin Core - YouTube Installing A Bitcoin Core Full Node - Cryptocurrencies and ...

Individuals, businesses, developers: learn from our simple Bitcoin guides. How Bitcoin works, what is Bitcoin, what is blockchain, how to buy Bitcoin, what is Bitcoin mining and more. Bitcoin Core Bitcoin Core is a full Bitcoin client and builds the backbone of the network. It offers high levels of security, privacy, and stability. However, it has fewer features and it takes a lot of space and memory. Bitcoin Core runs as a full network node and maintains a local copy of the block chain. This data independence improves wallet privacy and security. Unlike some SPV wallets that leak addresses to peers, Bitcoin Core stores all transactions locally.With local access to the complete set of headers and transactions, Bitcoin Core can use full verification to tell when peers lie about payments. Then, you must also get the Bitcoin wallet software. They are the Armory and Bitcoin Core. When using the Hybrid wallets, there will be the Copay. You will also get the Bitcoin web wallet, hardware wallets, and more. How to Start Up the Bitcoin If you want to get the Bitcoin, after setting the wallets, you can get it by buying the Bitcoins. By default, Bitcoin Core allows up to 125 connections to different peers, 8 of which are outbound. You can therefore have at most 117 inbound connections. The default settings can result in relatively significant traffic consumption. Ways to reduce traffic: Maximum Upload Targets-maxuploadtarget=<MiB per day>

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How to install Bitcoin Core Wallet and send Bitcoins

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