Bitcoin client installation
The Bitcoin core client can be installed from https://bitcoin.org/en/download. This is available for different architectures and platforms, ranging from x86 Windows to ARM Linux, as shown in the following screenshot:
Figure 8.1: Download Bitcoin Core
We will discuss a number of topics relating to Bitcoin's installation and setup. We'll begin by discussing different Bitcoin clients available and their associated tools, which enable you to run and manage the Bitcoin client and interact with the Bitcoin blockchain.
Types of clients and tools
There are different types of Bitcoin core clients and relevant tools. A Bitcoin client is a piece of software that is responsible for generating private/public key pairs and facilitates Bitcoin payments using the Bitcoin blockchain. In addition, a client can implement full synchronization function with a blockchain or choose to only implement basic wallet functionality or simple payment verification...