How to download Bitcoin Core and make sure it is not tampered with?

Ardi Coetzee Written by Ardi Coetzee on 1 September 2020
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This is a summary of what I learnt from here.

To get the latest bitcoin code:

wget https://bitcoin.org/bin/bitcoin-core-0.19.0.1/bitcoin-0.19.0.1-x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.gz

Before typing in this code, make sure 0.19.0.1 is the latest version. By the time you read this, there might be a newer version available here.

Once the file is downloaded, you can get the signature by typing:

sha256sum bitcoin-0.19.0.1-x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.gz

I got the following when I typed the above:

732cc96ae2e5e25603edf76b8c8af976fe518dd925f7e674710c6c8ee5189204  bitcoin-0.19.0.1-x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.gz

Which coincides with this:

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA256

c258c6416225afb08c4396847eb3d5da61a124f1b5c61cccb5a2e903e453ce7f  bitcoin-0.19.0.1-aarch64-linux-gnu.tar.gz
c9335ab5286b66b3fd93be5cd21695885765cb2ffea2a90d92bf99b43f549787  bitcoin-0.19.0.1-arm-linux-gnueabihf.tar.gz
94d1b581dfd21dc64e5510c3b31d6592aed9d33851db5795fb549354f00b3e72  bitcoin-0.19.0.1-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz
a64e4174e400f3a389abd76f4d6b1853788730013ab1dedc0e64b0a0025a0923  bitcoin-0.19.0.1-osx64.tar.gz
1a8865ac84de9710633ad89b3f6b7c08281a0298d47e8ce7d4f5bb52f765f06e  bitcoin-0.19.0.1-osx.dmg
3e35dccc55b6de206a9c9b21c2d10fb79a184e817906bf75a6f47b57a3f1df66  bitcoin-0.19.0.1-riscv64-linux-gnu.tar.gz
7ac9f972249a0a16ed01352ca2a199a5448fe87a4ea74923404a40b4086de284  bitcoin-0.19.0.1.tar.gz
4abca9419e83581209a3654a33da504998cf2f470993ee6d71f6b47fefe631a0  bitcoin-0.19.0.1-win64-setup.exe
7706593de727d893e4b1e750dc296ea682ccee79acdd08bbc81eaacf3b3173cf  bitcoin-0.19.0.1-win64.zip
732cc96ae2e5e25603edf76b8c8af976fe518dd925f7e674710c6c8ee5189204  bitcoin-0.19.0.1-x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.gz
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.11 (GNU/Linux)

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About the Author:
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Ardi Coetzee
Ardi is the Chief Technical Officer of Koinexpert. He has a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science and over 15 years of development experience. He has been involved in the development and maintenance of Koinexpert.com since it was launched in June 2019. Ardi is an avid Crypto Enthusiast and armed with his programming skills, a true asset to the Koinexpert team.

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