Release process

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Bitcoin Core Open Source Release Process

Releases to the Bitcoin Core client and project are built and released using this process:

  • Labeled in github
  • Binaries are created for the platforms affected (usually all, Windows, Mac and Linux).
  • Binary file checksum(s) is(are) calculated and a message with those are signed by a core developer.
    • sha256 checksum
  • Files used to build are checksummed and submitted to the Gitian.sigs project on github.
  • Uploaded for distribution and announced

See the release process for details.

Verifying The Download

See the verification instructions on the Bitcoin Core download page.

Or try the script in the Bitcoin Core repository.

External Links

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