Send and receive Groestlcoins with Groestlcoin Core 25.0 graphical user interface

As a continuation of managing Groestlcoin wallet articles Send coins in Groestlcoin network from command line with Groestlcoin Core 25 in year 2023, Build and run the Groestlcoin Core 25.0 node with a graphical wallet and Generate a new Groestlcoin address (wallet) and list wallets and addresses using command line cli verson 25.0.0. This article will show how to transfer Groestlcoins with the official Groestlcoin Core desktop application and the look and feel of the wallet functionality of the Groestlcoin Core.

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Overview balances

The basic topics to manage a Groestlcoin wallet with the official software (ALWAYS use only official software) are:

  • Groestlcoin Core provides two key functionalities – become a Groestlcoin node, i.e. a part of the Groestlcoin network and the Groestlcoin wallet with command line interface and graphical user interface.
  • Groestlcoin Core can generate and Groestlcoin address.
  • a Groestlcoin wallet contains Groestlcoin addresses.
  • the Groestlcoin Core has a wallet functionality application, but before using it the wallet needs to synchronize with the Groestlcoin network. So the Groestlcoin GUI application will start a Groeslcoin node and it will try synchronizing with the network.
  • Groestlcoin Core includes groestlcoin-qt application, which offers the graphical user interface
  • Using groestlcoin-qt is really simple to manage wallets, generate Groestlcoin addresses, and get information for the local Groestlcoin node, which is used by the wallet application.

Here are the steps needed to transfer funds under the Linux distro of Ubuntu securely, but this time from the Gnome. To be able to transfer money securely without any 3rd party involved (no online wallet or wallets, which is unclear which node they connect to) just funds from your personal Groestlcoin wallet address on your computer to another Groestlcoin wallet address it is needed a running Groestlcoin node using Groestlcoin Core graphical user interface:groestlcoin-qt – this application provides basic graphical user interface for managing the Groestlcoin wallets. After the Groestlcoin Core is build and installed (check this article – Build and run the Groestlcoin Core 25.0 node with a graphical wallet), start the /[user_home_directory]/groestlcoin-core/bin/groestlcoin-qt. Apparently, the Groestlcoin site offers a compiled version of Groestlcoin Core (with an installer for Windows, too), but be careful what you download and from where! The best way is to just follow our article to build it yourself under Ubuntu.
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SCREENSHOT 1) The loading screen at the start of groestlcoin-qt application.

It may take time to start because it is loading the local cached block index and if the node was fully synced lately, it may take a minute or two to load.

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loading screen

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Build and run the Groestlcoin Core 25.0 node with a graphical wallet

In continuation to the article Building from source and run a Groestlcoin node (cli only) under Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, which offers only a command line management to the Groestlcoin wallets, this article will show a more convenient way with a graphical user interface. Groistlcoin Core software includes a graphical user interface for the Groestlcoin wallet.

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node window synced with network

The first thing is to build the Groestlcoin Core software as shown in the link above with some additional dependencies and options.
It’s worth noting there is a package for the graphical Groestlcoin wallet on the official site of Groestlcoin, but the idea behind this series of articles is to build everything from the official source code and to run an own Groestlcoin node, which will be used for the user’s Groestlcoin wallet. Such no trusting anyone or any site, but only the official source code of the project. The security is really important in the crypto world.

Here are the steps to build and run the Groestlcoin node with wallet functionality – command line and graphical user interface. The graphical user interface uses QT5 to build the wallet interface and all libraries are included in the official Ubuntu repositories.

STEP 1) Build and run the Groestlcoin node

For more detailed information check out Building from source and run a Groestlcoin node (cli only) under Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

First, install the dependencies but with additional libraries including the QT5 and qrencode. Update the system and install the needed additional binaries and libraries to build and run the Groestlcoin core package. These dependencies include the ones needed to build the Groestcoin wallet functionality with GUI! By default, many Linux systems won’t even include dependencies needed to build the wallet.

sudo apt -y update
sudo apt -y upgrade
sudo apt install build-essential libssl-dev libboost-all-dev libtool automake libevent-dev bsdmainutils git make g++ gcc autoconf cpp ngrep iftop sysstat autotools-dev pkg-config libminiupnpc-dev libzmq3-dev libdb-dev libdb5.3++-dev sqlite3 libsqlite3-dev

An additional 1042 Mbytes will be occupied.
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