User manual:Running a local instance of Trezor Wallet backend (Blockbook)

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You can install and run Blockbook on your computer. With Trezor Wallet installed and running as a local instance, you can be completely independent from connecting to SatoshiLabs servers.

To install it on Linux, please use this step-by-step guide:

1. To install Blockbook, you will need to use Linux Debian version 9 (Stretch) or later.

Before you start installing Blockbook, please check the latest blockchain size for your cryptocurrency and be sure to have this amount + approximately 60% - 70% of the size of the blockchain for the blockbook available on your hard drive.

Switch to root privileges before proceeding with the installation.

2. Install docker using this guide:

3. Clone blockbook git:

git clone

4. Go to blockbook directory and run:

make all-<coin> (e.g., make all-bitcoin)

5. Go to blockbook/build directory and run:

apt install ./<package name> (e.g., apt install ./backend-bitcoin_0.16.1-satoshilabs1_amd64.deb)

6. Now you can start synchronizing with the network:

systemctl start backend-<coin>.service (e.g., systemctl start backend-bitcoin.service)

7. If you want to check the status of your synchronizing go to /opt/coins/data/<coin>/backend (eg., /opt/coins/data/bitcoin/backend) and check the status in debug.log file.

8. If the blockchain is fully synchronized, you can start installing your Blockbook. Go to the directory blockbook/build and run:

apt install <blockbook package> (e.g., apt install blockbook-bitcoin_0.0.6_amd64.deb)

9. Run Blockbook:

systemctl start blockbook-<coin>.service (e.g., systemctl start blockbook-bitcoin.service)

10. Blockbook is now synchronizing with your blockchain, you can check the status in /opt/coins/blockbook/<coin>/logs/blockbook.INFO (eg. /opt/coins/blockbook/bitcoin/logs/blockbook.INFO) or by visiting https://localhost:<blockbook public port> (e.g., https://localhost:9130 for bitcoin)

11. After full synchronization, your Blockbook is now running at the localhost port.

12. Now you can connect your Trezor Wallet to your local Blockbook instance by using a custom backend:

Wallet settings - Bitcore Server URL - https://localhost:<blockbook public port> (e.g., https://localhost:9130 for Bitcoin)
ImportantBlockbook uses a self-signed certificate. It is necessary to go to the address in your browser, confirm the certificate, and then add the address to your wallet.

See this table for used ports

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