Guide: Compiling ZSE coin daemon in Ubuntu Linux.

This guide will assist you in compiling a headless client (the daemon) in Ubuntu Linux. This is a necessary step if you wish to set up a node of your altcoin. It is assumed that you are starting on a fresh Ubuntu (14.04 x64) installation. If you require a VPS for hosting, we highly recommended Digital Ocean.

The $5/month plan is all you need to start. Use sudo in front of all commands if you’re not logged in as root.

Set up a swapfile if your system has less than 1.5GB of memory:

fallocate -l 2G /swapfile
chown root:root /swapfile
chmod 0600 /swapfile
mkswap /swapfile
swapon /swapfile

If fallocate doesn’t work, you can use dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile bs=1024 count=1024288 instead.

Initialize swapfile automatically on boot

nano /etc/fstab
Add this at the bottom: /swapfile none swap sw 0 0

Install all required dependencies:

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
apt-get install ntp unzip git build-essential libssl-dev libdb-dev libdb++-dev libboost-all-dev libqrencode-dev aptitude && aptitude install miniupnpc libminiupnpc-dev

Pull the source code from github, or upload it yourself:

git clone

If your coin uses leveldb, compile leveldb:

cd /ZSEcoin /src/leveldb
chmod +x build_detect_platform
make clean
make libleveldb.a libmemenv.a

Return to source directory, and compile the daemon:

cd /ZSEcoin /src
make -f makefile.unix USE_UPNP=1 USE_QRCODE=1 USE_UPNP=1

Strip the file to make it smaller, then relocate it:

strip ZSEcoind
cp ZSEcoind /usr/bin

Now run the daemon:


It will return an error, telling you to set up config file in a directory. Now we’ll set up the config file. Note that this is case sensitive.

nano ~/.ZSEcoin/ZSEcoin.conf

Add the following, save and exit:

rpcpassword=(strong password)

Run ZSECOINd once more and if you did everything correctly, your daemon is now online! Type ZSECOINd help for a full list of commands available.


Download ZSEcoin  src  Files here:    at   GITHUB