How-To set-up a UASF / SegWit ready Litecoin node on Ubuntu

Minimum Requirements

  • (Ubuntu) Linux System with 2GB+ RAM
  • 16GB free disk space (current DB size 7.48 GB, April 17)
  • Broadband internet

For AWS EC2 based servers, I recommend type t2.small (1vCPU, 2GB) with 20GB of instance storage.


Update Ubuntu

Before you do anything, make sure Ubuntu system is up to date:

sudo apt-get update -y && sudo apt-get upgrade -y && sudo reboot

Set-up Litecoin Node

These instructions assume that you’re running an Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS though this should work on almost any 64bit Linux machine.

1) Download the latest version


You can find the latest download links on the Litecoin website Look for the 64bit Linux client. If there’s a newer release than 0.13.2, make sure you update all paths accordingly.

2) Extract the download

tar -xvf litecoin-0.13.2-x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.gz

3) Add UASF signaling

mkdir ~/.litecoin && echo "uacomment=UASF-SegWit-BIP148" >> ~/.litecoin/litecoin.conf

4) Autolaunch

crontab -e

If you’re prompted for an editor, I’d suggest 2) /bin/nano. Once you’re in, simply add the following line at the bottom of your crontab and exit with CTRL+C.

@reboot ~/litecoin-0.13.2/bin/litecoind -daemon

5) Reboot

sudo reboot

After the reboot, simply enter top in your terminal. The process litecoind should be listed at the top, with a CPU consumption of up to 99.9%. At this point, the node is synchronising the blockchain.

6) Verify

As a last step, we’ll need to verify that our new Litecoin node is signaling UASF and connects to the internet.

./litecoin-0.13.2/bin/litecoin-cli getnetworkinfo

Here’s what you should be looking for:

  "version": 130200,
  "subversion": "/Satoshi:0.13.2(UASF-SegWit-BIP148)/",
  "protocolversion": 70015,
  "localservices": "000000000000000d",
  "localrelay": true,
  "timeoffset": 0,
  "connections": 8,
  "networks": [
      "name": "ipv4",
      "limited": false,
      "reachable": true,
      "proxy": "",
      "proxy_randomize_credentials": false
      "name": "ipv6",
      "limited": false,
      "reachable": true,
      "proxy": "",
      "proxy_randomize_credentials": false
      "name": "onion",
      "limited": true,
      "reachable": false,
      "proxy": "",
      "proxy_randomize_credentials": false
  "relayfee": 0.00100000,
  "localaddresses": [
  "warnings": ""

Based on this output, we can verify that we’re signaling UASF 0.13.2(UASF-SegWit-BIP148) and that we’re connected to the internet via ipv4 and ipv6.

7) Open Ports

Finally, make sure that port 8333 is open. There are some great, easy to follow instructions on

Running nodes

Last update: 2017-10-26 - (BTC) Satoshi:0.13.2(UASF-SegWit-BIP148) - offline - (LTC) Satoshi:0.14.0(UASF-SegWit-BIP148) - offline