Electrs is an Electrum Server that connects to your full node. This Server indexes and queries your node to verify transactions without ever having to trust any other third parties. It also provides the framework for you to connect any number of other hardware or mobile wallets to your RoninDojo.
Electrs is particularly useful if you have a hardware wallet such as: Trezor, Cold Card, or Ledger. You can connect your hardware wallet to Electrum desktop which is backed by the Electrum Server you chose to install. This allows you to safely and privately interact with your various Bitcoin wallets, trusting only your own node.
There's also the added benefit of enhancing your ability to restore existing Samourai Wallets in Dojo and allows more detailed searches when using your BTC-RPC-Explorer. This is an optional feature and Electrs is not officially a part of the Samourai stack.
On you main computer, download and install Electrum.
After activation, Electrs will take around 8 hours to fully index the blockchain. Do not attempt to carry out the following steps until this time has passed. To confirm that Electrs has completed indexing you can view
indexer logs on your Ronin UI. If they are updating every 30 seconds and moving down the screen then you are good to go. If not, give it some more time before continuing.
Windows & Mac users follow the this Electrum Documentation.
Linux users can adapt the following command.
./electrum -1 -s <yourRoninelectrstoraddress>.onion:50001:t -p socks5:127.0.0.1:9150
"proxy": "socks5:127.0.0.1:9150::" (or 9050 for daemon)
consoletab in Electrum wallet and looking for the message
"Welcome to your Electrs Server!"
For more information on how to utlize your hardware wallets with Electrum, follow the information on the Electrum Hardware Wallet Documentation.
Now give the Bitcoin Explorer a try. It is not required, but it's certainly a useful tool for studying Bitcoin related stats!
Check out the Troubleshooting page if you have any questions.
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