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Downloads of v 0.18.0:


Last Update:

22 Jun 2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Satoshi Nakamoto
  • Gavin Andresen
  • Bitcoin Developers


bitcoin btc blockchain wallet crypto currency p2p

Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable)

This is not the latest version of Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) available.

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0.18.0 | Updated: 22 Jun 2019



Downloads of v 0.18.0:



Software Author(s):

  • Satoshi Nakamoto
  • Gavin Andresen
  • Bitcoin Developers

Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 0.18.0

This is not the latest version of Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) available.

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Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Failed


Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged:

This package was submitted (and approved) prior to automated virus scanning integration into the package moderation processs.

We recommend clicking the "Details" link to make your own decision on installing this package.

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade bitcoin.portable -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'0.18.0'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade bitcoin.portable -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'0.18.0'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install bitcoin.portable
    name: bitcoin.portable
    version: '0.18.0'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'bitcoin.portable' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '0.18.0'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller bitcoin.portable
    Name     = "bitcoin.portable"
    Version  = "0.18.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'bitcoin.portable':
  ensure   => '0.18.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.

  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.

Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 27 May 2020.


Bitcoin uses decentralized, peer-to-peer technology to operate a public transactional database with no central authority or banks; managing transactions and the issuing of value units, called "bitcoins", is carried out collectively by the network. Bitcoin is open-source; its design is public, nobody owns or controls Bitcoin and everyone can take part. Through many of its unique properties, Bitcoin allows exciting uses that could not be covered by any previous payment system.

All transactions executed upon the Bitcoin network are public record. Bitcoin Core wallet allows creating private addresses, sending funds to private addresses, and synchronization of any private addresses that have received transactions. Bitcoin Core does this by reading the locally stored public ledger called the blockchain, and populating the user interface with these pertinent details. Bitcoin Core wallet will thus download a full copy of the distributed ledger to your computer and keep it updated. It will also keep it verified by comparing recent block data with block data of network nodes. A block chain is a transaction database containing all private addresses that have ever received a transaction. The database is shared by all nodes participating in a system based on the Bitcoin protocol. A full copy of a currency's block chain contains every transaction ever executed in the currency. With this information, one can find out how much value belonged to each address at any point in history.

New transactions are approved by computing a value determined dynamically by recent conditions of the Bitcoin network which satisfy conditions specified within the Bitcoin protocol. The Bitcoin protocol can only be modified by adjusting over 50% of currently running nodes, or in other words, upgrading to a new version. Most upgrades only modify the user interface and make no changes to the Bitcoin protocol. In the rare event a Bitcoin protocol update has been mandated, called a "hard fork", all software nodes that utilizes the Bitcoin blockchain must be upgraded by a certain date.

Disk Requirements

  • As of 22 June 2019, the total size of the BTC blockchain is 210.64 GB
  • Size increases based on quantity of transactions (growth chart)
  • Blockchain is slowly downloaded only when Bitcoin Core is running and connected to network
  • Blockchain default location is %AppData%\Bitcoin\data


  • This program should only be installed on a trusted machine.
  • By default, upon first execution Bitcoin Core creates an unencrypted wallet file at %AppData%\Bitcoin\wallet.dat
  • Wallet.dat stores all your private keys for public Bitcoin addresses. If this file is not encrypted, anyone with access to the file may withdraw funds from addresses stored in the file. For this reason, you should encrypt the file as soon as possible with Bitcoin Core.
  • After encrypting wallet.dat, back up wallet.dat to at least one other storage medium.
  • More information about securing your wallet



$packageName = 'bitcoin.portable'
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url = ''
$checksum = ''
$checksumType = ''
$url64 = 'https://bitcoin.org/bin/bitcoin-core-0.18.0/bitcoin-0.18.0-win64.zip'
$checksum64 = '29f449e2d1986a924b512e043893f932170830a45981323d8943ba6410848153'
$checksumType64 = 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                             -Url "$url" `
                             -UnzipLocation "$toolsDir" `
                             -Url64bit "$url64" `
                             -Checksum "$checksum" `
                             -ChecksumType "$checksumType" `
                             -Checksum64 "$checksum64" `
                             -ChecksumType64 "$checksumType64"

# create empty sidecar so shimgen.exe creates shim for GUI rather than console
$guiExe = Get-ChildItem -Recurse -Path $toolsDir -Include "bitcoin-qt.exe"
if ($guiExe) {Set-Content -Path $($guiExe.FullName+".gui") -Value $null}

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 26.1.0 17 Tuesday, April 2, 2024 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 26.0.0 41 Monday, December 11, 2023 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 25.1.0 31 Friday, October 20, 2023 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 25.0 61 Saturday, May 27, 2023 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 24.1 38 Friday, May 19, 2023 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 24.0.1 51 Monday, December 12, 2022 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 24.0 53 Thursday, November 24, 2022 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 23.0 87 Tuesday, April 26, 2022 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 22.0 113 Thursday, September 9, 2021 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 22.0-rc3 87 Friday, August 27, 2021 Exempted
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 22.0-rc2 79 Tuesday, August 3, 2021 Exempted
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 22.0-rc1 110 Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Exempted
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 21.99-guixtest1 91 Thursday, May 27, 2021 Exempted
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 0.21.1 97 Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 0.21.1-rc1 96 Saturday, April 17, 2021 Exempted
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 0.21.0 132 Thursday, January 14, 2021 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 0.21.0-rc5 109 Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Exempted
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 0.21.0-rc4 113 Sunday, January 3, 2021 Exempted
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 0.21.0-rc3 89 Friday, December 11, 2020 Exempted
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 0.21.0-rc2 113 Thursday, November 26, 2020 Exempted
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 0.21.0-rc1 121 Saturday, November 21, 2020 Exempted
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 0.20.1 179 Thursday, September 3, 2020 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 0.18.0 372 Saturday, June 22, 2019 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 0.17.1 244 Friday, January 4, 2019 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 232 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 0.17.0 238 Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 0.16.3 213 Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 0.16.2 259 Thursday, August 2, 2018 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 0.16.0 351 Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 0.15.1 396 Saturday, November 11, 2017 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 375 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 0.15.0 388 Thursday, September 14, 2017 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 0.14.2 384 Sunday, June 18, 2017 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 0.14.1 406 Saturday, April 22, 2017 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 0.14.0 417 Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 0.13.2 424 Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 0.13.1 444 Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 0.13.0 400 Thursday, October 20, 2016 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 393 Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 0.12.1 426 Friday, April 15, 2016 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 0.12.0 409 Tuesday, February 23, 2016 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 483 Friday, February 20, 2015 Approved
Bitcoin Core Wallet (Portable) 0.9.3 519 Thursday, February 5, 2015 Approved




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