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Supporting Bitcoin Core Users

This site tells Bitcoin Core users where they can go to find help—but that help is provided by volunteers like you. Many questions are asked by complete newbies, so nearly everyone with any experience using Bitcoin Core can provide help.

Before you start providing support, you may want to familiarize yourself with the available documentation.


The following forums are where we believe most users ask their Bitcoin Core questions.

  • Bitcoin StackExchange is a community dedicated entirely to answering questions about Bitcoin and related technology. Many questions about Bitcoin Core can be found under the Bitcoin-Qt tag

  • BitcoinTalk Technical Support is a sub-forum dedicated to providing help for Bitcoin Core and other Bitcoin programs.

  • /r/Bitcoin is a Reddit community that occasionally features questions about Bitcoin Core. Currently, very few questions receive enough upvotes to be featured on the front page, but you can always check the new queue or answer questions on the popular Mentor Monday thread (usually posted around noon UTC on Monday).

  • /r/BitcoinBeginners is a Reddit community that prominently features questions from inexperienced Bitcoin users.


Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is the most popular way to get live online help with Bitcoin Core. When providing links to documentation, most chatrooms require you post full links (not links shortened using services like TinyURL or

The links below will get you started using an IRC web interface. Many serious IRC users use a native IRC client.

  • #bitcoin is where most users should ask general questions about Bitcoin Core.

  • #bitcoin-mining hosts discussion about Bitcoin mining, including decentralized mining using Bitcoin Core as part of the system.

  • For more channels, please see the comprehensive listing on the Bitcoin Wiki.