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Getting Help For Bitcoin Core

There are many ways to get help for Bitcoin Core, including documentation, forums, and live chatrooms.

To report an issue, please see the bug reporting page.


Bitcoin Core currently doesn’t have any cohesive or complete documentation—but we hope to improve that situation soon. For now, you can use the following resources:


Bitcoin has a wide range of communities, but the following places are the best place to ask for help using Bitcoin Core:

  • 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/BitcoinBeginners is a Reddit community for users who have questions about anything Bitcoin-related, including Bitcoin Core.


Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is the most popular way to get live online help with Bitcoin Core. When you join an IRC chatroom, you must read the topic (which is usually automatically displayed) to learn the rules for that chatroom.

  • #bitcoin is the best place to 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.