Getting Help For Bitcoin Core
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:
The developer reference provides complete documentation of the RPCs that can be used with
bitcoin-clior in third-party programs. The REST interface is also fully documented. Both can be searched using the box below:
The bandwidth sharing guide describes installing Bitcoin Core in detail as well as opening port 8333 to allow other Bitcoin programs to download blocks and transactions from you.
Bitcoin has a wide range of communities, but the following places are the best place to ask for help using Bitcoin Core:
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.