Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks; managing transactions and the issuing of bitcoins is carried out collectively by the network.

This chart bootstraps a single node Bitcoin deployment on a Kubernetes cluster using the Helm package manager. Docker image was taken from Bitcoind for Docker.




  • Kubernetes 1.8+
  • PV provisioner support in the underlying infrastructure


The bitcoin daemon on the offline computer is used solely to sign transactions and runs without a blockchain. Thus even a low-powered computer such as a Raspberry Pi or an old netbook can serve nicely as your offline machine.

The bitcoin daemon on the online computer requires a complete and up-to-date blockchain for tracking addresses. Since its work is more CPU and disk intensive, a more powerful computer is required here. You’ll also need plenty of free disk space for the growing blockchain.

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