Compiling the Alpha Sidechain Source Code
If you’ve already forked the Elements GitHub repository, getting started is easy.
# https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/tree/master/doc # Please refer to the Bitcoin documentation to install the required build dependencies/ git clone https://github.com/ElementsProject/elements cd elements git checkout alpha ./autogen.sh ./configure make # If your build was successful, you will find src/alphad, src/alpha-cli and src/qt/alpha-qt
The Data Directory of the alpha testnet dev sidechain lives within your existing Bitcoin Data Directory. For example, in Linux
~/.bitcoin/alphatestnet3 contains the Alpha blocks, indicies and wallet.