Compiling the Alpha Sidechain Source Code

Build Instructions

If you’ve already forked the Elements GitHub repository, getting started is easy.

# Please refer to the Bitcoin documentation to install the required build dependencies/
git clone
cd elements
git checkout alpha
# 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.