Installing Ethereum

Learn how to install the ethereum client on ubuntu 16.

Have you ever wondered how you can be the part of the ethereum network? You might have heard that ethereum is an open blockchain network and anyone with a computer and an internet connection can join the ethereum blockchain network as a peer. In this simple and straight forward tutorial we'll learn about the ethereum client and how to install it on ubuntu 16. Ethereum Client is the software which is our doorway to the ethereum network. Let's get going.
Install geth
On your ubuntu machine, open the terminal and enter following commands to get geth installed on your system.
sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ethereum/ethereum
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ethereum

Once the above commands execute successfully , you've geth installed. The best way to confirm that is by checking the version of the geth you've installed. Use the following command to check version of geth.
geth version
The output of the above command will look something similar to what is given below:
    Version: 1.8.2-stable
    Git Commit: b8b9f7f4476a30a0aaf6077daade6ae77f969960
    Architecture: amd64
    Protocol Versions: [63 62]
    Network Id: 1
That's it, we've done it. Geth is now installed on our system. In the other tutorials , we'll see how we connect to the network or how we spin up our own private network using geth.