Setup PAI Coin Full Node with Tor Support

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

This HOWTO assumes you will be setting up a seed node with no wallet enabled. It is noted in steps the option to add wallet support if desired.

Install dependencies:

sudo apt-get install build-essential libtool autotools-dev automake pkg-config libssl-dev libevent-dev bsdmainutils python3

Boost dependencies:

sudo apt-get install libboost-system-dev libboost-filesystem-dev libboost-chrono-dev libboost-program-options-dev libboost-test-dev libboost-thread-dev

If you wish to install wallet with QT install:

For RPC wallet:

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libdb4.8-dev libdb4.8++-dev

For QT support:

sudo apt-get install libqt5gui5 libqt5core5a libqt5dbus5 qttools5-dev qttools5-dev-tools libprotobuf-dev protobuf-compiler

Install Tor PPA and packages:

sudo vim /etc/apt/sources.list

Add these two lines:

deb xenial main
deb-src xenial main

Now add the PPA key and install Tor:

gpg --keyserver --recv 886DDD89
gpg --export A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89 | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tor

Grab paicoin source:

cd ~/
git clone
cd paicoin
./configure --disable-wallet
sudo make install

If building with RPC wallet and QT remove --disable-wallet

Edit the Tor config:

sudo vim /usr/share/tor/tor-service-defaults-torrc

Make sure the following is anywhere in config:

ControlPort 9051
CookieAuthentication 1
CookieAuthFileGroupReadable 1

Restart Tor to insure changes take effect:

sudo service tor restart

Add your paicoind user to group Tor group:

sudo usermod -a -G debian-tor <username>

Verify user is now in group:

id <username>

Close SSH session and connect again or if local machine, close terminal session and reopne new one.

Test paicoind is working with Tor support:

paicoind -daemon -listenonion -debug=tor

Check debug log to insure working:

tail -f ~/.paicoin/debug.log | grep tor

If all working should see something like:

2018-08-01 21:15:07 tor: Got service ID fowrbdfxd53hchsp, advertising service fowrbdfxd53hchsp.onion:8567

You should have a full PAI Coin node now with Tor support! For more general information see