Connecting to your own Bitcoin node

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Bisq will connect to your local Bitcoin node if it finds it upon starting up. This article contains the requirements for this to work correctly.

You can also specify the addresses of particular Bitcoin nodes in Settings > Network Info.

Connecting to a local Bitcoin node

If you're running a Bitcoin full node on the same machine as Bisq, Bisq should connect to your node on startup—it will look for Bitcoin Core or bitcoind running on localhost on port 8333.

Other requirements:

  • Specify peerbloomfilters=1 in your bitocin.conf file if running or later
  • Make sure your node is not running in pruned mode

Connecting to another Bitcoin node

By default, Bisq maximizes your privacy by connecting to nodes run by trusted Bisq contributors.

If you'd like to connect to another node, you can specify its address in Settings > Network Info. Bisq will make sure it can connect to the node to validate the address, and connect to that node the next time it starts.