This guide will be a walk though for learning about setting a bob server.

Step-by-step guide

First thing we will need to do is set up a VPS (Virtual Private Server) with ubuntu 16.04 on it with at least 4gb of RAM and 2 cores .

  1. Services like Digital Ocean, Vultr, OVH, etc, are easy to use and have accessible prices on different server setups.
  2. Once you access the server for the first time you'll need to be sure to create a user where you will install the services needed to be a Bob node. Services should never be installed in the root directory. Please follow this guide to create a user in Ubuntu.

Remember that to be a bob you will need some knowledge on how to work on the Linux command line.

Installing coin clients

To have a bob you will need to install the native command line clients of the coins you will offer liquidity to.

Installing Komodo (zcash type installation process)

Komodo blockchain is not needed to have BarterDEX working, but as an example for this guide we will install it. komodod binary is used for other Komodo based assetchains.

After setting up a user in Ubuntu, login to that users account.

Install all dependecies:

sudo apt-get install build-essential pkg-config libc6-dev m4 g++-multilib autoconf libtool ncurses-dev unzip git python python-zmq zlib1g-dev wget libcurl4-openssl-dev bsdmainutils automake curl cmake

Clone the Komodo repo:

git clone

Then move to the komodo directory you just cloned into the server and run the and scripts:

cd komodo
git checkout dev
# you might want to: git checkout <branch>
git pull
./zcutil/ -j$(nproc) 
# This can take some time.

After the installation completes we need to create komodo.conf file and run the komodo daemon to start syncing.

Create komodo.conf

cd ~
mkdir .komodo
cd .komodo
nano komodo.conf

Add the following lines to the komodo.conf file (replace rpcuser and rpcpassword value)


Start the Komodo daemon

cd ~/komodo/src
./komodod &

Installing Litecoin

Install the following dependencies to build Litecoin:

sudo apt-get install autotools-dev libssl-dev libevent-dev libboost-all-dev libdb++-dev

Then clone the repository

cd ~/
git clone

Once you clone the litecoin source code, you need to build it:

cd ~/litecoin
./configure --with-incompatible-bdb --with-gui=no
sudo make install

Create the litecoin.conf file so that the daemon can interact with BarterDEX:

mkdir ~/.litecoin
nano ~/.litecoin/litecoin.conf

Add to the litecoin.conf file:


Start litecoin daemon;

cd ~/litecoin/src
./litecoind &

Install BarterDEX

Install Nanomsg

cd ~
git clone
cd nanomsg
make -j2
sudo make install
sudo ldconfig

Clone the SuperNET repo from github & Install:

cd ~
git clone
cd ~/SuperNET/iguana/exchanges
git checkout dev

Copy the passphrase file & using seed passphrase:

From the same dir in terminal type the following commands to copy the passphrase file to ~/SuperNET/iguana/dexscripts dir and add a strong 24 words seed passphrase in between "". Save your passphrase properly without changing any word or space. Same seed passphrase will always show you the same smartaddress.

cp passphrase ../dexscripts/passphrase
cp setpassphrase ../dexscripts/setpassphrase
cd ../dexscripts
nano passphrase

Enter your passphrase:

export passphrase="<put a very strong passphrase here>"

Press CTRL+X then Y then ENTER to save the file and exit from Nano editor.

Getting the userpass value

All these scripts are expecting a userpass file, which contains the definition of the $userpass variable (found inside scripts) to authenticate API access. This avoids evil webpages that try to issue port 7783 calls to steal your money. At first you may not know the value of userpass. To find out, just run the client script first (as instructed below) and then run ./setpassphrase. You will notice your userpass value at the top of output and you can copy that value and put it into ~/SuperNET/iguana/dexscripts/userpass file. If you don't, all subsequent API calls will get authorisation error.

Open a new terminal and type the following:

cd ~/SuperNET/iguana/dexscripts
./client &
pkill -15marketmaker

Edit the userpass file:

Now copy the userpass example file to ~/SuperNET/iguana/dexscripts dir and edit the file to save the userpass you got from the ./setpassphrase script output.

cd ~/SuperNET/iguana/exchanges
cp userpass ../dexscripts/userpass
cd ../dexscripts
nano userpass

Once done press CTRL+X then Y then ENTER to save the file and exit from Nano editor.

barterDEX is now installed in your system.

Set canbind:1

Open the ./client script with nano and add canbind:1 mode

cd ~/SuperNET/iguana/dexscripts
nano client
# Now inside the file edit the last line to look like this
./marketmaker "{\"gui\":\"nogui\",\"client\":1,\"canbind\":1,\"userhome\":\"/${HOME#"/"}\", \"passphrase\":\"$passphrase\", \"coins\":$coins}"&

Once done press CTRL+X then Y then ENTER to save the file and exit from Nano editor.

Running barterDEX

Every time you want to run barterDEX open a new terminal window and type the following:

cd ~/SuperNET/iguana/dexscripts
./client &

And, don't close it. Open a new terminal window to issue all other scripts/API calls from next. Get all available api list by typing ./help inside ~/SuperNET/iguana/dexscripts dir. You can see all scripts available for you to modify, test and use.

Activating coins

Edit the enable script with coin names and run ./enable in terminal window to activate native coins for trading in barterDEX.

nano enable
# and paste the following line into the file
curl --url ""--data "{\"userpass\":\"$userpass\",\"method\":\"enable\",\"coin\":\"LTC\"}"

Once done press CTRL+X then Y then ENTER to save the file and exit from Nano editor.

Setting LTC/KMD orders

To set LTC/KMD orders with out price set by Coinmarketcap you  need to edit the ./autoprice file:

cd ~/SuperNET/iguana/dexscripts
nano autoprice

Now inside the file add the following line:

curl --url ""--data "{\"userpass\":\"$userpass\",\"method\":\"autoprice\",\"base\":\"KMD\",\"rel\":\"LTC\",\"margin\":0.04,\"refbase\":\"komodo\",\"refrel\":\"coinmarketcap\"}"

Depending on how much margin on the orderbook spread is desired, you need to edit the \"margin\" option. For example, \"margin\":0.05 will have 5% margin on the spread of the orderbook.

Once done press CTRL+X then Y then ENTER to save the file and exit from Nano editor.

Now that everything is set.

Run the ./client & wait for it to load, execute ./setpassphrase; ./enable; ./autoprice and you are ready to go. Your orders should show up momentarily.