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Block DX Installation

Block DX is a decentralized exchange dApp powered by the Blocknet Protocol. Installing the Block DX is a simple process. Below are step-by-step instructions for how to install on each operating system (OS). If you already have Block DX installed and are updating, see the updating guide. For a complete guide on setting up Block DX, see the Block DX setup guide.


Install Block DX

Windows
  1. Download the latest Block DX release. There are 3 options:
    1. BLOCK-DX-x.x.x-win.exe (recommended)
    2. BLOCK-DX-x.x.x-win-x64.zip
    3. BLOCK-DX-x.x.x-win-ia32.zip
Using the .exe download (option a)
  1. Find the downloaded file. The default location is in Downloads.
  2. Double-click the file to begin the installation process.
  3. Read the License Agreement and select Accept to acknowledge.

    License

Installation Complete!

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Using the .zip download (options b/c)
  1. Find the downloaded file. The default location is in Downloads.
  2. Right-click the file, select Extract All.

    Extract

  3. Select Extract.

  4. After the files are extracted, a new folder should open with the contents. If a folder did not open, look for the new folder in the directory the downloaded file is located.
  5. Here you will find the BLOCK DX executable file.

    Exectuable

  6. Double-click the BLOCK DX file to begin the installation process.

  7. Read the License Agreement and select Accept to acknowledge.

    License

Installation Complete!

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MacOS
  1. Download the latest Block DX release. There are 2 options:
    1. BLOCK-DX-x.x.x-mac.dmg (recommended)
    2. BLOCK-DX-x.x.x-mac.zip
Using the .dmg download (option a)
  1. Find the downloaded file. The default location is in Downloads.
  2. Double-click the file to begin installation.
  3. Click and drag the BLOCK DX application icon over to the Applications folder and release.

    Copy

  4. If you are prompted with a message asking if you would like to replace an existing version with a newer version, select Replace.

    Replace

  5. Open Finder, navigate to Applications, and find Blocknet in the list of applications.

  6. Right-click the file and select Open. If using the touch pad this can be done by clicking with 2 fingers.

    Open

  7. If you are prompted with a message asking if you are sure you want to open the application, select Open.

    Opening

  8. Your computer will begin verifying the application. This may take a few minutes to complete.

  9. Read the License Agreement and select Accept to acknowledge.

    License

Installation Complete!

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Using the .zip download (option b)
  1. Find the downloaded file. The default location is in Downloads.
  2. Double-click the file to unpack the contents.
  3. Click and drag the BLOCK DX application over to the Applications folder and release. This will add it to Applications.
  4. If you are prompted with a message asking if you would like to replace an existing version with a newer version, select Replace.

    Replace

  5. The downloaded file may now be removed.

  6. In Finder, navigate to Applications, and find BLOCK-DX in the list of applications.
  7. Right-click the file and select Open. If using the touch pad this can be done by clicking with 2 fingers.

    Open

  8. If you are prompted with a message asking if you are sure you want to open the application, select Open.

    Opening

  9. Your computer will begin verifying the application. This may take a few minutes to complete.

  10. Read the License Agreement and select Accept to acknowledge.

    License

Installation Complete!

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Linux
Using the .deb download (option a)
  1. You may be asked for a confirmation to download, select Save File then OK.

    Save

  2. Find the downloaded file. The default location is in Downloads.

  3. Double-click the file to open the installation screen.

    Install

  4. Select Install.

  5. You may be asked to enter your account password.

    Password

  6. The installation process may take a few minutes.

  7. Read the License Agreement and select Accept to acknowledge.

    License

Installation Complete!

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Using the .tar.gz download (option b)
  1. You may be asked for a confirmation to download, select Save File then OK.

    Save

  2. Find the downloaded file. The default location is in Downloads.

  3. Right-click the file, select Extract Here.

    Extract

  4. Double-click the BLOCK-DX-x.x.x-linux/ folder to view the contents.

  5. Here you will find the block-dx executable file.

    Exectuable

  6. Double-click the block-dx file to install.

  7. Read the License Agreement and select Accept to acknowledge.

    License

Installation Complete!

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