Chart version: 1.0.0
Api version: v1
App version: 0.17.1
Bitcoin is an innovative payment network and a new kind of money.
Chart Type
Set me up:
helm repo add center
Install Chart:
helm install bitcoind center/stable/bitcoind
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Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks; managing transactions and the issuing of bitcoins is carried out collectively by the network.


This chart bootstraps a single node Bitcoin deployment on a Kubernetes cluster using the Helm package manager. Docker image was taken from Bitcoind for Docker - many thanks!


  • Kubernetes 1.10+
  • PV provisioner support in the underlying infrastructure

Installing the Chart

To install the chart with the release name my-release:

$ helm install --name my-release stable/bitcoind

The command deploys bitcoind on the Kubernetes cluster in the default configuration. The configuration section lists the parameters that can be configured during installation.

Tip: List all releases using helm list

Uninstalling the Chart

To uninstall/delete the my-release deployment:

$ helm delete my-release

The command removes all the Kubernetes components associated with the chart and deletes the release.


The following table lists the configurable parameters of the bitcoind chart and their default values.

Parameter Description Default
image.repository Image source repository name arilot/docker-bitcoind
image.tag bitcoind release tag. 0.17.1
image.pullPolicy Image pull policy IfNotPresent
service.rpcPort RPC port 8332
service.p2pPort P2P port 8333
service.testnetPort Testnet port 18332
service.testnetP2pPort Testnet p2p ports 18333
service.selector Node selector tx-broadcast-svc
persistence.enabled Create a volume to store data true
persistence.accessMode ReadWriteOnce or ReadOnly ReadWriteOnce
persistence.size Size of persistent volume claim 300Gi
resources CPU/Memory resource requests/limits {}
configurationFile Config file ConfigMap entry
terminationGracePeriodSeconds Wait time before forcefully terminating container 30

For more information about Bitcoin configuration please see Bitcoin.conf_Configuration_File.

Alternatively, a YAML file that specifies the values for the parameters can be provided while installing the chart. For example,

$ helm install --name my-release -f values.yaml stable/bitcoind

Tip: You can use the default values.yaml


The bitcoind image stores the Bitcoind node data (Blockchain and wallet) and configurations at the /bitcoin path of the container.

By default a PersistentVolumeClaim is created and mounted into that directory. In order to disable this functionality you can change the values.yaml to disable persistence and use an emptyDir instead.

“An emptyDir volume is first created when a Pod is assigned to a Node, and exists as long as that Pod is running on that node. When a Pod is removed from a node for any reason, the data in the emptyDir is deleted forever.”

!!! WARNING !!!

Please NOT use emptyDir for production cluster! Your wallets will be lost on container restart!

Customize bitcoind configuration file

  bitcoind.conf: |-