Gekko is an opensource, Node.js application for Bitcoin trading and is hosted on Github.

To install Gekko on Ubuntu, you'll need to first install nodejs and git.

Install Gekko on Ubuntu

  1. Update apt's package list.
    $ sudo apt update
  2. Install git client via apt.
    $ sudo apt install --assume-yes git
  3. Install latest nodejs package from PPA.
  4. Go to your preferred installation directory and clone Gekko from it's Github repository.
    $ git clone git://github.com/askmike/gekko.git -b stable
    Cloning into 'gekko'...
    remote: Counting objects: 12313, done.
    remote: Total 12313 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 12312
    Receiving objects: 100% (12313/12313), 3.51 MiB | 2.02 MiB/s, done.
    Resolving deltas: 100% (8005/8005), done.
  5. Go to the cloned repository.
    $ cd gekko/
  6. Install required Node.js packages.
    $ npm install --only=production
    loadDep:toml → resolveWit ▐ ╢█████████████░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░╟
    
    > sqlite3@4.0.2 install /home/user/gekko/node_modules/sqlite3
    > node-pre-gyp install --fallback-to-build
    
    node-pre-gyp WARN Using request for node-pre-gyp https download
    [sqlite3] Success: "/home/user/gekko/node_modules/sqlite3/lib/binding/node-v57-linux-x64/node_sqlite3.node" is installed via remote
    gekko@0.6.5 /home/user/gekko
  7. Start Gekko UI.
    $ node gekko --ui
    
        ______   ________  __    __  __    __   ______
       /      \ /        |/  |  /  |/  |  /  | /      \
      /$$$$$$  |$$$$$$$$/ $$ | /$$/ $$ | /$$/ /$$$$$$  |
      $$ | _$$/ $$ |__    $$ |/$$/  $$ |/$$/  $$ |  $$ |
      $$ |/    |$$    |   $$  $$<   $$  $$<   $$ |  $$ |
      $$ |$$$$ |$$$$$/    $$$$$  \  $$$$$  \  $$ |  $$ |
      $$ \__$$ |$$ |_____ $$ |$$  \ $$ |$$  \ $$ \__$$ |
      $$    $$/ $$       |$$ | $$  |$$ | $$  |$$    $$/
       $$$$$$/  $$$$$$$$/ $$/   $$/ $$/   $$/  $$$$$$/
    
    	Gekko v0.6.5
    	I'm gonna make you rich, Bud Fox.
    
    
    Serving Gekko UI on http://localhost:3000/

    If you receive version error such as the following, make sure to install the latest Node.js from PPA.

     ERROR: Your local version of Node.js is too old. You have v8.10.0 and you need atleast >=8.11.2
  8. Open Gekko UI URL on your preferred web browser.
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