Overview

GateChain's full nodes are key to keeping the network running. A full node has all of GateChain's features, including building a local testnet, and joining a public testnet or mainnet. It also supports downloading onchain block data, validating and executing business logic, observing consensus information, and more!

Supporting Platforms

GateChain full nodes currently can run in Unix environments (mac OS,ubuntu, and centos).

Configuration Requirements

To run a full node, the hardware must meet certain requirements.

  • OS: Mac OS 10.14.6 or above, CentOS Linux release 7.7.1908 or above, Ubuntu 18.04.2 or above;
  • Storage: Quad-core, 8G RAM, 100Gb HDD or more
  • Network: Stable internet connection, bandwidth 1MB/s or above.

GateChain Full Node Installation Instructions

Method 1: Run A Script To Automatically Install

Note: make sure "wget” has been installed in your environment.

The installation script ("install.sh" ) is located on Github. "install.sh" is responsible for the configuration of the chain's executable file. Value below is used by default:

  • executable file is located at "/usr/local/bin"(that is:"gated" "gatecli")

      # One-Click Install 
      sh <(wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/gatechain/node-binary/master/node/install.sh)
    

Method 2: Customize Configuration And Installation

We use the repository to store previous versions of the compiled node binary files for the time being.

  • Install Git LFS

    Git LFS is a command line extension and specification for managing large files with Git.

    Please go to https://git-lfs.github.com/ and install git lfs.

  • Clone the repository

      git lfs clone https://github.com/gatechain/node-binary.git
    
  • Choose the correct binary file version according to the change log.

      cd node-binary/node/{network}/{version}/{os_type}
    
  • Copy the binary file (that is:"gated" "gatecli") to "/usr/local/bin"

      cp gated gatecli /usr/local/bin
    

File Configuration

Create root directory $GATEHOME (or ~/.gated) for Gatechain's node file. The directory is used by default when bootstrapping a node. You can also add -h $GATEHOME (customized node root directory) after the start command

mkdir ~/.gated

Configuration To Join Mainnet Or Testnet

From "node-binary/node/{network}/{version}/config/", copy "config.json" and "genesis.json" to "$GATEHOME/"

Starting your Node

gated start

PoS Mining

By building a full node to participate in the consensus, you need to create a base account on your node.

gatecli account create

After the base account, create a consensus account:

gatecli con-account create [address] --chain-id mainnet

Send a con-account online transaction:

gatecli con-account online 
--from [address] 
--pubkey [pub key] 
--moniker [name] 
--commission-max-change-rate [max change rate]
--commission-max-rate [max rate]
--commission-rate [rate]
--chain-id mainnet

If this online transaction is success, this node will begin participate in the consensus, please keep your machine running.

For more detail, follow POS Mining.

Creating A Local Private Chain

  • Initialize the genesis block file

    gated init --chain-id=testing private
    
  • Create validator address

    gatecli account create validator
    
  • Initialize account token distribution
    gated add-genesis-account [validator-addr] 1000000000000000000000000000NANOGT
    
  • Initialize consensus accounts
    gated add-consensus-account [validator-addr]
    
  • Create decentralized exchange owner address
    gatecli account create
    
  • Initialize decentralized exchange owner

    gated add-genesis-dex-owner [owner-addr]
    
  • Start testnet

    gated start
    

Node Management

Use the "gatecli" to configure

cp ~/.gated/api.token ~/.gatecli/

CLI Operational Instructions

API Operational Instructions

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