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General instructions to join the Source Chain mainnet after network genesis.
Below is the Source Chain mainnet and its current status. You will need to know the version tag for installation of the
For details of upgrades on the current mainnet, as well as syncing, you can check out the mainnet repo.
If you get stuck, please ask on Discord.
The minimum recommended hardware requirements for running a validator for the Source Chain testnets are:
These specifications are the minimum recommended. As Source Chain is a smart contract platform, it can at times be very demanding on hardware. Low spec validators WILL get stuck on difficult to process blocks.
Note that the blockchain accumulate data as the blockchain continues. This means that you will need to expand your storage as the blockchain database gets larger with time.
The operating system you use for your node is entirely your personal preference. You will be able to compile the sourced daemon on most modern linux distributions and recent versions of macOS.
For the tutorial, it is assumed that you are using an Ubuntu LTS release.
If you have chosen a different operating system, you will need to modify your commands to suit your operating system.
# update the local package list and install any available upgrades
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt upgrade -y
# install toolchain and ensure accurate time synchronization
sudo apt install curl tar wget clang pkg-config libssl-dev libleveldb-dev jq build-essential bsdmainutils git make ncdu htop screen unzip bc fail2ban htop -y
For an Ubuntu LTS, you can probably use:
ver="1.19" && \
wget "https://golang.org/dl/go$ver.linux-amd64.tar.gz" && \
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/go && \
sudo tar -C /usr/local -xzf "go$ver.linux-amd64.tar.gz" && \
rm "go$ver.linux-amd64.tar.gz" && \
echo "export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin:$HOME/go/bin" >> $HOME/.bash_profile && \
source $HOME/.bash_profile && \
git clone https://github.com/Source-Protocol-Cosmos/source.git
git checkout v3.0.0
make build && make install
sourced init <moniker-name> --chain-id=source-1
# Create new keypair
sourced keys add <key-name>
# Restore existing source wallet with mnemonic seed phrase.
# You will be prompted to enter mnemonic seed.
sourced keys add <key-name> --recover
# Query the keystore for your public address
sourced keys show <key-name> -a
<key-name>with a key name of your choosing.
After creating a new key, the key information and seed phrase will be shown. It is essential to write this seed phrase down and keep it in a safe place. The seed phrase is the only way to restore your keys.
curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Source-Protocol-Cosmos/mainnet/master/source-1/genesis.json > ~/.source/config/genesis.json
This should return:
Find the appropriate section and add:
It will take some time to catch up and sync to the network. Check your status with:
Create a systemd file for your Source service:
sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/sourced.service
Copy and paste the following and update:
ExecStart=/home/<YOUR-USERNAME>/go/bin/sourced start --home /home/<YOUR-USERNAME>/.source
This assumes $HOME/.source to be your directory for config and data. Your actual directory locations may vary.
Enable and start the new service:
sudo systemctl enable sourced
sudo systemctl start sourced
journalctl -u sourced -f
To upgrade the node to a validator, you will need to submit a
sourced tx staking create-validator \
--amount 1000000000usource \
--commission-max-change-rate "0.1" \
--commission-max-rate "0.20" \
--commission-rate "0.1" \
--min-self-delegation "1" \
--details "validators write bios too" \
--pubkey=$(sourced tendermint show-validator) \
--moniker “<key-name>” \
--chain-id sourcechain-testnet \
--gas-prices 0.025usource \
There are certain files that you need to backup to be able to restore your validator if, for some reason, it damaged or lost in some way. Please make a secure backup of the following files located in
It is recommended that you encrypt the backup of these files.