Sourced Local Dev Setup

These settings are only for development use of Source Chain on a local machine.

Want to use sourced locally for development, or to work with smart contracts? You're in the right place. To get started with smart contract development, we recommend running on a laptop until you are ready to deploy to a public testnet.

Local Source Chain set up with Ignite CLI

Install Pre-requisites

Install Go

Follow the instructions here to install Go.

For an Ubuntu LTS, you can probably use:

ver="1.19" && \
wget "$ver.linux-amd64.tar.gz" && \
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/go && \
sudo tar -C /usr/local -xzf "go$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 && \
go version

Please install Go v1.19 or later.

Install Ignite Cli

Follow the instructions here to install Ignite CLI. (Ignite CLI can also be used in an online Gitpod container here)

sudo curl! | sudo bash

Clone Source Chain Repo

git clone

Compile sourced binary and start the local chain

cd ~/source
git fetch
git checkout v3.0.0
ignite chain serve

Your local chain should now be running in development mode with two funded genesis accounts and a single validator for testing purposes.

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