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Minimum System Requirements

The hardware must meet certain requirements to run a Full Node.

  • Desktop or laptop hardware running recent versions of Mac OS X, or Linux.
  • 1 TB of free disk space, accessible at a minimum read/write speed of 100 MB/s.
  • 4 cores of CPU and 12 gigabytes of memory (RAM).
  • A broadband Internet connection with upload/download speeds of at least 1 megabyte per second.

Setting Up a New Node


Please check the greenfield repo for information, including the correct version of the binaries to use and details about the config file

  1. You need to choose a home folder $NODE_HOME (i.e. ~/.gnfd) for Greenfield Chain. You can setup this by:

mkdir ~/.gnfd
mkdir ~/.gnfd/config
2. Download app.toml, config.toml and genesis.json from and copy them into $NODE_HOME/config
wget  $(curl -s |grep browser_ |grep mainnet_config |cut -d\" -f4)
cp mainnet_config/*  ~/.gnfd/config/
wget  $(curl -s |grep browser_ |grep testnet_config |cut -d\" -f4)
cp testnet_config/*  ~/.gnfd/config/

You can edit this moniker later, in the $NODE_HOME/config/config.toml file:

# A custom human readable name for this node
moniker = "<your_custom_moniker>"


Monikers can contain only ASCII characters. Using Unicode characters will render your node unreachable.

Now your Full Node has been initialized.

  1. Start your Full Node.
gnfd start


Alternatively, if you choose a different $NODE_HOME location and you are not using the suggested default ~/.gnfd, you may start the full node by using below script, where $NODE_HOME is your selected directory.

Example: If you set /usr/local/gnfd as your home directory. Run the Full Node with below command.

gnfd start --home /usr/local/gnfd

Additional Configuration

  • Seed node: Your Full Node needs to know how to find peers in the blockchain network. You’ll need to add healthy seed nodes to $NODE_HOME/config/config.toml. The recommended config.toml already contains links to some seed nodes.

  • Service Port: RPC service listens on port 26657 and P2P service listens on port 26656 by default. Make sure these two ports are open before starting a full node, unless the full node has to listen on other ports.

  • Store: All the state and block data will store under $NODE_HOME/data, do not delete or edit any of these files.

Get Extra Information From Your Fullnode

If you have a Full Node running, then you can publish extra messages to local files.

Monitor Syncing Process

You can verify if state sync is done by curl localhost:26657/status several times and see whether latest_block_height is increasing in response.

"sync_info": {
  "latest_block_height": "280072",
  "latest_block_time": "2023-04-07T01:58:13.572249854Z",

Prometheus Metrics

Prometheus is enabled on port 26660 by default, and the endpoint is /metrics.