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Run Validator

Validator Hardware Requirements​

  • VPS running recent versions of Mac OS X or Linux.
  • 2 TB of free disk space, accessible at a minimum read/write speed of 200 MB/s.
  • 8 cores of CPU and 16 gigabytes of memory (RAM).
  • Suggest m5.2xlarge instance type on AWS, or c2-standard-8 on Google cloud.
  • A broadband Internet connection with upload/download speeds of at least 10 megabyte per second.

Setting up Validator Node​

1. Install Fullnode​

Follow the instructions here to set up a full node.

2. Start Validator Node​

Put priv_validator_key.json, which contains your validator key, into config directory. The file looks like this:

"address": "A3258DCBF45DCA0DF052981870F2D1441A36D145",
"pub_key": {
"type": "tendermint/PubKeyEd25519",
"value": "AT/+aaL1eB0477Mud9JMm8Sh8BIvOYlPGC9KkIUmFaE="
"priv_key": {
"type": "tendermint/PrivKeyEd25519",
"value": "EVkqJO/jIXp3rkASXfh9YnyToYXRXhBr6g9cQVxPFnQBP/5povV4HTjvsy530kybxKHwEi85iU8YL0qQhSYVoQ=="

Then start your node.

bnbchaind start &

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

Example: If you set /usr/local/beacon-chain as your home directory. Run the Full Node with:

bnbchaind start --home /usr/local/beacon-chain &

Post Running​

1. Monitor Node Status​

You can check the overall status by accessing the following url.

curl localhost:26657/status

2. Change Keys​

Your can stop your node, and replace priv_validator_key.json with a new one.

3. Stop Validating​

After unbonding, your node will stop validating new blocks.