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Bare Metal Nodes – Get Started

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In order to participate in the GNY network you will need to run a Blockchain node. It helps to decentralize the network in case other nodes drop out. For producing blocks you need to run a Blockchain node and activate the block generation by supplying your Delegate secret.

A Blockchain node consists of a node.js app and a postgres database.


We support currently only Linux. Please use Ubuntu or one of its derivates:

  • Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS
  • Ubuntu 19.10

Install Git

sudo apt-get install git

Install Git from the Git Website

Install node.js

Install node.js with nvm

curl -o- | bash

export NVM_DIR="$([ -z "${XDG_CONFIG_HOME-}" ] && printf %s "${HOME}/.nvm" || printf %s "${XDG_CONFIG_HOME}/nvm")"
[ -s "$NVM_DIR/" ] && . "$NVM_DIR/" # This loads nvm

If this didn’t worked please visit the nvm website

Install node.js version v10.16.2:

nvm install v10.16.2
nvm alias default

Install PostgreSQL 10

sudo apt-get install postgresql-10

Setup PostgreSQL

sudo -i -u postgres psql -c "CREATE USER postgres2 WITH PASSWORD 'docker' CREATEDB;"
sudo -i -u postgres psql -c "CREATE DATABASE postgres2 WITH OWNER postgres2;"

Install necessary dependencies:

sudo apt-get install curl ntp wget libssl-dev openssl make gcc g++ autoconf automake python build-essential -y

sudo apt-get install libtool libtool-bin -y

Clone Repository

:::: tabs

::: tab mainnet

Clone the repository and checkout the mainnet branch:

git clone && cd gny
git checkout mainnet


::: tab testnet

Clone the repository and checkout the testnet branch:

git clone && cd gny
git checkout testnet



Compile project

npm ci && 
npm run lerna:bootstrap && 
npm run lerna:tsc
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