# Prerequisites

# For Developers

# Git

For more information, see Git (opens new window).

# Make

For more information, see GNU Make (opens new window).

# Go

For more information, see Go (opens new window).

# For Node Operators

# Hardware

We recommend the following hardware specifications:

  • 8GB RAM
  • 4vCPUs
  • 200GB Disk space

# Software

We recommend using Ubuntu 18.04 or 20.04.

The prerequisites listed above for developers are also required for node operators. The following instructions will install the necessary prerequisites on a Linux machine.


These commands are included in the quickstart script.

Install tools:

sudo apt install git build-essential wget jq -y

Download Go:

wget https://dl.google.com/go/go1.17.2.linux-amd64.tar.gz

Verify data integrity:

sha256sum go1.17.2.linux-amd64.tar.gz

Verify SHA-256 hash:


Unpack Go download:

sudo tar -C /usr/local -xzf go1.17.2.linux-amd64.tar.gz

Set up environment:

echo '
export GOPATH=$HOME/go
export GOROOT=/usr/local/go
export GOBIN=$GOPATH/bin
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin:$GOBIN' >> ~/.profile

Source profile file:

. ~/.profile

You're now ready to set up a full node or a validator node.