# Initial Setup

# Hardware

We recommend the following hardware specifications:

  • 16G RAM
  • 4vCPUs
  • 500GB Disk space

# Setup Instructions

We recommend using Ubuntu 18.04 or 20.04. The following setup instructions are assuming you are using one of these images and the setup may be different if not.


The following commands are included in the Quickstart Script and are therefore not required if you are using the script. The script also includes the steps outlined in Run A Full Node.

# Install Dependencies

Update packages:

sudo apt update

Install tools:

sudo apt install git build-essential wget jq -y

# Install Go

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