Setting up your validator node has never been so easy. Get your validator running in minutes by following step by step instructions.

Chain ID: mocha | Latest Version Tag: v0.11.0 | Custom Port: 20

Setup validator name

Replace YOUR_MONIKER_GOES_HERE with your validator name


Install dependencies

Update system and install build tools

sudo apt -q update
sudo apt -qy install curl git jq lz4 build-essential
sudo apt -qy upgrade

Install Go

sudo rm -rf /usr/local/go
curl -Ls | sudo tar -xzf - -C /usr/local
eval $(echo 'export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin' | sudo tee /etc/profile.d/
eval $(echo 'export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/go/bin' | tee -a $HOME/.profile)

Download and build binaries

# Clone project repository
cd $HOME
rm -rf celestia-app
git clone
cd celestia-app
git checkout v0.11.0

# Build binaries
make build

# Prepare binaries for Cosmovisor
mkdir -p $HOME/.celestia-app/cosmovisor/genesis/bin
mv build/celestia-appd $HOME/.celestia-app/cosmovisor/genesis/bin/
rm -rf build

# Create application symlinks
ln -s $HOME/.celestia-app/cosmovisor/genesis $HOME/.celestia-app/cosmovisor/current
sudo ln -s $HOME/.celestia-app/cosmovisor/current/bin/celestia-appd /usr/local/bin/celestia-appd

Install Cosmovisor and create a service

# Download and install Cosmovisor
go install[email protected]

# Create service
sudo tee /etc/systemd/system/celestia-appd.service > /dev/null << EOF
Description=celestia-testnet node service

ExecStart=$(which cosmovisor) run start

sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl enable celestia-appd

Initialize the node

# Set node configuration
celestia-appd config chain-id mocha
celestia-appd config keyring-backend test
celestia-appd config node tcp://localhost:20657

# Initialize the node
celestia-appd init $MONIKER --chain-id mocha

# Download genesis and addrbook
curl -Ls > $HOME/.celestia-app/config/genesis.json
curl -Ls > $HOME/.celestia-app/config/addrbook.json

# Add seeds
sed -i -e "s|^seeds *=.*|seeds = \"\"|" $HOME/.celestia-app/config/config.toml

# Set minimum gas price
sed -i -e "s|^minimum-gas-prices *=.*|minimum-gas-prices = \"0.005utia\"|" $HOME/.celestia-app/config/app.toml

# Set pruning
sed -i \
  -e 's|^pruning *=.*|pruning = "custom"|' \
  -e 's|^pruning-keep-recent *=.*|pruning-keep-recent = "100"|' \
  -e 's|^pruning-keep-every *=.*|pruning-keep-every = "0"|' \
  -e 's|^pruning-interval *=.*|pruning-interval = "19"|' \

# Set custom ports
sed -i -e "s%^proxy_app = \"tcp://\"%proxy_app = \"tcp://\"%; s%^laddr = \"tcp://\"%laddr = \"tcp://\"%; s%^pprof_laddr = \"localhost:6060\"%pprof_laddr = \"localhost:20060\"%; s%^laddr = \"tcp://\"%laddr = \"tcp://\"%; s%^prometheus_listen_addr = \":26660\"%prometheus_listen_addr = \":20660\"%" $HOME/.celestia-app/config/config.toml
sed -i -e "s%^address = \"tcp://\"%address = \"tcp://\"%; s%^address = \":8080\"%address = \":20080\"%; s%^address = \"\"%address = \"\"%; s%^address = \"\"%address = \"\"%; s%^address = \"\"%address = \"\"%; s%^ws-address = \"\"%ws-address = \"\"%" $HOME/.celestia-app/config/app.toml

Download latest chain snapshot

curl -L | tar -Ilz4 -xf - -C $HOME/.celestia-app
[[ -f $HOME/.celestia-app/data/upgrade-info.json ]] && cp $HOME/.celestia-app/data/upgrade-info.json $HOME/.celestia-app/cosmovisor/genesis/upgrade-info.json

Start service and check the logs

sudo systemctl start celestia-appd && sudo journalctl -u celestia-appd -f --no-hostname -o cat

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