This guide will take you through the process of building nodes that will participate in the Cudos testnet blockchain.

If you are looking for a quick way to begin testing NFTs and Smart Contracts on the test network you may want to build a Standalone Node, however for more security it is recommended that you build a Validator Cluster of nodes.

All Cudos nodes run the cudos-noded software, and are initially built as Full nodes. A node can either remain as a Full node only, or can take on one of the roles mentioned below, according to how they are configured.

A Standalone Node is just a full node, and offers a quick way to test your NFTs and smart contracts against the Cudos testnet blockchain. The Standalone Validator is a Standalone Node acting as a validator. A Standalone Node/Validator is less secure than a Validator cluster.

A Validator Cluster consists of Validator, Sentry and optionally Seed nodes.

For more information on Node types, please refer to the Validators section.

The cudos-noded software is supported on Debian 10, Ubuntu, WSL, and macOS Catalina version 10.15.4 or above.


This document is written for Debian