Node operators earned over $300,000 as early node runners in projects such as Solana, Aptos, and others.
Follow these steps to run your own Shardeum Node:
First step: get your VPS server in 2 minutes
Order your VPS (Select Cloud VPS M), here:
Choose one month of rental, extend if needed.
1. Select Cloud VPS M
2. Do not change anything for the geolocation of your VPS server
3. Select 400GB SSD for storage type
4. Select Docker (Ubuntu 20.04)
Generate your passport and save it to your computer by copying and pasting into a notepad.
• Then, don’t touch anything and click on “NEXT”
Next, fill in the fields with your personal data
To complete your order:
Enter personal information and click “Next to proceed to payment”.
After payment, within 15 minutes, you’ll receive an email containing all the necessary information to connect to your VPS.
Connect To Your Server
MacOs: To connect via SSH from this operating system open the Terminal window. To find this tool go to “Application->Utilities->Terminal”
Windows: use Putty tool, install it
Copy IP and enter in app and click on Open button
Click on the “Accept” button, enter your username and password which were sent to your email.
note: to paste a copied command, right-click where you want to paste it.
Enter or paste your password again and type new password and retype it again.
Finally on your server! Go ahead and write or paste commands.
Now you are ready for preparation part.
You should paste or type step by step the following commands.
We proceed to update the packages: (copy and paste these commands):
sudo apt-get install curl
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y
The required libraries are installed with the following command:
sudo apt install pkg-config curl git build-essential libssl-dev -y
apt install screen -y
Install docker compose:
sudo curl -L “https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/1.29.2/docker-compose-$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)” -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
Make the downloaded file executable by changing the file permission with:
sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
Check docker compose version:
Download and install validator
1) Copy the command line from the screenshot.
2) Press y and Enter many times to install validator.
3) Set the password for the Dashboard and press Enter.
4) Wait 10 minutes for the node to finish installing.
Open validator CLI
Go to the hidden Shardeum directory:
Start the CLI by running the following shell script:
Open validator GUI
While inside the shell script, write this command:
operator-cli gui start
Go to your web browser (google chrome) write in URL bar your IP and port 8080 in the address bar.
Enter the password that you created during installation to connect to Dashboard and press “Connect” button.
Go to the “Maintenance” page, then click the “Start Node” button in the top left white box.
Now your Node is launched.
Go to “Performance” to see your node’s hardware performance.
Connect Wallet (MetaMask) to Betanet
Add the Liberty 2.x network and Sphinx 1.X
Get SHM from Betanet Faucet.
You will receive 15 SHM tokens.
Stake SHM to validator
When you receive your tokens, connect wallet, choose an amount and click on Stake.
If you see the “Standby” status for your node, that’s good. Your node will be active soon.
Congratulations! Now you can wait for future rewards as an early node validator.