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Testnet

Razor network is a proof of stake network. In order to participate in the network as a validator, you will need to "Stake" your RAZORs. RAZORs are the native tokens in the network and they are compatible with the ERC20 tokens standard.

Get tokens

You will need some Skale Testnet Tokens to pay for transaction fees. You can get testnet ETH tokens from here: https://faucet.skale.network/

In order to get started, you will also need some RAZORs on Skale Testnet chain. Drop a message in our Discord server for tokens.

Add Skale Testnet network to metamask

  1. Use an ethereum compatible browser (e.g. Chrome browser with Metamask plugin)

  2. In metamask, click on top right account icon > Settings > Add Network.

  3. Fill in the following details:

    ParticularsValue
    Network NameSkale Testnet v2
    New RPC URLhttps://staging-v2.skalenodes.com/v1/whispering-turais
    Chain ID132333505628089
    Currency SymbolETH
    Block Explorer URLhttps://whispering-turais.testnet-explorer.skalenodes.com

    Note: You can also add network from https://staging.razorscan.io/ by clicking on "Connect wallet" and switching network to Skale.

Now you are all set! Let's download the client and start staking!

Using Docker

It is recommended to run a Razor Node using Docker. This is because you dont need a complete development enviroment to run a node. Since code is updated and deployed frequently from our github repository, we keep the Razor Node docker image updated.

Hardware Requirements

16gb RAM

4 Core (arm64 or amd64 architecture)

Software dependencies

Docker: You can find more information about installing docker here.

Razor-Go(github): You can download the Razor-go:v1.0.0-mainnet from here.

You can download the docker image of Razor-go:v1.0.0-mainnet from here.

Run the Razor Network Docker Node

One of the quickest ways to get razor-go up and running on your machine is by using Docker:

  1. Create docker network
docker network create razor_network
  1. Start razor-go container
docker run -d -it --entrypoint /bin/sh --network=razor_network --name razor-go -v "$(echo $HOME)"/.razor:/root/.razor razornetwork/razor-go:v1.0.0-mainnet

This spins up a razor-go docker image. You can find all the images on the Razor Network dockerhub.

Set Config

There are a set of parameters that are configurable. These include:

  • Provider: The RPC URL of the provider you are using to connect to the blockchain.
  • Gas Multiplier: The value with which the gas price will be multiplied while sending every transaction.
  • Buffer Size: Buffer size determines, out of all blocks in a state, in how many blocks the voting or any other operation can be performed.
  • Wait Time: This is the number of seconds the system will wait while voting.
  • Gas Price: The value of gas price if you want to set manually. If you don't provide any value or simply keep it to 1, the razor client will automatically calculate the optimum gas price and send it.
  • Log Level: Normally debug logs are not logged into the log file. But if you want you can set logLevel to debug and fetch the debug logs.
  • Gas Limit: The value with which the gas limit will be multiplied while sending every transaction.
docker exec -it razor-go razor setConfig --provider https://staging-v2.skalenodes.com/v1/whispering-turais --gasmultiplier 1 --buffer 20 --wait 30 --gasprice 0 --logLevel debug --gasLimit 2

Note: This will create razor.yaml with all necessary parameter at $HOME/.razor directory. We can view that via command:cat $HOME/.razor/razor.yaml .

Commands

Run the commands in following way:

docker exec -it razor-go razor <command>

Note: It is recomended to use --logFile <filename> flag with every razor command this will generate logfile in .razor directory which will be helpfull in debuging any issue.

Create an account using the following command:

docker exec -it razor-go razor create

Import an account using the following command:

docker exec -it razor-go razor import

Fund this account with sFUEL and RAZOR tokens to start participating in the network.

You can use the full commands (stake) or the short form (s) as shown below.

Start staking using the addStake command

docker exec -it razor-go razor addStake --address <account> --value <value> --logFile <filename>

where address is the address that contains RAZOR tokens and value is the amount of RAZOR that you want to stake.

An example of this command would be:

docker exec -it razor-go razor addStake --address 0x5a0b54d5dc17e0aadc383d2db43b0a0d3e029c4c --value 10000 --logFile logs

Note: --weiRazor flag can be passed to provide values in wei

If you have a 1000.25 razors in your account, you can stake those using the stake command with weiRazor flag.

Example:

$ razor addStake --address 0x5a0b54d5dc17e0aadc383d2db43b0a0d3e029c4c --value 1000250000000000000000 --weiRazor true

If you have a 5678.1001 razors in your account, you can stake those using the stake command with weiRazor flag.

Example:

$ ./razor addStake --address 0x5a0b54d5dc17e0aadc383d2db43b0a0d3e029c4c --value 5678100100000000000000 --weiRazor true

To start accepting delegation, use the delegation command in a new terminal:

docker exec -it razor-go razor setDelegation --address <address> --status <bool> --commission <commission> --logFile <filename>

where address is the address that contains RAZOR tokens, status is true or false to turn on or off delegation, and commission is the percentage of commission that you can set.

An example of this command would be:

docker exec -it razor-go razor setDelegation --address 0x5a0b54d5dc17e0aadc383d2db43b0a0d3e029c4c --status true --commission 20 --logFile logs

It will enable delegation, and participants can delegate RAZOR tokens to your staker's account.

Start voting using the vote command

docker exec -it razor-go razor vote --address <account> --logFile <filename>

Note: To run vote command in background you can use tmux for that.

  1. Run: tmux new -s razor-go
  2. Run vote command
  3. To exit from tmux session: press ctrl+b, release those keys and press d
  4. To list your session: tmux ls
  5. To attach Session back: tmux attach-session -t razor-go

An example of this command would be:

docker exec -it razor-go razor vote --address 0x5a0b54d5dc17e0aadc383d2db43b0a0d3e029c4c --logFile logs

If you have delegation enabled and have some commission set, then you can claim that earned commission anytime via the following command:

docker exec -it razor-go razor claimCommission --address <address> --logFile <filename>

An example of this command would be:

docker exec -it razor-go razor claimCommission --address 0x5a0b54d5dc17e0aadc383d2db43b0a0d3e029c4c --logFile logs

View Logs

tail -f $HOME/.razor/logs/[filename].log

An example of this command would be:

tail -f $HOME/.razor/logs/logs.log

That's it! You should have a staker up and running. Your node will start automatically fetching and answering queries. You must keep your computer online to be able to validate without any interruptions. You can monitor the logs, and use Staging Razorscan to monitor your staker.

For more details around all the commands of razor-go, please check out the razor-go Readme.

Installation From Source

If you would rather install from source, please follow Instructions here to run a Razor Network node from source.