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Our Mainnet is live, but before that the Arthera testnet was the best place to get started running a validator, or test out new validator configurations.


Participating in the Arthera mainnet requires mainnet AA tokens that can be obtained when AA token get listed, but until that you can contact the team for early delegation slot. If you need any help getting started, please don't hesitate to contact us on our Telegram channel. We'll guide you through the process and help you solve any issues.

Hardware & Network requirements

You can either run a node on your own hardware or use a cloud provider. We would recommend going with one of the big cloud providers like Amazon AWS.

  • CPU: 4 cores / 8 threads, 2.6GHz, or faster
  • RAM: 8GB or more
  • Disk: 500GB of SSD storage or more
  • Network: 1GBps

On AWS EC2 we recommend the m5.xlarge instance with 4 vCPUs (3.1 GHz) and at least 1 TB of Amazon EBS General Purpose SSD (gp2) storage (or equivalent).

Network requirements:

  • Your node must have static, external IP addresses. Ensure the machine used is not behind a residential NAT to avoid NAT traversal issues. A cloud-hosted machine works best.
  • Ensure that IP port 6533 is not blocked for Internet TCP and UDP inbound and outbound traffic. This port is used to communicate with other nodes in the network.

Software requirements

The following 64-bit Operating Systems are supported:

  • Ubuntu 22.04
  • Fedora 37+
  • CentOS 9