# Joining Mainnet

# Mainnet binary version

The correct version of the binary for mainnet at genesis is v1.0.0. Its release page can be found here.

# Mainnet chain-id

Below is the list of Rebus mainnet id's and their current status. You will need to know the version tag for installation of the rebusd binary.

chain-id Description Status Block Start Block Finish
reb_1111-1 This is the first chain-id from the genesis. current 0 N/A

# Recommended Minimum Hardware

The minimum recommended hardware requirements for running a validator for the Rebus mainnet are:

Chain-id Requirements
  • 4 Cores (modern CPU's)
  • 32GB RAM
  • 1TB of storage (SSD or NVME)

# Rebusd Installation

To get up and running with the rebusd binary, please follow the instructions here.

# Configuration of Shell Variables

For this guide, we will be using shell variables. This will enable the use of the client commands verbatim. It is important to remember that shell commands are only valid for the current shell session, and if the shell session is closed, the shell variables will need to be re-defined.

If you want variables to persist for multiple sessions, then set them explicitly in your shell .profile, as you did for the Go environment variables.

To clear a variable binding, use unset $VARIABLE_NAME . Shell variables should be named with ALL CAPS.

# Choose the required mainnet chain-id

Choose the <chain-id> for the mainnet you would like to join from here. Set the CHAIN_ID:


# Example

You can also set this in your .profile file:

export CHAIN_ID=reb_1111-1

Then source it:

source .profile

# Set your moniker name

Choose your <moniker-name>, this can be any name of your choosing and will identify your validator in the explorer. Set the MONIKER_NAME:


# Example

# Setting the peers

Active and running peers will be required to tell your node where to connect to other nodes and join the network. To retrieve the peers for the chosen mainnet:

#Set the base repo URL for the testnet & retrieve peers
CHAIN_REPO="https://raw.githubusercontent.com/rebuschain/rebus.mainnet/master" && \
export PEERS="$(curl -s "$CHAIN_REPO/seeds.txt")"

# check it worked
echo $PEERS

# Set minimum gas prices

In $HOME/.rebusd/config/app.toml, set minimum gas prices:

sed -i.bak -e "s/^minimum-gas-prices *=.*/minimum-gas-prices = \"0.0008arebus\"/" ~/.rebusd/config/app.toml

# Setting up the Node

These instructions will direct you on how to initialize your node, synchronize to the network and upgrade your node to a validator.

# Initialize the chain

rebusd init $MONIKER_NAME --chain-id $CHAIN_ID

This will generate the following files in ~/.rebusd/config/

  • genesis.json
  • node_key.json
  • priv_validator_key.json

# Download the genesis file

curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/rebuschain/rebus.mainnet/master/genesis.json > ~/.rebusd/config/genesis.json

This will replace the genesis file created using rebusd init command with the mainnet genesis.json. ****

# Setting the peers

Using the peers variable we set earlier, we can set the seeds in ~/.rebusd/config/config.toml:

sed -i.bak -e "s/^seeds *=.*/seeds = \"$PEERS\"/" ~/.rebusd/config/config.toml

# Create (or restore) a local key pair

Either create a new key pair, or restore an existing wallet for your validator:

# Create new keypair
rebusd keys add <key-name> --coin-type 118 --algo secp256k1

# Restore existing rebus wallet with mnemonic seed phrase.
# You will be prompted to enter mnemonic seed.
rebusd keys add <key-name> --recover --coin-type 118 --algo secp256k1

# Query the keystore for your public address
rebusd keys show <key-name> -a

Replace <key-name> with a key name of your choosing.

# Get some Rebus tokens

You will require some Rebus tokens to bond to your validator. To be in the active set you will need to have enough tokens to be in the top 125 validators by delegation weight.

If you do not have any Rebus tokens for you validator you can purchase tokens here.

# Setup cosmovisor

Follow these instructions to setup cosmovisor and start the node.

# Syncing the node

After starting the rebusd daemon, the chain will begin to sync to the network. The time to sync to the network will vary depending on your setup and the current size of the blockchain, but could take a very long time. To query the status of your node:

# Query via the RPC (default port: 26657)
curl http://localhost:26657/status | jq .result.sync_info.catching_up

If this command returns true then your node is still catching up. If it returns false then your node has caught up to the network current block and you are safe to proceed to upgrade to a validator node.

# Upgrade to a validator

To upgrade the node to a validator, you will need to submit a create-validator transaction:

rebusd tx staking create-validator \
  --amount 9000000arebus \
  --commission-max-change-rate "0.1" \
  --commission-max-rate "0.20" \
  --commission-rate "0.1" \
  --min-self-delegation "1" \
  --details "validators write bios too" \
  --pubkey=$(rebusd tendermint show-validator) \
  --moniker $MONIKER_NAME \
  --chain-id $CHAIN_ID \
  --gas-prices 0.0025arebus \
  --from <key-name>

# Backup critical files

There are certain files that you need to backup to be able to restore your validator if, for some reason, it damaged or lost in some way. Please make a secure backup of the following files located in ~/.rebusd/config/:

  • priv_validator_key.json
  • node_key.json

It is recommended that you encrypt the backup of these files.