Information for testnet launchers and validators

The information on this page is for people who will help launch and validate on the RChain public testnet.

Requirements for being a testnet launcher and validator

We invite members of the RChain community to participate in launching and validating starting with the Testnet-2 phase of the RChain public testnet. Please see RChain public testnet information for more information about the public testnet. 

During the second phase of RChain's public testnet, Testnet-2, we invite community members to participate as validators on the network.

This is an opportunity for you if:

  • You are an RChain member. See for membership information.
  • You are considering operating as a RChain validator at some point during the Mercury phase.
  • You have the ability to install, run, operate, and monitor an RNode consistently and throughout the Testnet-2 phase (2-4 weeks) beginning sometime during the week of April 15.
  • You can provision infrastructure to provide at least 16 GB RAM to your RNode. It is best if you can have 32 GB RAM.

If you're interested in participating as a validator please submit a response to this form by April 7, 2019

Please see User guide for running RNode for more information. Also, consider participating in RChain community RNode testing to help you get started with RNode.

System requirements

Memory requirements

Run RChain software on a machine that has at least 16 GB of RAM, and preferably 32 GB RAM, to support node operation and participation in performance tests.

Network configuration

Please see RNode supported network configuration for information on configuring your network to connect to the RChain network. 

Get help for operating RNode

Please use any of the channels below to get help operating RNode: