Running a Validator Node Post Genesis

Create Validator Post Genesis

  1. Run Full Node
  2. Create Account and Get test tokens
  3. Create Validator

1. Run Full Node

2. Create Account & Get test tokens

ethermintd keys add <key-name> --keyring-backend test

NOTE: Save mnemonic and related account details (address and public key). You will need to use the need mnemonic/private key to recover accounts at a later point in time.

Get Test tokens from faucet
  • Open this link : and paste your account address
  • 1 gnt = 10^18 agnt
  • Each Transaction you will get 500gnt
  • Total Tokens 5000gnt for account
Check wallet balance

Check the balance in your wallet

ethermintd query bank balances <address>

Replace address with your wallet address.

Balances will not reflect funds requested from the faucet right away but will after your node syncs with the chain.

3.Create Validator

Check full node sync status

ethermintd status 2>&1 | jq -r ".SyncInfo"

catching_up: false means node is completely synced

Create validator

Before creating a validator, make sure your node is completely synced and has a balance of at least 4500000000000000000000agnt. Your will stake this amount when you create the validator.

Replace key_name with your key name and moniker with your monikor and run this command:

ethermintd tx staking create-validator \
  --amount=4500000000000000000000agnt \
  --pubkey=$(ethermintd tendermint show-validator) \
  --moniker="my-moniker" \
  --website="" \
  --details="description of your validator" \
  --chain-id="ethermint_81337-1" \
  --commission-rate="0.10" \
  --commission-max-rate="0.20" \
  --commission-max-change-rate="0.01" \
  --min-self-delegation="1" \
  --gas="auto" \
  --gas-adjustment="1.2" \
  --gas-prices="0.025agnt" \
  --from=<key_name> \
  --keyring-backend test

After running the command, check on your node’s VotingPower

ethermintd status | jq

VotingPower should be 4500000000000000000000 if the validator was created successfully.

You can also see a list of all validators with this command:

ethermintd q staking validators -o json | jq .validators[].description.moniker