Validator Node

Validator nodes allow you to participate in consensus in the Sunrise network.

Hardware requirements

The following hardware minimum requirements are recommended for running the validator node:

  • Memory: 8 GB RAM (minimum)

  • CPU: 6 cores

  • Disk: 500 GB SSD Storage

  • Bandwidth: 1 Gbps for Download/1 Gbps for Upload

Run the Node

First, follow the instructions on setting up a full consensus node.

Optional: Reset working directory

If you have already initialized a working directory for sunrised in the past, you must clean up before reinitialized a new directory. You can do so by running the following command:

sunrised tendermint unsafe-reset-all

Initialize a working directory

Run the following command:

sunrised init "$MONIKER" --chain-id $CHAIN_ID

Create a new key

sunrised keys add $VALIDATOR_WALLET --keyring-backend test

Create Validator

sunrised tx staking create-validator [path/to/validator.json] \
    --chain-id=$CHAIN_ID \
    --from=$VALIDATOR_WALLET \
    --keyring-backend=test \
    --fees=21000urise \
        "pubkey": {"@type":"/cosmos.crypto.ed25519.PubKey","key":"oWg2ISpLF405Jcm2vXV+2v4fnjodh6aafuIdeoW+rUw="},
        "amount": "1000000urise",
        "moniker": "myvalidator",
        "identity": "optional identity signature (ex. UPort or Keybase)",
        "website": "validator's (optional) website",
        "security": "validator's (optional) security contact email",
        "details": "validator's (optional) details",
        "commission-rate": "0.1",
        "commission-max-rate": "0.2",
        "commission-max-change-rate": "0.01",
        "min-self-delegation": "1"

Next, edit ~/.sunrise/config/config.toml


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

  • priv_validator_key.json

  • node_key.json

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

Additional incentives for validators

The core team will delegate RISE to validators who serve the following services:

  • IBC relayer

    • 100000000microRISE delegation per channel

  • Node snapshot

    • 10000000000microRISE delegation

  • REST API endpoints

    • 10000000000microRISE delegation

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