Already Running a Full Node

If you are currently operating a full node and want to upgrade to a validator node, please proceed with the following steps.

Before starting, it's crucial to set the minimum gas price in your app configuration. Locate the app.toml file at ~/.junction/config/app.toml and ensure you set the minimum-gas-prices to 0.00025amf to start the node. This ensures smooth operation and fair transaction processing.

1. Check node status

Run the Command to check the status of the Node.

junctiond status

Should the 'catching_up' field return 'true', it's important to wait until the Node completes its synchronization. Do not proceed with further steps until this process is finished.

2. Creating New Account for the Validator

junctiond keys add <validator-name>

This command will generate your wallet's mnemonic and address. It's crucial to write these down and store them securely.

3. Fund you Account

You need to ensure that your validator account holds a minimum of 58 tokens. If your account doesn't have enough tokens, you can acquire testnet tokens from our discord faucet channel. The faucet is accessible at Airchains Faucet.

4. Stake Token to become a Validator

Before executing the command junctiond tx staking create-validator path/to/validator.json --from keyname, you need to create a validator.json file with the following details. Below is an example:

To obtain the pubkey, you can use the command:

junctiond comet show-validator

The output will be something like this:


You'll need to paste the pubkey value into the pubkey section of the JSON file.

Please adjust the staking amount and other keys as you see fit.

	"pubkey": <validator-pub-key>,
	"amount": "1000000amf",
	"moniker": "<validator-name>",
	"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"
junctiond tx staking create-validator path/to/validator.json --from <key-name> --chain-id junction --fees 500amf

A prompt will appear in the CLI. To proceed, type 'y' and press enter.

It will return Transaction hash Like this

code: 0
codespace: ""
data: ""
events: []
gas_used: "0"
gas_wanted: "0"
height: "0"
info: ""
logs: []
raw_log: '[]'
timestamp: ""
tx: null
txhash: 3068ED7C9867D9DC926A200363704715AE9470EE73452324A32C2583E62B1D79

5. Query Validator Set

To See if you were accepted as a validator,

junctiond query tendermint-validator-set

If your address is visible, it indicates successful inclusion in the validator set. Please note that this process may take some time.

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