Velas Clusters

Velas maintains several different clusters with different purposes.

Before you begin make sure you have first installed the Velas command line tools

Explorers:

Testnet

  • Testnet serves as a playground for anyone who wants to take Velas for a test drive, as a user, token holder, app developer, or validator.
  • Application developers should target Testnet.
  • Potential validators should first target Testnet.
  • Key differences between Testnet and Mainnet:
    • Testnet tokens are not real
    • Testnet includes a token faucet for airdrops for application testing
    • Testnet may be subject to ledger resets
    • Testnet typically runs a newer software version than Mainnet Beta
  • Gossip entrypoint for Testnet: bootstrap.testnet.veladev.net:8001
  • RPC URL for Testnet: https://explorer.testnet.velas.com/rpc

Mainnet

  • Gossip entrypoint for Mainnet: bootstrap.velas.com:8001
  • RPC URL for Mainnet: https://explorer.velas.com/rpc
  • Shred version: 13105
  • Foundation nodes(trusted): 78rvyxYJAUXGaZHJWyz7Yx81ribpAYvwupVuF9CugGws, FSZbHLPerYngGGwgWbXHtqTLRvLmgKVeUZCKwbFttWng, Eydu1kJNyPQNKtYrH4dqJJRxrxHuHtbXJCjgo6pSGSjf, QnQHuNAYMd7jaUJ61Pchi9bD7NbaZ4jxZ4cbdEaYMWF, Fxb6TgvScYJxjHjSpTr6a4xgLULLQSh8uhAexG5tzFJ6
  • Genesis hash: EsZtukC1MYxB2tohUTdigaUdy1k6kCU8HKS8LEK99iJY
Example velas command-line configuration
velas config set --url https://explorer.velas.com/rpc
Example velas-validator command-line
$ velas-validator \
--identity ~/validator-keypair.json \
--vote-account ~/vote-account-keypair.json \
--no-untrusted-rpc \
--ledger ~/validator-ledger \
--rpc-port 8899 \
--dynamic-port-range 8000-8010 \
--entrypoint bootstrap.velas.com:8001 \
--limit-ledger-size

The --trusted-validators is operated by Velas