Self Chain

1. Minimum hardware requirement

4 Cores, 8G Ram, 200G SSD, Ubuntu 22.04

2. Auto Install

sudo apt install curl -y && source <(curl -s

2.1 Wallet

Add New Wallet Key

selfchaind keys add wallet

Recover existing key

selfchaind keys add wallet --recover

List All Keys

selfchaind keys list

2.2 Query Wallet Balance

selfchaind q bank balances $(selfchaind keys show wallet -a)

2.3 Check sync status

False is synced

selfchaind status 2>&1 | jq .SyncInfo.catching_up

2.4 Create Validator

Change your info

selfchaind tx staking create-validator \
  --amount 1000000uself \
  --pubkey $(selfchaind tendermint show-validator) \
  --moniker "MONIKER" \
  --identity="YOUR_KEYBASE_ID" \
  --details="YOUR_DETAILS" \
  --website="YOUR_WEBSITE_URL" \
  --chain-id self-dev-1 \
  --commission-rate="0.05" \
  --commission-max-rate="0.20" \
  --commission-max-change-rate="0.01" \
  --min-self-delegation "1" \
  --gas-prices="0.005uself" \
  --gas="auto" \
  --gas-adjustment="1.5" \
  --from wallet \

2.5 Edit Existing Validator

selfchaind tx staking edit-validator \
--new-moniker="MONIKER" \
--identity="YOUR_KEYBASE_ID" \
--details="YOUR_DETAILS" \
--website="YOUR_WEBSITE_URL" \
--chain-id self-dev-1 \
--commission-rate=0.05 \
--gas-prices="0.005uself" \
--gas="auto" \
--gas-adjustment="1.5" \
--from wallet \

2.6 Delegate Token to your own validator

selfchaind tx staking delegate $(selfchaind keys show wallet --bech val -a) 1000000uself --from wallet --chain-id self-dev-1 --gas-prices=0.005uself --gas-adjustment 1.5 --gas auto -y 

2.7 Withdraw rewards and commission from your validator

selfchaind tx distribution withdraw-rewards $(selfchaind keys show wallet --bech val -a) --commission --from wallet --chain-id self-dev-1 --gas-prices=0.005uself --gas-adjustment 1.5 --gas auto -y 

2.8 Unjail validator

selfchaind tx slashing unjail --from wallet --chain-id self-dev-1 --gas-prices=0.005uself --gas-adjustment 1.5 --gas auto -y 

2.9 Services Management

# Reload Service
sudo systemctl daemon-reload

# Enable Service
sudo systemctl enable selfchaind

# Disable Service
sudo systemctl disable selfchaind

# Start Service
sudo systemctl start selfchaind

# Stop Service
sudo systemctl stop selfchaind

# Restart Service
sudo systemctl restart selfchaind

# Check Service Status
sudo systemctl status selfchaind

# Check Service Logs
sudo journalctl -u selfchaind -f --no-hostname -o cat

3. Backup Validator


cat $HOME/.selfchain/config/priv_validator_key.json

4. Remove node

sudo systemctl stop selfchaind && sudo systemctl disable selfchaind && sudo rm /etc/systemd/system/selfchaind.service && sudo systemctl daemon-reload && rm -rf $HOME/.selfchain && sudo rm -rf $(which selfchaind) 

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