Tangle Network

The Tangle Network is a specialized platform engineered to support and govern cross-chain Zero-Knowledge (ZK) applications. Leveraging the robust Substrate blockchain framework, the Tangle Network forms the core infrastructure to facilitate a new generation of privacy-enhancing and governance-decentralized applications.

The Tangle Network's unique offering centers around the intersection of cross-chain functionality, familiar EVM tooling and compatibility, advanced governance systems, and the world of ZK applications. Our network seamlessly merges these distinct elements, creating an ecosystem that amplifies the strengths of each component.

Server preparation Ubuntu 22.04

apt update && apt upgrade -y
apt install curl iptables build-essential git wget jq make gcc nano tmux htop nvme-cli pkg-config libssl-dev libleveldb-dev libgmp3-dev tar clang bsdmainutils ncdu unzip llvm libudev-dev make protobuf-compiler -y

Download the binary file and config

cd $HOME
sudo mkdir -p $HOME/.tangle && cd $HOME/.tangle
sudo wget -O tangle https://github.com/webb-tools/tangle/releases/download/v1.0.0/tangle-default-linux-amd64
sudo chmod 744 tangle
sudo mv tangle /usr/bin/
sudo tangle --version
# 0.5.0-e892e17-x86_64-linux-gnu
sudo wget -O $HOME/.tangle/tangle-mainnet.json "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/webb-tools/tangle/main/chainspecs/mainnet/tangle-mainnet.json"
sudo chmod 744 ~/.tangle/tangle-mainnet.json

Change Name on telemery "XXXX"

sudo tee /etc/systemd/system/tangle.service > /dev/null << EOF
Description=Tangle Validator Node

ExecStart=/usr/bin/tangle \
  --base-path $HOME/.tangle/data/ \
  --name $yourname \
  --chain $HOME/.tangle/tangle-mainnet.json \
  --node-key-file "$HOME/.tangle/node-key" \
  --port 30333 \
  --validator \
  --no-mdns \
  --telemetry-url "wss://telemetry.polkadot.io/submit/ 1"

Generate and Store Keys

Create new seed from metamask, save them.

KEY="your seeds 12 word"
tangle key insert --base-path $HOME/.tangle/data/ \
--chain tangle-mainnet \
--scheme Sr25519 \
--suri "$KEY" \
--key-type acco

tangle key insert --base-path $HOME/.tangle/data/ \
--chain tangle-mainnet \
--scheme Sr25519 \
--suri "$KEY" \
--key-type babe

tangle key insert --base-path $HOME/.tangle/data/ \
--chain tangle-mainnet \
--scheme Sr25519 \
--suri "$KEY" \
--key-type imon

tangle key insert --base-path $HOME/.tangle/data/ \
--chain tangle-mainnet \
--scheme Ecdsa \
--suri "$KEY" \
--key-type role

tangle key insert --base-path $HOME/.tangle/data/ \
--chain tangle-mainnet \
--scheme Ed25519 \
--suri "$KEY" \
--key-type gran

Start node

sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl enable tangle
sudo systemctl restart tangle

Check logs

sudo journalctl -u tangle -f -o cat

Check node:


Create Wallet or Login Wallet and Copy address


Get Key to staking validator

curl -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d '{"id":1, "jsonrpc":"2.0", "method": "author_rotateKeys", "params":[]}' http://localhost:9944

If you get a similar result, then everything is great {"jsonrpc":"2.0","result":"0xa0very0long0hex0string","id":1} - copy the key (in bold) we will need it in the next step

Setup via Validator Tab

  • Go to the polkadot website and first create wallet account

  • For stash we configure Set on-chain Identity for identification

  • We create a validator. To do this, select Network - Staking - Accounts - Validator

As soon as a place among the validators becomes available, you will appear in the Staking Overview tab, but for now you can find yourself on the Waiting tab

Backup your validator node

IMPORTANT - save the keys located in , You can use MobaXterm or WinSCP or Terminus

Save folder: /root/.tangle/data/chains/tangle-mainnet/keystore/

Save file: /root/.tangle/node-key

Delete your node

systemctl stop tangle && \
systemctl disable tangle && \
rm /etc/systemd/system/tangle.service && \
systemctl daemon-reload && \
cd \
rm -r .tangle

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