3: How to Become a Block Producer (Run a TUSC witness Node) : Running a witness Node
How to run a witness node (Block Producer)
At this point you should have an account with 400K TUSC on it
To be a block producer, you have to upgrade the user to lifetime member, and you have to make that account a witness.
Let's Run a wallet again.
Running TUSC Wallet_Cli using Docker
Skip this if you are running compiled wallet (built from GitHub).
Saving a wallet and docker container is very important, since we are using Docker, we have to save the docker container (This is must).
Until you exit the wallet, every command that is executed will be the wallet command
This command will show the local stored docker images
sudo docker images
Run the local saved Docker image
sudo docker run -it -P localtuscwallet:1
Run compiled wallet
Skip this if you are running ducker.
If you have compiled your wallet from source code, then you need to find the wallet in tusc-core folder
No matter how you run the wallet, you will see this message.
Please use the set_password method to initialize a new wallet before continuing
Unlock the wallet.
To be a block producer, you have to upgrade the user to lifetime member. It will cost you 300K TUSC
Upgrade the account
unlocked >>> upgrade_account <acount_name> true
unlocked >>> upgrade_account rabtaitest true
Make that user a Block Producer. It will cast you 100K TUSC
unlocked >>> create_witness <account_name> <“http://<url-to-proposal>" true
unlocked >>> create_witness rabtaitest "http://rabtaibp.club>” true
This will return a long string, but the value we need is Block_signing_key
"block_signing_key": "<PUBLIC KEY>" >> save that somewhere
We need to find the the private key that is associated with Block_signing_key of the witness
unlocked >>> dump_private_keys
In that list, find the private key that matches your block_signing_key and save it.
Get the witness ID
unlocked >>> get_witness <witness_name>
unlocked >>> get_witness rabtaitest
It will return witness info including ID, id": "1.6.32"
You can check how many witness are running
unlocked >>> get_global_properties
Time to vote for your witness. You can vote for yourself, and other people.
unlocked >>> vote_for_witness <voting accountname> < vote for accountname> true true
vote for rabtaitest
unlocked >>> vote_for_witness rabtai rabtaitest true true
Vote for yourself
unlocked >>> vote_for_witness rabtaitest rabtaitest true true
Voting happens in an time interval, you can check when is the next voting
Time to start a witness Node (Block producer)
Exit the cli wallet
unlocked >>> quit
If you will be using docker then you need to run the docker container to get to the witness Folder
Run the witness docker container
docker run -it -P bendubois/witness-docker
Following process are same for Docker container and Compiled system
You need witness ID and key pair (the one you grabbed it from dump_private_keys)
Go to witness data folder, it is usually under tusc-core
somewhere in the middle you will see
# ID of witness controlled by this node (e.g. "1.6.5", quotes are required, may specify multiple times)
witness-id = "1.6.12" >> replace that ID with your ID
# Tuple of [PublicKey, WIF private key] (may specify multiple times)
private-key = ["TUSC5fvj4hSgDdHuhemTDjgXdjdt56ykJCtRWH7ixoKmMchkRVKAui","5J1ysdz9Pdszp3c5hQDFetKycnBKS5P4SeJEGPd6hUkKJedrugv"]
Replace the public key, Private key
Save the file
Run the Witness Node.
Congratulation you are officially a Block Producer.