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Join the Network

Hardware Specification

Node operators should expect to provision one or more data center locations with redundant power, networking, firewalls, HSMs and servers.

The minimum hardware specifications are as follows, though they might rise as network usage increases:

6+ vCPU x64
32+ GB RAM
500 GB+ SSD

Install injectived and peggo

See the Injective releases repo for the most recent releases. Non-validator node operators do not need to install peggo.

sudo mv peggo /usr/bin
sudo mv injectived /usr/bin
sudo mv /usr/lib

Initialize a New Injective Chain Node

Before running Injective node, we need to initialize the chain as well as the node's genesis file:

# The argument <moniker> is the custom username of your node, it should be human-readable.
export MONIKER=<moniker>
# Injective Testnet has a chain-id of "injective-888"
injectived init $MONIKER --chain-id injective-888

Running the init command will create injectived default configuration files at ~/.injectived.

Prepare Configuration to Join Testnet

You should now update the default configuration with the Testnet's genesis file and application config file, as well as configure your persistent peers with seed nodes.

git clone

# copy genesis file to config directory
aws s3 cp s3://injective-snapshots/testnet/genesis.json . --no-sign-request
mv genesis.json ~/.injectived/config/

# copy config file to config directory
cp testnet/corfu/70001/app.toml ~/.injectived/config/app.toml
cp testnet/corfu/70001/config.toml ~/.injectived/config/config.toml

You can also run verify the checksum of the genesis checksum - a4abe4e1f5511d4c2f821c1c05ecb44b493eec185c0eec13b1dcd03d36e1a779

sha256sum ~/.injectived/config/genesis.json

Configure systemd Service for injectived

Edit the config at /etc/systemd/system/injectived.service:


ExecStart=/bin/bash -c '/usr/bin/injectived --log-level=error start'


Starting and restarting the systemd service

sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl restart injectived
sudo systemctl status injectived

# enable start on system boot
sudo systemctl enable injectived

# To check Logs
journalctl -u injectived -f

Sync with the network

Refer to the Polkachu guide here to download a snapshot and sync with the network.


For any further questions, you can always connect with the Injective Team via Discord, Telegram, or email.