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Setting up your OJX Node(s)

1. Prereq : Install Geth

Review the guide here​

2. Prereq : create /projects

Create a /projects symbolic link (Note: This step is simply so "/projects" can be used in all other commands, instead you could use full paths, or set an env var)
$ mkdir <my projects folder>
$ sudo ln -s <my projects folder> /projects

3. Create local_ethereum_blockchain folder

$ mkdir /projects/local_ethereum_blockchain

4. Create the genesis block config

Create this file : /projects/local_ethereum_blockchain/genesis.json
With the following contents :
{
"config": {
"chainId": 1000,
"homesteadBlock": 0,
"eip155Block": 0,
"eip158Block": 0
},
"nonce": "0x0000000000000061",
"timestamp": "0x0",
"parentHash": "0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000",
"gasLimit": "0x8000000",
"difficulty": "0x100",
"mixhash": "0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000",
"coinbase": "0x3333333333333333333333333333333333333333",
"alloc": {}
}

5. Initialise an Ethereum node

$ geth --datadir /projects/local_ethereum_blockchain/node1 init /projects/local_ethereum_blockchain/genesis.json

6. Start that Ethereum node

$ geth --datadir /projects/local_ethereum_blockchain/node1 --networkid 1000 console

7. Initialise another Ethereum node

$ geth --datadir /projects/local_ethereum_blockchain/node-2 init /projects/local_ethereum_blockchain/genesis.json

8. Start the 2nd Ethereum node

$ geth --datadir /projects/local_ethereum_blockchain/node-2 --port 30304 --nodiscover --networkid 1000 console

9. Connect one node to the other

In one geth console :
> admin.nodeInfo.enode
In the other console :
> admin.addPeer( <the enode value from the first console> )

Useful geth commands

Node info

> admin.nodeInfo

Peers

Show peers
> admin.peers
How many peers ?
> admin.peers.length

Create an account

You need an account to do be able to do things like mining
> personal.newAccount()
And make sure your remember/save the password!

Unlock account

Neccessary before some actions
> personal.unlockAccount( eth.accounts[0] )

Start mining

> miner.start(1)
The first block may take a while to mine, allow a few minutes

Stop mining

> miner.stop()

Current block number

> eth.blockNumber

Details of current block

> eth.getBlock( eth.blockNumber )

Which node minded the last block

> eth.getBlock(eth.blockNumber).miner

Account balance, in ether

> web3.fromWei(eth.getBalance(eth.accounts[0]))

Transfer ether between accounts

First get the account numbers by doing
> eth.accounts
Then unlock the account you are sending from
> personal.unlockAccount( <from account> )
eg.
> personal.unlockAccount(eth.accounts[0])
Finally transfer 1 ether
> eth.sendTransaction({from: "<from account>", to: "<to account>", value: web3.toWei(1, "ether")})

Exit

> exit
(This will also stop the node from running if it was started using $ geth console (as opposed to $ geth attach))

Connect to other nodes on your network

  1. 1.
    Get the IP of the node : $ ifconfig|grep netmask|awk '{print $2}'
  2. 2.
    Get the enode of the node : > admin.nodeInfo.enode
  3. 3.
    REPLACE [::] in the enode string with the [<ip address>]
  4. 4.
    On your console > admin.addPeer(< the enode string with the ip address in it>)
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