How to setup a Neatcoin validator

A Step-by-Step guide

**Credit to Mitch-Wariner for helping me with the setup**

Introduction

Setting up the Server

4 cpu
8gb ram
100+gb ssd

Here’s the one I chose for my validator;

Once you’ve subscribed to Hetzner, you’ll be able to create a new project

Then create the server associated with it, you don’t need fancy options, just the basics will do fine.

And there you go, server created and ready to host your node!

Setting up the node

Connection to your server established

Start by making sure Ubuntu is up to date

apt-get update

apt-get upgrade

Then fetch the Neatcoin repo from Github

wget https://github.com/neatcoin/neatcoin/releases/download/v1.1.0/neatcoin-linux.zip

apt install unzip

unzip neatcoin-linux.zip

Then make the file executable

chmod +x neatcoin

Then remove the zipfile

rm neatcoin-linux.zip

Finally you can start the node

./neatcoin

After a few hours, it should be done syncing with the blockchain.

Generate a new key

curl -H “Content-Type: application/json” -d ‘{“id”:1, “jsonrpc”:”2.0", “method”: “author_rotateKeys”, “params”:[]}’ http://localhost:9933

Your can verify that everything is working properly by entering this command line, the result should display “true”

curl -H “Content-Type: application/json” -d ‘{“id”:1, “jsonrpc”:”2.0", “method”: “author_hasSessionKeys”, “params”:[“YOUR.ROTATEKEY”]}’ http://localhost:9933

Register your node on Polkadot.JS

https://polkadot.js.org/apps/?rpc=wss%3A%2F%2Frpc.neatcoin.org%2Fws#/accounts

******Note that you’ll need to fund both accounts with Neatcoins*******

Then go to the staking page, and select the account actions tabs in order to add a new validator.

You’ll need to enter your rotateKeys you save earlier and decide on the commission %

And Voila! You should now have you validator ready to be nominated.

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Agent K

Crypto enthusiast, interested in disruptive technology. Currently helping EnergyWeb Doge with their goal of making Dogecoin Carbon-Neutral.