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Guardian Node Overview

In the Theta blockchain, Validator Nodes propose and produce new blocks in the chain, while Guardian Nodes seal blocks and act as a check on malicious or otherwise non-functional Validator Nodes. Guardian nodes play important roles to protect the security of the Theta blockchain as they form a second layer defense against potential malicious attackers. Install and stake to your Guardian nodes to help secure the Theta blockchain!

This guide provides the instructions to launch and stake to a Guardian Node for the Theta Mainnet.

The minimum token amount to stake is 1,000 THETA. The minimum hardware requirements are:

Internet speed: 5Mbps+ up and down
CPU: 4 cores or more
Memory: 8 GBytes or more

We have provided multiple ways for you to install the Guardian node on various operating systems. Installing the GUI version is the easiest and preferred route. However, if you want to run the Guardian node on a Linux server, you can install it through the command line or through Google Cloud Marketplace:

  • GUI: Please click here if you want to run your guardian node through the graphical user interface

  • CLI: Please click here if you want to run your guardian node through the command line interface

  • Google Cloud Marketplace: Please click here if you want to run your guardian node through the GCP Marketplace

To see the latest blocks/transactions, please checkout the blockchain explorer for the Theta mainnet.

Updated 6 months ago



Guardian Node Overview


In the Theta blockchain, Validator Nodes propose and produce new blocks in the chain, while Guardian Nodes seal blocks and act as a check on malicious or otherwise non-functional Validator Nodes. Guardian nodes play important roles to protect the security of the Theta blockchain as they form a second layer defense against potential malicious attackers. Install and stake to your Guardian nodes to help secure the Theta blockchain!

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