EduCTX: A blockchain-based higher education credit platform. This version is still beta, use at your own risks
Install, Upgrade etc...
You need to provision a linux (ubuntu tested) server (digital ocean, vultur or other).
Then use the excellent ectx-commander install and monitor script
cd wget https://eductx.org/ECTXcommander.sh bash ECTXcommander.sh
For developers, please read below in section "Developer Installation"
This is a fork from ARK (http://github.com/ARKEcosystem) with the following features:
### Planned features:
- Simple blockchain validation for SPV and use in lite clients
- Add IPFS as first class citizen (using smartbridge addressing)
- Protocol improvements (uncle forging, voting weights).
- Remove unsecured API
- Routing tables
- stable on testnet at 5tx/s
- pushed to 10tx/s on devnet
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install -y curl build-essential python git
Install PostgreSQL (min version: 9.5.2)
sudo apt-get install -y postgresql postgresql-contrib sudo -u postgres createuser --createdb --password $USER createdb ark_test
Install Node.js (tested with version 6.9.2, but any recent LTS release should do):
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs sudo npm install -g n sudo n 6.9.2
Install grunt-cli (globally):
sudo npm install grunt-cli -g
Clone this repository
git clone https://github.com/EduCTXPlatform/ectx-node.git cd ectx-node
Install node modules:
npm install libpq secp256k1 npm install
To launch ECTX on testnet:
createdb ark_testnet npm run start:testnet
To launch ECTX on devtnet:
createdb ark_devnet npm run start:devnet
To launch ECTX on mainnet (when launched):
createdb ark_mainnet npm run start:mainnet
NOTE: The port, address, genesis block and config-path can be overridden by providing the relevant command switch:
node app.js -p [port] -a [address] -c [config-path] -g [genesisBlock-path]
This allow you to run several different networks, or your own private chain
Launch your own private or public chain
Generate a genesisBlock.json + a default config.json containing all passphrases of genesis delegates
Be sure to configure this file for your needs
- a genesisBlock.json containing the genesis block
- a config.json containing configuration to start relay nodes
- an autoforging config.json containing configuration to start all delegates on a single node (for testing purpose)
- a bunch of config files to distribute to different configured delegate nodes starting the network.
- a delegatesPassphrases.json containing details about the genesis delegates
- a genesisPassphrase.json containing the details of delegates that will launch your network
Obviously you can hack away tasks/createGenesisBlock.js for your own custom use.
You can the start with your own chain on a single node (all delegates will forge on your single node) using:
createdb ark_newtest npm run start:newtest
Then you can distribute the config.json (without the delegates secrets inside, and with custom peers settings) to peers to let them join your chain
Load git submodule ectx-js:
git submodule init git submodule update
You should run using test configurations
npm run start:test
Run the test suite:
Run individual tests:
npm test -- test/api/accounts.js npm test -- test/api/transactions.js
NOTE: The master passphrase for this test genesis block is as follows:
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This is a fork from ARK.io http://github.com/ARKEcosystem
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Copyright (c) 2016-2017 Ark, ECTX Copyright (c) 2016 Lisk Copyright (c) 2014-2015 Crypti
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