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Node implementation for BOA CoinNet

TestNet access

If you are looking for the instructions to access TestNet, please follow this link.

Docker usage

We provide a public build of this repository (see above). The easiest way to get agora is to run docker pull bosagora/agora.

This will pull the latest tag, which is the one our team deploys internally. Previous versions can be pulled via their version, e.g. docker pull bosagora/agora:v0.24.0.

The Dockerfile lives at the root of this repository, so one can run docker build -t agora . to build it. Note that you need to initialize submodules (git submodule update --init) before you first build agora.

Building on POSIX


You need a recent clang++ (with N4387 fixed), a recent (>=1.26.0) version of the LDC compiler, and dub.

Additionally, the following are dependencies:

  • libsodium >= 1.0.18: Development library
  • pkg-config: For DUB to find the correct sqlite3 and other system libraries
  • openssl: Binary (to detect the version) and development library
  • sqlite3: Development library
  • zlib: Development library

Additionally, on OSX, PKG_CONFIG_PATH needs to be properly set to pick up sqlite3 and openssl. Provided you installed those packages via brew, you can run the following command prior to building:

export PKG_CONFIG_PATH="/usr/local/opt/sqlite/lib/pkgconfig:/usr/local/opt/openssl@1.1/lib/pkgconfig"

Since this setting does not persist, we recommend you follow Homebrew's instructions and add it to your .bashrc, .zshrc, etc...

The following can be used on Ubuntu 20.04 to get the required dependencies:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install build-essential clang libsodium-dev libssl-dev libsqlite3-dev zlib1g-dev

On older distributions (e.g. Ubuntu 18.04), libsodium might not be at version v1.0.18.

Build instructions

# First, make sure you have the package listed in the Dependencies section installed.
# Then, install the LDC compiler (you might want to use a newer version)
# This will also install dub, the D package manager / build tool
curl | bash -s ldc-1.28.1
# Add LDC to the $PATH
source ~/dlang/ldc-1.28.1/activate
# Clone this repository
git clone
# Use the git root as working directory
cd agora/
# Initialize and update the list of submodules
git submodule update --init
# Build the application
dub build --skip-registry=all
# Build & run the tests
dub test --skip-registry=all

Running tests

Agora comes with plenty of tests. Take a look at the CI configuration for an exact list. At the moment, the three main ways to run the test are:

  • dub test: Test the consensus protocol and runs all the unittests
  • rdmd tests/runner.d: Run a serie of simple integrations tests
  • ci/system_integration_test.d: Run a full-fledged system integration test, including building the docker image.

Source code organization

The code is divided into multiple parts:

  • The "main" source code lives in source/agora. Consensus rules and node implementation lives there;
  • The extracted SCP code lives in source/scpp. See the README for more information;
  • Our Dlang binding for SCP's C++ implementation lives in source/scpd, along with some C++ helpers;
  • The setup interface, Talos, is a React app living in the talos directory;

The directory source/agora/ is the root package. Sub-packages include:

  • agora.api: Defines interfaces that describe the APIs exposed by different types of nodes (FullNode, Validator, Flash...);
  • agora.cli: Contains various CLI tools used by Agora (see the dub.json sub-configuration to build them);
  • agora.common: A leaf package that contains various general-purpose utilities which aren't Agora specific;
  • agora.consensus: Implements Agora's consensus protocol, can be used as a standalone library;
  • agora.crypto: Contains cryptographic utilities, such as the key type;
  • agora.flash: Implementation of the Flash layer;
  • Manages a node's view of the network;
  • agora.node: Implementation of the two main types of nodes (Full node and Validator) and related modules;
  • agora.script: Implementation of the script engine;
  • agora.stats: Holds helper modules for statistics exported by Agora and other tools;
  • agora.test: Contains network tests for the consensus protocol. See the README for more details;
  • agora.utils: Contains utilities that don't fit in other packages, such as a custom tracing GC, Tracy integration, TxBuilder...

Additionally, Agora's dependencies live in submodules and are managed via git submodule. Of those submodules, few are internally managed libraries (crypto, serialization, ...), and some may be forks of externally managed libraries (either because the library is unmaintained or because specific tweaks were needed). A README provides more details.

Running single test node using TestNet GenesisBlock

For a test of a full node connecting to testnet, try:

docker run -p 2826:2826 -p 9111:9111 -v `pwd`/devel/config-fullnode.yaml:/agora/etc/config.yaml bosagora/agora -c /agora/etc/config.yaml

The node API will be locally available. It can be accessed with:


Likewise, the metrics endpoint will be exposed: