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Java implementation of the Tron Protocol

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What's TRON?

TRON is a project dedicated to building the infrastructure for a truly decentralized Internet.

  • Tron Protocol, one of the largest blockchain-based operating systems in the world, offers scalable, high-availability and high-throughput support that underlies all the decentralized applications in the TRON ecosystem.

  • Tron Virtual Machine (TVM) allows anyone to develop decentralized applications (DAPPs) for themselves or their communities with smart contracts thereby making decentralized crowdfunding and token issuance easier than ever.

TRON enables large-scale development and engagement. With over 2000 transactions per second (TPS), high concurrency, low latency, and massive data transmission. It is ideal for building decentralized entertainment applications. Free features and incentive systems allow developers to create premium app experiences for users.

Building the source

Building java-tron requires git and Oracle JDK 1.8 to be installed, other JDK versions are not supported yet. Make sure you operate on Linux and MacOS operating systems.

Clone the repo and switch to the master branch

$ git clone
$ cd java-tron
$ git checkout -t origin/master

then run the following command to build java-tron, the FullNode.jar file can be found in java-tron/build/libs/ after build successful.

$ ./gradlew clean build -x test

Running java-tron

Running java-tron requires Oracle JDK 1.8 to be installed, other JDK versions are not supported yet. Make sure you operate on Linux and MacOS operating systems.

Get the mainnet configuration file: main_net_config.conf, other network configuration files can be find here.

Hardware Requirements


  • CPU with 8 cores
  • 16GB RAM
  • 2TB free storage space to sync the Mainnet


  • CPU with 16+ cores(32+ cores for a super representative)
  • 32GB+ RAM(64GB+ for a super representative)
  • High Performance SSD with at least 2.5TB free space
  • 100+ MB/s download Internet service

Running a full node for mainnet

Full node has full historical data, it is the entry point into the TRON network , it can be used by other processes as a gateway into the TRON network via HTTP and GRPC endpoints. You can interact with the TRON network through full node:transfer assets, deploy contracts, interact with contracts and so on. -c parameter specifies a configuration file to run a full node:

$ nohup java -Xms9G -Xmx9G -XX:ReservedCodeCacheSize=256m \
             -XX:MetaspaceSize=256m -XX:MaxMetaspaceSize=512m \
             -XX:MaxDirectMemorySize=1G -XX:+PrintGCDetails \
             -XX:+PrintGCDateStamps  -Xloggc:gc.log \
             -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:NewRatio=2 \
             -XX:+CMSScavengeBeforeRemark -XX:+ParallelRefProcEnabled \
             -XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError \
             -XX:+UseCMSInitiatingOccupancyOnly  -XX:CMSInitiatingOccupancyFraction=70 \
             -jar FullNode.jar -c main_net_config.conf >> start.log 2>&1 &

Running a super representative node for mainnet

Adding the --witness parameter to the startup command, full node will run as a super representative node. The super representative node supports all the functions of the full node and also supports block production. Before running, make sure you have a super representative account and get votes from others,once the number of obtained votes ranks in the top 27, your super representative node will participate in block production.

Fill in the private key of super representative address into the localwitness list in the main_net_config.conf, here is an example:

 localwitness = [

then run the following command to start the node:

$ nohup java -Xms9G -Xmx9G -XX:ReservedCodeCacheSize=256m \
             -XX:MetaspaceSize=256m -XX:MaxMetaspaceSize=512m \
             -XX:MaxDirectMemorySize=1G -XX:+PrintGCDetails \
             -XX:+PrintGCDateStamps  -Xloggc:gc.log \
             -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:NewRatio=2 \
             -XX:+CMSScavengeBeforeRemark -XX:+ParallelRefProcEnabled \
             -XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError \
             -XX:+UseCMSInitiatingOccupancyOnly  -XX:CMSInitiatingOccupancyFraction=70 \
             -jar FullNode.jar --witness -c main_net_config.conf >> start.log 2>&1 &

Quick Start Tool

An easier way to build and run java-tron is to use, is a quick start script written in shell language, you can use it to build and run java-tron quickly and easily.

Here are some common use cases of the scripting tool

  • Use to start a full node with the downloaded FullNode.jar
  • Use to download the latest FullNode.jar and start a full node.
  • Use to download the latest source code and compile a FullNode.jar and then start a full node.

For more details, please refer to the tool guide.

Run inside Docker container

One of the quickest ways to get java-tron up and running on your machine is by using Docker:

$ docker run -d --name="java-tron" \
             -v /your_path/output-directory:/java-tron/output-directory \
             -v /your_path/logs:/java-tron/logs \
             -p 8090:8090 -p 18888:18888 -p 50051:50051 \
             tronprotocol/java-tron \
             -c /java-tron/config/main_net_config.conf

This will mount the output-directory and logs directories on the host, the tool can also be used to simplify the use of docker, see more here.


Tron Developers & SRs is Tron's official Discord channel. Feel free to join this channel if you have any questions.

Core Devs Community is the Telegram channel for java-tron community developers. If you want to contribute to java-tron, please join this channel.

tronprotocol/allcoredev is the official Gitter channel for developers.


Thank you for considering to help out with the source code! If you'd like to contribute to java-tron, please see the Contribution Guide for more details.


  • Medium java-tron's official technical articles are published there.
  • Documentation java-tron's official technical documentation website.
  • Test network A stable test network of TRON contributed by TRON community.
  • Tronscan TRON network blockchain browser.
  • Wallet-cli TRON network wallet using command line.
  • TIP TRON Improvement Proposal (TIP) describes standards for the TRON network.
  • TP TRON Protocol (TP) describes standards already implemented in TRON network but not published as a TIP.

Integrity Check

  • After January 3, 2023, releases are signed the gpg key:
    pub: 1254 F859 D2B1 BD9F 66E7 107D F859 BCB4 4A28 290B


java-tron is released under the LGPLv3 license.