Launch a Validator Node

How to launch Etherlite validator node with Docker Compose and OpenEthereum

  1. Install Docker Engine and Docker Compose following the original instructions and

  2. Clone this repo:

     git clone
     cd validator-node-dockerized
  3. To be a validator, you need to download the binary from official etherlite

    apt install -y unzip
    curl -L "" -o
  4. Create password file for mining account.

    nano password
  5. Create your mining account

    openethereum account new --keys-path=data/keys --password=password --chain=etherlite
  6. Copy .env.example to .env and configure the .env file. There are a few settings you need to define:

    • EXT_IP - External IP of the current server.

    • ACCOUNT - Your mining address (with leading 0x).

  7. Start your node.

    docker-compose up -d

After docker containers are created, the node will sync with the chain (may take a while).

To restart you need to use docker-compose stop and docker-compose start being in the validator-node-dockerized directory.

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