Full node with Binaries

This guide will explain how to install the pundixd command line interface (CLI) on your system with Binaries option. With these installed on a server, you can participate on the mainnet or testnet as a Validator.

Install PundiX (Pundi X Chain)

You need to install PundiX before you go further.

Setup PundiX

Initializing PundiX:

pundixd init <your_name> 

Initializing pundixd will result in the creation of a few directories and most importantly the .pundix directory (for more information on the directory tree, refer to the validator-recovery section). This will be where your validator keys are stored and this is important for recovery of your validator.

Fetching genesis file (copy this entire line of code and hit ENTER):

wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/pundix/pundix/main/public/mainnet/genesis.json -O ~/.pundix/config/genesis.json

Set Peers

pundixd config config.toml p2p.seeds 78d3eb3f15a20ab1d567660d35776abe0dee71d0@pundix-mainnet-seed-node-1.pundix.com:26656,3c37c6c42dfd9094117549794299a62d49c122eb@pundix-mainnet-seed-node-2.pundix.com:26656
pundixd config config.toml p2p.persistent_peers 8bd41ea9f8ba7cfee4d19887cab487cdfc1177f4@pundix-mainnet-node-1.pundix.com:26656,6c1738220234a5e1b3caf94403ecd651e9759952@pundix-mainnet-node-2.pundix.com:26656,23abe2346d40f82cf0606e47931e58752f8b9348@pundix-mainnet-node-3.pundix.com:26656,20d275af6d025be144765291db5337ea059cce18@pundix-mainnet-node-4.pundix.com:26656,47f97d7baf028ddfd3b223baab0fa062eae75310@pundix-mainnet-node-5.pundix.com:26656

IMPORTANT At this stage BEFORE starting the node, please download the latest snapshot, refer to this link.

Additionally, what is important is that your validator keys that is stored in a .json file for you to do a recovery in the future. For more information how to access the files.

Also, you can consider generating a new consensus key and backing it up using a pin.

For a more stable way of setting up via running a daemon

Start Node:

nohup pundixd start 2>&1 > pundix.log &

Check logs:

tail -f pundix.log

Open another terminal in the same folder. View more startup configurations:

pundixd start -h

For example, Start and open the 1317 restful service port:

nohup pundixd start --api.enable true --address 2>&1 > pundix.log &

Then excute the command line in terminal:

tail pundix.log

The execution of the previous command will return something like this (this is to check the status of nodes and which blocks are being synced/are syncing):

6:08PM INF indexed block height=3698 module=txindex server=node
6:08PM INF Timed out dur=945.515 height=3699 module=consensus round=0 server=node step=1
6:08PM INF received proposal module=consensus proposal={"Type":32,"block_id":{"hash":"51E98FF8FB0F6F5D4A37BEDFFDB37F849657A19D786FD89E0521A8BBFAD54733","parts":{"hash":"5108094CA9248288944168931AE1B5D9BF87EB253DEDECA60982EE2FDF253265","total":1}},"height":3699,"pol_round":-1,"round":0,"signature":"/77Seq+zrpzpjoUIofqB2/+xCRDKcUf0ekW3dXGjlgn8nWqkbfxuuS2XUhU5p2FxSEbs436f5vwOlVRJK+dHAw==","timestamp":"2022-08-25T10:08:40.924827Z"} server=node
6:08PM INF received complete proposal block hash=51E98FF8FB0F6F5D4A37BEDFFDB37F849657A19D786FD89E0521A8BBFAD54733 height=3699 module=consensus server=node
6:08PM INF finalizing commit of block hash={} height=3699 module=consensus num_txs=0 root=739ACDF1321A8A3DFACDD78CA62C056C1463DCF80C840439BD6242EDEFF3682F server=node
6:08PM INF minted coins from module account amount=4753287822151504purse from=mint module=x/bank
6:08PM INF executed block height=3699 module=state num_invalid_txs=0 num_valid_txs=0 server=node
6:08PM INF commit synced commit=436F6D6D697449447B5B313537203134322036203838203139352031383720323431203131332031383220313332203232352031333420313935203633203330203733203136362032372035312032313620363420353220323133203132382031353420383020313933203132392031303220313520313930203233305D3A4537337D
6:08PM INF committed state app_hash=9D8E0658C3BBF171B684E186C33F1E49A61B33D84034D5809A50C181660FBEE6 height=3699 module=state num_txs=0 server=node
6:08PM INF indexed block height=3699 module=txindex server=node

To check if pundix is synced:

curl localhost:26657/status
# or
pundixd status


  "jsonrpc": "2.0",
  "id": -1,
  "result": {
    "node_info": {
      "protocol_version": {
        "p2p": "8",
        "block": "11",
        "app": "0"
      "id": "26097a71ea65ee78b3b985563a4f55fe2bbedaf3",
      "listen_addr": "tcp://",
      "network": "PUNDIX",
      "version": "release/v0.2.0-be6a7eb51777e533f9b2dc22e8a9d8e5529dacbd",
      "channels": "40202122233038606100",
      "moniker": "local",
      "other": {
        "tx_index": "on",
        "rpc_address": "tcp://"
    "sync_info": {
      "latest_block_hash": "F56E19ECB420A07AD483313AA2D4B5ACA002EBB2DDE2E6224B3140B6D8309D18",
      "latest_app_hash": "9EB77207A9927FDE2F5A393C8A67B137235FBCFD2A0754FD6CDB678A4B4673C3",
      "latest_block_height": "4381",
      "latest_block_time": "2022-08-25T10:20:51.144946Z",
      "earliest_block_hash": "793E56EC43863D0EAE8A758DFC64E6E17F3680F085D721763D8C26C56522CDB0",
      "earliest_app_hash": "E3B0C44298FC1C149AFBF4C8996FB92427AE41E4649B934CA495991B7852B855",
      "earliest_block_height": "1",
      "earliest_block_time": "2022-08-25T09:01:59.798536Z",
      "catching_up": false
    "validator_info": {
      "address": "7C4B956EA6A2EDCA58AAF2FE21C1D7405E0A9F19",
      "pub_key": {
        "type": "tendermint/PubKeyEd25519",
        "value": "r/smZpiVw+bcV2f4e+xqV9j9P7SDtpthCv3nmVUS2qk="
      "voting_power": "1"

To ensure that the blocks are synced up with your node, under "sync_info", "catching_up value" should be false "catching_up value": false. This may take a few hours and your node has to be fully synced up before proceeding to the next step. You may cross reference the latest block you are synced to "sync_info": "latest_block_height" and the latest block height of our Testnet blockchain on our Testnet blockchain explorer or our Mainnet.

Stop Node (will be running in the background if not stopped):

ps -ef | grep pundixd
kill -9 PID

Running Server

It is important to keep pundixd running at all times. There are several ways to achieve this, and the simplest solution we recommend is to register pundixd as a systemd service so that it will automatically get started upon system reboots and other events.

Register pundixd as a service

First, create a service definition file in /etc/systemd/system.

Run this command to create the sample file above in the file path/etc/systemd/system/pundixd.service (if you are in the pundix directory):

cat > /etc/systemd/system/pundixd.service

hit the ENTER button on your keyboard and copy and paste the contents of the file below into the command line:

Sample file

Description=PundiX Node
ExecStart=/root/go/bin/pundixd start --home /root/.pundix

Then hit the ENTER button on your keyboard before using Ctrl+D on your keyboard, your file with the above contents will be created. It should look like this:

run the command:which pundixd and replace the ExecStart file path with the return value of the command

root@XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX:~# cat > /etc/systemd/system/pundixd.service
Description=pundix Node
ExecStart=/root/go/bin/pundixd start --home /root/.pundix

Modify the Service section from the given sample above to suit your settings. Note that even if we raised the number of open files for a process, we still need to include LimitNOFILE.

After creating a service definition file, you should execute:

systemctl daemon-reload
systemctl enable pundixd

Controlling the service

Use systemctl to control (start, stop, restart) in Linux/Ubuntu:

# start
sudo systemctl start pundixd

# stop
sudo systemctl stop pundixd

# restart
sudo systemctl restart pundixd

# status
sudo systemctl status pundixd

To start the node, run sudo systemctl start pundixd, and thereafter run journalctl -u pundixd -n 100 -f to see the latest and continuous logs.

Accessing logs

# entire log
journalctl -u pundixd -n 100

# entire log reversed
journalctl -u pundixd -r

# latest and continuous log
journalctl -u pundixd -n 100 -f

Concluding tips: It is always better to sync PundiX using the Daemon method because this ensures stability and that your syncing is continuously running in the background.

Secret and updating consensus key

Use this at your own risk❗ I suggest trying it out on testnet first and also backing up your priv_validator_key.json if you already have this set up for a validator. The file can be found in this file path ~/.pundix/config/priv_validator_key.json.

Updating your consensus key and tagging it to a pin

Before setting up your validator if you would like to have a backup of your keys with a pin. You may run the following command:

pundixd tendermint unsafe-reset-priv-validator <secret>

the <secret> key here must be longer than 32 characters

Running the above command will return:

WARNING: The consensus private key of the node will be replaced.
Ensure that the backup is complete.
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Continue? [y/N]

After inputting y, your priv_validator_key.json will be replaced with a new file. This means you will have a new consensus private key and it will be tagged to your <secret> pin.

Checking to see if the pin works

If your .pundix folder is in the root directory

cat ~/.pundix/config/priv_validator_key.json

Record the previous output before running the next command!

Remove this file:

rm ~/.pundix/config/priv_validator_key.json

The following command will recover your original consensus key:

pundixd tendermint unsafe-reset-priv-validator <secret>

Match this output with the previous output above:

cat ~/.pundix/config/priv_validator_key.json

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