With the recent passing of the vote to lower the node requirements to 2,000 STAKE I am trying to setup a node. I’m a devops engineer, I use linux and docker, so this should be pretty easy. Unfortunately after going over the article (especially OpenEthereum / Parity Node Setup - xDai STAKE) I am left with quite a few questions:
- How do I create a keystore JSON file (I have been unable to find out how to do this on the web. I could offline MEW and create one that way [Using MEW Offline (Cold Storage) | MyEtherWallet Knowledge Base], but that looks a bit long winded)
- Does the keystore file have to be for my ETH address that has the 2,000 STAKE in
- Does the keystore file have to be for my ETH address on the mainnet or on the xDAI chain
- In the .env there is an ADDRESS variable, again, what is this for? Proof of funds? Reward address? Mainnet? xDAI chain?
It seems the part of the tutorial labelled “Save Mining Address JSON Keystore file and Password” requires additional information for those that are new to creating nodes (of whom a lot will be).