Recommended Hardware & Software


  • We recommend using Linux or MacOS

  • A wallet with the WAN you wish to stake + a small amount of WAN for service fees.

  • You may use a cloud server such as AWS or run on bare metal. See our AWS getting started guide for more information.

  • If using AWS, we recommend AWS m4.xlarge with the following configuration

    • CPU: 4

    • RAM:16G

    • Disk 400G

For manual setup you also need:

  • Install Golang from and set GO environment variables $GOPATH and $GOROOT if you want to build from source code.

To get the most recent GWAN code from github:

$ mkdir -p $GOPATH/src/

$ cd $GOPATH/src/

$ git clone

$ cd go-wanchain

$ git checkout develop

$ git pull

$ make

GWAN is compiled in this directory:build/bin/gwan

Last updated