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:
  • Docker
  • 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