# Get started

In order to participate in the GNY network you will need to run a Blockchain node. It helps to decentralize the network in case other nodes drop out. For producing blocks you need to run a Blockchain node and activate the block generation by supplying your Delegate secret.

A Blockchain node consists of a node.js app and a postgres database.

# Prerequisites

We support currently only Linux. Please use Ubuntu or one of its derivates:

  • Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS
  • Ubuntu 19.10

# Install Docker

Follow this guide to install Docker on Ubuntu. Install docker and docker-compose