Docs Category: Intro

What is a Node

To Share and +4 nLEARNs Login with NEARNEAR Protocol runs on a collection of publicly maintained computers (or "nodes"). All nodes are running the same nearcore codebase with the latest releases available on Github. In the following section, we will introduce three types of nodes. It is important to keep in mind all nodes run …

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Node Data Snapshots

To Share and +4 nLEARNs Login with NEARBefore you start running a node, you must first sync with the network. This means your node needs to download all the headers and blocks that other nodes in the network already have. You can speed up this process by downloading the latest data snapshots from a public …

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Node Types

To Share and +4 nLEARNs Login with NEARYou can run three different types of node – Validator Node, RPC Node, and Archival Node. Validator Node Validator nodes are the operators of the NEAR blockchain and are essential to the health of the network. Validator nodes participate in the consensus and produce blocks and/or chunks. You …

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Key Management

To Share and +4 nLEARNs Login with NEARWhat are Keys? In public key cryptography, there exists a key pair, one public and one private, to sign and send verifiable transactions across the network. NEAR takes the common approach of using public keys for identity and private keys for signatures. Internally the NEAR platform uses ed25519, …

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