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An introduction to Ontology nodes

Ontology nodes

While there are different types of networks, there are different types of nodes as well. Find the list below.
  • Triones node | Ontology MainNet
    • Triones nodes are bookkeeping nodes that participate in the network consensus, and must be voted in by user staking of ONT, after applying to be a consensus node. More information on Ontology consensus can be found here.
  • Synchronization node | Ontology MainNet / Polaris TestNet
    • Synchronization nodes do not participate in network consensus, and only synchronizes the blocks generated by the Triones (bookkeeping) nodes.
  • Single node | Private TestNet
    • Ontology supports single node network deployment for the development in private test environments.

Ontology CLI

A fully featured command line interface for creating, managing, and interacting with Ontology network nodes.
  • Setup a node on the Ontology MainNet, Polaris TestNet, or private TestNet
  • Manage the nodes RPC, REST, and WebSocket sub-services
  • Configure node parameters such as network gas fee price and transaction limit per block
  • Run and manage an Ontology MainNet consensus node
  • Account and asset management
  • Multi-Signature account creation and transaction signing
  • Query block and transaction information
  • Smart contract deployment and invocation

Network environments

Ontology blockchain network consists of both a public live and public test environment. Developers also have the choice of deploying a node in a private test environment.
  • Ontology (MainNet): public live environment
  • Polaris (TestNet): public test environment
  • Private (TestNet): private single node network and test environment
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