Start geth with rinkeby chain

  1. Initialise datadir geth — datadir=$HOME/.rinkeby init rinkeby.json
  2. connect node to rinkeby network and start
geth --networkid=4 --datadir=$HOME/.rinkeby --cache=1024 --syncmode=full  --bootnodes=enode://a24ac7c5484ef4ed0c5eb2d36620ba4e4aa13b8c84684e1b4aab0cebea2ae45cb4d375b77eab56516d34bfbd3c1a833fc51296ff084b770b94fb9028c4d25ccf@

4. start ethereum wallet

/Applications/Ethereum\\ Wallet — rpc $HOME/.rinkeby/geth.ipc…

To add self signed certificates in macOS Sierra for testing, you need to create root CA certificate signed with SHA256

openssl req -x509 -nodes -sha256 -days 365 -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout localhost.key -out localhost.cert

and add it to System keychain using

sudo security add-trusted-cert -d -r trustAsRoot -k /Library/Keychains/System.keychain

2. in layman term you can think bitcoin full node is like seeding your torrent.

3. As seeding in torrent helps to maintain health of file in torrent, running full node helps…

Blockchain is underlying technology used in cryptocurrencies, before you start reading about blockchain there are some prerequisite to read,

  1. consensus algorithms
  2. hashing functions
  3. byzantine fault tolerance
  4. peer to peer network
  5. state machines
  6. Distributed blocks
  7. Merkle Tree

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