Getting started

This guide assumes that the Namada binaries are installed and available on path. These are:

  • namada: The main binary that can be used to interact with all the components of Namada
  • namadan: The ledger and intent gossiper node
  • namadac: The client
  • namadaw: The wallet

The main binary namada has sub-commands for all of the other binaries:

  • namada client = namadac
  • namada node = namadan
  • namada wallet = namadaw

To explore the command-line interface, add --help argument at any sub-command level to find out any possible sub-commands and/or arguments.

Join a network

After you installed Namada, you will need to join a live network (e.g. testnet) to be able to interact with a chain and execute most available commands. You can join a network with the following command:

namada client utils join-network --chain-id=<network-chain-id>

To join a testnet, head over to the testnets section for details on how to do this.

Start your node

As soon as you are connected to a network, you can start your local node with:

namada ledger

Learn more about the configuration of the Ledger in The Ledger section