Launch and connect your Google Cloud Instance

Want to help build the privacy layer of the decentralized web and earn rewards? Validators are essential to the security and robustness of the Incognito chain.

This October, Incognito will launch Node Device, its own plug-and-play staking hardware. For now, you can get a head start by running a virtual node on your computer, or on a cloud instance such as AWS. Just follow the instructions below.

Incognito is currently running on the testnet. Block rewards are being paid out in testnet PRV, and will be converted to mainnet PRV at a fixed rate.


Questions? Reach us on Telegram or email us at go@incognito.org.

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Select "Compute Engine" -> "VM Instances"
Click "Create instance"
Name your instance, select "n1-highcpu-4" as below:

Click "Create" and wait a few minutes.

Change the firewall rule

Click on "(nic0)"

Choose "Firewall rules" on the left bar and click "Create Firewall Rule"

Name the firewall rule
Under "Targets", choose "All instances in the network"
Under "Source IP ranges", input "0.0.0.0/0"

Under "Protocols and ports", choose "Specified protocols and ports" and tick on "tcp", then input "9334,9433"

Then click "Create" and go back to VM Instance.

Your local server is now created. This is the IP address to run your Virtual Node

SSH to instance

Click on "SSH", select "Open in browser window"

From this SSH window, you can start to set up node by following this instruction: https://incognito.org/validator