This section will guide you through creating a node in the Union Testnet and becoming a validator.
The Onboarding Process
To conduct the onboarding process, follow the steps below:
0) Initialize and configure your node
Follow the instructions from our Obtaining the uniond Binary page to initialize your node and begin interacting with
1) Fill out our intake form
You'll need to follow our instructions from the Getting Testnet Tokens page to get the information required to fill out our intake form. Once you have the information ready - continue to filling out our Validator Intake Form.
2) Receive UNO and Create your validator
Once we've processed your intake form, you'll have enough UNO to Create a Validator.
3) Receive a full delegation from a member of the founding team
After we see your validator is created, we'll delegate more to your node to ensure you get a chance at producing blocks.
4) Ensure you are creating blocks correctly
Once we see that you've produced blocks for 24 hours, you will have completed the onboarding process. You will receive a notification from us confirming the completion of your onboarding.
If the network has undergone a binary upgrade or has produced many blocks since genesis, you may find joining with State Sync to be easiest.
We also maintain a list of Public Endpoints.
If you have any questions or concerns about becoming a testnet validator, please check out our FAQ
If you have any questions or feedback for the testnet onboarding process, please join our Discord and share your feedback with us there.