June 1, 2023

How To Launch and Run a Gaming Node?

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The best thing that could happen to the gaming industry is blockchain. The gaming industry has seen a substantial increase in the blockchain game development

Do you know that the blockchain game market size in 2022 was $4.6 billion?

The numbers are surprising. But the prediction shows that the blockchain gaming market will reach $65.7 billion by 2027. 

Why are blockchain games trending?

There are several reasons why blockchain games are popular. Firstly, blockchain makes gaming decentralized and transparent. Secondly, blockchain has given asset ownership rights to the players. Thirdly, players can now earn cash by trading in-game assets.

Blockchain in gaming has transformed the industry for the better. To know how, read The Evolution Of Blockchain In Gaming Industry.

In this blog, we will focus on how to launch and run a gaming node. Here we have mentioned step by step process to run a gala node for crypto gaming.

What is a Gala?

Gala Games is a blockchain gaming platform. It calls itself the blockchain gaming ecosystem where you have blockchain games that you will want to play.

Similar to other blockchain gaming platforms, Gala offers players exciting crypto games. These games are built over the Gala network and use Gala tokens for game purchases.

You will need Gala tokens to buy game assets or use any services in the Gala gaming ecosystem.

How is Gala different from other blockchain gaming platforms?

Gala Games has two primary visions for its platform.

  • Giving verifiable ownership of assets to players & creators
  • Running a decentralized gaming ecosystem on DAO

These two vision of the Gala Games has made it stand out from others. 

To sum up, Gala Games are:

  • a blockchain gaming platform
  • works on a triple proof node system
  • uses Gala tokens for trading
  • gives verifiable ownership of assets

What Are Gala Tokens? Where To Buy Gala Tokens?

GALA is the platform’s utility token. You will need GALA to trade assets or vote for proposals in the gaming ecosystem.

How can you own GALA tokens?

  • You can buy GALA from crypto exchanges.
  • You can win GALA by playing games.
  • You can also earn GALA by running a node.
  • The platform also rewards you with GALA tokens for inviting new users.

GALA tokenomics is based on the system where wealth redistributes itself. The distribution rate halves every year.

As of now, there are 6.9 billion GALA tokens in circulation. It is 13.95% of the total token supply.

Currently GALA is trading at $0.02958. Further, the token has a market cap of $20.8 billion.

What Is Gala Node?

A Gala network node refers to a computer connected to the network, playing a crucial role in transaction verification and facilitating the network’s expansion.

  • Running a node in the Gala network is open to anyone.
  • By fulfilling their function within the system’s infrastructure, nodes earn Gala rewards.
  • Each node within the Gala network possesses a unique identifier known as a “node address.” 
  • It is an alphanumeric string commencing with “GALA.”

Gala Nodes contribute to the security of the Gala Games network. As a node operator, you will accumulate points in the “Daily Distribution” program. 

It will grant you various rewards, including NFTs, game items, GALA coins, and TownStar coins, all of which are added to your treasure chest. 

Supporting the Gala Games project in this manner stands as one of the most effective approaches.

What is Gala Triple Proof Node System?

Gala Games nodes are categorized into three distinct systems, collectively referred to as the Triple-Proof Node System, which serves to uphold network integrity.

Proof-Of-Work (PoW):

The Founder nodes constitute the PoW category. These tier-1 nodes are established upon ownership of 50,000 NFTs. 

Founder nodes consist of early supporters of the network who were granted NFTs from new gaming titles along with GALA token allocations for their node licenses.

Proof-Of-Stake (PoS):

The Paid nodes fall under the PoS classification, functioning within specific games through a smart contract “rental” arrangement.

Proof-Of-Storage (PoS):

The Free nodes represent the PoS category, enabling games to be hosted on the node system, eliminating the reliance on hosting platforms such as Amazon Web Services.

These mechanisms uphold the economic structure in their respective manners, ensuring consistency within the system, even with the addition of new titles.

How To Launch and Run A Gaming Node In Gala?

Let’s see how you can set up a gaming node on Gala.

Before you set up a blockchain node for gaming, you will need a server. You can either use your cloud or buy a local server. Cloud servers are a better option as you can use them 24*7.

Once you have selected your server, let’s move to running a node on Gala.

Create a Gaming Account & Purchase a Gaming Node

To create a gaming account or purchase a gaming node follow the steps:

  • Go to the Gala’s official website
  • Create your Gala account
  • Buy GALA tokens
  • Buy a Gala node license

Deploy a Server

There are several platforms to deploy your server. In this guide, we will launch a node on the Vultr platform.

  • Create your Vultr account
  • Purchase a server
  • Select the cloud compute option on Vultr and choose your nearest location
  • Select Ubuntu as your server type and choose its latest version
  • Now you need to select a plan according to your server configuration
  • Check all the details again.
  • When you are ready, enter your server name and deploy it.

In case everything is correct, you will get your server within a few minutes. 

Now enter your IP address, username and password to connect to your server.

Modify the Machine Id

Now connect your server using the SSH tool. 

If you are using the Terminal app, type the following command to connect to the server.

ssh root@x.x.x.x [where x.x.x.x is your Virtual Private Server’s IP address]

Copy and paste the password and click Yes to log in to your VPS server.

Then execute the following commands.

sudo rm /etc/machine-id/var/lib/dbus/machine-id
sudo dbus-uuidgen | sudo tee /etc/machine-id
sudo cp /etc/machine-id/var/lib/dbus/machine-id

Now reboot your server using the below command.

sudo reboot

Once your server has been rebooted, it’s time to install the gaming node server on your VPS.

Install the Gaming Node

First you need to download the software package for the node.

Run the following code to download the node package.

sudo apat-get update && sudo apat-get upgrade y

To download the Node software package, use the link of your blockchain gaming platform. Here we will use the Gala node link.

Execute – the following commands:

wget-O install-headless.sh https://static.gala.games/node/install-headless.sh

Then click on enter.

Now follow the steps as prompts.

Once you complete all the steps, you are good to go.

After your gaming node installation is complete, the link will be visible on your terminal.

You can copy and paste the link into your browser. Then authenticate it using 2FA and your gaming account login credentials.

Finally, you must save your node.

Once you have completed the above steps, you will have your gaming node running.

Running a blockchain node or setting up a gaming node isn’t difficult. All you need to do is to follow the steps mentioned in the blog. 

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