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Overview to running nodes on Celestia ‚Äč

There are many ways you can participate in the Celestia networks.

Celestia node operators can run several options on the network.

Consensus:

  • Validator node: This type of node participates in consensus by producing and voting on blocks.
  • Full consensus node: A celestia-app Full node to sync blockchain history.

Data Availability:

  • Bridge node: This node bridges blocks between the Data-Availability network and the Consensus network.
  • Full storage node: This node stores all the data but does not connect to Consensus.
  • Light node: Light clients conduct data availability sampling on the Data Availability network.

You can learn more about how to set up each different node by going through each tutorial guide.

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Please provide any feedback on the tutorials and guides. If you notice a bug or issue, feel free to make a pull request or write up a Github issue!