genutil package contains a variety of genesis utility functionalities for usage within a blockchain application. Namely:
- Genesis transactions related (gentx)
- Commands for collection and creation of gentxs
InitChainprocessing of gentxs
- Genesis file creation
- Genesis file validation
- Genesis file migration
- CometBFT related initialization
- Translation of an app genesis to a CometBFT genesis
Genutil contains the data structure that defines an application genesis. An application genesis consist of a consensus genesis (g.e. CometBFT genesis) and application related genesis data.
The application genesis can then be translated to the consensus engine to the right format:
The genutil commands are available under the
Add a genesis account to
genesis.json. Learn more here.
Collect genesis txs and output a
simd genesis collect-gentxs
This will create a new
genesis.json file that includes data from all the validators (we sometimes call it the "super genesis file" to distinguish it from single-validator genesis files).
Generate a genesis tx carrying a self delegation.
simd genesis gentx [key_name] [amount] --chain-id [chain-id]
This will create the genesis transaction for your new chain. Here
amount should be at least
If you provide too much or too little, you will encounter an error when starting a node.
Migrate genesis to a specified target (SDK) version.
simd genesis migrate [target-version]
migrate command is extensible and takes a
MigrationMap. This map is a mapping of target versions to genesis migrations functions.
When not using the default
MigrationMap, it is recommended to still call the default
MigrationMap corresponding the SDK version of the chain and prepend/append your own genesis migrations.
Validates the genesis file at the default location or at the location passed as an argument.
simd genesis validate-genesis
Validate genesis only validates if the genesis is valid at the current application binary. For validating a genesis from a previous version of the application, use the
migrate command to migrate the genesis to the current version.