Alpha-1 Testnet Guide
🌐 Run a Taiko node

Run a Taiko node

This is arguably the most important part of the testnet! Taiko is fully decentralized and relies on the community to run nodes.

Follow the guide at simple-taiko-node/ (opens in a new tab) to get started.

Note: You will only be able to run a node regularly or as a proposer. In this testnet we're not running any provers.

System requirements

Because we're a fork of Geth, you can consult the Geth minimum requirements (opens in a new tab), which are outlined below.


  • CPU with 2+ cores
  • 4GB RAM
  • 1TB free storage space to sync the Mainnet
    • (only ~50GB for the Taiko A1 testnet)
  • 8 MBit/sec download Internet service


  • Fast CPU with 4+ cores
  • 16GB+ RAM
  • High-performance SSD with at least 1TB of free space
  • 25+ MBit/sec download Internet service