Getting started

This section will guide the reader to install, deploy, and interact with the Terra Protocol and its toolkits.

NOTE: Though customized for Terra Core, these docs largely mirror the setup documentation for the Cosmos SDK, available at

Table of contents

  • Installation: Instructions on how to install terrad, the server daemon for nodes, and terracli, the cli tool to interact with terrad.

  • How to Join the network: Columbus is the first official public network running the Terra Protocol. This section outlines step by step instructions on how to start operating a node on Columbus.

  • How to deploy own Terra testnet: How to setup and deploy one's own testnet of the Terra Protocol, in a single-node local, multi-node local, and remote network context.

  • Claim genesis tokens: For sale participants, you can reclaim tokens by registering your 12 word mnemoic to Terraform Labs.

  • Create an account: Create an account to send, trade and receive tokens in the Terra network

  • Become a validator: How to join Columbus as a network validator. Read validator FAQ

  • Become a delegator: You can also participate in securing the network by delegating your Luna to a validator.

  • Introduction to terracli: Using the Terracli to interact with the Terra blockchain

  • Toolsets & clients: How to spin up a light client daemon, that stores partial state and responds to REST API queries.

  • Use the Ledger Nano: How to interact with the Terra blockchain using the Ledger Nano S (and soon, X).