Symbol-based networks rely on nodes to provide a trustless, high-performance, and secure blockchain platform.
These nodes are deployed using catapult-client software, a C++ rewrite of the previous Java-written NEM distributed ledger that has been running since 2015.
To compile catapult-client source code, follow the building instructions.
catapult-client executable can be used either to run different types of nodes or to launch new networks. This section contains the instructions on how to run the catapult-client for various purposes.
To run a Symbol node follow this guide.
Developers can also deploy testnet nodes to experiment with the offered transaction set in a live network without the loss of valuable assets.
With Symbol, businesses can launch and extend private networks by developing custom plugins and extensions at the protocol level. The package Symbol Bootstrap contains the necessary setup scripts to deploy a network for testing and development purposes with just one command.
To run a private test net, follow this guide.