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macOS Install Guide

The Handshake software suite consists of a full node (hsd) and a light client (hnsd). The full node allows users to register, update, and transfer names, resolve names, and make blockchain payments. The light client (SPV node) allows users to resolve names without the computing resource requirements of running a full node.

This guide includes instructions for installing hsd and hnsd.

hsd Installation Instructions

Install dependencies

Xcode Command Line Tools, Homebrew, node.js & git

Download and install hsd

Start (on testnet)

hnsd Installation Instructions

Install dependencies

Download and compile hnsd

Start hnsd

Configure nameserver settings

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