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Running a Minima node couldn't be easier, and if you choose to join our IncentiveCash Program, you will earn 1 Minima coin for each day your node is live!

Get started in 3 steps:

  1. Register for IncentiveCash here. Please make sure you use an email address that you won’t lose access to.
  2. Set up your node (see instructions below)
  3. Connect your node to your IncentiveCash account (see instructions below)

We have options for Android Phones, Windows, Mac & Linux Computers & Linux based Virtual Private Servers.

Please scroll down to find the instructions that apply to you.

Android (version 9 and up)

1. If you have any older versions of Minima installed, please uninstall them before moving to the next step.
2. Download the latest Minima App on your Android device from here.
3. Install the Minima App from your phone's Downloads folder.
4. You may need to enable the installation of 3rd party applications. Instructions to do this can be found over at this link. If you have already done this, skip ahead to step 5.
5. Open the Minima App and follow the set-up instructions.
6. From the Options menu, click Incentive Cash. Login to your IncentiveCash account.

Note: If you joined the IncentiveCash Program before 6th December 2021 and you are updating your node, you will need to reset your IncentiveCash password at this point using the Forgot Password? option.

Please check your junk mail for the reset password email.
You can set your new password to be the same as your previous one.

7. Once you have registered and logged in, copy your Node ID and paste it into the app on the IncentiveCash page.
8. Click Update, you will see your new IncentiveCash balance updated.
9. Your node will then ping us so we know it's running.

You can check it worked by refreshing the IncentiveCash page in the app. You should have a recent LAST PING.

For every day your node pings us, we'll add 1 Minima Coin to your DAILY REWARDS.

Windows

1. If you have a previous version of Minima running, replace your existing minima.jar file with the latest version.
2. Download and save the latest Minima JAR
3. If you are a new user, please ensure you have the latest version of Java installed.
4. Open Command Prompt as Admin. When it opens, type the following:

java -Xmx1G -jar (including a space after -jar)

- then drag and drop the minima.jar file into the command window,

- then add a space and type

-rpcenable

The output should look like the below (on one line):

java -Xmx1G -jar C:\Users\YourName\minima.jar -rpcenable

Note: When starting a new node or to delete your existing node data -clean can be added to the end. Do not use -clean if you are simply restarting your node.

e.g. java -Xmx1G -jar C:\Users\YourName\minima.jar -rpcenable -clean

5. Hit the Enter key

6. Wait a few minutes for Minima to start.

7. After you have registered, login to your IncentiveCash account here.

8. Complete the setup by copying your Node ID and typing the following directly into the Command Prompt:

incentivecash uid:InsertYourNodeID

Example:

incentivecash uid:00F3E50D-5A52-444B-8F1A-0DA72D6CAA84

You should receive a return status of true and see your previous reward balance (if any) including missed rewards (if any).

9. Your Minima node is now running and will ping us every day.

10. Avoid

  • Closing your Command Prompt window
  • Allowing your PC to go to sleep
  • Turning your PC off

If any of the above happen, your Minima node will stop running and you will need to repeat step 3 to start it again.

For every day your node pings us, we'll add 1 Minima to your DAILY REWARDS.

Mac

1. If you have a previous version of Minima running, replace your existing minima.jar file with the latest version

2. Download and save the latest Minima JAR

3. If you are a new user, please ensure you have the latest version of Java installed.

4. From your Terminal command line, type the following:

sudo java -Xmx1G -jar (including a space after -jar)

- then drag and drop the minima.jar file into the command window,

- then add a space and type

-rpcenable

The output should look like the below (on one line):

sudo java -Xmx1G -jar /Users/YourName/minima.jar -rpcenable

Note: When starting a new node or to delete the config file of your existing node -clean can be added to the end. Do not use -clean if you are simply restarting your node.

e.g. sudo java -Xmx1G -jar /Users/YourName/minima.jar -rpcenable -clean

5. Hit the Enter key

6. Wait a few minutes for Minima to start

7. After you have registered, login to your IncentiveCash account here.

8. Complete the setup by copying your Node ID and typing the following directly into the Terminal Command line:

incentivecash uid: InsertYourNodeID

Example:

incentivecash uid:00F3E50D-5A52-444B-8F1A-0DA72D6CAA84

You should receive a return status of true and see your previous reward balance (if any) including missed rewards (if any)

9. Your Minima node is now running and will ping us every day.

10. Avoid

  • Closing your Command Prompt window
  • Allowing your PC to go to sleep
  • Turning your PC off

If any of the above happen, your Minima node will stop running and you will need to repeat step 3 to start it again.

For every day your node pings us, we'll add 1 Minima to your DAILY REWARDS.

Linux Desktop

1. If you have a previous version of Minima running, please run this script to uninstall minima:

wget -O minima_cleanup_v98.sh https://raw.githubusercontent.com/minima-global/Minima/master/scripts/minima_cleanup_v98.sh && 
chmod +x minima_cleanup_v98.sh && sudo./minima_cleanup_v98.sh

2. If you are a new user, please ensure you have the latest version of Java installed on the server.

3. From the root directory, please run the following script:

wget -O minima_setup.sh https://raw.githubusercontent.com/minima-global/Minima/master/scripts/minima_setup.sh && 
chmod +x minima_setup.sh && sudo ./minima_setup.sh -r 9002 -p 9001

4. Hit the Enter key,

5. Wait a few minutes for Minima to start

6. After you have registered, login to your IncentiveCash account here.

7. Complete the setup by copying your Node ID and typing the following 3 commands directly into the Command Prompt:

sudo apt install curl (hit enter, then if prompted, type y for Yes)

This will install curl so you can use Minima commands from your command line

sudo apt install jq (hit enter, then if prompted, type y for Yes)

This will install jq so the output format is readable (optional)

curl 127.0.0.1:9002/incentivecash+uid:xxx-xxx-xxx-xxx-xxx | jq

Example:

curl 127.0.0.1:9002/incentivecash+uid:00F3E50D-5A52-444B-8F1A-0DA72D6CAA84 | jq

You should receive a return status of true and see your previous reward balance (if any) including missed rewards (if any).

8. Your node will then ping us so we know it's running.

For every day your node pings us, we'll add 1 Minima coin to your DAILY REWARDS.

Linux VPS

1. Log in to your server as the root user. (You may need to create a secure connection to your server using PuTTY, Terminal or a similar tool)

2. Ensure you are in the root directory

3. If you have a previous version of Minima running, please run this script to uninstall minima:

wget -O minima_cleanup_v98.sh https://raw.githubusercontent.com/minima-global/Minima/master/scripts/minima_cleanup_v98.sh && 
chmod +x minima_cleanup_v98.sh && sudo./minima_cleanup_v98.sh

4. If you are a new user, please ensure you have the latest version of Java installed on the server.

5. From the root directory, please run the following script:

wget -O minima_setup.sh https://raw.githubusercontent.com/minima-global/Minima/master/scripts/minima_setup.sh && 
chmod +x minima_setup.sh && sudo ./minima_setup.sh -r 9002 -p 9001

6. Wait a few minutes for Minima to start.

7. After you have registered, login to your IncentiveCash account here.

8. . Complete the setup by copying your Node ID and typing the following 3 commands directly into the Command Prompt:

sudo apt install curl (hit enter, then if prompted, type y for Yes)

This will install curl so you can use Minima commands from your command line

sudo apt install jq (hit enter, then if prompted, type y for Yes)

This will install jq so the output format is readable (optional)

curl 127.0.0.1:9002/incentivecash+uid:xxx-xxx-xxx-xxx-xxx | jq

Example:

curl 127.0.0.1:9002/incentivecash+uid:00F3E50D-5A52-444B-8F1A-0DA72D6CAA84 | jq

You should receive a return status of true and see your previous reward balance (if any) including missed rewards (if any).

9. Your node will then ping us so we know it's running.

For every day your node pings us, we'll add 1 Minima Coin to your DAILY REWARDS.