Setting up a private Ethereum blockchain

by Héctor Ugarte

For testing purposes on a single node, like when we are developing on our local PC. Is recommended to use: ethereumjs/testrpc

“Limited RPC client intended for quick testing and development. Uses ethereumjs to simulate a full client and make development of Ethereum applications much faster”

Git: https://github.com/ethereumjs/testrpc 

For building a private Ethereum blockchain, with multiple nodes one option is to use Geth.

“geth is the the command line interface for running a full ethereum node implemented in Go. It is the main deliverable of the Frontier Release”

Git documentation: https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/wiki/geth

I made a small and very basic tutorial on setting up a private blockchain on a virtual environment with vmware:

Direct link: https://es.scribd.com/doc/305789330/Setting-up-a-private-Ethereum-blockchain-with-two-nodes

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