A Gnosis Validator Node can be hosted with Ledger, Trezor, MetaMask, or Coinbase wallets.


When generating Gnosis validator keys through Allnodes, you will not receive a new mnemonic. Your withdrawal key is your GNO address. Access to your initial wallet is required when you decide to withdraw your funds after Phase 1.5. Attention! You don't EVER share your withdrawal private keys or mnemonic with anyone, including Allnodes.

During the process of hosting your nodes on Allnodes, you'll be asked to upload your json files. These files contain your Validator private keys. A validator private key is required for your Validator node to validate. It is not a withdrawal key and doesn't give access to your funds.

Your Validator key information is protected at all times with Allnode's secure multi-level shield system.


Gnosis Staking is working on the Gnosis network. If you have GNO on Ethereum mainnet, you will need to bridge it to the Gnosis chain.


Gnosis Validator Keys Generator: https://wallet.allnodes.com/gno/generate


Instructions for Ledger (through MetaMask):

  1. Download and install the MetaMask wallet from the official website: https://metamask.io
    If you already have at least 1 GNO and 0.1 xDAI in your wallet, start at step 9.

  2. Open the "Settings" menu, select "Networks", and press the "Add network" button.

  3. Insert this data in the fields required and press the "Save" button.
    Network Name: xDAI Chain

    WebSite: https://rpc.xdaichain.com

    ChainID: 100
    Symbol: xDAI

  4. Click on the "Ethereum Mainnet" dropdown and switch to the "xDAI Chain" network.

  5. Connect your Ledger wallet to your computer and open the Ethereum app on it.

  6. Choose the "Connect Hardware Wallet" option in MetaMask menu, select Ledger and choose your address.

  7. Open your wallet and copy your address.

  8. Send at least 1 GNO and 0.1 xDAI to that address.
    0.1 xDAI is required to cover the costs of the initial deposit transaction.

  9. Open this link: https://www.allnodes.com/gno/host

  10. Press the "PROCEED" button.

  11. Press the "CONNECT" button and select "Ledger".

  12. Follow further instructions from Allnodes.
    While we are a non-custodial service, when activating a validator node, technically your coins will be sent from your wallet to staking smart contract (mainnet): 0x00000000219ab540356cbb839cbe05303d7705fa


Instructions for Trezor (through MetaMask):

  1. Download and install the MetaMask wallet from the official website: https://metamask.io
    If you already have at least 1 GNO and 0.1 xDAI in your wallet, start at step 9.

  2. Open the "Settings" menu, select "Networks", and press the "Add network" button.

  3. Insert this data in the fields required and press the "Save" button.
    Network Name: xDAI Chain

    WebSite: https://rpc.xdaichain.com

    ChainID: 100
    Symbol: xDAI

  4. Click on the "Ethereum Mainnet" dropdown and switch to the "xDAI Chain" network.

  5. Connect your Trezor wallet to your computer.

  6. Choose the "Connect Hardware Wallet" option in MetaMask menu, select Trezor and choose your address.

  7. Open your wallet and copy your address.

  8. Send at least 1 GNO and 0.1 xDAI to that address.
    0.1 xDAI is required to cover the costs of the initial deposit transaction.

  9. Open this link: https://www.allnodes.com/gno/host

  10. Press the "PROCEED" button.

  11. Press the "CONNECT" button and select Trezor.

  12. Follow further instructions from Allnodes.
    While we are a non-custodial service, when activating a validator node, technically your coins will be sent from your wallet to staking smart contract: 0x0B98057eA310F4d31F2a452B414647007d1645d9


Instructions for MetaMask:

  1. Download and install the MetaMask wallet from the official website: https://metamask.io
    If you already have at least 1 GNO and 0.1 xDAI in your wallet, start at step 7.

  2. Open the "Settings" menu, select "Networks", and press the "Add network" button.

  3. Insert this data in the fields required and press the "Save" button.
    Network Name: xDAI Chain

    WebSite: https://rpc.xdaichain.com

    ChainID: 100
    Symbol: xDAI

  4. Click on the "Ethereum Mainnet" dropdown and switch to the "xDAI Chain" network.

  5. Copy your address and send at least 1 GNO and 0.1 xDAI to that address.
    0.1 xDAI is required to cover the costs of the initial deposit transaction.

  6. Open this link: https://www.allnodes.com/gno/host

  7. Press the "PROCEED" button.

  8. Press the "CONNECT" button and select MetaMask.

  9. Follow further instructions from Allnodes.
    While we are a non-custodial service, when activating a validator node, technically your coins will be sent from your wallet to staking smart contract: 0x0B98057eA310F4d31F2a452B414647007d1645d9


Instructions for the Coinbase Wallet:

  1. Download and install the Coinbase wallet from the official website: https://www.coinbase.com/wallet
    If you already have at least 1 GNO and 0.1 xDAI in your wallet, start at step 7.

  2. Open the "Settings" menu, select "Default network", and press the "Add custom network" button.

  3. Insert this data in the fields required and press the "Save" button.
    Network Name: xDAI Chain

    WebSite: https://rpc.xdaichain.com

    ChainID: 100
    Symbol: xDAI

  4. Open the "Settings" menu, click on "Default network", and select "xDAI Chain".

  5. Copy your address and send at least 1 GNO and 0.1 xDAI to that address.
    0.1 xDAI is required to cover the costs of the initial deposit transaction.

  6. Open this link: https://www.allnodes.com/gno/host

  7. Press the "PROCEED" button.

  8. Press the "CONNECT" button and select the "Coinbase Wallet".

  9. Follow further instructions from Allnodes.
    While we are a non-custodial service, when activating a validator node, technically your coins will be sent from your wallet to staking smart contract: 0x0B98057eA310F4d31F2a452B414647007d1645d9

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