I keep reading about chain spec json files and genesis .json files. I'm in the last stages of firing up a private network with a unique chain spec, and I wonder if I also need a genesis.json? Or does the "genesis" section of the chain spec cover it?


Chain Spec json is for parity and genesis.jcon is for Go Ethereum

Translate Geth to Parity Ethereum chain spec. keorn/parity-spec

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  • If I already have a chainspec file, do you know how to turn it into a genesis file? – stone.212 May 14 '17 at 2:56
  • @stone.212 see my edit – niksmac May 14 '17 at 3:08

The genesis section of the Parity chain spec file covers it. However if the chain spec differs significantly from Geth defaults, the network will not be usable by Geth as Geth is not as configurable as Parity.

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