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This documentation is not complete. More content will be added once it is accepted and discussed on Agora or once it is implemented and available for production.

This guide provides detailed instructions on setting up, deploying, and managing a sovereign chain, along with covering various other educational topics.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Prerequisites
  3. Setup Guide
  4. Custom Configurations
  5. Managing a Sovereign Chain
  6. Economics
  7. Governance
  8. Testing and Validation
  9. Security Considerations
  10. VMs
  11. Interoperability
  12. How to become a validator


The introduction chapter will provide an overview of what sovereign chains are and their significance in the blockchain ecosystem. It will answer questions such as:

  • What are sovereign chains?
  • How do they operate within the MultiversX blockchain network?
  • What are the benefits and use cases of sovereign chains?


The prerequisites chapter will detail the necessary preparations before setting up a sovereign chain. It will answer questions such as:

  • What are the system requirements?
  • What software dependencies need to be installed?

Setup Guide

The setup guide will get you through the initial steps to get your sovereign chain up and running. It will answer questions such as:

  • How do you create a new wallet?
  • Where can you download the required files?
  • What repositories should you use and how to prepare your environment?
  • How do you deploy necessary contracts? Can you do it in an automated manner?
  • What are the step-by-step instructions for manual deployment?
  • How do you update sovereign configurations and manage Docker observers?