Pond is a graphical testbed for Lotus. Using it will setup a separate local network which is helpful for debugging. Pond will spin up nodes, connect them in a given topology, start them mining, and observe how they function over time.
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Spawn Nodebutton starts a new Lotus Node in a new draggable window.
[Spawn Storage Miner]to start a Lotus Storage Miner. This require's the node's wallet to have funds.
[Client]to open the Lotus Node's client interface and propose a deal with an existing Miner. If successful you'll see a payment channel open up with that Miner.
Don't leave Pond unattended for more than 10 hours, the web client will eventually consume all available RAM.
rm -rf ~/.lotus ~/.lotusstorage/, this command will delete chain sync data, stored wallets, and other configurations so be careful.
lotus chain sethead --genesis