How to read this documentation site¶
The documentation site is designed to help readers with their understanding of the features and functionality of the Tao blockchain/ecosystem.
For masternode owners: A masternode is an important entity in Tao's ecosystem. A Tao masternode is a server which uses its computing power to contribute to the network. Its job is to create and sign blocks. For this contribution to the network, masternodes receive rewards in the form of TAO. A masternode must satisfy the minimum requirements regarding computing power, RAM and storage in order to stably maintain the network. A financial requirement of 50k TAO is also needed to apply to become a masternode candidate. A financial requirement of 50k TAO is also needed to apply to become a masternode candidate. For this, masternode owners should carefully read our dedicated guide to running a masternode, using taomn and Docker. Also, masternode owners can follow our tutorial on the Tao Medium page and our wiki page.
For developers: We highly encourage developers to contribute to the development of the Tao ecosystem. For this reason, we have been building a set of developer tutorials and documentation on developing DApps to be run on Tao as well as to contribute to the development of Tao's products. This DApp tutorial shows how to deploy a smart contract on Tao. For developers who are curious about Tao's source code, this private Tao testnet guides you how to setup a private Tao testnet.