Get Started with `dorad`

Get Started with dorad

After installing the dorad binary, you will be able to interact with the Dora Vota Mainnet via CLI.


Please make sure you have correctly installed all the dependencies on your system.


dorad is a command-line tool to interact with the Dora Vota (opens in a new tab) blockchain.

To install dorad, find the correct version tag (opens in a new tab), and run the following commands:

$ git clone
$ cd doravota
$ git checkout <version tag>
$ make install
$ sudo cp ~/go/bin/dorad /usr/local/bin

You can verify that dorad was installed properly by running:

$ dorad version
version tag (e.g., 0.2.0)

If you can see the version info, it means the installation was successful.

dorad supports general Cosmos SDK and Tendermint commands. You can run the tool to see a list of commands with explanations of what they do with dorad:

$ dorad
Start a Dora Vota node
  dorad [command]
Available Commands:
  add-genesis-account Add a genesis account to genesis.json
  collect-gentxs      Collect genesis txs and output a genesis.json file
  config              Create or query an application CLI configuration file
  debug               Tool for helping with debugging your application
  export              Export state to JSON
  genesis             Application's genesis-related subcommands
  gentx               Generate a genesis tx carrying a self delegation
  help                Help about any command
  init                Initialize private validator, p2p, genesis, and application configuration files
  keys                Manage your application's keys
  migrate             Migrate genesis to a specified target version
  query               Querying subcommands
  rollback            rollback cosmos-sdk and tendermint state by one height
  start               Run the full node
  status              Query remote node for status
  tendermint          Tendermint subcommands
  tx                  Transactions subcommands
  validate-genesis    validates the genesis file at the default location or at the location passed as an arg
  version             Print the application binary version information
  -h, --help                help for dorad
      --home string         directory for config and data (default "/home/ubuntu/.dora")
      --log_format string   The logging format (json|plain) (default "plain")
      --log_level string    The logging level (trace|debug|info|warn|error|fatal|panic) (default "info")
      --trace               print out full stack trace on errors
Use "dorad [command] --help" for more information about a command.

Create a Dora Vota account with dorad

Add a named Vota account

During the following process, you will be asked to set a passphrase for your account. Once successfully created, the terminal will output a series of mnemonic words.

$ dorad keys add <name of key>
Enter keyring passphrase (attempt 1/3):
Re-enter keyring passphrase:
- address: dora14wk0kv0cr59ml0xkww48gncd25ljtzfpjrpvx9
  name: temp-account
  pubkey: '{"@type":"/cosmos.crypto.secp256k1.PubKey","key":"AzBjp4HCkacaoSjvWLda9EuqDWQPjPVsIEZojURqgDFg"}'
  type: local
**Important** write this mnemonic phrase in a safe place.
It is the only way to recover your account if you ever forget your password.
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Please make sure to keep these mnemonic words in a secure place, do not lose it, and do not leak it, as they are crucial for recovering your account.

Show account details

$ dorad keys list
Enter keyring passphrase (attempt 1/3):
- address: dora14wk0kv0cr59ml0xkww48gncd25ljtzfpjrpvx9
  name: temp-account
  pubkey: '{"@type":"/cosmos.crypto.secp256k1.PubKey","key":"AzBjp4HCkacaoSjvWLda9EuqDWQPjPVsIEZojURqgDFg"}'
  type: local

Transfer and query using the bank module

Token in Dora Vota

The denom of Dora Vota is peaka, and 1 DORA = 10^18 peaka.

Transfer between addresses

  • from_addr: source address of this transfer transaction.
  • to_addr: destination address of this transfer transaction.
  • amount: you can use peaka or DORA which depends on the amount you’re transferring.

Here is an example of token transfer on Dora Vota:

$ dorad tx bank send <from_addr> <to_addr> <amount> --chain-id vota-ash --gas-prices=100000000000peaka --gas=auto --gas-adjustment=1.5 --node

Query the balance of account

You can use this command to query the balance of a specific account address.

$ dorad query bank balances <account_address> --node