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Building Verse Procedure

Building Verse is divided into 3 main steps, which we will explain individually. We strongly recommend trying the entire process on a testnet first.

  1. Deposit OAS
  2. Deploy Verse contracts on the Hub Layer (L1)
  3. Run Verse services (L2)
  4. Verify the Build

1. Deposit OAS

To build a Verse, builders are required to deposit 1 million OAS. This deposit is not permanently locked while operating your Verse; it is only locked for 180 days. After this period, you can withdraw the OAS for any purpose, such as constructing another Verse, without the need for an additional 1 million OAS purchase.

Building on the mainnet requires 1 million OAS, whereas building on the testnet requires just 1 OAS. Please obtain test OAS from the Faucet.

Management of the Builder Key

The builder key holds the privilege to withdraw the deposited OAS and deploy the Verse contract set on L1 (step 2). As the builder key cannot be replaced, please manage it with utmost care. Loss of this key means you cannot withdraw OAS and complete the building steps.

There are two methods for depositing OAS: through a UI or by directly calling contract methods. For those who prefer using a UI, please visit the website here. The process is straightforward. For those who prefer calling contract methods, such as Nsuite users, follow the steps below.

The contract for depositing OAS is L1BuildDeposit, deployed at 0xBE75a2769B312269FF945f9cF714eEA8ed8B01A9.
Use the deposit function as shown below. Please call this function:

  • builder: the address of builder
function deposit(address builder) external payable;

Then, confirm the balance by calling the getDepositTotal function below:

function getDepositTotal(address builder) public view returns (uint256);

2. Deploy Verse contracts on the Hub Layer (L1)

Since L2 relies on L1 for security, it doesn't operate in isolation. L2 interacts with L1, and as part of these interactions, you'll deploy a set of contracts on L1. These contracts are crucial for maintaining the security of your Verse.

When deploying, you'll register 5 keys and the l2BlockTime as follows:

finalSystemOwnerThis key has privileges across all the contract sets deployed on L1 and is hence called the owner key. It's required for modifying settings and upgrading contracts. "Store this key in a secure location"; without it, you cannot replace the other keys.
l2OutputOracleProposerUsed to propose the L2 state root, this key is set to the op-proposer.
batchSenderAddressUtilized to submit all L2 transaction batches to L1, this key is set to the op-batcher.
p2pSequencerAddressEmployed for P2P syncing with multiple operation nodes. Currently, this key is not in use. Keep it for future application.
messageRelayerThis key finalizes the L2->L1 withdrawal bridge messages and is set to the message-relayer.
l2BlockTimeThe block time for L2. Choose within the 1 to 7 seconds range. Please refer link here for guidance on selection.

If you're unfamiliar with creating a private key, consider using oasys-pos-cli. Download the binary from the release page and follow the instructions to execute the key generation command.

$ oaspos crypto:create-account
Address : 0xabcd1234...
Key : 0xabcd1234...
fund OAS

Please fund at least 10 OAS to the following address. This address will send transactions to our L1 to cover the required gas fees:

  • l2OutputOracleProposer
  • batchSenderAddress
  • messageRelayer

For those who prefer a UI, please visit the website here. The process is straightforward. For users who opt for contract method calls, like Nsuite users, follow the steps below.

The contract to deploy the contract sets is L1BuildAgent, deployed at 0x85D92cD5d9b7942f2Ed0d02C6b5120E9D43C52aA.

  • chainId: The chain ID of your Verse. Ensure this chain ID is unique globally.
  • cfg: A tuple of the configuration. Please refer to the optional configuration page.
function build(
uint256 chainId,
BuildConfig calldata cfg
) external returns (BuiltAddressList memory, address[7] memory);

Then, verify the results by calling the builtLists function below. As long as it returns a non-zero address, your build was successful.

function builtLists(uint256 chainId) external returns(BuiltAddressList memory)

3. Run Verse services (L2)

Verse comprises 6 distinct services, each with a specific role, ensuring their correct operation is crucial for the system's functionality. Below is a brief overview of these services and their functions:

op-nodeDirects L2 block creation and derives L2 chain from L1.
op-gethExecutes L2 transactions and constructs blocks.
op-propoerProposes L2 state updates to L1.
op-batcherSubmits all L2 transactions to L1.
messager-relayerRelays L2->L1 withdrawal bridge transactions to L1.
verse-submitterHandles instant verification processes.

1. Download Configuration Files

The initial step is to download the necessary configuration files. You can find these files through the web site here. These configuration files are crucial as they serve as one of the inputs for initializing and applying settings to the services.

2. Configure and Start Services

The simplest method to start the services is by using Docker. We provide a docker-compose file to simplify the process of building and starting the services as much as possible. Please adhere to the instructions found in the within the verse-layer-opstack directory.

For those who prefer to build the services from the source code, please consult the corresponding repositories for each service as listed below:


4. Verify the Build

To confirm the success of your build process, run the troubleshooting shell script. A successful execution of this script indicates that your build process has completed successfully.

As an optional setting, we highly recommend executing the previously mentioned script on a periodic basis. This script focuses on L2-specific topics and ensures the overall functionality of your Verse. As the above script lacks notification functionality, we offer an alternative shell script. By executing this script at regular intervals, for instance through cron, This script allows for notifications via Slack or Discord in case of any issues with your Verse installation. It is important to note that this script does not monitor CPU usage or memory consumption, so general infrastructure monitoring will need to be managed through other familiar means.