How to Create a Xai Mainnet Node with Nirvana Labs

Joe McLaughlin

3 min read



Xai was developed to enable real economies and open trade in the next generation of video games. With Xai, potentially billions of traditional gamers can own and trade valuable in-game items in their favorite games for the first time, without the need to use crypto-wallets.


In this step-by-step guide, we will be creating a Xai Mainnet Node. At Nirvana Labs, we support Xai Mainnet on our flexnet and we also offer dedicated Xai nodes. In this guide we will be using the flexnet.


Getting Started


First, you will be creating a Nirvana Labs account.


Navigate to and click on "Sign Up".


You will be required to provide a username, email address, and a password.


On the next page, input your first and last name and click "Done".


You will see that your account is created and you are logged in. Click on the "Dashboard" button in the top right.


Before you create any nodes, you need to verify the email address you used to sign up. An email was automatically sent to your inbox upon account creation. Click the confirmation link in that email to verify. 


Once your email has been verified, you will need to add a payment method and select a plan. To add a payment method, navigate to "Node Billing", choose "Payment Preferences", and add a card by clicking the "Add Credit Card" button.


Once your payment method is added, you will need to select a plan.

There are several factors to consider when choosing a plan:

  • Your application or infrastructure load requirements
  • The number of nodes needed
  • Most commonly used requests
  • Transactions per second
  • Global latency requirements

If you need help figuring out which plan is best for you, reach out to our team.

For this guide, we will be choosing the "Free" plan. To choose a plan, navigate to "Node Billing", choose "Subscriptions", and click "Select Plan."

Once your plan is selected, navigate to the "RPC Nodes" page and click "Create a Node."


Select "Xai" for the blockchain.


Select "Mainnet" for the network.


Give your node a name and click "Create Node."

Congratulations! You have successfully create a Xai Mainnet Node on the Nirvana Labs Xai Flexnet!


To start using your new Xai Node, simply copy your new endpoint URL (API key redacted above for privacy), and make a POST request to the endpoint.


If you are interested in learning more about the types of requests that can be made to your node, don't forget to check out our docs which can be found here.


Thank you for following this step-by-step guide on how to create a Xai Mainnet Node with Nirvana Labs. 

If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to reach out to our support team!




Joe McLaughlin
Senior Cloud Architect @ Nirvana Labs