Using Daedalus as a Cardano Node for Minting Tokens

Learn how to leverage Daedalus Wallet as a Cardano Node to mint tokens and any other cardano-cli. Episode made possible by Project Catalyst FUND3 (Cardano Decentralized Innovation Fund)

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Below are the CHEAT CODES from Windows video

Set Environment Variables:

Path: Where Daedalus is installed
C:\Program Files\Daedalus Mainnet

CARDANO_NODE_SOCKET_PATH: Once Daedalus is running you can find this

Search Bar “CMD” in Commandline copy&paste:

wmic process get name, commandline > procs.txt

notepad procs.txt

In Notepad, Find


Search Bar and restart “CMD” in Commandline copy&paste:

cardano-cli query tip –mainnet

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Have been looking for someone to bring this up. Finally!

I’m very new to all this and have been trying to find some answers regarding the set up, before creating NFTs.

Do I still need to build and install the cardano-node or will installing Daedalus and use your way suffice? Where should I start?

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You want to start by installing the Daedalus wallet for Testnet

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Thanks Friend

Btw for MacOS:

Testnet: (for mainnet client adapt application path)

$ cd "/Applications/Daedalus"

$ export CARDANO_NODE_SOCKET_PATH=$(ps ax | grep -v grep | grep cardano-wallet | grep testnet | sed -E 's/(.*)node-socket //')

$ ./cardano-cli query tip --testnet-magic 1097911063