Wrong Shelley genesis file

Hi everyone! i’m trying to start the cardano node as per the guide but i have the following error :

Wrong Shelley genesis file: the actual hash is “eb84b1bd2f707b2edce93d85b04d3c77dec5d507d13eb6cbb1f09e6ddd5a2109”, but the expected Shelley genesis hash given in the node configuration file is “1a3be338bcbb7911969283716ad7aa550250226b76a61fc51cc9a9a35d9276d81”

It seems strange because I followed the guide step by step!
my files are organized as follows :
Schermata 2021-08-16 alle 00.02.03

With this json files…

thanks in advance for anyone who will help me!

What version are u using?

I am also encountering this error on the Testnet. I was using the testnet versions of the json files listed in the original post. Version: cardano-node 1.28.0 - linux-x86_64 - ghc-8.10
git rev 48429531f0d3d71fadce9a5971bf56a6df396f2d

eee, downgrade to 1.27.0

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Sorry for being so green behind the ears. To do that I should :cd cardano-node
cabal clean
cabal update
git fetch --all --tags
git checkout tags/1.27.0
cabal build all

Yeah it should work

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I know this sounds crazy - but i did exactly what i wrote before hand, and it complied, then a checked the version and its still 1.28.0. Any advice?

Can u share the files downloaded?
Do u have also the alonzo files?

Can u try to donwload from here ? For testnet


and restart the node

Hi @Alexd1985 I am on 1.27.0 and downloaded the files from your link. Still getting error when running the node for the first time on the testnet.

Any ideas ? Thank you.

Wrong Shelley genesis file: the actual hash is “e209c5d22fe51d58485759cc9edca776cb505c1afb2ba5f98f8a6a979a7589e4”, but the expected Shelley genesis hash given in the node configuration file is “849a1764f152e1b09c89c0dfdbcbdd38d711d1fec2db5dfa0f87cf2737a0eaf4”

download the files from shelley not for alonzo

I am getting these files :



Are these correct ?

yeah, should be, and also the byron genesis file

Ok. SInce these are the files I just manually update the config fie with the right hash. It seems to work now. Thanks @Alexd1985 !


Hi alex ! Thank u for you fast reply.
My version : cardano-node 1.27.0 - darwin-x86_64 - ghc-8.10

I solved it this way:
I have a mac.

I deleted my files , emptied the db… and ran the command:

wget https://hydra.iohk.io/build/7191656/download/1/mainnet-config.json
wget https://hydra.iohk.io/build/7191656/download/1/mainnet-byron-genesis.json
wget https://hydra.iohk.io/build/7191656/download/1/mainnet-shelley-genesis.json
wget https://hydra.iohk.io/build/7191656/download/1/mainnet-topology.json

No errors anymore.