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Post your best neroChans. Get tipped.

No middle-men. p2p tips.

No passwords. Wallet signing authentication.


This install guide was written for Ubuntu.

Launch a new VPS and point a domain of your choice to it. I'll refer to said domain as $DOMAIN below.

# Update package list
apt update

# Install web server, tools, and system libraries
apt install nginx python3-venv certbot python3-certbot-nginx docker-compose make

# Note - If you don't want to run Docker, you can just install/run monero-wallet-rpc and background it instead

# Remove default Nginx config
rm /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/default

# Add http Nginx config
vim /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/nerochan.conf
server {
    listen 80;
    error_log /var/log/nginx/ warn;
    access_log /var/log/nginx/;
    client_body_in_file_only clean;
    client_body_buffer_size 32K;
    client_max_body_size 30M;
    sendfile on;
    send_timeout 600s;

    location / {
        proxy_set_header Host $host;
        proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
        proxy_set_header X-Frame-Options "SAMEORIGIN";
        proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
        proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme;
        proxy_set_header Cookie $http_cookie;
        proxy_redirect off;

# Configure SSL for web server - certbot will inject SSL config into your above nerochan.conf
certbot --nginx -d $DOMAIN --agree-tos -m $YOUR_EMAIL

# Create new user for running app
useradd -m -G docker -s /bin/bash nerochan   # omit docker group if running without it

# sudo into nerochan user
sudo -u nerochan bash
cd ~/

# Clone the repo
git clone

# Setup secrets
cp env-example .env

# Build and run monero-wallet-rpc
make up   # uses docker-compose to build a container image which runs ./bin/ (monero-wallet-rpc)

# Install Python dependencies for Flask app
make setup

# Initialize the database based on nerochan/ (default goes to ./data/sqlite.db)
make init

# Run Gunicorn production web service
make prod

# Register new user on the site

# Make user an admin via CLI
./ add_admin $HANDLE

If everything worked as intended, you should have Gunicorn running in the background on port 4000 as nerochan user, with Nginx config accepting requests for your $DOMAIN, proxying requests to Gunicorn. You'll have a SQLite database keeping all the relational app data somewhere you've defined (default is app repo ./data/sqlite.db), and a filesystem for future uploads from your artists. You'll have an administrator within the application's /admin interface for managing the system.

To process tips, run the following (setup a cron task):

./ verify_tips

Dev Stuff

Stagenet txes for testing/validation:

recipient tx_id tx_key
78TanhCTvw4V8HkY3vD49A5EiyeGCzCHQUm59sByukTcffZPf3QHoK8PDg8WpMUc6VGwqxTu65HvwCUfB2jZutb6NKpjArk 077b8654dd95fdfbd6d97808e2a9ad37cf767fb2f9da4cb0e1e6427c8587f6ee be64bd151bd01cb4f8572a3c9731d0dff726079213e9f7017957799edc46630b
78TanhCTvw4V8HkY3vD49A5EiyeGCzCHQUm59sByukTcffZPf3QHoK8PDg8WpMUc6VGwqxTu65HvwCUfB2jZutb6NKpjArk 46fd71389ed54f195d359b84897bb89b37bb8da0bbe72ef22b552c8786346805 b683e96770c76a1a23253873ad8a2ebb1832e14d90a05fb49a9e6e22e73d630a
77toDDnVmSrWMZ5tS17UWXcxQVkD6LtNSArVwzsWdE176oDbYtPTiAqExjDZWGE5KwKPY7Kd1BcWYfCnJuL2RfcqA1gzoEj c2a6a4cb80f4adac40177d5a8d557bd2a6af71a3c6d9537fdcdab66e42274ab1 882fdb5aabbe0bda155860a91bc7fd02c6a000a22a1975e210442c05d18d7403