Video lessons

In this section, you'll find a collection of video tutorials and guides crafted to enhance your proficiency in using developer tools for your Cardano projects.

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced developer, these tutorials span a wide array of topics, ranging from building the node to setting up a stake pool, creating a local cluster, understanding Cardano governance, and more.

Video tutorials are designed for ease of comprehension, offering clear, step-by-step instructions to help you quickly become proficient with Cardano. The Handbook section provides written guides and reference materials that complement your learning experience.


Click the link to access the video lesson of your choice. Next to each module title, you'll find a link to the corresponding section in the handbook for additional reference.

Module 1. Setting up the node (Handbook: Module 1)

Module 2. Basic operations (Handbook: Module 2)

Module 3. Protocol parameters (Handbook: Module 3)

Module 4. Peer-to-peer (P2P) networking (Handbook: Module 4)

Module 5. Creating a stake pool on the preview testing environment (Handbook: Module 5)

  1. Stake pool operations part 1

    1. Querying the stake snapshot

    2. Querying leadership schedule

    3. Querying KES period information

    4. Renewing KES keys and an operational certificate

  2. Stake pool operations part 2

    1. Changing pool parameters

    2. Withdrawing rewards

  3. Bonus: obtaining signing keys for wallet addresses.

Module 6. Monitoring the nodes (Handbook: Module 6)

  1. Configuring a Grafana dashboard (WIP)

Module 7. Governance (Handbook: Module 7)

Module 8. Local cluster (Handbook: Module 8)

  1. The Vasil hard fork (WIP)

  2. The SECP intra-era hard fork (WIP)

Module 9. Simple scripts and Plutus scripts (WIP)

Module 10. The new tracing system (WIP)

Module 11. Running a SMASH server (WIP)

Module 12. Running a token metadata server (WIP)

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