ParallelChain client (
pchain_client) is a command-line tool that allows you to connect and interact with the ParallelChain Mainnet / Testnet.
pchain_client supports both Windows and Linux/macOS. In this tutorial, we will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to install and use
pchain_client to transfer tokens, deploy smart contracts, and call contracts.
- Download the latest release as a compressed file from Assets of ParallelChain Lab's GitHub release page.
- Unzip the file to extract the executable
- Open Powershell by pressing WIN+R and typing
- Navigate to the directory where
pchain_client.exeis located using the
cdcommand. For example, if the executable is located at
- Follow the instructions in Section Prepare Environment to get ready for interacting with the blockchain.
Linux / macOS
The installation process for Linux and macOS is similar. To install pchain_client:
Download the latest release as a compressed file from Assets of ParallelChain Lab's GitHub release page.
Head to the directory where the downloaded file is located and extract it using
tar. For example:
tar -xvf pchain_client_linux_v0.4.3.tar.gz
tar -xvf pchain_client_mac_v0.4.3.tar.gz
Follow the instructions in Section Prepare Environment to get ready for interacting with the blockchain.
If you're using macOS and encounter a GateKeeper message when trying to run pchain_client, you can remove macOS' "GateKeeper" attributes from pchain_client using the following command:This is an elevated action, so you will need to enter your password to continue.
sudo xattr -rd com.apple.quarantine ./pchain_client
pchain_clientcan now be used as normal.
You might want to store
pchain_clientin a directory of your choice so that it is easier to follow the commands in the tutorial. For example, we created a folder in our home directory called parallelchain_client:
$ mkdir -p /home/my_user/parallelchain_client $ cp pchain_client /home/my_user/parallelchain_client/ $ cd /home/my_user/parallelchain_client $ ./pchain_client