Kotal Pro

Kotal Pro will transform your Kubernetes cluster into a Blockchain node as a service and API Gateway, so you can deploy nodes for Blockchain protocols, and create API endpoints for web3 developers to query your nodes.

Kotal Pro supports 10 Blockchain protocols: Aptos, Bitcoin, Chainlink, Ethereum, Filecoin, Graph, IPFS, NEAR, Polkadot, and Stacks. More protocols are planned in future releases.


  • Deployments deploy and manage Blockchain nodes for 10 Blockchain protocols.
  • Endpoints Create TLS-secured API endpoints for your node deployments.
  • Workspaces Organize your deployments, endpoints, secrets, and users into workspaces.
  • Secret Management Store secrets like private keys in secure locations and re-use them in your deployments.
  • User Management Invite users to your workspaces and assign them roles.

Software Included

Package Version License
kotal-blockchain-operator v0.1.0 Apache 2.0
kotal-api v0.1.0
kotal-dashboard v0.1.0

Creating an App using the Control Panel

Click the Deploy to DigitalOcean button to install a Kubernetes 1-Click Application. If you aren’t logged in, this link will prompt you to log in with your DigitalOcean account.

Deploy to DO

Creating an App using the API

In addition to creating Kotal Pro using the control panel, you can also use the DigitalOcean API. As an example, to create a 3 node DigitalOcean Kubernetes cluster made up of Basic Droplets in the SFO2 region, you can use the following doctl command. You need to authenticate with doctl with your API access token) and replace the $CLUSTER_NAME variable with the chosen name for your cluster in the command below.

doctl kubernetes clusters create --size s-4vcpu-8gb $CLUSTER_NAME --1-clicks kotal

Getting Started After Deploying Kotal Pro

Confirming Installation

After your Kubernetes cluster is up and running, make sure Kotal Pro is installed by getting all pods (Kotal Pro components) in the kotal namespace.

kubectl get pods -n kotal

Which will return output similar to the following

NAME                                 READY   STATUS    RESTARTS   AGE
kotal-controller-manager             2/2     Running   0          1h
kotal-api                            1/1     Running   0          1h
kotal-dashboard                      1/1     Running   0          1h
kotal-postgresql                     1/1     Running   0          1h

Make sure all pods’ status is running.

Alternatively, if you helm v3, you can confirm Kotal Pro has been installed successfully by

helm list -n kotal

Which will return output similar to the following

kotal    kotal       5           deployed    kotal-1.0.0 0.1.0

Make sure the release status is deployed.

Accessing Kotal Pro Dashboard

Kotal Dashboard is available at a public IP address that can be obtained by

kubectl get svc -n traefik -w

Visit the external IP from the output of the command above http://external-ip-address