# Genesis File
The Genesis file (~/.iris/config/genesis.json) is the basis for the entire network initialization, which contains most info for creating a Genesis block (such as ChainID, consensus params, app state, initial account balances, parameters for each module, and validators info). The genesis file sets the initial parameters of any new IRIS network. Establishing a robust social consensus over the genesis file is critical to start a network.
Each genesis state starts with a list of account balances. Social consensus on these account balances must be bootstrapped from some external process be it events on another blockchain to a token generation event.
# Basic State
- genesis_time The time to launch
- chain_id Blockchain’s ID
- initial_height The height to init
# Consensus Params
max_bytesThe max size of a block.
max_gasThe maximum gas quantity of a block. Its default value is -1 which means no gas limit. If the accumulation of gas consumption exceeds the block gas limit, the transaction and all subsequent transactions in the same block will fail to deliver.
time_iota_msMinimum time increment between consecutive blocks (in milliseconds).
- evidence The lifecycle of deception evidence in the block
max_age_num_blocksMax age of evidence, in blocks.
max_age_durationMax age of evidence, in time.
max_bytesThe maximum size of total evidence in bytes that can be committed in a single block.
- validator The information of validator
pub_key_typesThe public key types validators can use.
# App State
auth Params related to the system
bank Params related to bank
capability Params related to capability
coinswap Params related to coinswap
crisis Params related to crisis
distribution Params related to distribution & commission
evidence Params related to evidence
genutil Params related to genutil
gov Params related to on-chain governance
guardian Params related to guardian
htlc Params related to htlc
ibc Params related to ibc
nft Params related to nft
mint Params related to inflation
oracle Params related to oracle
params Params related to params
random Params related to random
record Params related to record
service Params related to service
slashing Params related to slashing validators
staking Params related to staking
token Params related to token
transfer Params related to transfer
upgrade Params related to upgrade
vesting Params related to vesting
Parameters that can be governed: Gov Parameters
Gentxs contains the transaction set of creating validators in genesis block.
The IRIShub provides robust tools for bootstrapping the identities that will start chain via the
gen-tx or a Genesis Transaction is cryptographically signed transactions that are executed during chain initialization that generate a starting set of validators.
The gen-txs are artifacts that prove that the holders of accounts consent in launching the network and that they put capital at risk in the process.