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Getting Started

Overview of the different systems

Infrastructure

You will need access to several things to get started:

Local keypair

This is a locally generated wallet which you will use to sign transactions.

Block Engine URLs

A list of our block engine URLs can be found here: https://jito-labs.gitbook.io/mev/systems/connecting/mainnet. Choose whichever location is nearest to you, or wherever you have your trading infra setup.

Block Engine API Key

Our block engine is currently API-gated. The block engine uses a challenge-response authentication mechanism with messages signed by a local Solana keypair. This local keypair shouldn't contain funds and doesn't need to be related to the keypair you sign transactions or submit bundles for.
To get access to the block engine, please generate a new solana keypair and submit the public key here: https://web.miniextensions.com/WV3gZjFwqNqITsMufIEp

On-chain addresses

On-chain addresses for tip programs and tip accounts can be found here: https://jito-foundation.gitbook.io/mev/mev-payment-and-distribution/on-chain-addresses