I'm running the docker compose from iohk for cardano-wallet (https://github.com/input-output-hk/cardano-wallet/blob/master/docker-compose.yml).

I execute the compose using the following command:

NETWORK=mainnet docker-compose up

Now when I hit the api to check the status, it tells I'm in the byron era:


curl http://localhost:8090/v2/network/information



Shouldn't I be in the current era? I assume I am connected to testnet since it is still on byron. I haven't modified the docker compose and see no other way to specify mainnet.

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This probably means that your Cardano node is not done syncing and it is just in the Byron era of the blockchain history.

You can see the current height (read: the number of blocks in the chain) being just 67669. When you look at the explorer, that is just block from 2017/10/09 13:50:11 UTC.

Give it time and make sure it is completly synced and on the tip with the rest of the blockchain.

Also, to clarify, the testnet is also on Alonzo era.

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