Iam having two files

rococo_custom_2_plain.json enter image description here

  1. What does beefy means?
  2. What s the difference b/w alice vs alice_stash & bob vs bob-stash ?
  3. From the above image how can i able to step up for new node ie., charlie?

[rococo_local_plain_200.json] (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sks5s8BEouuxwFMV9zAkqjkNWr27Uc00/view?usp=sharing)

how can i add charlie node as collator same as alice & bob.

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BEEFY (Bridge Efficiency Enabling Finality Yielder) is a secondary protocol running alongside GRANDPA to support efficient bridging with non-Substrate blockchains.

Video on BEEFY:

What is the difference between Alice vs Alice Stash?

Both are predefined dev accounts:

$ ./target/release/node-template key inspect //Alice
Secret Key URI `//Alice` is account:
  Network ID:        substrate 
 Secret seed:       0xe5be9a5092b81bca64be81d212e7f2f9eba183bb7a90954f7b76361f6edb5c0a
  Public key (hex):  0xd43593c715fdd31c61141abd04a99fd6822c8558854ccde39a5684e7a56da27d
  Account ID:        0xd43593c715fdd31c61141abd04a99fd6822c8558854ccde39a5684e7a56da27d
  Public key (SS58): 5GrwvaEF5zXb26Fz9rcQpDWS57CtERHpNehXCPcNoHGKutQY
  SS58 Address:      5GrwvaEF5zXb26Fz9rcQpDWS57CtERHpNehXCPcNoHGKutQY
$ ./target/release/node-template key inspect //Alice//stash
Secret Key URI `//Alice//stash` is account:
  Network ID:        substrate 
 Secret seed:       0x3c881bc4d45926680c64a7f9315eeda3dd287f8d598f3653d7c107799c5422b3
  Public key (hex):  0xbe5ddb1579b72e84524fc29e78609e3caf42e85aa118ebfe0b0ad404b5bdd25f
  Account ID:        0xbe5ddb1579b72e84524fc29e78609e3caf42e85aa118ebfe0b0ad404b5bdd25f
  Public key (SS58): 5GNJqTPyNqANBkUVMN1LPPrxXnFouWXoe2wNSmmEoLctxiZY
  SS58 Address:      5GNJqTPyNqANBkUVMN1LPPrxXnFouWXoe2wNSmmEoLctxiZY

In the node-template Alice's key is normally used as the sudo key:

Take a look at this tutorial on how to add additional nodes:

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