The Ministry of Nodes Ubuntu Node Box Guide for Ubuntu 20.04 has been released!
Articles February 14, 2021
The Node Box Guide video series is designed to help you learn and understand more about how to create your own fully featured bitcoin node. I cover it from the ground up. The playlist has been released and can be found below.
This is mainly for those who wish to learn and understand how to create a fully featured bitcoin node. It’s a workstation that you and your family can use to conduct your financial affairs. There are plenty of concepts you will learn throughout the series. It’s a deep dive into open source software including linux, bitcoin and more. Beginners are more than welcome to watch and see how this unfolds. Hopefully, the series ignites your passion for computers, an open internet, bitcoin and freedom.
The series takes you through an overview of the software used, some of the hardware options available to you and how typical home networks work. I then install the operating system, give a basic understanding of it and start installing all the bitcoin related software out. Software generally follows this set methodology:
Download -> Verify -> Install -> Configure -> Run -> Start on boot -> Maintain.
The software covered:
– Bitcoin Core
– Specter Desktop
– Electrum Rust Server
– Electrum Wallet
– Samourai Wallet, Dojo, Whirlpool
There’s plenty of tips and tricks along the way.
Other than building out an incredible Bitcoin node workstation for you to use, the real achievement is the education along the way. You build the skills you need to run any software that you may find useful on GitHub. You become a little more sovereign with the software you use and are solely responsible for the decision to upgrade your packages. You’re achieving autonomy.