Why run an Ethereum node?
- Help out the Ethereum network (Though I personally believe there are already enough nodes for network security, the network will need more nodes to support light clients (e.g. digital wallets) and just to have more node redundancy)
- Instead of connecting to another node using RPC connection, you have direct access to Ethereum blockchain by running a node
- Verify your own transactions. You are your own bank!
- 100X your cool points
Why I chose the Raspberry Pi?
- Low cost
- Low power consumption
- Noise free
- It looks cool
- Got a few for free from past projects. Might as well lol
Why this tutorial?
- Encourage people to actually interact with the Ethereum technology
- Most tutorials that are already available online are either for other operating platforms (i.e. Windows, MacOS etc.), or not up to date
If you don’t have a Raspi and want to install on another Linux Distro, simply skip Step 2
- Intro (current page)
- Set Up RasPi: set up and configure the Pi as a secure Linux server.
- Install Go: download Go binary discribution and install.
- Install Geth: build Geth from source code
- Run Geth: run Geth client, and learn Geth commands
- Updates: keep track of changes
Read the rest of the tutorial on my Github
I am not a financial advisor. $OMG to the moon though. hint hint
This tutorial would not have possible without these amazing people:
- The Ethereum team (https://github.com/ethereum)
- Raspnode (http://raspnode.com/)
- Go Ethereum (https://geth.ethereum.org/)
- Stadicus (https://github.com/Stadicus)
- David Busby (https://gist.github.com/Oneiroi)
If I helped you, give me a handshake on Twitter @jim380. Or if you want to tip me,