Do You Run a Bitcoin Full Node? [Monthly Costs & Basic Node Configuration in 2 Min]

Does Andreas run a bitcoin full node? Yes, he runs several full nodes. If you want to know what bitcoin nodes aantonop runs for his own use, watch this video! He also briefly discusses some basic configurations, availability, and cost.

0:00 Do you run your own node?
0:24 I run several full nodes
0:42 I also keep fully archival nodes, full transaction index and a full UTXO database
1:19 Do you have a particular preference for your nodes configurations?
2:17 Estimated monthly cost to run my bitcoin nodes

If you’re interested in learning to run a full bitcoin node, watch this short video to learn more about it. This question is from a bonus bitcoin and open blockchain livestream event, which took place in early 2020. If you want to ask questions early (before the live event), become a Community Builder on Patreon: Patrons get early access to ask questions, view talks, behind-the-scenes content, and much more.

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