Running Your Own Bitcoin, Ethereum, or Lightning Network Node
In this video, Bitcoin educator and entrepreneur Andreas M. Antonopoulos explains how to run various nodes in the crypto ecosystem.
0:00:00 Waiting — Subscribing — the anticipation!
0:03:59 STARTS HERE in Spanish
0:07:45 What is a node? Please explain what bitcoin, ethereum and lightning nodes are. How they are alike and how they are different? Why would I want to run a node? Is it profitable?
0:18:52 Do I run a node?
0:20:11 I assume, that when I have a node I can look my transaction on it instead of using a block explorer. So my question is, how do I look that data up on my node? [zcsdu89zu8hfirew7zcdsoiuz74398]
0:25:53 What's your opinion on these easy-to-install full nodes packages ? Umbrel has gotten lots of attention lately, but also myNode, RoninDojo etc. Those project being open-source, can we trust them as much as compiling Bitcoin Core from source? [Ian]
0:33:03 Hi, is it necessary to get a second internet connection exclusively for my node, or is it safe to run it inside my home/companies network regarding attacks/safety? [NOT Andreas]
0:37:08 How do I know which node my hardware wallet is connecting to first my node or the wallet providers node) and how do i get my hardware wallet to connect to my node by default ? [Didier]
0:39:45 Does running a node at home make you a target? [ixaeon]
0:40:32 Break for https://aantonop.com/shop, workshops and more
0:41:45 Thank you to supporters, Patreons, Builders and everyone who makes this possible
0:44:45 Hi Andreas, what do you think about running a bitcoin node behind tor? I already have a normal full-node hosted in my home-lan, and I know that tor is about anonymity, but I dont get which use-cases would benefit from tor.... [Davide]
0:52:23 What would a more advanced node set-up look like? For example if I would like my node to be able to do atomic swaps with other cryptocurrencies over lightning? What could a more advanced node do? [My name is Optional]
0:56:40 Hi Andreas, what would one need to set up a Lightning node? What advantages does it offer? Do you need a Lightning node in order to do Lightning transactions? [Giovanni]
1:01:02 Is there any advantage of running 2 or more LN nodes? Balancing? Privacy? Anything? (edited) [MB]
1:02:29 Should I run a separate node to set up lightning channels? what is happening on my node when I initiate a lightning channel?
1:05:15 What type of computing power is needed to run my own node? Are the specs available for the minimum requirement? As always I can only assume, biggest & fastest is best, but I really have no idea.
1:13:59 No question. Just love. You are AWESOME. Thank you for everything you do. In my circles you're known simply as The Greek :-) (edited)
1:14:37 Thank you and wrap-up
The session was live-streamed on February 7, 2021.