By watching the stats of my blog I noticed a lot of people reading the old articles about how to install a full node for IoP.
Because of our approaching „Mercury“ release – I would like to inform yourself that the token node (Previously known as: IoP Token Server) full node is only one piece of a real IoP Full Node that is needed as backbone for our network and our upcoming apps.
A real full node would have to run several services like:
- a https-webserver
- a decentralised storage system comparable to Storj.io – but linked to our decentralised web servers and or messaging client
- of course our IoP Token Node
- the decentralised DNS we use to find each other for a direct p2p communication via our IoP Connect app
- And also a micropayment reward system for running a full node (yes – you read correctly – you get rewarded just for running a full node!)
This all sounds very complicated for now – sure – but we will deliver some nice HowTos and tutorials for setting up your real full node right at home on a tiny device.