Posts Tagged ‘RPi Bitcoin node


Raspnode is a project created to help people get Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum nodes, wallets, and related cryptocurrency software on their Raspberry Pi 2 micro computers. Raspnode was launched last year as a Kickstarter project, but now the project’s website also contains detailed guides on how to run a full node for Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum. Since Bitcoin and Litecoin are already “old news” you might be more interested in how to setup a RPi 2 system with a full Ethereum node using the Go Ethereum client (geth) or Python Ethereum client (PyEthApp). The guides are comprehensive and detailed enough, so that they should be easy to understand and be followed by not so advanced users, so you might want to give them a go if you have an unused Raspberry Pi 2 lying around.

The guide for the Go Ethereum client for running a full Ethereum node on RPi 2…
The guide for the Python Ethereum client for running a full Ethereum node on RPi 2…


Raspnode is an interesting crowdfunding project on Kickstarter that wants to help people that would like to support the Bitcoin network by running a full node, but don’t want to burden their home computer and deal with the power costs and noise. The raspnode is a plug-n-play bitcoin full node the size of a mouse that runs without any noise and only costs a penny or two a day for power. The raspnode allows anyone to run a bitcoin full node 24/7. The raspnode can be used as a Bitcoin wallet, a developer node for either mainnet or testnet, or simply to support the network. The raspnode project has a $3000 USD goal and backers can just support the idea, or also get a USB flashd rive with the blockchain and/or an SD flash card to use along a RPi they already own. You can even get the whole package ready to be plugged in used for a $120 USD as an early bird or $135 USD as a regular backed when the limited early bird units are over. The official website has a DIY guide for everyone that wants to setup a full Bitcoin node with his own RPi hardware if you already have everything available.

For more details about the Raspnode crowdfunding project on Kickstarter….