Setting up a devcoin node

in devcoin •  7 months ago  (edited)

Setting up and running a #devcoin node can be quick and easy once you know how but for those who have not done something like this before the task can seem daunting and costly but it does not have to be. So i thought I would write this guide to help show how simple and cheap it can be to run a node.

Let us start by defining a few terms.

Node

Any computer that connects to the Bitcoin network is called a node. Nodes that fully verify all of the rules of Devcoin are called full nodes. https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Full_node

Server

A server is a computer program that provides a service to another computer programs (and its user). ... In the client/server programming model, a server program awaits and fulfills requests from client programs, which may be running in the same or other computers.

Devcoin

Devcoin (DVC) is a cryptocurrency created in 2011 to fund open source work by programmers, hardware developers, writers, musicians, graphic artists and filmmakers. The Devcoin code is open source and based around Bitcoin. Devcoin can be merge mined with Bitcoin, earned by developing, writing or traded on exchanges. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devcoin

Setting up

  1. Start by creating an account with DigitalOcean if you do not already have an account
  2. Create a new droplet (for this guide we shall be using Ubuntu 18.04 - min required spec 1 CPU, 2GB RAM (cost $10 per month)
    Creat new droplet
  3. You will be emailed a password for the server and it will need to be changed when you first login.
  4. Next install the dependencies to build devcoin from source by running the following commands
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get install build-essential autoconf libtool libssl-dev libboost-all-dev libdb++-dev
    cd ~
  5. Download the latest devcoin source code and build it.
    git clone https://github.com/devcoin/core.git
    cd core/src
    make -f makefile.unix USE_UPNP=-
  6. Run the devcoind daemon and let the blockchain sync fully with the network
    ./devcoind --daemon
  7. You will get an error saying you need to create a devcoin.conf file which can be done by running the following commands
    nano -f ~/.devcoin/devcoin.conf
    paste in the following three lines into the file
    rpcuser=user1
    rpcpassword=Nzkfa1oZ5_JKMMJ-VZkXJM56dmomSEB3JqAFByFWUFU=
    rpcport=8999
  8. It can be worth downloading the first receiver file by running the following command
    wget -P ~/.devcoin/receiver/ "https://devcoinpool.btc-music.com/receiver/receiver_0.csv"
  9. Now you are ready to start the devcoind again
    ./devcoind --daemon
  10. Running the following command will show you the block height that has been downloaded so far,use this to verify that the node is syncing with the network.
    ./devcoind getinfo
    Once you are fully synced with the network you have successfully setup a devcoin node.

You can see what the height of the latest block in the Devcoin network on this website here

If you want to trade @devcoin there is a really good exchange Altilly which has DVC trading with LTC and ETH pairs, or you can buy through steemit here https://steemit.com/witness-category/@devcoin/devsteem-stage-1-sell-round-2

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Nice tutorial @fuzzybearbtc! It looks really easy to follow. I have to try this on a remote hosting some time. Thank you for sharing it!

Thanks for the great tutorial. Still took me awhile to figure out but I get it :)

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A nice easy to follow guide, @fuzzybearbtc! Resteemed.

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