I’m thinking of joining the bitcoin network and looking for good guides for how to set up and launch a bitcoin node on a raspberry pi or similar hardware. I wanted to ask some pros here about affordable and easy-to-set-up solutions.
Some input infos:
I have a desktop machine at home but it can’t be online 24/7, plus it’s used by other people intensely.
I‘m a beginner in terms of bitcoin nodes/mining, but do have quite some experience with Linux/Unix
I look for affordable solutions, e.g., a small raspberry pi hanging in the back of my office 24/7 so that the electricity bill wouldn’t explode.
I also have a conceptual question: Does it make sense to run a bitcoin node if you’re not planning to mine bitcoin? What are the benefits for the community if a single guy runs a tiny piece of hardware somewhere on Earth? And what would be the immediate benefits for me?
Thanks a lot in advance!