Bitcoin Nodes


Mike asked 10 months ago

How do you make money operating a Bitcoin node?

1 Answers
Steven Hay answered 10 months ago

Hi Mike,
 
You can’t really make money from running a Bitcoin full node. It will cost you money in terms of electricity and data, unless you have a machine which is always on without data limits. The purpose of running a full node is so that you don’t have to trust a 3rd party for information on the state of your Bitcoin addresses, plus it helps to support the Bitcoin network.
 
In future, you may be able to make money from running Lightning Network nodes, which will also depend on a Bitcoin full node.

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