This guide will walk you through the deployment and registration of your first Darknode. Before you begin, make sure that you have a MacOS, Windows, or Ubuntu machine available (i.e. home computer) and 100,000 REN.
During installation and deployment, remote machines (VPS) will be automatically set up as needed.
Virtual Private Server (VPS) Options
$10 USD per month + storage costs + network costs
$5 USD per month + storage costs + network costs
$16 USD per month + storage costs + network costs
Running a Darknode for RenVM is a responsibility. It requires moderate involvement in the network and community. There is an assumption that you have some technical know-how and understand how to utilize your computer's command-line interface (CLI).
You will be required to occasionally update your Darknode and refill it with ETH, so please do understand the responsibility prior to moving forward. If you are not committed to being involved in the network's safety, we'd encourage you not to proceed.
However, if you are prepared for this responsibility, then please proceed to the next steps and welcome to Ren's Darknode Community!!