That’s right, you too can become a node on the network by running a small program in exchange for regular tokens.
Not only is this project interesting and the team and partners (including Hedera Hashgraph) committed but trying out the product is simple and easy at this stage.
NOIA is aimed at decentralising the CDN market with a view to increasing internet coverage into areas that need it.
There are numerous articles on Steempeak on this, including this comprehensive one. It’s also still nice and early to get on board…
Experience of the Process
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Once you’ve signed up, you don’t need to complete KYC to try out the simple software that will turn your PC into a node. (But still, sign up anyway. If you want to receive any tokens you’ll need to down the line.)
Next, the software can be downloaded here on Github. Obviously you’ll need to select the right file for the system you’re using.
Once installed, as usual your firewall should prompt you to make an exception. If not, you’ll have to configure this by searching online to input an exclusion rule. There are 2 ports that need to stay open. You can check these ports after installation.
The software will show ‘connected‘ in green without any activity at this stage. Don’t worry. Just keep running it for now until you’ve passed the minimum period. The team are more interested right now in seeing connections on the testnet.
Will there be a risk to one’s computer? The software will create a special area for cache. There is perhaps greater risk at visiting websites and running those scripts than this program.
As someone currently running this myself, I will check back and update this post with further updates. If you’re a member of the blog, you should get notified of this.
Let’s see how the NOIA project (Medium) progresses!