Joining a Blockchain Network with Private Node

A private node is mandatory when your application need near 0ms latency to the blockchain network. This course is a step by step guide on how to establish one. 

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What is and Why Full Node?

An blockchain node is a computer software that run to participate in blockchain peer to peer network. The node can then verify block and transaction data on the network.

Know also as client, the node downloads a copy of the blockchain and verifies the validity of every block, then keeps it up-to-date with new blocks and transactions, and helps others download and update their own copies.

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Why should we run a private node?

Many advantages for us and to the network itself if we run a node: privacy, security, reduced reliance on third-party servers, censorship resistance and improved health and decentralization of the network

In our case, we need a private node to get the fastest connection possible for our blockchain application.

If your application is satisfied with 200+ ms connection time then just use public nodes like: Moralis, Quick Node, etc. It’s very simple to setup a node endpoint URL there.

But if your application needs like below 1ms of connection time, then a private node is mandatory.


Install Ubuntu Server on Physical Server, AWS, Google Cloud, and Hetzner Cloud

Create Users and Download and Install geth

Install Required Packages and Download Mainnet Data 

Download and Extract Snapshot Files

Create Service to Start the Node

Starting the Node

Configuring the Client Application