I’m Bruno. I own Bitfalls.com, a technical education portal about blockchain things. A while back I got worried about people’s preference for taking shortcuts: custodial wallets, staking pools, cloud-hosted nodes.
As people kept claiming that running an Ethereum node is expensive and that it needs a powerful computer, I created this store as a reaction to the blockchain-size FUD. What most people don’t realize is that in order to run a full node you only need a little under 200GB of disk space. To run a full archive node, however, you need much more – but almost no one has a need to use those. What’s more, a full node can run on a microcomputer like the NanoPC on a miserable 12 volts with very little bandwidth. Here’s a breakdown of the difference:
This store sells blockchain related hardware. Currently, it’s just NanoPC nodes configured to be plug and play. We sell them at cost, just to prove that you can indeed cheaply run your own Ethereum node. Later on, we might be offering some other hardware too, but that also will not be for profit.
Questions? Tweet at me.