Bitcoin Hardware Nodes: Should You Get One?

A summary of what is currently available. All of them have Bitcoin Lightning.

Which one will you get for Christmas?

Raspiblitz

Shipping out of Germany, the Raspiblitz, is the only one that comes with a large LCD screen.

Bitcoin Hardware Node Raspiblitz
Credit Picture: Fulmo.org

Specs:

  • Raspberry PI4 2/4/8GB RAM
  • 1000 GB SDD
  • RaspiBlitz Case Metal/Plastic (optional)
  • 1 SD-Card 32GB (SanDisk)
  • Raspberry Pi Heatsink Case
  • SSD-Case (optional)
  • Power Supply USBC
  • LCD Display
  • 1m Ethernet Cable
  • Lightning Network: yes

The Bitcoin Machines

Shipping out of India (TBC), The Bitcoin Machines, powered by Umbrel, is the most stylish of the lot with its aluminum case. It has several color options and is also sold without the OS and also the empty case.

bitcoin hardware node bitcoin machines
Image Credit: TheBitcoinMachines.com
  • Raspberry Pi 4 8GB RAM 1.6 Ghz quad-core CPU
  • Lightning Network: yes

Nodl One and Nodl Dojo

From France, shipping out of TBD, the Nodl One currently out of stock according to the website.

Specs:

  • CPU: Rockchip RK3399 Hexa-Core ARM Processor (big.LITTLE with 2 Cortex A72 and 4 Cortex A53 cores)
  • RAM: 4GB dual channel LPDDR4
  • Video out: HDMI (can be used for monitoring or troubleshooting)
  • Network: Gigabit Ethernet
  • Storage: 16 GB eMMC (boot) + 1 TB SSD
  • Lightning Network: yes
Bitcoin Hardware Node Nodl
Image Credit: nodl.it

The Nodl Dojo has the same specs as the Nodl One and comes with Samourai wallet built-in

Casa Node 2

Casa Node 2, sadly discontinued, was shipping from the US:

Bitcoin Hardware Node Casa-Node2
Credit Picture: keys.casa

This article is gonna be updated if something new comes up. Let me know if you know more node hardware.

Stay tuned.

References:

Follow these folks on Twitter:

  1. https://twitter.com/BitcoinMachines
  2. https://twitter.com/nodl_it
  3. Website: https://shop.nodl.it/en/
  4. Website: https://thebitcoinmachines.com/
  5. Website: https://shop.fulmo.org/raspiblitz/

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