There are multiple ways for virtual currency enthusiasts to support the Bitcoin network. Not only can they spread the word about Bitcoin and try to “convert” as many people as possible, but there is also the option of running a Bitcoin node. In recent months, it has become clear the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B is more than capable of running a Bitcoin node. With a touchscreen for this little device to be released soon, visually monitoring a Bitcoin node is just $60 USD away.
Running a Bitcoin Node on the Raspberry Pi 2
One of the main reasons why few people decide to run a Bitcoin node on their computers is due to the blockchain size. As of press time, the blockchain approaches the 50GB threshold, containing all transactions from back in 2009 up until this very moment. Especially on older hard drives, indexing the blockchain can take quite some