I run a few cryptocurrency nodes on my home server, powered by a net-zero
greenhouse gas emissions source.
What is Monero (XMR)?
Monero is the leading cryptocurrency focused on private transactions.
It uses various privacy-enhancing technologies to ensure the anonymity of its users.
What is a Monero Node?
A device on the Internet running the Monero software, with a full copy of the Monero blockchain, actively assisting the Monero network.
Remote nodes can be private, if they are for personal use only, or open, if they are accessible by other people.
If you can, it is always preferable to run your own node
rather than use a remote one.
An Open remote node can be used by people who, for their own reasons (usually because of hardware requirements, disk space, or technical abilities), can't/don't want to run their own node and prefer to relay on one publicly available on the Monero network.
Open remote nodes are often simply referred as "remote nodes".
What is Nano?
Nano is decentralized, sustainable, and secure digital money focused on addressing the inefficiencies present in existing financial systems.
It is feeless, eco-friendly, and instant.
What is a Nano Node?
Nano has a unique consensus mechanism called Open Representative Voting (ORV).
Every account can freely choose a Representative at any time to vote on their behalf, even when the delegating account itself is offline.
These Representative accounts are configured on nodes that remain online and vote on the validity of transactions they see on the network.