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Please help a newbie to run a Eth node.

Please help a newbie to run a node. Hi Guys, I’m looking for a new pet project and thought setting up my own node would be a good one. I want to learn more about decentralisation and do my part to keep etherum more decentralised. I was thinking about going for a raspberry pi 4 with 8gb and a 2 tb ssd. I found some good tutorials online but I still have some questions left: – On Eth2 I can run a node without the need to stake 32 eth…that is just for running a validator node right? – What happens when we switch to Eth2. Do I just wipe the system and setup an Eth2 client and sync again? – would you recommend a chasing with a fan? Would really appreciate the help…cheers!

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  1. Eth 2 is just a transition from proof of wor to proof of steak. To participate in running a seeking node you will need 32 eth. However, a few protocols in development such as [rocket pool](https://www.rocketpool.net/) will allow people to steak without 32 eth.

    Using rocket pool you can either:

    a) Run a node with 16 eth and the protocol will find other steakers to fill the remainder 16 eth. You will also get extra rewards for running the validator that is paid to you as a fee from the other steakers who just put up eth as collateral but don’t run a validator.

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    However, it’s pretty cool that you can steak any amount. And is WAYYY better than coinbace taking their cut of your steaked eth, not to mention makes ethereums network infrastructure WAAYYY more decentralized which is good for all eth users.o run a validator node. The option means you don’t actually run a node as a small fee of your stealing rewards will be paid to the node runner.

    Hope this was helpful, good luck running the node 🙂

  2. You can run both a eth node and a eth2 beacon chain without staking any eth, that’s only needed for the eth2 validator.

    I don’t know if this will work on the raspi though. Btw, I have that same setup running locally, a Raspberry Pi 4 with 8gb and I could not get the whole geth+beacon+validator running on it, it was too much for it. I ended up running only beacon+validator and using a 3rd party service for the eth node.

    That said, yea start with the testnet. You can get the whole validator environment setup there, requirements are much lower, and no need to invest real money if you just want to learn.

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