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Make Bitcoin full nodes easy to install, maintain and use is a must do. Working on that.

@jochemin Was thinking virtual machines pre-configured would do the trick, use a shared folder and the -datadir argument to point to a locally stored blockchain folder.

@TallTim I think shared folders don't work with Core. I'm working on a plug and play full node with a configuration/use web portal. Core + LND. And the most important thing, education, why is important running your own node and more.

@jochemin I know they work, because I sync a node every day with one on my NAS.

@Sosthene plug & play Bitcoin full node with Lightning, easy to maintain, low cost. Then, aducation, Bitcoin is a deep change, not easy to understand.

@jochemin do you know btcpay ? They made a one click deploy for Bitcoin + lightning inside a docker.
You’re speaking of hardware aren’t you ?

@Sosthene yes I know btcpay server. My project is a full node (hardware + Core + LND + web portal) focused on user experience.

@jochemin that’s cool, but I always have a kind of apprehension that hardware might be tampered with.
Anyway I’m trying to write a full guide in french for installing Bitcoin + lightning on one’s own hardware, so I share your concern about making full nodes more user friendly, let’s keep in touch

@Sosthene we are using Raspberry Pi, the idea is to sell the node installed and ready to use or the user can buy the Raspberry and install himself, it's going to be open source, of course.

@jochemin Ok got it, what's the name of your project ?
So if I want to install myself, would you sell me something like a one-click installation program ?

@Sosthene "dlightning node" (not final name, can change) if you want to install yourself you'll only have to buy the hardware (Raspberry Pi) and install dlightning, it'll be open source, so no charges.

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