Ravencoin Full Nodes

Ravencoin — How to Run Full Nodes


  • Sign up for a Digital Ocean account.
  • Create a Droplet — “Regular Intel” CPU (80 GB) for $20/month
  • Connect to your new node (SSH or login)
  • Run these commands (see below for them all grouped together where you can copy/paste them all in one shot)

Download a zip compressed Ravencoin core:

Use the pre-installed python3 to unzip. No need to install unzip.

Uncompress the compressed file inside the zip

Helpful mapping so ravend and raven-cli commands can be run from any folder.

Set the maxconnections to 1000 so we connect to more nodes. Note: Will add to the end of the file.

Run ravend as a daemon (background process)

Print out “started” — Not really necessary, but adds an extra return for copy/paste so daemon starts.


What if we do it all in sequence, just paste this in.

To test and make sure a full node is running, do this from a different computer:

It should immediately return something like:

Hit CTRL-] to exit and then q and ENTER to quit telnet.

Once you’ve created one node, and it is fully synced, then you can create a snapshot, and then create new nodes from the snapshot and they’ll already be fully synced nodes.

Update: If you’re doing this on AWS instead, then you need to allow port 8767 in the security group. Also, AWS will be more expensive.

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