Building Your Own Bitcoin Satellite Node: Part 1 — Hardware Assembly

In this Part 1 of 3 tutorial written by Grubles, you can learn how to build a Bitcoin node that receives data from Blockstream Satellites.

CEO of Blockstream Adam Back, in an interview with, stated:

We see the Blockstream Satellite service as one stepping stone to decentralizing Bitcoin by radically reducing node cost and therefore scaling the ability for people to run nodes.”

Explaining further:

“Today’s launch of Blockstream Satellite gives even more people on the planet the choice to participate in Bitcoin,” said Blockstream co-founder and CEO Adam Back, when the announcement was made. “With more users accessing the Bitcoin blockchain with the free broadcast from Blockstream Satellite, we expect the global reach to drive more adoption and use cases for Bitcoin, while strengthening the overall robustness of the network.”

With Blockstream Satellite, one is freed from exorbitant monthly broadband ISP fees which can exceed $100. The data received from the satellite is free. If one does pay for traditional broadband internet, Blockstream Satellite will reduce bandwidth requirements for running a full node.

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