How to run a BTFS node and start earning BTT rewards

How to run a BTFS node and start earning BTT rewards

By yanis | little crypto guides | 15 Apr 2021


BTFS is an ipfs-like distributed cloud storage. But there's a major difference : it allows earning BTT rewards while hosting files. I've set up my node yesterday, so I can't tell you earnings (probably in some weeks).

Btw let's go !

 

1 - download btfs daemon

BTFS daemon official release grabbed here : https://github.com/TRON-US/go-btfs/releases/latest

If you're lazy (like me xD), you can download current release (v1.5.1) directly here (win32, win64, linux 32-bits, linux 64 bits). 

note : Release in this article can be outdated. If you read this article long after release date, please double-check it !

 

2 - put it in your bin directory (so you won't have to call full path)

On windows : copy freshly downloaded file to a directory (like C:\users\<your username>\btfs), then add the directory to path (tutorial here)

I advise renaming file to btfs for command lenght reason.

On linux : copy file to /usr/bin/btfs (for example, with command cp <name of downloaded file> /usr/bin/btfs)

note : admin/root rights might be required

 

3 - Initial setup

Open a terminal and enter the following commands :

btfs init
btfs config profile apply storage-host

and then, you will have to keep this command in background

btfs daemon

 

4 - Setting up node directory (gui)

Then, you can open node admin webpage (http://127.0.0.1:5001/hostui), and finish setup !

You will have to choose directory where you will put files, storage space to allocate and setup a wallet (for receiving BTT payouts)

 

5 - Only wait a bit

For preventing frauds (like fake nodes), you has to wait some hours before your node gets validated.

 

6 - Your node is ready

Now just enjoy BTT earnings !

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