Monitoring a Bitcoin Node Using Node-RED

Now my Bitcoin Full Node is fully synchronized and running I thought it would be good to set up some simple monitoring to check it’s still up and up to date with the Bitcoin Blockchain. Bitnodes API Helpfully there’s already a site that monitors all the full nodes and also provides a handy API at […]

Running a Bitcoin Full Node on a Raspberry Pi 4

First Attempt I’ve wanted to run a Bitcoin full node for a while now. Not because it makes any money, quite to the contrary, it actually costs money to run a node, but to better understand a technology there’s nothing better than learning by doing 🧠 A full node is a program that fully validates […]

The Right Tool for the Job

During my career I’ve heard this countless times and to some extent it’s just taken as granted that you should always use the right tool for the job. Isn’t this obvious after all? Why would you knowingly choose the wrong tool? But the conversations often miss the realities surrounding the choice. Decisions are not made […]