You have different options to start your own Masternode in the DefiChain Network.
You can find a detailed Comparison in the Defichain Wiki in english and german.
I only support Option 3, held your Collateral in your own Wallet at home and start a VPS in a datacenter for Staking and to stabilize the network.
When you want to host your Node at home, do it by yourself :-)
Recommended Hardware Requirements
- 2-4 vCPUs
- 8 GB RAM
- 120 GB SSD Storage
- Redundant Internet Connection
My personal favorite is the VPS 1000 G9 from Netcup.
I prefer Debian 10 (64 Bit) Minimal with restricted root-user Access.
In March 2021, the Blockchain needs ~20 GB Storage, please check, if your Provider can extend the Storage without initialize the whole Server (Netcup can do it).
We all hope that DefiChain will be successful, if this is the case, the 120GB storage could soon reach its limits.
For detailed Installation instructions, visit the Guide in the wiki: English or German Version.