Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks; managing transactions and the issuing of bitcoins is carried out collectively by the network.
This chart bootstraps a single node Bitcoin deployment on a Kubernetes cluster using the Helm package manager. Docker image was taken from Bitcoind for Docker.
The bitcoin daemon on the offline computer is used solely to sign transactions and runs without a blockchain. Thus even a low-powered computer such as a Raspberry Pi or an old netbook can serve nicely as your offline machine.
The bitcoin daemon on the online computer requires a complete and up-to-date blockchain for tracking addresses. Since its work is more CPU and disk intensive, a more powerful computer is required here. You’ll also need plenty of free disk space for the growing blockchain.
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