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How can you participate and mine tokens?

NKN is an ever growing network which needs you to help realise the internet revolution. Our economic model consists of two kinds of users: The ones who want to use the benefits of NKN, and the ones who create them. 

Because of this, we’ve made joining the New Kind of Network easy for everyone. If you want to know more about how mining works and how you receive mining rewards, please check out our introduction video:

The right solution for everyone

NKN is not only the biggest blockchain network – it’s also is the easiest to participate in!
Almost every device out there is capable of running a NKN client. No matter if it’s a home router, your local NAS, a raspberry pi, your PC, or even on a small VPS server. Because NKN nodes earn rewards based on the bandwidth they’re sharing, there’s no need for expensive hardware – just a reliable and fast internet connection. There are some small requirements () and recommendations () you should match to run a node smoothly:

  • A public IPv4 address from your internet provider (IPv6 is currently in development)
  • Ability to open/forward ports manually, or have a router with UPNP
  • A Unix operating system (NKN for Windows is also possible but requires more setup)
  • Some basic knowledge on how to use terminal

Everything cleared? Great, then you just need to do a little self-assessment on what type of miner you are. Depending on which setup best suits you, you can either use our completely automated solutions or chose to build and configure the NKN software by yourself. 

The "standard" miner

...when you barely know what a terminal is...

Use one-click solutionsworks on:

  • All VPS providers
  • All Unix systems (AMD and Intel)
  • All Unix systems (ARMv6)
  • All Unix systems (ARMv7)
  • All Unix systems (ARMv8)
The "professional" miner

...when you want to get your hands dirty...

Configure NKNworks on:

  • All VPS providers
  • All Unix systems (AMD and Intel)
  • All Unix systems (ARMv6)
  • All Unix systems (ARMv7)
  • All Unix systems (ARMv8)
  • Microsoft Windows
The "nerdy" miner

...when you want to understand everything...

Build and configure NKNworks on:

  • All VPS providers
  • All Unix based systems (AMD and Intel)
  • All Unix based systems (ARMv6)
  • All Unix based systems (ARMv7)
  • All Unix based systems (ARMv8)
  • Microsoft Windows
  • IoT Devices
  • Everything else

If you’re struggling at all, feel free to join our Discord server or our Forum. We, along with our community, are always happy to help you get started!