How to be a full node?

do full nodes have to save the whole blockchain in their computer?

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Yes. If you don’t have a copy of the blockchain, you must trust someone who does. In that case you wouldn’t be a full node.

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Ok, so how is it going to work to run nodes for PoS “minting” of ADA? Do we simply install the Daedalus Wallet, and presto? A link to the procedure would be helpful. I have over 100k ADA; what’s a good number for node running and minting?

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As far as I understand, there’s going to be a staking procedure in the wallet.


I am also very much interested in knowing what one needs to do in order to be able to mint, once we reach the right epoch to do so.

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I found the answer in the roadmap:

Here’s what it’ll look like.


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i want that much ADA :joy::star_struck:

I’m guessing this picture is from the design team as a design template. Nothing on there reflects reality

Thanks for the precisions io_jeremy.

You guess this picture is from the design team as a design template, so I guess this means that on dec 3rd the real percentages were really different from the numbers on the picture ?

Where is it possible to see the reality (today) ?

Is there a precise link somewhere (showing such a picture as above, but with actual numbers) ?

I may be an interested node maintainer, but before deciding something, and since Cardano ADA claims to be based on PoS, it’s necessary to have a good idea about how many ADAs are needed to have a viable stake percentage.