One-Click to build a New Kind of Network node on DigitalOcean

NKN (New Kind of Network) is the new kind of P2P network connectivity protocol & ecosystem powered by a novel public blockchain. Our open source node software allows Internet users to share network connections and utilize unused bandwidth for rewards. By running an NKN node, you become part of the NKN network community helping to build the decentralized Internet so everyone can enjoy secure, low cost, and universally accessible connectivity.

Now it is even easier to join the NKN network and run your own node using DigitalOcean’s One Click.

Highlights: setup a NKN Full Node in 5 minutes

  • Easy one-click setup to join NKN’s public testnet
  • Host an NKN Full Node starting @ $5/mo and earn test tokens
  • Track your node and wallet with

You can create your own NKN Node with just 3 easy steps:

  1. Deploy NKN Full Node on Digital Ocean
  • Follow the “one-click app” here:

Follow Link to start your one-click NKN Full Node

  • Choose the standard $5/mo option
  • Under “Select additional options” select the box next to the “User Data” option and enter the following script to use a beneficiary address. A beneficiary address is the wallet address where you would like all of you token rewards to be forwarded. If you do not have a NKN Wallet, you can create a new one by going to
  - owner: nkn:nkn
    path: /home/nkn/go/src/
    content: |
        "BeneficiaryAddr": "YOUR_EXISTING_NKN_WALLET_ADDRESS"
  - cd /home/nkn/go/src/
  - sudo jq -n --argfile c1 config.json --argfile c2 config.user.json '$c1 + $c2' > /tmp/config.json.merged
  - sudo mv /tmp/config.json.merged config.json
  - sudo chown nkn:nkn config.json

Replace YOUR_EXISTING_NKN_WALLET_ADDRESS in the text above with your NKN wallet address, a string starting with the letter NKN (example: NKNJLh2fzjrppBAzSbQbRz2HWmNoqacZ3EVQ)

  • Click Create

Note: It will take up to a few minutes for the node to be setup. You will see the droplet appear on your DigitalOcean dashboard with a green dot next to it indicating the droplet is active.

2.) Backup your wallet ID and password — Keep both of these files safe as it contains all the information to recover your wallet

  • Copy your wallet.json (includes your wallet ID) file to your computer

Example: Using Secure Copy (SCP) from your computer’s terminal:

scp [email protected][droplet IP Address]:/home/nkn/go/src/ .

  • Copy your wallet.pswd (password file) to your computer

Example: Using Secure Copy (SCP) from your computer’s terminal:

scp [email protected][droplet IP Address]:/home/nkn/go/src/ .

3.) Setup to monitor your NKN node and wallet

  • Open an account at
  • Add your node to the Nodes Manager

  • Add your wallet to the the Wallet Tracker

Tip: The wallet Address is located in the backup file wallet.json as “Address”:”[string starting with NKN]”

Congratulations! You are now running a NKN Full Node on DigitalOcean and can monitor your node and wallet rewards from

Non-mandatory Upgrades

Occasionally, NKN will offer new releases that are not mandatory upgrades. If you would like to upgrade to one of these new releases, you can do so by rebooting your node. Follow the instructions below to reboot your NKN Full Node on DigitalOcean:

1.) From the DigitalOcean Console, Click on the NKN Full Node droplet that you would like to reboot.

2.) Using the switch to the right of the NKN Full Node droplet, toggle the switch “off” then “on” again. The node will reboot, download the latest software, and synchronize which may take a few minutes to complete.

3.) You can monitor the status of your node from the nknx Node Manager.


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