How to Run a Bitcoin Classic Node on Synology Disk Stations in Just 3 Steps

In the most recent version of Synology Disk Station manager DSM 5.2 they have added support for Docker.  Docker makes it super easy for anyone with a Synology Disk Station to run a full Bitcoin Classic node.  This excellent tool allows several customizations that make your Disk Station much more powerful while still simple to use.

Also read: Bitcoin classic nodes surge following beta 2 release

Step 1

Install the Docker package:
Bitcoin Classic Node

Step 2

Once Docker has installed, open it, and search the registry for “bitcoinclassic
Highlight the one you want, and click “Download”

Choose Bitcoin Classic Node setup

Step 3

Once the image has downloaded, select it, and then choose “Launch With Wizard”

Bitcoin Classic Node installation setup on Synology Disk Station

Follow the wizard steps:

Bitcoin Classic Node setup wizard on Synology Disk Station

Bitcoin Classic Node resource management setup on Synology Disk Station

Bitcoin Classic Node final phase of setup on Synology Disk Station

That’s it! Everything should be up and running!

Bitcoin Classic Node finished setup on Synology Disk Station

The other things you may want to check are:
1. Make sure your router is forwarding port 8333 to your Synology Disk Station so it can communicate properly with the Bitcoin network.
2. Check and see if your node is reachable from the outside internet. There is a great tool for checking here.

Bitcoin Classic Node Now on Your Synology Disk Station

This addition of Docker seems like a super easy way for hundreds of thousands of Synology Disk Station owners to start running a full node!

Have more to add to this topic? Join the discussion on the Bitcoin.com forum here!

We encourage everyone to run Bitcoin Classic full node on their Synology Disk Station. Doing so not only strengthens the Bitcoin network but shows your support for a block size increase. A block size increase, from 1mb to 2mb will help free up congestion during peak transaction times and also create the base for further Bitcoin improvements and scalability.

Currently there are 878 Bitcoin Classic nodes and growing according to node tracker Coin Dance. Bitmain also mined their first Bitcoin Classic block recently. Help support the Bitcoin network and growth today.

Do you run a Bitcoin Classic node? Let us know in the comments below.

Images courtesy of Bitcoin.com and synology.com

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Roger Ver began his bitcoin journey in March of 2011. He was the first person in the world to start actively investing in Bitcoin startups. He was responsible for the world's first bitcoin billboard, national radio ads, the first large website to accept bitcoin as payment, the million dollar bitcoin bet, the seed funding for such companies as Blockchain.info, Bitpay.com, Kraken.com, Shapeshift.io, Luxstack.com, Safello.com and many many more. He is a voluntaryist, and believes that voluntary human interactions in the free market, can and should replace the violent interventions of governments.