Running a node

Node Operators contribute the networking, compute, and storage resources necessary to process transactions and update the state of the network. To do this, each node runs an instance of the DBFT consensus and SEVM processes. Their core responsibility is to run a node that maintains a copy of the blockchain's ledger, validates and records transactions, and contributes to the network's security and decentralisation by participating in DBFT consensus. In return, nodes are compensated through incentives, staking rewards, and transaction fees.

Why run a node?

Becoming a Redbelly Node Operator allows you to participate in our innovative and disruptive network that is revolutionising the adoption of blockchain technology as we know it through compliant asset tokenisation. Be part of the solution and apply to be a Node Operator today.


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Redbelly Node Operators are incentivised to participate through a one time signup bonus and an ongoing staking reward. These incentives are paid in the native coin of the Redbelly Network, RBNT.

The Redbelly Network has the capacity to support a high number of transactions. Node operators are paid a portion of all gas fees, paid in RBNT. 


Network access:

Node operators MUST have network access and provide their public address when applying to run a node. Learn about gaining network access.


All nodes must stake 100,000 RBNT in order to participate. This acts as a disincentive to malicious behaviour. If a node is found to have acted maliciously, its stake can be slashed. Read more about Network Governance.


The minimum hardware requirements for running a Redbelly node are:

  • CPU : 8-core CPU or equivalent

  • ARCHITECTURE - x86-64 (also known as x64, x86_64, AMD64, and Intel 64)

  • RAM : 16 GB of RAM

  • OS : Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS or later (x86-64 compatible)

  • STORAGE : 1 TB

  • NETWORK BANDWIDTH : 40 Mbps with stable connection



Submissions now closed

Thank for your interest in our Node Operator Program. We have been overwhelmed with responses and will now take some time to work through them.

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