Generator


0Chain generators (or miners) generate blocks, produce random numbers, and verify blocks. Miners get compensated for transaction processing. Miners are chosen based on the square of the number of tokens staked.

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Become a Miner


Buy Hardware


Role Miner
Unit of Measure 1U
Processor 8-core 2GHz
Solid State Drive 1TB SSD
Memory 16GB
Colocation Cost $1,000 p/ year
Hardware cost $2,000

Rent on AWS


Role Miner
Amazon instance c5.xlarge
Amazon Elastic Block Store EBS 64-384GB
Rental Cost $1,850 p/ year

Sharder


Sharders store the blocks generated by miners and respond to queries on transactions and blocks. Just like miners, sharders are chosen based on the square of the number of tokens staked.

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Become a Sharder


Buy Hardware


Roles Miner + Sharder
Unit of Measure 1U
Processor 8-core 2GHz
Solid State Drive 2TB SSD
Hard Drive Disk 12TB HDD
Memory 32GB
Colocation Cost $1,000 p/ year
Hardware cost $2,700

Rent on AWS


Roles Sharder
Amazon Instance m5.xlarge
Amazon Elastic Block Store EBS 64-384GB
Amazon Storage Service EFS
Rental Cost $2,400 p/ year

Blobber


Blobbers store any data for the consumer, enterprise, and applications. When a client store a file, it is automatically sent to the least expensive blobbers chosen at random.

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Become a blobber


Buy Hardware


Roles Miner + Sharder + Blobber
Unit of Measure 2U
Processor 2 x 8-core 2GHz
Solid State Drive 3TB SSD
Hard Drive Disk 48TB HDD
Memory 64GB
Colocation Cost $1,200 p/ year
Hardware cost $5,700

Rent on AWS


Roles Blobber
Amazon Instance t3.medium
Amazon Elastic Block Store EBS 64-384GB
Amazon Storage Service S3 48TB
Rental Cost $15,700 p/ year

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