it would be fun to mine crypto on the node.
You already “mine” crypto on the node, namely PRV and in smaller amounts pETH, pBTC and so on.
You probably mean other crypto. Check out the post/info on Node tree.
Imagine when #pDEX will be big, and you will get also pBTC, pXMR, pETH along with $PRV for securing the network.
You can mine $PRV (Proof Of Stake consensus) by staking 1750 PRV on the node or get a funded one.
And @Jamie. What about a VPN and a chat service in the future…do you think that is technically possible to deploy on nodes? Just curious… and maybe also ethereum staking node!
I have no idea. Never looked into that.