Node device FAQs

Which currencies can I earn?

Node earns Incognito’s native coin, Privacy (PRV), for every block created. Since Node offers incognito mode for multiple currencies, it also collects transaction fees in multiple cryptocurrencies (BTC, ETH, BNB, and more)…

Can I choose which currencies to earn?

Not at the moment. Node will earn a proportion of all transacted currencies on the Incognito Network, most commonly BTC, ETH, and BNB.

How much will I earn?

The money Node will make is dependent on how many people use the network to send and receive crypto privately (BTC, ETH, BNB, etc.). While we are hesitant to give exact numbers as there are many variables, we are confident in advertising minimum earnings around the $25/month range (at today’s market price). Node earns rewards for powering privacy for the token economy, and as such, its value is tied to the network’s usage. Please only purchase Node if you believe what it does is useful or meaningful.

What’s Node Pro about? When will that be available?

Node Pro will run multiple other PoS blockchains, such as Ethereum 2.0 and Bitcoin’s Lightning Network. Node Pro will be released in 2020 to coincide with the launch of these anticipated upgrades.

:warning: Update: Node Pro is on the delay and we don’t have plan to release this product in 2021.

Which blockchains can Node stake on?

This version of Node runs the Incognito Blockchain.

What’s the difference between the Node device and virtual node? Is one better than the other?

Both the hardware device and virtual node are essential and equally valuable to the Incognito ecosystem. Some technical experience is needed to set up a server and operate the virtual node. The hardware device is designed for ease of use — all users need to do is plug it in. It’s simply a matter of choice; we hope this will encourage more people to be validators and help make the Incognito network as decentralized as possible.

Can I purchase Node with a credit card?

Currently, users can purchase Node either via Zelle transfer or cryptocurrency transfer. The team is working on implementing credit card functionality and will make an announcement when it is available.

Can you tell me more about the 30-day free trial?

It’s simple: if you don’t like it, we’ll take it back and issue you a full refund. Your 30 days start from the date you receive the Node, and any returns must be received by us within those same 30 days. This free trial applies to all USA orders. For more details, please refer to the Returns and Warranties section on the site.

Does Node come with a warranty policy?

Node is covered by a 1-year warranty. For terms and conditions and more details, please refer to the Returns and Warranties section.

When will Node ship? How long will it take to arrive?

Node is produced in small batches and will ship based on the date of purchase. Node ships worldwide and ships quickly through our international warehouse partners in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Do I need to buy PRV to use Node?

No. For Node hardware, the only startup costs are the device itself. All device owners will have access to a common fund, which they can utilize to stake and earn. Device owners are also free to purchase and stake their own PRV at any time. This increased investment will yield higher returns.

Where is my order confirmation email?

We are manually reviewing every single order to make sure everything is where it should be. If you are experiencing delays, please be patient. We’ll send you a confirmation as soon as possible — typically within 24 hours.

Can I buy more than one Node?

In order to keep the network sufficiently decentralized, we kindly ask that users buy just one Node each — but do get your friends involved! Let’s get a Node into every corner of the globe.

I notice Node needs to connect to my WiFi. Is my information safe? Can Incognito access my home network?

Think of Node as a very simple mini PC — it has its own hotspot so it can connect to your WiFi and go online. It connects to the Incognito blockchain network in order to perform its function. Unlike other devices; Node is built to run only one service from one port. Only you can control your device; at no point can we — or anyone else — access the rest of your network. In this sense, Node behaves similarly to any other IoT device.

How much electricity does Node consume?

Just 1.5kwh a day to run all day.

Why is Node so much more efficient than other mining devices?

Traditional mining relies on an energy-guzzling mechanism called Proof of Work (PoW). Most major blockchains have now made upgrades to Proof of Stake (PoS) — a much more efficient system. By running only the latest PoS blockchains, Node is able to earn you cryptocurrency for less energy than it takes to power your desktop.

How long does it take to set up Node?

Plug it in. Connect to WiFi. Let it run. That’s it!

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It’s good knowing that Incognito stands 100% behind their products! Thanks for the opportunity to invest in this Amazing Company!

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@annie The part with the Node Pro is not up to date… :slight_smile:

Thanks for the head up. Let me update it :+1: @Nubex

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my node has been on green light waiting status for over 24 hours and hasnt earnt a penny. is there anything else I need to do? someone pls help

The longest waiting streak is 70 days I think.

Random selection is what decides which nodes will earn. It is part of the design of the network.

Take a look here

Actually my dear @Jamie…the longest non-earning streak was captured by @Roman with a total of 78 days on April the 5th…not sure if he still has the record but that was the last we know…it is under the string… Longest Non-Earning Streak. [Reigning champion: @thriftinkid at 65 days]…well dear I hope all has been good with you…it had been awhile since I got a chance to say hello to you…til next time I guess… :innocent: :blush: :sunglasses:

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Ah thanks for that update. I kind of lost track of the exact number. You are doing a better job.

I am doing fine, and always glad to see your friendly messages popup in the comments of many posts.