Getting Started
Deploy a Public Node

Deploy a Public Blue0x Node

Sign up for a VPS (Virtual Private Server) with a provider like (opens in a new tab)

These instructions assume you are using DigitalOcean, but other VPS providers are similar.

DigitalOcean $200 Credit for All New Users (opens in a new tab)

DigitalOcean Referral Badge (opens in a new tab)

Once signed up you will have a $200 credit for 60 days

The $5 monthly plan covers 1 month of computing for 1 server with 1 GB RAM and 25 GB storage. This is sufficient, but not ideal. The $10 monthly plan, with 2 GB RAM and 50 GB storage, is better suited to run the Blue0x software.

Create your first Droplet

  • Click Create and then Droplet from the dropdown menu.

  • Select Ubuntu 20.04(LTS) x64

  • Select the Basic, Regular Intel with SSD, and either the $5/mo or $10/mo option.

  • Choose any datacenter that you would like.

  • Enter a secure root password. You will need this later.

  • Choose a hostname if you would like or leave it as default.

  • Click Create Droplet.

  • In a few moments, your new VPS will be ready to go.

Connect to your new Droplet

  • If you are on Windows, download Putty. (opens in a new tab) Once installed, fill in the IP Address of your VPS into the Host Name field. Confirm that the Port is set to 22 and that the Connection type is SSH. In the Connection subheading, under SSH ensure 2 is selected under SSH protocol version. Under Data subheading, enter root as Auto-login username. You may then connect by clicking Open. Once started, you will then need to enter the password you specified in the last step.

  • If you are on a Mac, you can use terminal, which is built into MacOS.

  • If you are on a Linux system, you can use any shell to connect via ssh root@IP_ADDRESS_VPS.

After logged in to your VPS, install Java

  • Run the following commands in your terminal

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install default-jdk

Download and run Blue0x

  • Run the following commands in your terminal

    git clone
    cd node
  • You will see a message indicating that the node is running at localhost:2022

  • In your favorite browser, open IP_ADDRESS_OF_VPS:2022/index.html

  • You will see the Blue0x Login Screen.

  • Click Create Your Account.

  • Save and securely store your new account passphrase.

  • Once you are done setting up your account, stop your node by pressing CTRL+C in the terminal.

Enroll in Node Rewards

  • Run the following command in your terminal

    nano conf/
  • Add nxt.myPlatform=BLX-__-___-___-___ where BLX-___-___-___-___ is your new account address. Press CTRL+X, ENTER to save the file.

  • Restart your node as a background service

    ./ --daemon
  • Verify that your node is properly configured here (opens in a new tab)

Congratulations! You are now running a public Blue0x Node!

Your rewards will arrive soon!