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With your Energi wallet on your home computer or laptop, you must leave it on all of the time in order to receive the maximum amount of staking rewards. In this guide we will learn how to set up a VPS (Virtual Private Server)
to ensure your wallet will always be staking. That way you will be able to access your funds and spend them via your local wallet on your computer, but also have that same wallet on the cloud 24/7 for staking purposes. For faster, automated setup please refer to this guide
Note: It’s technically possible to earn NRG with staking just 1 NRG but currently, it will take 2.6 years to get 1 stake.
1. Edit your local
Since you will be staking your NRG
on a cloud server 24/7, there is no need to have staking enabled on your local wallet. Also, it is impossible to stake the same wallet more than once, so before we begin we will have to disable staking for your local wallet
. To do this, navigate to your
folder on your local machine, and add
, it’s in
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, it’s in
2. Encrypt your
Next, once your wallet software is up and running you will want to make sure it is encrypted with a strong password or pass phrase. Click
on the menu bar at the top of the wallet, and select
Some dialogue boxes will pop up asking you to confirm your choice. Once you’ve confirmed, the software will shut down and encrypt the wallet.
3. Relaunch the wallet
You should notice in the lower right corner there is a small green lock icon indicating your wallet is encrypted. This step is very important for the security of your funds, as you will be copying your wallet.dat file to the cloud server.
4. Setup a VPS cloud server
There are many options available. I prefer Vultr
NOTE: If you do not have a Vultr account, please use my referral link to sign up: Vultr.com/?ref=7513475
Choose a server location closest to you for less latency:
For this guide we will be using 64-bit Ubuntu version 18.04
, so select the 64-bit version of Ubuntu 18.04.
Choose the server size with 1024 MB (1 GB)
of Memory. On Vultr this comes with 25 GB
of storage, 1 CPU
bandwidth, for $5 per month
, which is more than enough for our needs.