Why should you pick COTX FluxNode - CUMULUS?

By Saad Akhtar, March 5th, 2023

Lets begin with a little introduction about FLUX…

Flux is a blockchain protocol that aims to provide a scalable, user-friendly, and highly efficient solution for decentralized applications (dApps) and smart contracts. Flux utilizes a unique consensus algorithm called "Proof-of-Flux" that combines elements of both Proof-of-Work and Proof-of-Stake to achieve a high degree of security and network efficiency. The Flux blockchain also supports a range of advanced features, such as interoperability with other blockchains and privacy features. With its focus on scalability and usability, Flux has the potential to become a key player in the rapidly evolving world of blockchain technology.

So then what exactly is a FluxNode and why would I want one……

 A FluxNode is a computer that participates in the Flux blockchain network by validating transactions, maintaining a copy of the blockchain, and relaying information to other nodes on the network. By running a FluxNode, users can help to secure the network and contribute to the overall decentralization of the ecosystem. FluxNodes come in different varieties, ranging from full nodes that download and store the entire blockchain, to light nodes that rely on other nodes for data. Running a FluxNode requires some technical expertise, but it can also be a rewarding experience for those interested in blockchain technology and decentralized systems.

Running a Flux node can offer several benefits to the user and the Flux blockchain network, including:

Overall, running a FluxNode can be a valuable experience for those interested in blockchain technology and decentralized systems. It can help to promote the principles of decentralization, security, and community involvement that are at the core of the Flux blockchain.

What about all these requirements of hosting a Flux Node…..

Flux has some pretty straightforward requirements for being a node host. For obvious reasons, node reliability is the most important. Let's go over what all it takes to own a node:

Flux offers few different tiered options for hosting a node. Each tier (CUMULUS, NIMBUS, STRATUS) require specific compute power, internet bandwidth and amount of FLUX collateral to be locked into the node.

For example. The COTX FluxNode - CUMULUS requires the host to run the node on hardware that can offer a minimum of 2 CPU cores with 4 threads, 8GB of RAM, 220GB SSD/NVME disk, 25Mbps download & 25Mbps upload. The system must benchmark the SSD at a minimum of 180 MB/s DWS (Disk Write Speed) and minimum 240 EPS (Events Per Second – CPU).

These are the minimum limits required for a host machine to pass the lowest tier CUMULUS benchmarks. Not to forget that there is a 1000 Flux coin collateral which is required to stand CUMULUS tier node which will be held in the Flux Self Custody Wallet called “ZelCore”. Flux collateral is refundable once you decided to stop mining $Flux crypto.

What is COTX offering to the Flux community, that I just couldn't do on my own…..

Flux is a Web 3.0 blockchain project, not a hardware vendor. As such Flux does offer its software to run Flux nodes at no cost to the user. All this sounds fine and dandy however the complexity of installing the Flux node software, passing hardware and software requirements for a CUMULUS, NIMBUS or STRATUS tier is definitely not everyone’s cup of tea….

To setup a DIY Flux node, you will need some level of technical knowledge which is a few steps beyond a normal desktop user who maybe friendly with a double click install to get apps. You will need some basic familiarity of the Linux operating system, specifically Ubuntu or Debian along with a dash of terminal/command line knowledge for executing installation routines.

Now, granted that Flux has created a very nice terminal based installation script which makes it fairly straight forward to setup a Flux node however what is straight forward and fairly easy to me, doesn't necessarily have to be 1,2,3 to you.

COTX has developed an extremely easy to deploy and use Flux node. We currently offer Flux CUMULUS node tier hardware only however we plan on releasing higher tier bench-marking hardware very soon.

So then, how is COTX CUMULUS Flux Node any better than other vendors….

COTX FluxNode - CUMULUS has a few different distinct advantages over other vendors: 

Cloud Managed:

Easy to Setup:

COTX Cloud Multi-Node Capable:

“Auto-Magic” Updates:

Versatile hardware:

Power House:

Power Friendly:

COTX unique Fast Synctechnology:

Heroic Support:

COTX is Flux's official hardware vendor and global partner.


Wrapping it all up tightly with a blue ribbon…...

The current crypto market has been experiencing a period of growth and increased mainstream adoption. Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, had reached new all-time highs earlier in 2021, and other cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum and Binance Coin had also seen significant gains.

However, the crypto market had also experienced significant volatility, with prices fluctuating rapidly and sometimes dramatically. Regulatory concerns and environmental issues related to crypto mining had also raised questions about the long-term sustainability of the market. Crypto mining has several environmental implications that must be considered when evaluating the sustainability of the crypto industry. Efforts to transition to renewable energy sources and improve the efficiency of mining hardware could help mitigate some of these environmental concerns.

COTX FluxNode - CUMULUS offers an environment friendly/ green initiative supporting blockchain solution which is highly profitable and versatile. With crypto prices on the decline, the average Joe (Node host/owner) can only be kept interested in supporting a project if it offers some level of benefit to the node host/owner themselves. Most Flux node solutions available in the market are equally well designed however none offer the low power consumption which results in operating a Flux node, profitable for the host. COTX CUMULUS Flux node stands out as an answer to a prayer for many of those same hosts/owners who wish to keep supporting the Flux Network while generating some form of passive income for their investment.

(Disclaimer) This write up is the authors view and opinion about Flux Network & COTX


RUNONFLUX: https://runonflux.io/flux-nodes.html

ZelCore Wallet: https://zelcore.io/learn-more/

COTX FluxNode - CUMULUS:   https://cotx-store.com/collections/cotx-fluxnode/products/cotx-fluxnode-cumulus