We have recently released an easy-to-follow guide on how to set up your own AIOZ.Network guide and start contributing with computational resources for the decentralized Content Delivery Network (dCDN) and blockchain components of the AIOZ system. We now count with more than 3,000 nodes from all over the world!
The step-by-step guide focused on the most common operating system out there, Windows. However, we felt compelled to provide a version for users of the MacOS to ensure full inclusion. Moreover, a Linux guide is also coming soon, so keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming post on Medium
If you want become part of the AIOZ network and run a node using MacOS, follow the steps below and join the growing community of AIOZ node operators.
The first thing you need to do is download the AIOZ Node setup file. To do so, go to https://aioz.network/ and click “Download Node” on the upper right corner.
Click the “Download for MacOS” button and download the .dmg installer file.
Install the AIOZ Node to Application folder
Once the download is complete, open the file and move it to the Applications folder. This is quite straightforward. Simply, click and drag the AIOZ Node icone to the aforementioned folder as seen below.
Now, you’ll need to open the Launchpad and find AIOZ Node App which will be likely sitting on the bottom right corner.
Click the app. A new window will prompt you to allow the app to open. Click “Open” to start the process.
Create your Edge Node Account
Once you have opened the app, you’ll be prompted to create a password. This stage is completely up to you, but please use a strong password with special characters to make sure your security is not compromised.
Once you’ve set your password up, you’ll be given your private key and mnemonic Recovery Phrase.
You can either download or copy your private key which grants access to your account in casse your password is lost. This is a very important stage that should not be ignored.
and you can also write down the Recovery Phrase which is a mnemonic seed composed of 24 random words ordered in a specific manner as seen below.
Once you’ve completed the steps above, please click “Confirm and Finish” to move on to the AIOZ Node setup stage.
Once the AIOZ Node setup process starts, you’ll need to set up your wallet so you can start receiving rewards for providing bandwidth and computational power to the AIOZ network. This process incentivizes users to download and keep the data required to make the network run smoothly. Click “Create Wallet”
Once you do, you’ll be taken to the AIOZ Wallet website, where you will be prompted to unlock your wallet. Your wallet will allow you to earn AIOZ tokens as a reward for participating in the Content Delivery Network system. This process creates a monetary incentive to keep the network running smoothly. Sharing is caring, that’s what game theory is all about.
The AIOZ wallet
The Node program will store your balance but you’ll need to withdraw it to your wallet in order to have full control over your AIOZ funds.
Remember the private key and mnemonic Recovery Phrase we asked you to save earlier on? This is the private key to your node account and it’s not the same as your wallet key. So please create a new wallet. When logging in again, you can either upload your Keystore file, write your Mnemonic seed or write/upload your private key.
Private Keys in Edge Node:
This private keys is for backing up Edge Node, and use for restoring our Edge Node later (for example: users remove app & reinstall app again). It is different with AIOZ Wallet Keys. Therefore, you can’t use private keys from Edge Node to import for AIOZ Wallet.
Private Keys in AIOZ Wallet:
This private keys is for you to backup your Wallet, similar with Bitcoin wallet, or ETH Wallet.
It’s worth noting, we also have mobile wallet app in App Store & Google Play, if users want to set up using AIOZ mobile wallet, they can download from here:
We’ll go with the safest option which is the seed phrase. We feel this is the most secure option because the information is always stored outside of your personal computer. You should write it down on a piece of paper or on an air-gapped computer that does not have regular access to the internet.
You will also need to choose a password for the wallet itself when completing this step. If you lose your password you can always enter your private key info again and choose a new password. This is a temporary password that will add an extra security layer and protect your wallet when you access it via your browser in case you leave your session turned on an unprotected computer.
Once you’re done, just click “Unlock wallet”. Once you do, you’ll have access to your wallet info, which you’ll need in order to withdraw the balance earned from running your node and helping the network run.
Withdrawing AIOZ tokens
Once you are ready to collect your rewards, click “Receive” on the AIOZ Wallet webpage and then click “Copy Address”
You can now paste the wallet info on the bottom left end of the AIOZ Node software. Add the wallet address to the “AIOZ wallet address” field, choose the amount you want to transfer, then enter your AIOZ node password. Once that’s done, click “Withdraw”
Once you’re done, you’ll be able to see the balance safely added to your AIOZ wallet. You can verify the status of your transaction by checking our blockchain explorer here.
Here’s what you should see after a few seconds:
This concludes our MacOS node guide. We’re happy to provide you with the necessary information and resources to contribute to the AIOZ Network. You’re now running a node, contributing to the future of streaming and content delivery. No more middlemen or unfair ad models. You’ll get your fair share for helping the network function properly by running a Node and you’ll also be able to earn revenue by watching targeted ads on the AIOZ streaming platforms. More information about these additional benefits can be found in this post.
AIOZ is a Blockchain-based Content Delivery Network that is about to bring a revolution to the entertainment industry.
AIOZ utilizes Blockchain to better content distribution through decentralisation. A distributed Content Delivery Network (dCDN) uses Nodes for storing, streaming, and transferring data instead of traditional data centers operating on a P2P model.
AIOZ uses a faster, cheaper, and more robust platform for content streaming making it affordable, fast, and of better quality.
By using this revolutionary technology, AIOZ can efficiently change the way the world streams content. Thus taking the world one step closer to the future.