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Servers and Nodes

Running a Layer 1 Proof of Work (PoW) blockchain such as MaxxChain requires a network of servers that work together to validate transactions, create new blocks, and maintain the integrity of the blockchain. The specific servers required may vary depending on the blockchain network, but here are some general types of servers that are typically needed:
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    Full nodes: These servers store a complete copy of the blockchain and are responsible for validating transactions, checking block validity, and broadcasting new transactions and blocks to other nodes on the network. Full nodes are critical to the security and stability of the blockchain network. MaxxChain, at launch, will have 3 full nodes in function on 3 different servers.
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    Mining nodes: These servers are responsible for generating new blocks and validating transactions using computational power. They are often equipped with specialized hardware, such as ASICs (Application-Specific Integrated Circuits), that can perform the complex calculations required for mining more efficiently. As launch, MaxxChain will ensure that several mining nodes are in place for individual miners on the network while the several pools the team is working with will have their own mining nodes set up prior to launch.
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    Seed nodes: These servers act as initial points of contact for new nodes joining the network. They maintain a list of active nodes and their IP addresses, making it easier for new nodes to connect to the network.
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    Wallet nodes: These servers provide a user interface that enables users to interact with the blockchain network, view their balances, and send or receive cryptocurrency.
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    API nodes: These servers provide a public interface for accessing blockchain data and sending transactions. They allow developers to build applications that interact with the blockchain network using RPC (Remote Procedure Call) calls.
Running a PoW blockchain can be resource-intensive, as it requires significant computational power and storage capacity. As such, it is common for blockchain networks to rely on a distributed network of servers, with participants incentivized through block rewards to maintain and secure the network.