A Znode requires
- 1000 XZC (refundable at any time)
- A computer or VPS with a fixed IP address
- 1 GB of RAM
- Enough disk space to store the blockchain (25gb is recommended for the moment)
Typically a VPS of this specification costs around USD5 to run a month per node and you can head on to Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Leaseweb, Vultr, Linode, or DigitalOcean to obtain a basic VPS when Znodes are launched. There will also be Znode providers who can assist you to set this up and/or maintain it for a small fee.