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Hosting important digital things easily with EmbassyOS

Monday 14 December 2020 - Filed under Default

The Embassy is a personal node built with a cypherpunk philosophy. It makes heavy use of Tor and free software to give your important digital stuff a home you can physically control.

Within a week and a half I had a new Bitcoin node with totally functional Lightning wallet, BitWarden password manager, and globally-tor-accessible private file hosting.

Points of improvement for me as a tech-savvy user is I’d like root on the device and for its Bitcoin and Lightning nodes not to be connecting to their  respective networks over clearnet though I’m not sure if that’s possible with Lightning.

All in all, I support Start9 Labs‘ mission and look forward to their continued development and I urge anyone else interested in Bitcoin or newer folks that came for the  DeFi and farming for free money to use and support projects like this. Here’s the team on the What Bitcoin Did podcast.

2020-12-14  »  David Sterry


  1. shadowfax4
    29 January 2021 @ 2:50 pm

    Thank you for sharing your initial thoughts and impressions on the Embassy – there is precious little information (other than the Start9 webfront) to aid first-time Pi users set up their Embassy – hopefully this will begin to change as the platform is adopted more broadly.