Last Updated: 12/17/2020

How to Run Symbol Nodes (Tutorial)

Symbol's robust architecture and platform are secured and built on a network of nodes. These nodes enable all transactions to happen on the blockchain giving Symbol an immutable ledger.

Symbol is founded on a 4-Tier architecture which gives developers immense flexiblity in utlizing the platform's core features. These tiers makeup the REST Gateway, API Node, MongoDB, and the Peer Nodes. See below for a diagram of Symbol's architecture:

Symbol Architecture

Why Run a Symbol Node?

Symbol offers great incentive to run a node through harvesting and rewards. Harvesting is when a new block is created, and the account that is called the harvester. The harvester, for help supporting the network, earns the transaction fees associated with that block.