Introduction It’s easy to contribute to the Monero network. You can USE Monero, contribute your time, donate, mine it, or run a Monero node. Running a node is just using your compute resources to store a copy of the Monero blockchain. It take relatively little CPU, memory, or network, and only a marginal amount of storage. In this guide, we will build a Monero node on a Virtual Private Server with 1vCPU, 1GB of memory, and 60GB of disk space.