This is a Bitcoin node
This is a node.
No proprietary software.
No proprietary parts.
This cost me around £200 for all the parts and 40 min of work to set up.
In this community we sometimes forget the basics of what crypto is here to solve, not having to trust anyone with your transactions. And there is no better way to do it than running your own node.
You have all the blockchain locally, you don’t need to rely on suites and apps. You don’t lose privacy for sending requests to the Trezor/Ledger nodes. You can run it inside tor for extra privacy.
If you have taken the step of a Hardware wallet and have continued to invest, this should be your natural next step to take advantage of all the features.
Not your keys, not your coins.
Not your node, not your rules.