A prominent Bitcoin custody provider called Casa has announced Casa Node 2, the second version of its BTC Lightning nodes. The company affirmed that the new service will be much faster than the previous one and that it will run on a Raspberry Pi 4 with 4GB of RAM, much more than the previous one, which had only 1GB.
Just like the previous one, the new model will run using the Tor network, so the device will be untrackable and will let the user host the node in a completely anonymous way, which is something that most Bitcoin users require.
At the moment, the company is planning to ship only a limited number of its Casa Node 2 devices. They will be shipped between October and November of this year.
This project took around half a year to be made and it was mainly created in response to the growing community of users who had opinions on how to improve the product.
At the launch, Casa also announced the newest version of NodeOS, its own native node software. The new version will have a completely new design, which will include a dark mode and support the popular open-source BTC payment processor called BTCPayServer.
The CEO of Casa, Jeremy Welch, affirmed that the original node sold 2,000 units in around 60 countries, so the latest version is expected to fare somewhat similarly. He also affirmed that this is only the beginning. Some other tools are planned, which will make it easier for people to host their own nodes using the product.