I am still very new to Bitcoin.
bitcoind on my Ubuntu server as described on bitcoin.org.
After installation I issued
and the tool started to download/get the blockchain (which is finished meanwhile).
- In contrast to what the setup guide says, the tool did not complain about a missing
bitcoin.conffile. Is that an issue with the documentation or is there something wrong with my installation?
- In case my node gets the chance to process a block, I would be rewarded those 25 BTCs. But to which account would the be sent? Is there a default or do I need to do some configuration for that?
- As the process to become the node to mine the next block is computational very heavy, I would have expected that the CPU usage of my server should always be very high - but it's only at <10%. How can I make sure that my node participates to become the one to process the next block? Is there some configuration that I missed?