Earlier tonight, Substratum released their highly anticipated open beta of SubstratumNode. The release is designated v0.3.0, and doesn’t actually do anything except route traffic through an extra localhost layer.

Here’s what the GUI looks like.

The installation process was pretty simple. After installing the SubstratumNode package, the only thing I had to was change my DNS to (localhost). SubstratumNode requires this step because network traffic needs to routed inward to SubstratumNode before going to Substratum’s decentralized network.

There isn’t too much else to report on at the moment, except that SubstratumNode does work. The juicy features will come in future releases.

  • CORES neighborhoods will come in v0.4.0.
  • SUB staking rewards will come in v0.5.0.

More information regarding the open beta, along with installation links and instructions, can be found on Substratum’s official website. SubstratumNode is available for MacOS, Windows, and Linux. It’s great to finally see a MVP from Substratum, and I look forward to running the full node.