Anyone can become a provider! You will need computers or servers that can run Kubernetes and an AKT wallet that is funded.
You need at least one computer configured with Kubernetes/k3s/MicroK8s. The available resource of the machine will become available on the Akash network.
The Akash network can run on legacy and modern generation hardware.
50 AKT is enough for a single computer to start bidding on the network. Each deployment requires a minimum of 5 AKT to be put in escrow. If you are planning to run a large provider with hundreds of threads please be mindful that your wallet will need 5 AKT per thread.
Providers pay a fee to create bids, accept leases, withdraw, and close leases. These fees cost 0.005 AKT.
Providers are paid whenever the “withdrawlease” command is triggered. This request the deployments escrow funds to be unlocked and transferred to your provider wallet. The default withdraw period is 10 minutes.
Becoming a provider on the Akash.Network has never been easier! If you have extra computers or servers, they can easily be provisioned to the network.
To be a provider on the Akash.Network, the first step is to create a wallet and fund it with at least 50 AKT.