At Citadel, we value transparency. Every part of our code, every cent and satoshi we receive, everything we build and everything else we do is completely transparent.
Not only does Citadel include a large selection of apps already available, anyone from the community can build their own app store and you can install it. This even includes app stores built for Umbrel!!--frsh-slider:1-->
Citadel started out as a modified version of Umbrel. Our goal was to keep the oiginal idea of Bitcoin: Build in the open. Unlike Umbrel, which only publishes their code after releases, we stay transparent with what we do and allow you to use our code for any purpose.
We also ensure all of our apps are up to date. On Umbrel a lot of apps are outdated. On Citadel, app updates are made available almost daily (If there are any updates available upstream).
Citadel also has a more secure community app store system. We still try to allow importing apps from Umbrel community app stores, but because of Umbrel's insecure design, not all apps can be imported into Citadel's safe app system.
We're planning to make it possible to switch from Umbrel to Citadel. Join our waitlist to get notified when you can upgrade your node.!--frsh-mailerlite:2-->
There are multiple ways to build your own Citadel. We've also partnered with DTV Electronics to offer prebuilt nodes you can just plug in and use immediately.
This is simple to configure, and used by most members of the community.
This is a bit harder to configure, but will be faster and less likely to cause issues in the future.
This is harder to configure, but will be faster and also work during power outages. It also supports PoE.
Prebuilt nodes from DTV Electronics make setting up your node even easier.
Citadel is currently in beta and we do not have an install guide yet. However, you can join our waitlist to get access as soon as we launch.!--frsh-mailerlite:3-->