At Citadel, we value transparency. Every part of our code, every cent and satoshi we receive and spend, 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*!
*Unlike Umbrel's app system, Citadel's app system is secure and implements a permission system that not all Umbrel apps support.!--frsh-slider:1-->
Citadel started out as a modified version of Umbrel. Our goal was to keep the original idea of Bitcoin: Build in the open. Unlike Umbrel, we always stay transparent with what we do.
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 On Umbrel a lot of apps are outdated.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 as soon as the apps get new releases.
We also focus on security. Citadel's app system is built on a solid foundation malicious apps can't easily bypass, providing protections Umbrel does not offer.
Umbrels current license does not allow forks for commercial purposes, or completely prohibits modifying some parts of the code. Citadel fixes this and puts you back in control of your node.
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-->
With our one-click HTTPS setup, you can encrypt all your nodes traffic in the local network and for remote access. If you have a public IP, you can also expose any services on your node publicly and get one-click HTTPS configuration. This feature also speeds up your node by enabling HTTP/2 and HTTP/3.
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 an invite-only beta. Join our waitlist to get early access!!--frsh-mailerlite:3-->