I’m a little bit confused about the advantages of running a full node. I’ve set one up because I want to do some NEM development and I thought it would be best if I did it against my full node but are there any other advantages to running a full node?
Also, I’m not sure if my node is connected to the rest of the NEM network. Is there anything special I need to do to connect it to the rest of the network?
I’m running the latest version of nem-nis on an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS VPS.