# Join a public network

You can currently join the Ethereum and Bitcoin networks.

To join the Ethereum main or test network:

  1. Select a public chain project and click Get started or Join network.
  2. Under Blockchain protocol, select Ethereum.
  3. Under Blockchain network, select Mainnet or Ropsten testnet. Click Next.
  4. Under Type, select whether to run a shared or a dedicated node.
  5. Under Mode, select whether to run a full node or an archive node. See Modes.
  6. Under Cloud provider, select your preferred provider and location.
  7. Provide a node name. Click Next.
  8. Review your changes and click Join network.

To join the Bitcoin main network:

  1. Select a public chain project and click Get started or Join network.
  2. Under Blockchain protocol, select Bitcoin.
  3. Under Blockchain network, select Mainnet. Click Next.
  4. Select whether to run a shared or a dedicated node.
  5. Under Cloud provider, select your preferred provider and location.
  6. Provide a node name. Click Next.
  7. Review your changes and click Join network.

To join a Corda network:

  1. Add a Corda identity. See Manage your organization's identity.
  2. Select a public chain project and click Get started or Join network.
  3. Under Blockchain protocol, select Corda.
  4. Under Blockchain network, select Corda Network or Corda Pre-Production Network. Click Next.
  5. Under Identity, select an approved Corda identity.
  6. Under Cloud provider, select your preferred provider and location.
  7. Provide a node name. Click Next.
  8. Review your changes and click Join network.

The node status will change from Pending to Running once deployed.