Web 3.0 or Crypto node (for learning)

Since I have time over the holidays, I was thinking about setting up a Web 3.0 crypto node. Can anyone recommend an easy node to setup (not bitcoin) so I can spend my time learning more about web 3.0 platform participation? I am looking at Nym and Solana but they seem a little complex.

Did you watch the recent episode of FLOSS Weekly? (I did not, but there appears to be a topical match.)