Historia is the first cryptocurrency with a focus on a voting platform and file storage mechanism (IPFS) paired together to attempt to give an accurate consensus-based view of future history. These features are implemented on top of a network of masternodes and the IPFS network, which gives rise to many exciting features not available on conventional blockchains.

Historia also makes use of the first role based masternode system to allow for different roles and different rewards depending on the service the masternode provides to the Historia network.

This documentation focuses on understanding the services masternodes provide to the network, while also including guides on how to run a masternode and IPFS by leveraging either a hosting provider or by setting up and maintaining your own hosting solution. The primary requirement to run a masternode on the Historia network is 100 or 5000 HTA depending on the role the masternode serves. This is known as the collateral, and cannot be spent without interrupting operation of the masternode. The second requirement is the actual server running the Historia masternode software and the IPFS daemon.

Option 1: Self-operated masternode

Users with a deeper understanding (or curiosity) about the inner workings of the Historia network may choose to operate their own masternode on their own host server. Several steps are required, and the user must assume responsibility for setting up, securing and maintaining both the server and collateral. See these pages for information on how to set up a self-operated masternode.