Understanding Masternodes

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Masternode requirements

  • 5000 Historia: An IPFS masternode requires 5000 HTA. Historia can be obtained from exchanges such as Stex. This role gives voting rights to the masternode owner and receives a 25% reward. IPFS daemon is required to provide for content distribution.
  • A server or VPS running Linux: Most recent guides use Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. We recommend VPS services such as Vultr and DigitalOcean, although any decent provider will do. Generally, an instance with low to average specifications will do, although performance requirements will increase according to this roadmap.
  • A dedicated IPv4: These usually come with the VPS/server.
  • A little time and (heart): Masternodes used to require complex setup, but tools such as historiaman now greatly simplify the process.

In addition to the 5000 HTA held in collateral, masternodes also have minimum hardware requirements. As of version v0.17.0.0, these requirements are as follows:

  Minimum Recommended
CPU 1x 1 GHz 1x 2 GHz
Disk 20 GB 40 GB
Network 400 GB/mth 1 TB/mth

Masternode bandwidth use ranges between 30-100 GB per month and will grow as the network does.