Cryptonote coin’s wallets can operate through remote daemon without downloading blockchain. It allows to start working quickly when needed. It is quite safe as remote daemon can’t steal your coins, running own node is more secure of course. But these remote nodes are not rewarded anyhow in any CN coin.
So, basically, Masternode it is the CLI Qwertycoin daemon running on a machine with open port which allows to connect to it for such light wallets and, most important, mobile wallets in the future. Qwertycoin wallets, connected to Masternode, are paying small fees to that node when are sending transactions through it. These fees are supposed to help to cover the costs of operating Qwertycoin nodes.
These Masternodes are providing service necessary for mobile wallets, and besides are helping to maintain and enlarge Qwertycoin network. We have plans no incentivize such nodes even more in the future.
To start own Qwertycoin masternode all is needed is just a machine with static IP and open port. Machine should have enough CPU power to handle load when parsing blockchain for connected wallets, it can be even spare PC at home. On such machine you can run qwertycoin daemon specifying a wallet address where fees would go like this:
You can specify any wallet address, it can be your GUI wallet address, even paper wallet. This is the wallet where you will receive fees.
You need to make sure your port is open and not blocked by firewall. If you are running it at home behind router you need to do port forwarding.
If you have PC at home constantly running with fast connection and static IP and want to operate such Masternode to help Qwertycoin network, run daemon as in example and send ous your IP so We can add it do default nodes list.
You can check if your node is running opening its IP in browser like this
You can also run Masternode on VPS with dedicated domain and publish here with description so people can add your node manually if they prefer it. It is not recommended to run node on VPS now specially for Qwertycoin, do it only when you already have spare VPS and it is idling.
For now, do not expect yet to earn a lot of fees because there is very low usage of such remote nodes.
How to start a Masternode?
With a few clicks you can run your own Masternode on your Server
!! You must open the Ports: 8196 and 8197 to successfully run a QWC related Masternode !!
Ubuntu 16.04+ and MacOS 10.10+
You will need the following packages: boost (1.55 or higher), cmake, git, gcc (4.9 or higher), g++ (4.9 or higher), make, and python. Most of these should already be installed on your system.
For example on ubuntu: sudo apt-get install build-essential python-dev gcc g++ git cmake libboost-all-dev
When installing Visual Studio, it is required that you install Desktop development with C++ and the VC++ v140 toolchain when selecting features. The option to install the v140 toolchain can be found by expanding the “Desktop development with C++” node on the right. You will need this for the project to build correctly.
Install Boost 1.59.0, ensuring you download the installer for MSVC 14.
From the start menu, open ‘x64 Native Tools Command Prompt for vs2017’.
Set the PATH variable for cmake: ie. set PATH="C:\Program
Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual
cmake -G "Visual Studio 15 2017 Win64" .. -DBOOST_ROOT=C:/Boost/boost_1_59_0 (Or your boost installed dir.)