1. Initial wallet setup
  • 1 Download the latest wallet for your operating system which is available in our wallets repository.
  • 2 Launch the wallet and allow it to synchronize
  • 3 Click on debug console found in tools
  • 4 Type: masternode genkey     – copy the generated key and exit the console
    Save the private key in a text file for future use.
  • 5 Go to receiving wallets found in files – create masternode wallet, by creating a new wallet, called masternode1
  • 6 Copy the address by right-clicking and selecting “Copy Address”
  • 7 Send EXACTLY 5,000,000 coins to masternode1 wallet by pasting the copied address.
    Note that this has to be sent in ONE transaction.
  • 8 Wait for 30 confirmations, about 30 minutes
  • 9  Go back to debug console and type masternode outputs
  • 10 Copy the transaction id and output id Save the output in the text file for future use.
  1. Get a VPS ( masternode server )

We recommend renting a VPS with because they are fast and cheap.

  • 2.1 Create an account:
  • 2.2 Deploy a new server
  • 2.3 Choose a location close to you to have a fast connection
  • 2.4 Choose Ubuntu 16.04 x64 as operating system and take the 5$ server size. This is sufficient.

2.5 Move to step 7 and give your masternode VPS a name.

  • 2.6 Click “Deploy now”
    The server is now being started. Please wait until the status is “Available”.
  • 2.7 Click the server name and copy the IP-address and password via the copy button.

  1. Configure your masternode

Depending upon which operating system you are using follow the correct section:

3.1 Windows – PuTTY

3.1.1 Install PuTTY and run it.

  • You will be greeted with the following page

  • Fill the Host name field with the IP address you previously copied and click “Open”.
  • You will see a popup asking you if you trust this host. Choose Yes! ( this will only be asked once ).

  • Login as “root”. Hit ENTER
  • Copy the password you saved previously and right click in the putty terminal. ENTER.
  • You are now logged into your server:

3.2 Mac/Linux – Terminal ( preinstalled )

  • You can find Terminal by following the steps:
  • Go to Finder, Applications then click on utilities, then you’ll find the terminal there.

  • Type: ssh root@YourMasternodeIPaddress. ENTER.
  • You are now logged into your server.

  3.3 General steps

Let’s update our system to the latest version to make sure we are secure.

  • Type: “sudo apt-get update“ ENTER
  • Wait until this finishes
  • Type: “sudo apt-get upgrade“ ENTER

  • Type “y” if the system ask for the confirmation of updating the system.

Remember that you can copy the text below and paste it in to the server via RIGHT-MOUSE click for PuTTY, or CMD-V for MAC

4. Masternode config file in the wallet

  • 4.1 Go to open masternode configuration file in the wallet – found on the ‘tools’ menu
    Here you will see the format and an example ( these three lines are comments so they have no effect )

  • 4.2 Add your own real working node details under it.
  •  4.3 Put the masternode wallet name, i.e – MN01
  •  4.4 Put the server IP address ( your vultr ip or other vps/vm ip) followed by the port : 3182
  •  4.5 Put the private key generated in step 1.4
  •  4.6 Put the transaction hash and output id from step 1.7

Example below

  • 7 Once complete, save the file

The file will look like this:

  • 4.8 Restart the wallet
  • 4.9 Go to your wallet and go to the masternode page.

Select the masternode and press: “Start alias”.

To verify that the masternode is running on the vps:

  • Type : cd ~/penguin/src     ENTER
  • Type: ./penguin-cli masternode status     ENTER
  • If you get this output, you are done: