PluraCoin daemon could be started with masternode feature allowing you to earn 0.25% from each payment that goes through your node but not more than 10 PLURA per single transaction.
How do the masternodes work
PluraCoin wallets can quickly operate through remote daemon without downloading blockchain.
We call these remote nodes as masternodes while others call it light nodes.
Long story short - masternode is the PluraCoin full node daemon running on a machine with open port which allows to connect to it for light wallets and mobile wallets in the future. PluraCoin wallets connected to Masternode are paying small fees to that node when users are sending transactions through it.
These Masternodes are providing service necessary for mobile wallets, and besides are helping to maintain and enlarge PluraCoin network.
What do you need to start own masternode
Important! This feature is not meant to be run on some slow VPS. Let's say you should have at least two dedicated cores and 1 GB RAM. Your machine needs to have enough CPU power to handle load when parsing blockchain for connected wallets. It can be even spare PC at home.
Check out the usage of your node during the time and resize it (in case of VPS) adequately.
Make sure you have a public IP otherwise PluraCoin users will not be able to connect to you.
PluraCoin is not a POS coin so you don't need any PLURA coins to run your masternode. Only PC/server is required. This is great because there isn't large investment like in hunderds of thousands or millions of coin in case of POS coins.
Donwload latest release of PluraCoin (https://github.com/pluracoin/PluraCoin/releases) and follow installation steps described here (https://github.com/pluracoin/PluraCoin/blob/master/README.md).
Check out also Wiki to find out how to run daemon as a service (https://github.com/pluracoin/PluraCoin/wiki/Run-daemon-as-a-service)
To start masternode run daemon like
./pluracoind --restricted-rpc --rpc-bind-ip=0.0.0.0 --enable-blockchain-indexes --enable-cors=* --rpc-bind-port=19201 --fee-address=your_wallet_address
./pluracoind --restricted-rpc --rpc-bind-ip=0.0.0.0 --enable-blockchain-indexes --enable-cors=* --rpc-bind-port=19201 --fee-address=Pv7ggEUdMswLsS8T9Lje4GdUPpJPLJMKgdAgXMFAdWHUMshboPUPNU3UE6zvL2NzxwDn2KBzSgRNyLYJSgHPsxAr2zWGgD2CH
Don't forget to allow incoming connections to port 19201 on your firewall.
Then check if your masternode is running:
You should get response like this:
Congratulations! Your masternode is running.
Contact PluraCoin development team to include your masternode in the network.
Contact us at [email protected] and ask for adding your node to the PluraCoin network.
You are not limited to the single node. You can set up as many nodes as you wish. The only limitation is that each node needs to have a unique IP address.
Once confirmed your node will be available via high availability proxy
community.pluracoin.org:19201. This address is the default remote node address in the PluraCoin GUI wallet. All incoming request to this address are passed to members (nodes) via a round robin load balancing algorithm - servers are selected in turns to provide fair distribution between nodes.
You can also tell your friends/users/customers to use your node by specifying it in the Settings > Connection > Add node section.
Server checks for availability (health) of each node in defined interval. If your node goes offline it goes offline in the proxy too so future requests are not sent to your inoperable node. Once your node is up again proxy will start to send request there immediatelly.
Masternodes are checked every 5 minutes.
Please make sure your masternode runs the latest version otherwise it will not be included in the active list of masternodes.