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Dash Core Masternode

Masternode setup with Dash Platform services

The purpose of this tutorial is to walk through the steps necessary to set up a masternode with Dash Platform services.


Advanced Topic

Running a masternode on Evonet requires familiarity with Dash Platform services. As with testnet, improper configuration may impact testing so please exercise caution if running a masternode.


Clone the mn-bootstrap repository

git clone -b master
cd mn-bootstrap
npm install # optional: install CLI dependencies
sudo npm link # optional: link CLI for system-wide execution

Masternode setup

First, obtain 1000 Evonet tDASH and create your protx registration transaction as described here. The Dash Core Full Node tutorial has an example configuration file that can be used to connect to Evonet with Dash Core.


The Dash required for the masternode collateral may be obtained from the Evonet faucet (it may take several requests to get the full amount).

Set config options

Select the evonet config, set the IP address, and the BLS key used in the previous step:

node bin/mn config:default evonet
node bin/mn config:set externalIp <your IP>
node bin/mn config:set core.masternode.operator.privateKey <your BLS private key>

Start/Stop the masternode

node bin/mn start
node bin/mn stop

Full Node with Platform Services

A full node that runs all Platform services can be run by simply selecting the evonet config, setting the config as show below, and starting the node.

bin/mn config:default evonet
bin/mn config:set core.masternode.enable false
bin/mn start

Additional information

More comprehensive details of using the mn-bootstrap tool can be found in the mn-bootstrap README.