Zen Secure Node and Super Node hosting
All prices are quoted in USD and payable in LTC, ETH, BTC, or ZEN at the current market rate. I also accept USD in Paypal or Zelle.
HoriZen Super/Secure Nodes
Horizen (formerly ZenCash) is my favorite masternode type project. It is an incentive-driven application platform with optional zk-SNARK based privacy features that aims to provide everyone with complete control of their digital footprint. Launched in May 2017 (no ICO and no pre-mine), the platform is said to enable real-life use cases beyond the ZEN currency, including the ability to privately chat with others, publish information and go anywhere on the web with complete privacy.
As of Fall 2019, the team is reportedly working towards releasing the Horizen SDK which would allow developers and enterprises to build what they call “an unbounded set of applications, products and services on top of the Horizen technology platform which is a truly decentralized side-chain based system powered by Horizen’s globally distributed multi-tier node network.”
Horizen Secure and Supernodes Nodes are quite a bit more involved than Masternodes both in set up and VPS requirements.
HoriZen Secure Node hosting (setup and 1 year of hosting)
- SuperNode: One year of VPS hosting and server updates is $180
- SecureNode: Due to automation and economies of scale, I can offer Secure Node hosting including set up and maintenance for $60 per node. (Yes I know this is less than set up only. It’s a shook up crazy world.
- Super/Secure Nodes cannot share a VPS with another coin.
- Subscriptions are renewable
- Set up on your server: If you want me to set up a node on your server and maintain it for one year, the cost is $100.
Frequently asked questions
Will my coins be safe?
The coins will always remain in your local wallet. HOWEVER, I recommend that
- As soon as you receive the coins that you make a back up of your wallet.
- Store the back up in a safe place (from theft, fire, and water)
- Encrypt your wallet and DON’T lose the password.
It’s far more likely that you lose your coins due to negligence or your computer crashing than to being hacked. Please, for the love of God, back up your wallet and don’t lose the password.
How long have you been doing this?
I set up my first mastenode coin for myself and on December 28, 2017 and set up my first client a few days later. I set up my first Zen Secure Node in January 2018 and have since set up, managed, and hosted hundreds of nodes. I have been using Linux since 2003. I have been running Linux VPSes since 2011.
What happens if you decide to quit this business?
If I decide to stop providing this service,
- All hosted clients will receive their full year’s subscription.
How do we get started?
If you haven’t filled out the sign up form yet, that’s a great place to start Once we’ve talked/chatted and both agree to the work to be done, then I’ll need
- Your payment and the txID (so I credit the right person)
- You’ll need to set up a transparent (normal) Zen address and send at least 42 Zen (for Secure Nodes) or 500 Zen (for Supernodes) to the address. Send me the address.
That’s all you need to do.
Note: If you’re providing your own VPS, I’ll need the IP address and root password.
What's involved on my (the client's) end?
You’ll need to
- Buy the coins
- Transfer them to your local wallet.
- Create a new address and send the EXACT amount of collateral to the wallet.
- Wait for at least one confirmation
- Go to the Debug console in the wallet.
- Type “masternode genkey”
- Type “masternode outputs”
- Copy all of the codes generated and save them in a text file.
- I will walk you though what to do with them.
What's the difference between a Zencash Securenode and a Masternode?
Masternodes mostly speed up network transactions and sometimes vote on the direction of the project. Secure nodes receive daily challenges where they receive and send a shielded (private) transaction each day. This provides the network with thousands of private transactions making it much harder to track. A secure node needs needs more memory than the typical masternode needs in order to run the challenges. There is also a performance aspect to secure nodes and super nodes, in that the node must complete the challenge under a time limit.
Secure nodes and Super Nodes are also paid differently than a masternode. Masternodes are paid (usually) from a lottery system based on a list of all masternodes running at a given time. Once a masternode has received its rewards, it goes to the bottom of the list. Horizen nodes are based on daily uptime. A nodes that is up for ~93% of the day is paid for that day. Payments are manually reviewed and paid out once a week.
Additional Horizen Resources:
Horizen Website – https://horizen.global
Horizen Academy – https://academy.horizen.global/
Horizen Discord – https://discord.gg/SuaMBTb
Horizen Blog – https://blog.horizen.global
Horizen Github – https://github.com/ZencashOfficial
Horizen Forum – https://forum.horizen.global/
Horizen Twitter – https://twitter.com/horizenglobal
Horizen Telegram –https://t.me/horizencommunity
Horizen on Bitcointalk – https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2047435.0
Horizen YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/c/Horizen/
Horizen Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/horizenglobal/
What is the best way to get in touch with you?
Telegram and Discord are probably the best ways to get in touch with me. My username on Telegram is @patrokov. I have a Discord Server for the Masternode Service. My username is patrokov#7056. If you can’t start a DM with me in Discord, it’s most likely because we are not on the same servers. I can also Skype (same username) but Skype doesn’t alert me when I get a message, so it’s better to use a different method unless we pre-arrange a meeting or chat. E-mail also works. You can fill out the form below, and I will get in touch with you.
When do you do this work?
I mostly do the work in the evenings after work and on weekends.