Requirements for deploying a masternode

EON blockchain works on consensus algorithm dPOS (delegated Proof of Stake). It means that transaction blocks are confirmed by delegate accounts that serve as validators. Nodes run by this kind of accounts are often called masternodes.

A node is a network peer connected to a block generating account. It can be deployed on a local server, or on a VPS (Virtual Private Server). Regardless of the deployment type, the primary requirements are indentical and listed below.

Hardware requirements

Type

Minimal

Recommended

CPU

1 core

2 core AMD64

RAM

1 GB

2 GB

HDD/SSD

50 GB

100 GB

Software requirements

  • Ubuntu 14.04/16.04 or Windows 7/8/10 or MacOS 10.9;
  • Java SDK (version 8);
  • Maven (3.5.0);
  • Git.

Stake requirements

The minimum of 25,000 EONs deposited on a delegate account associated with the node.

There is no point in deploying multiple nodes based on multiple accounts holding 25,000 EONs each. The more EONs are deposited on a single account, the faster a block gets signed. The bigger the deposit, the more chance to sign the block. 2 accounts with 25.000 EON deposit each has the same chance to sign the block as 1 account with 50.000 EON deposit.