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Worx Cold + Hot wallet MasterNode setup guide
Windows 7 or higher, Mac OSX or linux with a wallet running (This will be your Cold wallet)
Ubuntu 14.04 or 16.04 running on a VPS such as Vultr, or other server (This will be your Hot wallet) running 24/7
Static IP Address
Port 3300 port forwarded from your router to your Ubuntu server
Basic Linux skills

Cold Wallet Setup(Part 1) using the Qt GUI wallet on Windows, OSX, etc
This is the wallet where the MasterNode collateral of 1000 WORX coins will have to be transferred and stored. After the setup
is complete, this wallet doesn't have to run 24/7 and will be the one receiving the rewards.

1. Install and open the Worx-Qt wallet on your machine.
i. Download the newest Worx-{version}-{OS}.zip wallet from https://github.com/Worxcoin/Worx/releases
ii. Extract the Worx-qt.exe from Worx-{version}-{OS}.zip (e.g. for Windows)
iii. Start the new Worx-qt.exe
iv. Click Run if you get a warning about an unverified publisher:
v. If this is the first time you have started the wallet, you will be asked to enter a custom data directory. You can leave this
default or change it to a directory that you want.
vi. If this is the first time you have started the wallet, you will be asked to Allow Access by the firewall, click Allow access.
vii. Let the wallet sync until you see the checkmark symbol in the lower right corner.
viii. Encrypt your wallet with a long passphrase and either save it in a password manager such as keepass, or write it down
and keep it safe (in a locked compartment or safe) (recommended). This passphrase is your only key to your wallet, do
NOT lose it or you will lose all your WORX. Do not let anyone steal your passcode or wallet either, just like in real life!
To encrypt the wallet, go to Settings > Encrypt wallet. Enter the passphrase, click ok. You will then have to restart the wallet
and then go to Settings > Unlock Wallet and then enter the passphrase to unlock the wallet, for staking, controlling the
masternode or sending your WORX.
ix. Back up your wallet.dat in case of a mistake as soon as you encrypt your wallet. Once you have encrypted the wallet,
your previous backups will not work, so back it up by going to File > Backup Wallet and save the backup to more than
one place. Such as a USB key or a network share. I recommend keeping your wallet and passphrase seperate so that no
one can steal both. They would need both to do anything to your wallet or WORX!

2. Create a receiving address for the Masternode collateral funds.
Go to File -> Receiving addresses...



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Click New, type in a label (e.g. MN01) and press Ok.

3. Select the row of the newly added address and click Copy to store the destination address in
the clipboard.
4. Send exactly 1000 WORX coins to the address you just copied. Double check you've got the
correct address before transferring the funds.
After sending, you can verify the balance in the Transactions tab. This can take a few minutes to be confirmed by
the network.

5. Open the debug console of the wallet in order to type a few commands.
Go to Tools -> Debug console

6. Run the following command: masternode genkey
You should see a long key that looks like:

We will use this later on both cold and hot wallets.

7. Run masternode outputs command to retrieve the transaction ID of the collateral transfer.
You should see an output that looks like this:
"txhash" : "9fe4534b7900108b636d9bca944e6189796d00a081abe9ee09890aaff471a0dfd",
"outputidx" : 0

Both txhash and outputidx will be used in the next step. outputidx can be 0 or 1 , both are valid values

!!!For anyone having issues with masternode outputs being blank!!!
If you have given the transaction a few minutes to get a confirmation and you still do not get any output from
masternode outputs it means that you have not sent EXACTLY 1000 WORX in a single transaction. To fix this, you do
NOT need to send coins back to the exchange. You can send yourself coins from within your wallet. It is good practice to
use a separate address for each masternode so that you can see the rewards from each masternode in a different
address. So, follow the steps below. You can change the MN01 to MN02 for your 2nd masternode, etc. In fact, you can
give the address any label that makes sense to you!
Go to Tools -> Debug console
getnewaddress MN01

A new address will be output. Copy the address.
sendtoaddress copied-address 1000

Wait 1 minute
masternode outputs





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8. Go to Tools -> Open Masternode Configuration File and add a line in the newly
opened masternode.conf file.
If you get prompted to choose a program, select notepad.exe to open it.
This is an example of what you need in masternode.conf. Ignore any example text that may already be in there that
contains a '#' in front of each line, that is just an example to help you. Read it if it helps.
This is an example of masternode.conf
MN01 your_vps_ip_address:3300 your_masternode_key_output_from-masternode_genkey txhash_from-masternode_outputs

The file will contain an example that is commented out(with a # in front), but based on the above values, I would add
this line in:
9fe4534b7900108b636d9bca944e6189796d00a081abe9ee09890aaff471a0dfd 0

Where is the external IP of the masternode server that will provide services to the network.
Where 7UK09x1WWANK63WnxaqSxLijVjLkeXnQ9aZjLPex6cMTEREn3LP is your masternode key from masternode genkey .
Where 9fe8534b7900108a746d9bca944e6182996d00a081abe9ee09890aaff471a0dfd is your txhash from masternode outputs .
Where 0 is your outputidx from masternode outputs .

9. Restart the Qt wallet to pick up the masternode.conf changes.
10. Go to Masternodes tab and check if your newly added masternode is listed.
If you want to control multiple hot wallets from this cold wallet, you will need to repeat the previous 2-10 steps. The
masternode.conf file will contain an entry for each masternode that will be added to the network.
At this point, we are going to configure our remote Masternode server.

Hot MasterNode VPS Setup(Part 2) with Linux CLI only wallet
Requires details from (Part 1).
This will run 24/7 and provide services to the network via TCP port 5500 for which it will be rewarded with coins. It will run
with an empty wallet reducing the risk of loosing the funds in the event of an attack.

1. Get a VPS server from a provider like Vultr, DigitalOcean, Linode, Amazon AWS, etc.
Linux VPS (Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit) - Choose the correct version for your OS from the release page
Dedicated Public IP Address
Recommended at least 1GB of RAM

2. Login via SSH into the server and type the following command in the console:
!! If you are logged in as root already, you can remove the prefix sudo at the commands in this part of the guide !!
If you are using Windows, PuTTY is a very good SSH client that you can use to connect to a remote Linux server. If you are
running a VPS from Vultr or similar, you need to use SSH such as putty if you want to copy and paste these commands
otherwise you will have to type them all out!
Update and Install new packages by running these commands line by line ONE by ONE:
!!! Do not copy the entire thing and try to paste it, it will not work! Type or paste only one line at a time and hit enter after
each line !!!



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apt-get update
apt-get upgrade -y
apt-get install wget nano unrar unzip libboost-all-dev libevent-dev software-properties-common -y
add-apt-repository ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin -y
apt-get update
apt-get install libdb4.8-dev libdb4.8++-dev -y

3. Configure swap to avoid running out of memory:

fallocate -l 1500M /mnt/1500MB.swap
dd if=/dev/zero of=/mnt/1500MB.swap bs=1024 count=1572864
mkswap /mnt/1500MB.swap
swapon /mnt/1500MB.swap
chmod 600 /mnt/1500MB.swap
echo '/mnt/1500MB.swap none swap sw 0 0' >> /etc/fstab

4. Allow the MasterNode p2p communication port through the OS firewall:


allow 22/tcp
limit 22/tcp
allow 3300/tcp
logging on
--force enable

If you are running the MasterNode server in Amazon AWS or another place where additional firewalls are in place, you need
to allow incoming connections on port 3300/TCP

5. Install the Worx CLI wallet. Always download the latest release available. The file will be
Worx.zip. Next, unpack it
If you are already running a Worxd on your server and want to upgrade it, stop the current one with:
Worxd stop

Run the following command until the Worxd process disappears.
ps aux | grep Worxd | grep -v grep

For Ubuntu 16.04*
sudo apt-get install libzmq3-dev libminiupnpc-dev -y
wget https://github.com/worxcoin/worx/releases/download/V1.1.0.0/worx-1.1.0-x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.gz
tar -zxvf worx-1.1.0-x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.gz
rm -f worx-1.1.0-x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.gz
mv worx-1.1.0 worx
chmod +x ~/worx/bin/worxd
chmod +x ~/worx/bin/worx-cli
sudo cp ~/worx/bin/worxd /usr/local/bin
sudo cp ~/worx/bin/worx-cli /usr/local/bin
cd ~

You'll get a start error like Error: To use Worxd, or the -server option to Worx-qt, you must set an rpcpassword in the
configuration file . It's expected because we haven't created the config file yet.

The service will only start for a second and create the initial data directory( ~/.Worx/ ).

6. Edit the MasterNode main wallet configuration file:
nano ~/.worx/worx.conf

Enter this wallet configuration data and change accordingly:



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You can right click in SHH (putty) to paste all of the above
Exit the editor by CTRL+X and hit Y + ENTER to commit your changes.
This is a real example, based on the genkey obtained in the Cold(Part 1) wallet section:

The IP address( in this example) will be different for you. Use the ifconfig command to find out your IP
address, normally the address of the eth0 interface. Same goes for the masternodeprivkey value. You need the key returned
by the masternode genkey command executed in the Cold Wallet(Part 1). The exact same key needs to be used for the
masternode entry in the masternode.conf file of your Cold Wallet(Part 1)

7. Start the service with:

8. Wait until is synced with the blockchain network:
Run this command every few mins until the block count stopped increasing fast.
worx-cli getinfo

Give it 30 mins now for this node to "get social" with the other nodes in the network. Once it peers up with a good number of
other masternodes, the following activation steps should work fine.

Enable the Masternode
1. Go back to the local(cold) wallet and open Tools > Debug console .
Type this command to see all the MasterNodes loaded from the masternode.conf file with their current status:
masternode list-conf

You should now see the newly added MasterNode with a status of MISSING .
Run the following command, in order to enable it:
masternode start-alias MN01

In this ^ case, the alias of my MasterNode was MN01, in your case, it might be different.



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2. Verify that the MasterNode is enabled and contributing to the network.
Give it a few minutes and go to the Linux VPS console and check the status of the masternode with this command:
worx-cli masternode status

If you see status Masternode successfully started , you've done it, congratulations. Go hug someone now :) It will take a few
hours until the first rewards start coming in.
Instead, if you get status Masternode not found in the list of available masternodes , you need a bit more patience.
Distributed systems take a bit of time to reach consensus. Restarting the wallets and retrying the start has been reported to
help by community members. This is how you restart the Linux wallet from the CLI:
Worxd stop

Run the following command until the Worxd process disappears.
ps aux | grep Worxd | grep -v grep

Then run the daemon.

Rerun the startmasternode command again in the Qt (Cold) wallet.
The masternode debug log ( ~/.Worx/debug.log ) will contain this line on a successful activation:
2018-02-02 02:07:12 CActiveMasternode::EnableHotColdMasterNode() - Enabled! You may shut down the cold daemon.

You can watch the log as it's being written by using this command:
tail -f ~/.Worx/debug.log

Stop watching the log by pressing CTRL+C
As the log entry says, your MasterNode is up and running and the hot wallet that holds the collateral can be closed without
impacting the operation of the MasterNode in the network.
You should now be able to see your MasterNode(s) in your wallet under the masternodes tab.
Cheers !
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