Use the following instructions to setup a masternode for a quark based coin on Ubuntu Server 18.04. Make sure that you have the following requirements. - Required amount of coins to setup the masternode. - A wallet to store your coins. - A server or VPS. The instructions are split in three sections.

Setup the control wallet (1/2) Open your wallet and wait until the wallet has downloaded the complete blockchain. Go to “Tools”, Click “Debug console”. This is the console where you will execute all commands. Create a masternode private key.

masternode genkey

Example output 75eqvNfaEfkd3YTwQ3hMwyxL2BgNSrqHDgWc6jbUh4Gdtnro2Wo

Show your collateral address.

getaccountaddress "MN1"

Example output Nad4xtgdwf7c5y45ruy5MWtVY43zYMCvva !Keep note of the masternode private key and the collateral address.!

Setup the VPS Install Ubuntu Server 18.04 on a VPS. Update your Ubuntu machine.

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

Install the required dependencies.

sudo apt-get install build-essential libtool autotools-dev automake pkg-config libssl-dev libevent-dev bsdmainutils python3 libboost-system-dev libboost-filesystem-dev libboost-chrono-dev libboost-test-dev libboost-thread-dev libboost-all-dev libboost-program-options-dev

sudo apt-get install libminiupnpc-dev libzmq3-dev libprotobuf-dev protobuf-compiler unzip software-properties-common Install Berkeley DB. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install libdb4.8-dev libdb4.8++-dev

Use the following commands to download the linux qt and daemon

wget "" -O melons-daemon-linux.tar.gz wget "" -O melons-qt-linux.tar.gz \
tar -xzvf melons-daemon-linux.tar.gz
tar -xzvf melons-qt-linux.tar.gz
sudo mv melonsd melons-cli melons-tx /usr/bin/
mkdir $HOME/.melons
nano $HOME/.melons/melons.conf

paste this into melons.conf #----

Replace the text “REPLACE_WITH_MASTERNODE_PRIVATE_KEY” with the “masternode private key” that you created using the command “masternode genkey”. E.G. masternodeprivkey=75eqvNfaEfkd3YTwQ3hMwyxL2BgNSrqHDgWc6jbUh4Gdtnro2Wo Replace the text “REPLACE_WITH_EXTERNAL_IP_OF_VPS” with the external IP address of your VPS. E.G. externalip=

Start your node with the following command. melonsd

Setup the control wallet (2/2)

Transfer the required amount of coins to the “collateral address” that you created using the command “getaccountaddress "MN1"”. Wait until the transaction has the required masternode confirmations. Go to Tools. Click Debug console. Enter the following command.

masternode outputs

Example output [ { "txhash": "429a5caf40178d6911ab71e61d6952a6cec8710405d8dc912d8e8a760a2ba24c", "outputidx": 1 } ]

Go to “Tools”. Click “Open Masternode Configuration File”. Modify the following line and paste it into notepad. MN1 75eqvNfaEfkd3YTwQ3hMwyxL2BgNSrqHDgWc6jbUh4Gdtnro2Wo 429a5caf40178d6911ab71e61d6952a6cec8710405d8dc912d8e8a760a2ba24c 1
MN1 - Alias for your masternode. - External IP of your VPS.
9999 - Replace with P2P port of your coin.
75eqvNfaEfkd3YTwQ3hMwyxL2BgNSrqHDgWc6jbUh4Gdtnro2Wo - Masternode private key from the command “masternode genkey”.
429a5caf40178d6911ab71e61d6952a6cec8710405d8dc912d8e8a760a2ba24c - Value “txhash” from the command “masternode outputs”. 1 - Value “outputidx” from the command “masternode outputs”.

Save the file and close notepad.

Shutdown your wallet and re-open your wallet. Go to “Settings”. Click “Unlock Wallet”. Enter your wallet passphrase and unlock your wallet. Go to “Tools”. Click “Debug console”. Start your masternode using the command.

startmasternode alias false MN1

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