Hilux Masternode Setup Guide

What you will need:

  • More than 1,000 HLX
  • One computer with Hilux-QT
  • One VPS

Setup Guide

Sending the transaction
  1. In the QT wallet, go the Receive tab and click My Address...

  1. Click +New and name it something like masternode1 or the like.

  1. Click Ok to create the address. Since you will need it in the next step, copy the address and close the Receiving address window

  1. Go to the Send tab and paste the address from the previous step into the Pay To: field. If you copied the address currently it should pre-populate with the label you gave it earlier.

  1. In the Amount: field enter: 1000, making sure to NOT check Subtract fee from amount. doing so will not send the 1,000 need, instead it would send less. Click Send and then Yes. You will need to wait for at least 15 confirmations on the network before the masternode can be started (Step 27).

Gathering Needed Information
  1. If you can already see the Masternodes tab skip to step 7. If you can not go to the Settingstab then go to Advanced Settings. Check the Show Masternode Tab button.

  1. Now restart your wallet (close and open again).
  2. Once the wallet cataches back up, go to the Tools tab and then to Console. Once there, type masternode outputs and masternode genkey

  1. Copy and paste both outputs to somewhere easily accesible (Do not save it the cloud).

Setting Up Your Server (No picture available for this section)
  1. There are many options for VPSs, but we recommend vultr.com. Go and created an account at vultr.com and setup a payment method.
  2. After completing sign up, go to https://my.vultr.com/. Click on the Servers tab and choose a location for you server. Then choose type, after choosing Ubuntu 16.04, you can either choose the $5.00/month or the $10.00/month. (If they are temporarily sold out try another location.) Now click Deploy Now
  3. You will be taken to a list of your servers. Click on the name of the server you just created. This will bring you to the Server Information page for your VPS. Click on the eye icon to reveal the password for the root account. You will you this to login.
  4. Now open up your favorite SSH client.
    For macOS go to Terminal and type: ssh root@ It will ask for the password you just got)
    For Windows use PuTTY. Enter the external IP as the Host Name, login using root as the username and the password from the previous step.
Installing the Masternode
  1. Logined into the VPS, enter: sudo -i. This entered you into root if you were not already.

  1. Type curl ipinfo.io/ip. Copy the output (should be your external IP address).

  1. Now go back to the Wallet where we have the masternode collateral. Go to the Settings tab and click on Open Masternode Configuration File

  1. In the file, under the template, type: masternode1 externalIPFromCurl:7979 masternodegenkey masternodeoutputWithoutQoutations
    Ex. mn1 123.456.789.2:7979 93HaYBVUCYjEMeeH1Y4sBGLALQZE1Yc1K64xiqgX37tGBDQL8Xg 2bcd3c84c84f87eaa86e4e56834c92927a07f9e18718810b92e0d0324456a67c 0

  1. Leave this file open and go back to the VPS. In the VPS type wget https://github.com/swatchie-1/hilux/releases/download/v1.0.0/masternode.sh

  1. Next type: chmod +x masternode.sh

  1. Now: ./masternode.sh

  1. Fill in the masternode genkey when prompted, and hit enter. Then, also enter your external IP with :7979 at the end and hit enter. Ex. 123.456.789.2:7979



  1. We recommend just hitting enter for the next 3 prompts, but it is not required (If you have a lower spec server then you will have to enter yes for the first two).



  1. After that, it will add a repo and you have to press enter here. Do not CTRL+C

  1. Let the script finish running and wait at least 2 minutes after that.
  2. Now enter: hilux-cli getinfo Check you block height and make sure it is synced. If not give it more time, do not move on until the top block is correct (let it finish sycning).

Starting Your Masternode
  1. Before starting the node, go to the History tab and right click on the Payment to yourself. Check to see if the transaction has at least 15 confirmaiotns. If it does not, wait until it does.

  1. Go to the Masternodes tab and click on your masternode. Now click Start Alias.

  1. If all goes good, a pop-up will show up saying, “Masternode Succesfully Started”.

  1. Now go back to your VPS. Make sure that the masternode did start by entering: hilux-cli masternode status. Ensure it says Masternode Succesfully Started. If it does not, trying repeating step 27. If your node has successfully started, congratulations, if it has not more help can be obtained in our Discord channel.

Author: thedepressor