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Toolkit Plesk Premium Email Plesk Email Security Feature Packs Business & Collaboration WordPress Pack Hosting Pack Power Pack Language Pack Featured Extension Extension Pricing Extensions Help center More Careers Events Webinars Plesk University Blog Plesk Partner Program Contact Us FREE TRIAL Hidden Blockchain Opportunities (2): Masternodes & Enterprise Blockchain Hosting By Lukas Hertig November 12, 2018 Business and industry, Product and technology 3 Minutes If you remember the concept of “Proof of Stake” (e.g. no “mining” with special hardware needed), most of alternative cryptocurrencies out of Bitcoin and Ethereum still require a good amount of “full nodes” that keep the decentralized network up and running. Masternodes are the back-end network of proof-of-stake cryptocurrencies. 1. Masternodes and Blockchain A wallet, or a whole blockchain instance, runs on millions of computers worldwide keeping the various blockchains up and running. Masternodes do that in real-time, with more advanced setups, and often running in data centers. This is where the opportunity is for cloud and hosting service providers. The modern way of mining – keeping public decentralized blockchain networks up and running. Why are Masternodes gold for cloud and hosting providers? You can setup more/better targeted solution offerings for people who are interested in hosting their cryptocurrency masternodes with certain pre-configurations. Cloud and hosting providers can run their own masternodes with spare hardware and monetize this new opportunity. When running masternodes as a cloud & hosting provider: If you run pre-configured masternode VPSs that you sell to end customers, you can charge a premium for the managed service (security or monitoring, for example) and simplify the automation of masternode VPSs. 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