Frequently Asked Questions

Following is a collection of frequently asked questions. If you have a question about Dash or Dash masternodes, feel free to email us at

The Basics

How do I install and secure the Dash QT (Core) Wallet

If you want to run a Dash masternode you need to install the Dash QT (Core) wallet. The wallet can be downloaded from Before you start using your wallet you should make sure it is properly secured by encrypting the wallet.

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What is Coin Control and Why is it Important?
  1. Open your Dash wallet.
  2. Select Preferences => Wallet.
  3. Check the box for Enable coin control features
  4. Click the OK button.
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How can I backup individual public keys?

The Dash QT Core wallet already creates a backup of your wallet.dat file every time you shut down the wallet. However, you can also backup the individual public keys in your wallet by exporting their corresponding private key.

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How do I create a masternode public key?
  1. Open up your Dash wallet.
  2. Click the Receive tab.
  3. Enter a label (e.g. mn01) and an amount of 1,000 (optional).
  4. Click the Request payment button.
  5. From the new window, click the Copy Address button.
  6. Send exactly 1,000 Dash to the new public key.
  7. Paste the new public key into the Node40 masternode public key input.
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How do I remote-start a masternode?
  1. Open your Dash QT wallet.
  2. Open the debug console.
  3. Unlock your wallet.
  4. Issue the command masternode start-missing
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How do I update the masternode.conf file?

To update your masternode.conf file, you will need a basic text editor. Copy your configuration strings from the Commissioned Nodes page of the Node40 application.

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How do I remove rewards from my masternode?

Your wallet should automatically lock your 1,000 Dash collateral for your masternodes. With a locked collateral, you can safely remove rewards from your wallet.

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How do I upgrade my masternode (no protocol update)?

From within Node40, click on your email address and select Commissioned Nodes. If one or more of your nodes are eligible for upgrade, you’ll see a message indicating the version you can upgrade too.

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How do I pay my invoice?
  1. Click on the Send tab in your Dash wallet.
  2. Enter the Payment Address from your invoice into the Pay To field of your Dash Wallet.
  3. Enter the Amount Due from your invoice into the Amount field of your Dash Wallet.
  4. Click the Send button.
  5. Confirm that you wish to send the amount entered.
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