Stratis Masternode Alpha Release
Today we have reached another significant milestone in our roadmap as we release our Stratis Masternodes product.
This major release includes the following:
- A live running Masternode running on Microsoft Azure.
- The Masternodes fully support our new Service Discovery Protocol and are currently configured to run our Breeze Privacy Protocol service.
- A new version of the Breeze Wallet with Breeze Privacy Protocol (powered by TumbleBit) that features the Masternode Client Discovery Protocol.
- The Masternode technology implements a collateral verification feature that requires the node operator provide 250,000 Strat to be held in a watched address on the blockchain. This requirement helps to incentivize the supply of appropriate resources required to operate the network.
These technologies work together to solve the problem of providing useful services on the network where Masternodes host and advertise their services on the blockchain while client applications use the blockchain to discover and connect to those services.
This delivers a robust, trustless, decentralized advertisement and discovery mechanism that is resistant to manipulation or censorship.
Our first such service, the Breeze Privacy Protocol, is available as a Masternode service today with more exciting Masternode services coming soon.
Download a version of our Breeze Wallet with Breeze Privacy Protocol (powered by TumbleBit):
Masternode Source Code on BreezeHub:
Look out for more information today including a detailed post and a technical paper with full details of how the technology works.