Update an Existing MasterNode Cold Wallet

These instructions are intended for those that were already running a MasterNode Cold wallet and want to update the existing wallet to start running the MasterNode again.


Create a MN1 Wallet Address and send it the required burn coins

  1. Create a receiving address for the MasterNode collateral funds.

    • Go to File -> Receiving addresses
    • Click New, type in a label and press Ok.
    • Select the row of the newly added address and click Copy to store the destination address in the clipboard.
    • You can name the wallet with a description such as “MN1” by right clicking it and selecting Edit.
  1. Send EXACTLY 50000 RUPX coins to the MN1 wallet address. Double check you’ve got the correct address before transferring the funds.

    After sending, you can verify the balance in the Transactions tab. This can take a few minutes to be confirmed by the network. Go get a glass of water. No alcoholic beverages please, we are not out of the woods yet.


If you are sending from an exchange, make sure you account for the withdrawal fee so that you get EXACTLY EXACTLY EXACTLY 50000 RUPX in the new wallet address. This is a common error that will cause the next step to not give you the transaction id that is needed.

Output your MN TXhash and Outputidx and update the MasterNode configuration file

  1. Open the Debug console of the wallet in order to type a few commands.

    Go to Tools -> Debug console

  1. Run the getmasternodeoutputs command to retrieve the transaction ID of the collateral transfer:

  • You should see an output that looks like this in the Debug console:

    ‘“txhash” : “c19972e47d2a77d3ff23c2dbd8b2b204f9a64a46fed0608ce57cf76ba9216487”,’ ‘“outputidx” : 1’

  • NOTE: If you do not get output resembling the above example then you likely do not have EXACTLY 50000 XLIB in the MN1 wallet address. You will need to resolve this issue and ensure that ONLY and EXACTLY 50000 XLIB is in the MN1 address and that it is in a single input.

  1. Copy and save the txhash and outputidx. Both the txhash and outputidx will be used in the next step. The outputidx will be either a 0 or 1, both are valid values.
  1. Go to Tools -> Open MasterNode Configuration File and add a line in the newly opened masternode.conf file. If you get prompted to choose a program, select a text editor like Notepad/TextEdit to open it.
  • These are the default directories for the Liberty data directory where this file is stored:

    • Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Liberty
    • Windows: ~\AppData\Roaming\Liberty
  • Below is an example of what you need in the masternode.conf file, all on a single line with no carriage returns. The file contains an example that is commented out(with a # symbol in front). Read it for reference. Based on the output example from the masternode outputs command, you would add this line in:

    MN1 87LBTcfgkepEddWNFrJcut76rFp9wQG6rgbqPhqHWGvy13A9hJK c19972e47d2a77d3ff23c2dbd8b2b204f9a64a46fed0608ce57cf76ba9216487 1
  • MN1 is the node’s alias.

  • is the external IP of the masternode server that will provide services to the network.

  • 87LBTcfgkepEddWNFrJcut76rFp9wQG6rgbqPhqHWGvy13A9hJK is your masternode private key (aka GenKey), which is the value used for masternodeprivkey= in /root/.liberty/liberty.conf.

  • c19972e47d2a77d3ff23c2dbd8b2b204f9a64a46fed0608ce57cf76ba9216487 is your TXhash from masternode outputs.

  • 1 is your ‘outputidx’ (aka Index) from masternode outputs.

  1. Restart the Cold wallet to pick up the masternode.conf changes.
  1. Open the Debug console (Open Tools > Debug console) and run the command listmasternodeconf:

  • Verify that the output matches what you entered in the masternode.conf file.
  1. Go to the ‘Masternodes’ tab and check if your newly added masternode is listed.

    You should now see the newly added MasterNode with a status of MISSING. If you want to control multiple MasterNode Hot wallets from this Cold wallet, you will need to repeat steps 1-7. The masternode.conf file will contain an entry for each masternode that will be added to the network.

Starting the MN from the Cold Wallet


It is very important that you let the MasterNode Hot wallet synchronize for a couple of hours prior to starting it from the Cold wallet. If you attempt to start it before it is fully synchronized then it will fail.

  1. Run the startmasternode alias false MN1 command, in the Cold wallet Debug console, in order to enable the MasterNode:

    startmasternode alias false MN1
  • In the example above, the alias of my MasterNode was MN1. In your case, it might be different and is based on what you entered as the first word in the masternode.conf file.
  • You should get multiple lines of output. If one of the lines of output says “result” : successful” then you can proceed to the next step to verify the MasterNode started correctly on the VPS Hot wallet. If you did not get the successful output then there is likely an issue with the masternode.conf file that needs to be resolved first.

If you received the output that shows the MasterNode started successfully then you can proceed to the next step to verify that your MasterNode started correctly from the VPS Hot wallet.