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4. Apply your node

Once your full node is up and running, you need to apply it to make him eligible as a masternode.

Getting sufficient TOMO

As 50'000 TOMO are required to apply, the first thing to do is to fill out the following form:

Our team will then review your request and send you the required funds.

Note: Those TOMO are only usable in testnet, they have absolutely no trading value

Applying to become a masternode

You can now apply by going on the TomoMaster page. Login with the wallet that contains your newly received 50'000 TOMO.

On the top right corner, click on "Become a Candidate".

Enter the amount of TOMO you want to deposit (minimum 50'000).

Enter your coinbase address. This is the public key of the account that your masternode is using. If your are running your node with tmn, you can simply run tmn inspect to get it.

Confirm with apply and proceed to make the payement.

Your full node will now be listed on TomoMaster. People can view its details and vote for it.

If your node is in the top 150 most voted nodes, it will be promoted as a masternode and will start producing blocks at the next epoch.

Resigning your masternode

In case you want to stop your node, you need to resign it from the governance first in order to retrieve your locked funds. Access TomoMaster, go to your candidate detail page, and click the Resign button. Your funds will be available to withdraw 30 days after the resignation.

After resigning successfully, you can stop your node. If you ran it with tmn, simply run:

tmn remove

At this point, your masternode is completly terminated.