We explain what these investment providers do and how they differ.
|Plattform||Membership Fee||Minimum Invest||Mind. Runtime||Invest processing time||Payout interval||Ø ROI||Service Fee||Invite levels||Deposit methods|
|NodePools Recommended||$ 20 0 €||$ 50||1 weeks||48 hours||Starting with earnings of 0,001 BTC daily||Based on the coin of the selected Masternode||20%||3 levels ($ 5, $ 1,50, $ 0,50 pro invited user
+ 2 %, 1,5 %, 0,5 % of the earnings of the invited earnings, payed by platform)
|Bitcoin or with the coin you invest in|
|GetNode||–||1000 € / 0,2 BTC||180 days||10-14 days||Every 2 weeks||0 to 100 %||25 %||3 levels (8 %, 6 %, 2 % of the earnings)||Euro oder BTC|
|Masternode365||$ 25||$ 120||No information available||30 days||No information available||Based on the selected coin||3 %||2 levels (1,5 % und 0,5 % of the earnings)||Bitcoin, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Dash, Ether, Pivx, SmartCash, Monero, ZCoin and Horizen|
|StakingLab.io||–||1 Coin||No information available||Daily processing||Requests possibel Tuesdays and Fridays until 18:00||Based on the coin of the selected Masternode||5 % / 7.5 % (instantMasternodes)||3-20 % of the earnings of the invited users||Pay with coin you invest in|
|StakeCube||No information available||0,03 BTC||No information available||No information available||No information available||No information available||4 %||No information available||No information available|
|SimplePosPools||–||No minimum||No information available||Time until Masternode complete + 3 earnings periods||No information available||No information available||5 % + first 3 earnings||No information available||Pay with coin you invest in|
|PoolNode||No information available||50 € if payed with BTC or 1000 € wehen payment in Euro||365 days||10-14 days, 30 days if under 1000 €||No information available||0-100 %||35 %||3 levels(8 %, 4 %, 2 % der Eträge)||BTC|
Since Dash implemented the concept of Masternodes in 2014 as the first cryptocurrency, interest in Masternodes has grown steadily. Primarily, they continue to serve the purpose of network validation, and are considered an efficient alternative to traditional mining. In addition, over the past few years, masternodes have become an attractive investment opportunity that can generate relatively stable earnings. They owe their rise to the fact that classical crypto-mining has lost much of its lucrativeness over the years. This is due, on the one hand, to the very high energy and resource consumption of the mining industry and, on the other hand, to the large fall in the price of bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) at the end of 2017.
As a result, more and more new coins have evolved that instead rely on masternodes in their network for validation - and at the same time, general interest in the topic has grown. However, to be able to hold a masternode, some requirements must be met. For example, the operator has to deposit a certain amount of the corresponding coins on his node, otherwise no masternode may be set up. That can make the entry expensive. Furthermore, technical specifications must be observed: For example, a masternode should remain permanently connected to the network and be accessible over the Internet at any time, with an exclusive IP-Address. Any loss of connection can have a negative effect. Generally, experience tacit knowledge in dealing with crypto-wallets as well as server configurations and administration is necessary. But do not worry: these hurdles can be overcome by users that are interested but lack the technical knowledge or enthusiasm to deal with it, because there are simpler ways to use Masternodes as an investment opportunity than operating them yourself.
Similar to website hosting, a few companies have specialized in hosting virtual private servers (VPS) for the purpose of hosting Masternodes. These simplify the hosting of Masternodes as technical service providers. However even more convenient and more popular, however, are the providers of so-called masternode pools. Here, the complete process is usually taken over for the users: from the first investment to the income payment.
A Masternode pool is a series of Masternodes summarized, usually for the same coin. You can invest in this pool with other investors, instead of sacrificing effort, time, and money to set up your own Masternodes. Providers use a variety of approaches to hosting the Masternode pools, giving users multiple investment opportunities.
Most providers of masternode pools offer a selection of coins and networks to choose from - in this case, the user has full control over which coin he wants to invest in. Currently, for example, Masternodes365 offers 6 different coins: besides DASH, PIVIX and ZCOIN, there are Horizon, Blocknet and Smartcash. NodePools works similarly, but offers a slightly different selection: They offer Pools for ZCoin, Insurenet, GinCoin, TWIN and Energi – and the portfolio is constantly being expanded. Practical differences arise from the way the masternode pool providers work: NodePools already runs its pools with equity capital. Meaning you can buy into these existing pools as an investor and thus immediately generate income as soon as the deposit is completed. At Masternodes365, on the other hand, you invest with others in the opening of a new Masternode. Only when enough other investors and capital have been gathered, the new Masternode can be operated – only then income is generated. Similar services also include StakingLabs, StakingCube, and SimplePosPools.
The Club of GetNode works differently again. Here, the employees of GetNode develop a portfolio of different lucrative masternodes- so you do not just invest in a single coin or a single node. According to GetNode, the portfolio is deliberately diversified: it seeks to maintain a balance between high-risk coins that allow high returns but can also plummet just as quickly, and large, established coins that protect investment and stability to lend. Although GetNode achieves particularly good ROIs in this way, at the same time the investor lacks the opportunity to decide which Masternodes he would like to invest in and what level of risk he is willing to take - because these decisions are taken by the employees.
We tested the competitors, examined them more closely and summarized our results in a comparison chart. Please note, however, that all models differ slightly and therefore it is not always possible to make accurate comparisons. In addition, not all providers make their model completely transparent, so some information may be lacking absolute accuracy. Nonetheless, our comparison chart should make your decision about investing in masternode pools a lot easier. Before you invest, you should deal intensively with the topic and the various providers. Also, never invest more money than you can afford to lose. As ultimately, the investment in Masternodes and Masternode pools remains tied to speculation with cryptocurrencies.