VIVO Masternodes Windows Guide
Educate yourself about Masternodes and learn how to set up your own VIVO Masternode – in both Windows and Linux! Start reaping the rewards!

VIVO Masternode Guide For Windows Users


We have also created a Video guide that will cover every step below. You can watch the video guide or scroll down below for the guide in written form with screenshots for every step. We do recommend ordering and having a VPS ready before following the guide. We recommend this VPS to most people, it is very cheap and reliable, plus it offers free DDOS protection. The guide below is done using a Windows VPS.
We highly recommend using MN Checker, a script that will automatically check, maintain and maximize the healthy uptime of your masternode in case of any potential external network attacks. For support and questions about the script feel free to contact Christian Knuchel on the Vivo Discord.

Step 1

On your desktop, create a Folder called VIVO.
Download the latest VIVO Windows Wallet version at Click on or, depending on what version of Windows you have, to save it. If you are unsure, download

Check for the latest wallet release on the VIVO Github repository, and download the correct wallets accordingly.


After it downloads (approx 23MB), select “Show in Folder”, then double click the .zip file to open it, and copy and paste vivo-qt.exe into your VIVO folder on your desktop.


Step 2

Open and Run the VIVO wallet for the first time. You will be prompted to create your VIVO data directory in either the Default Directory or in a custom directory. This is where your VIVO Wallet data will be stored and it is important to know, since your Private Keys are there. Hit OK to proceed.
When the wallet opens, you will notice that the lower right hand corner has the number of peers actively connected to you through the VIVO network. In the lower left hand corner of the User Interface, you will see “Synchronizing with network” and other sync messages each time you open your VIVO Wallet. If there is a problem synchronizing, it may say “No Block Source Available” instead. If this happens, just close and re-open the wallet until it synchronizes. If the synchronizing appears to stall or the VIVO Wallet stops responding, then just close and re-open the wallet again.

If you have problems syncronizing the wallet, add the following addnodes (click the Connections button) to your configuration file (vivo.conf) then simply restart your wallet. So your vivo.conf file should look like this:



Step 3

Go to Tools -> Debug Console.


Step 4

In the Console window enter getaccountaddress 0 and copy the result. This is your MASTERNODE DEPOSIT ADDRESS, where you will deposit the coins to create a masternode. Pay 1000 VIVO exactly into this address. No more, no less.


Step 5

Go to Tools -> Open Wallet Configuration File. Open the file in Notepad. Then paste in the follwoing two lines.


In the Console Debug window enter masternode genkey and copy the result. This is your MASTERNODE PRIVKEY.

Go back to the config file in Notepad and paste your privkey after the equals sign of “masternodeprivkey=”. Now save and close the file.


Step 6

Close the wallet by going to File -> Exit.


Step 7

Open the VIVO Wallet again by running vivo-qt.exe. This is how you will always start the wallet going forward.


Step 8

Go to Tools -> Debug Console. Enter masternode start. You will see the response “Masternode started successfully”. Congratulations, your masternode is now running.

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Step 9

Go to Settings -> Options. Click the Wallet tab. Check the box labelled “Show Masternodes Tab” and click OK.

Now click the Masternodes tab that is now visible. You should see your new masternode appear in the list with the status PRE_ENABLE.

This will change to ENABLED after a small amount of time. All masternodes need to be active for a certain amount of blocks before they are recognized by the network and eligible for rewards.

Now make sure to install & run sentinel for your VIVO Masternode. Follow this easy step-by-step guide:


Happy Masternoding!


  • VIVO is an enhanced fork of Dash
  • Superior Anonymity In Transactions With PrivateSend
  • Fastest, Near-Instant Secure Transactions With Instant Send
  • VIVO holders can run Masternodes and earn more VIVO
  • Run your VIVO masternodes and get rewarded while supporting the VIVOnetwork!
  • Learn what a Masternode is and how to setup a VIVO Masternode on our website.
  • VIVO offers superior Decentralization and Security
  • We offer the fastest secure transactions
  • Instant Send Confirmation Time: 5 seconds

VIVO also offers, aside from masternodes, other features that truly make it a great cryptocurrency! It has incorporated InstantSend which allows you to send extremely fast and safe transactions with only a 5 second confirmation time. You can also benefit from Superior Anonomity with our PrivateSend technology.


Run Your VIVO Masternode to generate consistent passive VIVO Earnings.


The VIVO Masternode is offering some of the best rewards among all coins – 50%  of the Block!

Multi Platform

Set up your VIVO Masternode anywhere, we support all Windows, Mac & Linux platforms.