Masternode is a particular set-up implemented in TRC code that allows anyone who has locked 5000 TRC to receive rewards in TRC and to vote on the proposals submitted to the TRC Decentralized Governance.

The installation and the setting up of the software needed to run a masternode require typically from 30 minutes to two days (depending on your technical background).

Even if it is theoretically possible to run a masternode from home, it is more advisable to hire a VPS for security and efficiency reasons.

The expenses to run a masternode may typically vary from 1$ to 10$ per month and even more, depending on the VPS provider chosen.