I came across this one that looks interesting in it’s approach:
While i’am not a fan of masternodes this one catched my eye because the approach is a bit different.
It’s called Secure Home Node, here the explaination from their homepage:
The XXXXX Secure Home Node (SHN) is a turn-key solution for securely hosting masternodes on your home network. The Secure Home Node routes traffic over The Onion Router (TOR) to provide a high level of anonymity and security to masternode operators.
This exciting project makes operating a XXXXXX masternode accessible to every level of user and helps serve our mission of decentralizing the XXXXXX network. The Secure Home Node decentralizes the locations of XXXXXX’s network nodes while being user-friendly. It allows the user to remain anonymous by using The Onion Router. The SHN completely eliminates the need to use data centers or masternode hosting services thereby giving the user full control of their masternode. Notably, the Home Node is fully functional as a staking box. All of the hardware components and software used on the XXXXXX Secure Home Node are open source. All of the source files are freely available to download on the XXXXXXX Github
The Onion Router
The problem with hosting masternodes on local hardware is that it reveals the users IP. The Secure Home Node resolves this by using TOR. The Onion Router encrypts data and uses relays while obfuscating the users IP address. The TOR Project shares similar philosophies regarding open source and privacy…
I’am not advertising the coin here as the only thing interesting here is the approach which i think is an interesting one. It’s cheap with about $100 for hardware, it can be used at home, needs to special further soft or hardware, it hides the users IP adress and doesn’t use much electricity having in mind it runs on raspberry pi.