Nodes on a blockchain network that serve as the control center for the others.
A masternode is a governing type of node that verifies block transactions rather than record them. Compared to full nodes which function as the bridge between crypto traders and the exchange platform, masternodes function as bridges between nodes, thereby having a kind of supervisory advantage over the others. As a result, operating a masternode means that a crypto miner does not require as much computing experience.
Even though operating masternodes offers better returns than operating full nodes, the initial investment is higher.