Syscoin masternodes are based on Dash masternodes, and they provide numerous services for the Syscoin network including InstantSend, PrivateSend, and decentralised governance. WIth governance, users can make proposals for Masternode funding (eg. for community marketing purposes) and Masternode owners can then vote for proposals they wish to see funded. Proposals will be viewable via web-based portal, scheduled to launch soon. Funding comes from the block reward, which is released onto the network roughly every 60 seconds via conventional mining. 75% of the block reward is sent to a randomly selected masternode - this is approximately 25 SYS.