I struggle to understand the repationship between Dash miners and masternodes. The proposition is that masternodes provide additional services to the network and automatically get paid a part (45%) of the block reward. What I don’t understand is how this share is enforced.
From the Dash whitepaper:
When mining on the network, pool software (websites that merge the
efforts of individual miners) use the RPC API interface to get
information about how to make a block. To pay the Masternodes, this
interface must be extended by adding a secondary payee to
GetBlockTemplate. Pools then propagate their successfully mined
blocks, with a split payment between themselves and a Masternode.
What prevents miners from simply ignoring the masternodes and assigning 100% of block reward to themselves?
Edit: from Dash documentation:
If a miner tried to take the entire block reward for themselves or tried to run an old version of the Dash software, the masternode network would orphan that block, and it would not be added to the blockchain.
But the question remains: what does it mean for a masternode to orphan a block?