Why should you register a Delegate*? Delegate registration within ARK enables you access to forge ARK tokens. By registering a delegate name you lock this information into ARK, this is the Delegated Proof of Stake part of ARK. Think of it as a place holder and address for your ARK Node. With a delegate name registered you now have the ability to setup a Forging node, and create new ARK tokens while securing the ARK network.
Delegate Registration on the ARK blockchain costs 25 ARK Tokens. These tokens are a simple monetary failsafe to prevent some delegate registration spam.
Download latest ARK desktop client for your OS from : https://github.com/ArkEcosystem/ark-desktop/releases
Unpack, install and start Ark Client:
Now you have 3 options on how you can register a delegate :
1. Click on an address that you would like associated with your new delegate name. 2. Import your account that is not yet in your wallet list. 3. Create new account for your delegate name.
Which ever option you choose, make sure it has at least 25 ARK in it.
Now that you are in your account:
Again make sure your wallet address holds at least 25 ARK Tokens. Now Click on the icon with 3 vertical dots at the top right.
The background will fade a bit and a small menu will popup in lower center of the client.
1. Click on register delegate 2. Choose your desired delegate name — it should be a unique name (not yet registered) and consists of a maximum of 20 characters. You can only use lowercase letters, numbers and these special characters !@$&_. 3. Provide the passphrase(secret key) of the ARK wallet you are registering your delegate with 4. Once done click on next
A popup will show:
1. Click on “SEND 25 ARK NOW!” — that will initiate the transaction and register your delegate.
You will get a message if successful in the lower left corner:
All done — now you have your own delegate registered! Don’t forget to save your passphrase of all your ARK wallets that hold your ARK Tokens— if you lose it or it gets stolen there is nothing we can do!