How to vote for ADAMANT delegates

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Jul 7, 2018 · 3 min read

ADAMANT uses dPoS as a protocol for making consensus in the Blockchain. This document explains how to vote for an ADAMANT delegate. More and stronger votes improves the chances for a delegate to be within the top 101 active delegate spots necessary in-order to forge blocks.

You can vote for any delegate, including your own. To become an ADAMANT delegate, follow the instructions. As an ADAMANT delegate, you can receive fees from block-forging and validating transactions.

Pre-reqs

Everyone user who owns 50 ADM or more is able to vote for a delegate. The voting cost is 50 ADM, and will be deducted from the account in favour of the ADAMANT network (current delegates will forge them).

You can choose to upvote or downvote a delegate (if you want to take your vote away from the delegate you voted for earlier).

You can vote for up to 30 delegates at a time, and the cost will be 50 ADM total.

Vote for delegates

Visit msg.adamant.im and enter your passphrase.

Next, click on the Settings button.

On the Settings screen, scroll down to the bottom and click on the Vote for delegates button.

Now you can see all of registered ADAMANT delegates and your votes, if any.

Name is the registered delegate name, and Rank is its position. Only the first 101 delegates forge blocks. Clicking on the arrow to the right of the delegate name will expand additional info, and will help you to make a decision if you want to vote for it.

You can upvote delegates (row color will change to the light: green) and downvote (light red color), checking or unchecking checkboxes.

Then, review your votes and click the Vote button to apply changes.

Remember that you can vote for up to 30 delegates at once, and this will cost you 50 ADM total.

Vote using Console

Voting can also be applied via Console.

It is not a recommended option for regular users.

First install Console, if you haven’t done it earlier. Then run console:

adm

And vote (use public key of your delegate, which can be found in Explorer):

vote for d2885bc8d4aa68f0f4c919077c1edcb9c9020a715f20cb6db7578cd6f68055bb

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