How do you become a delegate?
- You register and reserve a unique delegate name for your server.
- You rent a cloud server.
- You install and run an ark-node on your server.
- You connect your ark-node with your delegate account.
- You get enough votes to get into the top 51.
- Now you are a forging delegate.
Ark Delegation is a competitive market and you will need to convince a lot of voters with contributions to get into the top 51. Ark Delegates are very diverse and each offers a very individual service to the community.
What do you do once you are a forging delegate?
- In short you are now a representative and server administrator in one person.
What are some examples of task for you as representatives?
- You will have to be active within the Ark community in some way to get and keep votes.
- You have to decide on profit sharing plans for your voters.
- You will have to decide on the dynamic fees you want to offer.
- You will have to review, test and decide which updates to apply.
- You write and update your delegate proposal.
- You help your voters and answer their questions.
- You offer contributions to the Ark Ecosystem to justify your own profit share.
What are some examples of the administrator tasks?
- You will administrate your node server.
- You will upgrade your node server.
- You will troubleshoot the network and shield it from vulnerabilities.
- You setup a relay server to which you can switch in case your main server would fail.
- You run additional relay servers to strengthen the network.
- You maintain payment plans and scripts.
- You offer other services like blockchain explorers, statistics, faucets and others.
What is the role of the delegate in the Ark ecosystem?
- Delegates are the elected representatives of the Ark token holders.
- Delegates are in charge of running the core components of the Ark network.
- The majority of delegates can decide on critical decisions concerning the Ark network in case of dissent within the community.
- Delegates have a major role in securing the blockchain.
Detailed Information to become a delegate
Information about current delegates
I hope this short guide gave you a better insight into the Ark delegate system.
This is an update of my original Mini Guide: https://redd.it/6c5mjx