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Delegating to a Node Operator

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Delegating to a Node Operator

How to delegate to an Node Operator

After you have selected what Node Operator to delegate to, navigate to Delegator -> Node Operators(on the left sidebar). Then select Delegate in the last column next to your desired Node Operator.


Ensure you have ether for gas fees. Ether needs to be on the Base network. More information can be found here

Delegate Node Operator List

Select your source for the delegation (it can be your wallet, or from an existing delegation amount) and enter an amount. Click on Delegate. You will be asked to confirm your transaction with Metamask. Please wait for a while after confirming the transaction.

Delegate to an Node Operator part 2

Note that some Node Operators cannot be delegated to, until they collect all the early era's rewards. You will have to contact the Node Operator to resolve the issue.

Cannot delegate

How to undelegate from an Node Operator

You can redelegate without waiting for the unlocking period

If you want to switch your delegation from one Node Operator to another, you can avoid the undelegation lock period by instead redelegating. When you initially delegate to an Node Operator, you can instead select another Node Operator's delegation as the source of funds to redelegate.

To undelegate from an Node Operator, navigate to Delegator -> Delegating.

Undelegate from an Node Operator

Click on Undelegate and enter the amount of SQT you want to undelegate. Then click Confirm Undelegation. You will be asked to confirm your transaction with Metamask. Confirm it and wait for a few seconds.

Confirm undelegate

You can notice the change in the Delegation Amount under the Your DELEGATION AMOUNT column (note the unlocking period on funds).

How to withdraw undelegated tokens

When you undelegate from an Node Operator, the tokens are locked for a specific period before they can be withdrawn. You can see pending unlocks and execute withdrawls in the My profile -> Withdrawls. When the tokens are unlocked, the Withdraw button will be available. Alternatively you can cancel the withdrawl here and redelegate your tokens.

Withdraw delegated tokens