Getting started as a validator on Spark testnet
To be a Spark validator, you first must see that you meet the pre-requirements:
- You know what it means to be a Spark validator.
- You have at least 100K SPARK tokens, or you will have an aggregated delegation of at least 100K SPARK tokens - To apply for SPARK test tokens, fill out this form
- You have an always-on hardware that meets the pre-requisites - How to run network nodes
How to become a Spark validator
To quickly become a validator, follow these steps:
Step 1: Download the `quickstart.sh` script and an `.env` example file:
wget -O quickstart.sh https://raw.githubusercontent.com/fuseio/fuse-network/master/scripts/quickstart.sh
chmod 777 quickstart.sh
wget -O .env https://raw.githubusercontent.com/fuseio/fuse-network/master/scripts/examples/.env.validator.example
Step 2: Update the `.env` file:
set "sudo" on `PERMISSION_PREFIX` if running docker/docker-compose requires root
add the following line:
(optional) set 'VAL_NAME' to display a custom name on health.fusespark.io (cannot contain spaces)
Step 3: Run the script as a validator:
After running the script successfully, you will see your address on the health site. \:::
Step 4: Stake and/or delegate!
To stake SPARK tokens, all you should do is send your SPARK tokens to the Spark Consensus contract address over the Spark Network from the validator address.
The Spark Consensus contract address: 0xC8c3a332f9e4CE6bfFFcf967026cB006Db2311c7 \:::
The easiest way is to import your private key or key-store file to your favorite wallet (for example, Metamask), switch the network to Spark, and send the SPARK tokens (native testnet tokens) to the Consensus contract address.
You can find your key-store (containing your private key) and the password for the created account in:
To delegate, send the SPARK tokens from any address to the Consensus contract address with the data:
0x5c19a95c000000000000000000000000<address without 0x>.
For the address:
0x5c19a95c000000000000000000000000b8ce4a040e8aa33bbe2de62e92851b7d7afd52de as the data.
5c19a95c is for the
delegate(address) function signature.
b8ce4a040e8aa33bbe2de62e92851b7d7afd52dein this example, is an address you're delegating to (without the
Step 5: Wait for one cycle (approximately 1 hour).
Wait until the next cycle is started.
You can see that you are validating both on the health site \:::