How to delegate Q to a Validator

Intro

When you have Q tokens, you can delegate them to another validator node that you trust. Q delegation increases a validator's accountable stake and moves him up the validator long list. The validators with the most stake are members of the short list and actively participate in Q by building blocks according to the clique algorithm. Validators receive a reward for block generation. This reward is split and distributed to any potential stake delegator according to a ratio predefined by the validator node operator. This way, a Q token holder can participate in earning block rewards without actively operating a validator node.

Your HQ and MetaMask

The easiest way to delegate your stake is to use our dApp Your HQ. One instance is hosted at https://hq.qtestnet.org. You will need to have a running MetaMask wallet plug-in before being able to interact with the relevant delegation smart contract through Your HQ. Please check the MetaMask tutorial first.

Delegation

After connecting MetaMask to Your HQ, click on "Q Vault" to enter the Q Vault area. On the bottom of the page, you can see your current delegations and you can enter the validator nodes address and Q amount you want to delegate.