How to delegate $ATOM(Cosmos) on Trusted Node using your Keplr Wallet
Cosmos (ATOM) is a cryptocurrency that powers an ecosystem of blockchains designed to scale and interoperate with each other. The goal is to create an Internet of Blockchains, a network of blockchains able to communicate with each other in a decentralized way.
Keplr is a key piece of the Cosmos ecosystem allowing users to store, access and transfer crypto assets via its user friendly wallet browser extension.
Installing the Keplr wallet
The Keplr extension is currently only available in the Google Chrome store.
Click on “add to Chrome” and install the plugin.
Creating / Importing a new wallet
Once installed, you have 2 options: Creating a new wallet or Importing an existing one.
To import an existing account, you will need your seed phrase or your private key.
If you do not already have an existing account, click on “Create new account”.
Then, write down the seed phrase and store it in a secure location. Avoid taking screenshots or sending it by mail as hackers could put their hands on it and steal the funds on your wallet.
That’s it, your wallet is now created and ready to receive funds.
Adding funds to your wallet
When you click on the Keplr extension, you will now have the option to select the blockchain network you want (Cosmos is selected by default).
You now have access to your Cosmos wallet address and you can copy it by clicking on it.
You can use this address to top up your account, buying $ATOM tokens on centralized or decentralized exchanges.
Connecting your wallet on Trusted Node
To connect your wallet on Trusted Node, you simply need to click on “Connect wallet” on the delegate page.
From there, a Keplr popup will appear and you simply have to click on “approve”. You will then be able to see your wallet address instead of the “connect wallet” button.
Delegating your tokens on Trusted Node
Now that your wallet is connected, you can start delegating your ATOM tokens.
To do so, simply click on “delegate” and a tab will open, displaying your ATOM balance. You can then decide to delegate everything by clicking “max” or you can type the amount you want to delegate and click on “delegate”.
A Keplr popup will appear and you need to approve it once again.
That’s it, you just delegated your ATOM tokens on Trusted Node and you are already accumulating rewards!!
NB: Users using the Fetch.ai Network Wallet might not be able to delegate their tokens. We are currently fixing it but in the meantime, you can get around it by enabling Keplr in incognito mode and going to our app in incognito mode (the Fetch.ai extension should no longer be visible).
About Trusted Node
Trusted Node is creating a validator network for proof-of-stake and next-generation blockchains. It allows for professional stewardship of the network while providing yields to stakeholders who participate in the decision-making around nodes in the network infrastructure.
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