If you participated in a Polkadot fundraiser and received your DOT indicator tokens you can claim KSM with your original Ethereum address.
This guide is out of date, for actual instruction use Polkadot nomination guide and repeat the same steps for Kusama. To get list of up-to-date addresses for nomination in Kusama visit p2p.org/kusama)
First, you need to create a Kusama account. Visit Polkadot UI, go to
Settings tab and select
In a dropdown menu select Kusama (canary) and click
Account tab and press
Add account button
Complete all the required fields and save all information in a secure place. For future ease add in the name of the account “stash” to identify it easily in the future or add a tag after creation. You will be able to download and store your encrypted keystore locally.
Save and backup your account
For secure staking you will need to have at least two accounts:
Stash - the primary account that holds the funds. The funds can be kept in a cold wallet and all bonded KSM are locked. After unbonding, users must wait for a time before they can access the locked funds.
Controller - a separate account to control and perform commands for stash account, like changing nominations, starting or stopping nominating and so on. It needs to have sufficient funds in KSM to send transactions when actions are taken.
Now you have created one account that initially will perform both functions. It will appear in your
Accounts tab. After enablement of transactions, it is recommended to create a separate account, send 1 KSM to it and use it as a controller.
After account registration you need to claim your KSM. Go to the claim app on Polkadot UI, select your account and press
To connect Kusama address with Ethereum fundraiser address you will need to sign the message with the ETH address that has DOT indicator tokens and paste the transaction signature in the empty box below.
To sign a transaction you can use MyCrypto (MC) or MyEtherWallet (MEW). For increased security, you can run one of the preferred applications on your local computer. Make sure you have downloaded the latest version for your operating system.
In MC go to
Sign & Verify Message, in MEW go to
Message tab. Copy text from the dotted box in the Polkadot claim app you used at the start and paste it into the empty message box in the MC or MEW and click
After that you will get an output. Copy and paste it into the empty box in the Polkadot claim app and press
If you have a valid claim you will see a green box. This means that you are able to take part in staking and governance. Token transfers are prohibited at the moment.
a) First you need to bond your KSM that are in the stash account.
Visit the Polkadot UI and select
Account actions tab at the top of the screen
New stake button
In the modal window choose your stash account and a controller account (in our case they are the same and their names and addresses will match). Put the number of KSM you are willing to bond.
This amount should be less than the total amount in your stash to pay fees or set a separate controller account for your stash account in future.
b) After your KSM are bonded you will be able to nominate up to 16 validators. Bonded tokens will be automatically delegated to chosen validators in a proportion that will be defined by the algorithm. If you want to delegate a specific number of tokens to a particular validator you have to select only one validator for your stash account. The number of tokens bonded in this stash account will be delegated to this validator.
Staking overview tab. In the left-hand column are the initial Proof-of-Authority validators that do not accept nominations. To nominate P2P Validator find us in the right-hand column.
You can find an up-to-date list of recommended addresses on our website. Copy our addresses one by one:
After that scroll up to
Account Actions tab that is above the
Staking tab and you will see your bonded account.
Nominate button and paste the copied address in the blank field.
Sign and submit the transaction.
Hooray, now you can officially call yourself a nominator and are fully prepared to earn rewards immediately after the launch of public network.
P2P Validator offers high-quality staking facilities and provides up to date information for educational purposes. Stay tuned for updates and new blog posts.
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We are always open for communication.</p><hr><p><em><em>Thanks to <a href="https://sure.baking-bad.org/">Baking Bad</a>, David Telfer and our active delegator John for their help in improving this article.</em></em></p><hr><p><strong><strong>P2P Validator</strong></strong> offers high-quality staking facilities and provides up to date information for educational purposes. Stay tuned for updates and new blog posts.</p><p><strong><strong>Web:</strong></strong><a href="https://p2p.org/"> https://p2p.org</a></p><p><strong><strong>Stake XTZ with us:</strong></strong> <a href="https://p2p.org/tezos">https://p2p.org/tezos</a></p><p><strong><strong>Twitter:</strong></strong><a href="https://twitter.com/p2pvalidator"> @p2pvalidator</a></p><p><strong><strong>Telegram:</strong></strong><a href="https://t.me/p2pvalidator"> https://t.me/p2pvalidator</a></p>
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