Voting on Rise

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    Voting on Rise

    A key feature of Rise is that stakeholders vote for the delegates who maintain network security and stability for your money. The more coins you have, the more “voting power” you have. This means that a vote from someone with 10000 coins counts 10000x more then someone with only 1 coin.

    Voting has a fee of 1 RISE and you can vote for only 1 delegate per wallet. So it is your responsibility to choose wisely, just like you would in a real election.

    There are two types of delegates: Pools and Solo. Pools simply share a little piece of their profit to thank their voters (official_pool). The amount you get normally depends on how much of the rewards the pool owner shares and how much voting power you have.

    You shouldn’t vote for multiple delegates that belong to one person, since that would defeat the idea of decentralization and partially threatens the stability of the network. Why? Imagine the owner of these delegates wouldn’t be around for some time tomorrow. In this time, both of his servers can break and threaten the stability of the network double, because he has two bad delegates and not one. You concentrate the risk of failure into the hands of few.

    Another very important detail about delegates is their uptime / productivity, which should be close to 100% to make sure that the network can run stable all the time.

    If you have more questions regarding the principle of voting, please read through the solutions to Blockchain’s problems.

    Since we covered the theoretical part, let’s start the practical part.

    Login to your wallet with your passphrase and click on “Forging” on the sidebar.

    Since you aren’t forging blocks yourself, click on “Delegates” on the top bar.

    You can either search for the delegates name in the search bar or look for them by scrolling down and looking at all delegates page by page. After choosing the delegates you want to vote for by clicking on their rectangle on the left side, click on “Vote”.

    After pressing “Vote”, you will be presented with the delegate you choose to vote for. By clicking on “confirm” you approve and have successfully voted for them. If you have setup a 2nd passphrase (STRONGLY recommended), it will ask you for that after you pressed confirm.

    By Nytrobound, licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

  • thanks i have followed as instructed on voting but get an transaction error message.

  • You are using the desktop client? There was a bug in version 0.1.0. You need to update to 0.1.1

    For more info/ questions:

  • I’m having the same issue with 0.1.1 and with the online wallet. What is going on?

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