IoTeX is a decentralized network, this means anyone may register to become a Delegate at any time. However, all Delegates must meet some minimum requirements. They are summarized below and will be addressed in detail in the next sections.
Every Delegate must have its identity registered on the IoTeX blockchain, in the form of a blockchain account. This identity is called the Profile Account of the Delegate.
To become eligible, the Delegate profile account must self-stake at least 1,200,000 IOTX.
Once the Delegate is eligible, the profile account must receive at least 2,000,000 total votes.
Technical requirements are not mandatory, but it's highly recommended that your infrastructure meets at least the minimum requirement as listed in the Operational Costs section.