Delegate Requirements

Being a decentralized network, IoTeX allows anyone to register and become a Delegate at any time. However, all Delegates must meet some minimum requirements.
These minimum Delegate Requirements are summarized below and will be addressed in detail in the next sections:

Delegate Profile

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.

Self-Staked IOTX

To become eligible, the Delegate profile account must self-stake at least 1,200,000 IOTX.

Delegated Votes

Once the Delegate is eligible, the profile account must receive at least 2,000,000 total votes.

Technical requirements

Technical requirements are not mandatory, but it's highly recommended that your infrastructure meets at least the minimum requirements as listed in the Operational Costs section.