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:
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.