Validators must stake a minimum of 10,000 FRA to register as a validator. Before you can stake FRA to your validator, you must first transfer FRA to the
Findora Address (i.e. wallet address) of your validator.
You can request Testnet FRA tokens using our Discord Bot. Please follow this guide to claim your free FRA Native Chain tokens.
While requesting the tokens, you need to specify the
Findora Address associated with your validator node. To locate this wallet address, run
fn show, and get your fra address as displayed in the screenshot below.
Transfer FRA from an existing Findora wallet to your
Findora Address. If you don’t have FRA tokens, you can buy from any exchange listed on this page.
fn CLI tool
Besides node setup, the
fn tool is also used for general validator staking operations such as staking FRA into the validator, setting the commission rate the validator charges, transferring FRA balance on the validator to another wallet address and claiming FRA rewards.
To see the list of all sub-commands under
fn use the
--help flag as shown below:
To get detailed info about a specific sub-command, use the
--help flag along with the command.
fn stake --help
Stake tokens (i.e. bond tokens) from a Findora account to a Validator
fn stake [FLAGS] [OPTIONS] --amount <Amount>
-a, --append stake more FRAs to your node
--force ignore warning and stake FRAs to your target node
-h, --help Prints help information
-V, --version Prints version information
-n, --amount <Amount> how much `FRA unit`s you want to stake
-R, --commission-rate <Rate> the commission rate of your node, a float number from 0.0 to 1.0
-S, --staker-priv-key <SecretKey> the file which contains private key (in base64 format) of proposer
-M, --validator-memo <Memo> the description of your node, optional
-A, --validator-td-addr <TendermintAddr> stake FRAs to a custom validator
fn unstake --help
fn claim --help
fn transfer --help
Stake Initial FRA and Set Commission Rate
After receiving FRA to your validator's
Findora Address, you must stake a minimum of 10,000 FRA to become a validator. Only the top 100 validators (with the most FRA staked) will earn FRA rewards.
Tip: Before staking, wait for 100% data synchronization of your validator node, otherwise you may be charged a 'validator node offline' penatly fee.
# - Your Staker Memo file should like this:
"desc": "I am just a example description, please change me.",
# - To stake 999,999 FRAs with a commision rate of 2% (and validator name of Validator_Pool_A)
# - Note: that is 999999 * 1000000 FRA units
fn stake -n $((999999 * 1000000)) -R 0.02 -M "$(cat staker_memo)"
Stake Additional FRA
# Stake an additional 2,000 FRA to your validator
fn stake -a -n $((2000 * 1000000))
View Node Information
To find information about your validator node, use the
fn show command. Sample output is below:
Claim FRA Rewards
Top 100 validators will earn block rewards. If your validator is a top 100 validator, it will earn rewards which will show up in the
rewards section on
If your reward balance is greater than 0, you can claim your earned rewards via the
fn claim sub-command
# fn claim -n <the amount of FRA units you want>
# If you have a reward balance of 20 FRA (i.e. "rewards: 20000000")
# and wish to claim 10 FRA (out of 20 FRA), issue the command below:
fn claim -n $((10 * 1000000))
Unstake Some of Your FRA
# fn unstake -n <the amount of FRA units you want>
# To unstake 900 FRA (ie. 900 * 1000000)
fn unstake -n $((900 * 1000000))
Close Validator and Unstake All of Your FRA
NOTE: This operation will unstake all of your FRA and remove your node from the Findora Network.