I’ve been successful delegating to my own F&F pool, now I want to try delegating to another operator’s pool. However, I’m getting confused as to the proper procedure.
- I have a payment address and vrf to fund the fees and deposits. (e.g. pay.vkey)
- I have a base address that can participate in staking and it is funded with the amount I wish to delegate. (e.g. stake.base)
- I have registered the staking key certificate on the blockchain > 6 hours ago
All three steps were executed without error.
Now, I need to make the delegation certificate and register it on the blockchain also:
Here is where I begin to have problems. The syntax to make the delegation certificate is:
cardano-cli shelley stake-address delegation-certificate
I obviously know my own cold vrf key. But, to delegate to another person’s pool, does this mean I need THEIR cold vrf key for THEIR pool?
Are we expected to share our cold vrf keys with delegators? If so, is this just a temporary solution for delegating?
To delegate to another operator’s pool, do we need to contact them on Telegram and request their cold key or can this key be queried using cardano-cli somehow?